Thelma J. Goetze

Bartonville-Thelma J. Goetze, 88, of Bartonville, passed away at 10:01 AM Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Unity Point-Methodist emergency room, Peoria.
She was born in Glasford on September 23, 1926 to Gilbert and Jesse (Sonnemaker) Chamberlain. She married Chester E. Goetze on March 31, 1948 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on November 4, 2009. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and four sisters, Lucille, Ruby, Goldie, and Vera.
Surviving are two sons, Gilbert (Dottie) Goetze of Edwards, MO and Philip O. (Donna) Goetze of Bartonville; one sister, Lillian Haney of Glasford; and several nieces and nephews.
Thelma was a farm wife, helping in the fields and taking care of the house.
She attended the Glasford United Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, where visitation will be held one hour prior. Phil Hartzler will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery, rural Mapleton.
Memorials may be made the donor’s choice.
To view Thelma’s memorial DVD or to leave the family online condolences, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Charlotte Florence Rennie

Charlotte F. Rennie

Charlotte Florence Rennie

Canton – Charlotte Florence Rennie, 97, formerly of Canton went to meet the Lord on March 10, 2015 at the UnityPoint Hospice, Taylor House, in Des Moines, IA.
Charlotte was born September 24, 1917 in Fulton County to Ernie and Lela Raker. She married Maurice Mitchell Rennie on Dec. 4, 1937 in Lewistown and lived most of her life in Canton.
She lived in Sebring, FL for 10 years and Ankeny, IA with her daughter and son-in-law for her last 3 years.
Surviving are her children, Wayne Maurice (Rosemary) Rennie of Shrewsbury, MA and Susan Kaye (Gurney) Masters of Ankeny, IA. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Shan Robert (Lucy) Pollitt of Zumbrota, MN, Stacey Lynn (Dale) Koppedryer of Clarks Grove, MN, and Ellen (William) Tripp of Coventry, Conn; and six great grandchildren, Mitchell, Robert and Zachary Pollitt, Samantha and Stefanie Koppedryer, and Ellie Tripp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother, Woodrow Raker.
Charlotte was an 80 yr member of Royal Neighbors of America, a 50 yr member of Eastern Star of Illinois, and a member of the Maples Mill Church in Maples Mill, IL.
She enjoyed sharing holidays with the grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, golf, and traveling. She will be missed greatly by all.
There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 pm Friday, March 13th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Graveside services for the immediate family will be the following day.
Memorials may be made to the Taylor House Hospice-Des Moines, 3401 East Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Barbara “Zeta” Maxine Kumer

Barbara Kumer

Barbara "Zeta" Maxine Kumer

St. David – Barbara “Zeta” Maxine Kumer, 93, of St. David, IL passed away at 11:45 PM Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her residence.
She was born August 31, 1921 in Canton, IL to Mike and Betty Jane (Cozadd) Milos and married Joseph Kumer on June 13, 1942 in Lewistown. He died November 1, 1999.
Surviving are 3 brothers, Harvey Milos of Bellevue, NE, Bill Milos of Bushnell, and Ernest Clark of Mesa, AZ; 2 sisters, Sally Krulac of St. David and Molly Monfette of Widefield, CO; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Barbara Jo Smith; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.
Zeta was a hairdresser and worked at the St. David Post Office for 13 years.
She was a member of the St. David Methodist Church.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 14th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Ellen Dodd will officiate.
Burial of ashes will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice.
To view Zeta’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Richard Maxwell Grady

Richard Maxwell Grady

Richard Maxwell Grady

Trivoli – Richard Maxwell Grady, 74, of Trivoli, IL passed away at 1:00 AM Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Farmington Country Manor.
He was born May 17, 1940 in Canton, IL to O. Robert (Bob) and Louise Grady.
Richard graduated from Farmington Community High School in 1958 and went to work on the family farm, which eventually became known as the Grady Christmas Tree Farm. He was interested in other produce, so at times the farm also sold strawberries, honey, and other berry crops.
He was a member of the Illinois Christmas Tree Association.
Richard enjoyed puzzles, especially jigsaw puzzles, which he sometimes worked picture-side down, just for the challenge. He also enjoyed crossword and Sudoku puzzles, working them in his head rather than on paper. He like to read and patiently helped younger siblings, nieces, and nephews with their math homework.
Richard is survived by his brothers, Robert (Emily) of Trivoli and Alan of Peoria and sisters, Ella Lou Little of Vancouver, WA, Patricia (Richard) Bosley of Aurora, CO, and Sara (Luke) Starcevich of Littleton, CO. He is also survived by two generation of loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Janet Sue Garcia and Mary Lee Grady; sister-in-law, Carol Grady; and brother-in-law, Larry Little.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 9th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior.
Burial will be in Brunswick Cemetery, Trivoli.
Memorials may be made to Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Shirley A. Earp

Peoria- Shirley A. Earp, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 11:50 PM Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Peoria.
She was born in Peoria on January 15, 1930 to Edward and Leila (Updyke) Swanson. She married Wayne Earp in Peoria.
Surviving is one son, James Earp of West Peoria; three grandchildren, Jace, Angela, and Brian; and one great-grandson, Jacob.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; one son, David Earp; and several brothers and sisters.
Shirley was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Fondulac Cemetery, East Peoria. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate. There will be a celebration of life, following the service, at 1:00 PM at Earp’s Hide-A-Way, 1507 S. Laramie St., Peoria.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Evelyn Williams


Canton- Evelyn (Sherwood) Williams, 83, of Canton, passed away at 6:15 PM Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Canton.
She was born in rural St. Augustine, IL on October 26, 1931 to Russell and Vera (Clark) Sherwood. She married Robert E. Williams on March 23, 1984 at the Monterey United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1987.
Surviving are step children; a great niece and nephew; and two nephews including Michael Robinson of Canton.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; an infant brother; a sister, Mary Jo Robinson; and brother-in-law George Robinson.
Evelyn graduated from Canton High School and Graham Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired R.N., and Administrator and Co-Owner of Sherwood Nursing Home for 20 years.
She was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church, the Neuropathy Association, and the National Granite Society.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery.
Rev. Rebecca Gearhart will officiate. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of Arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Monterey United Methodist Church.
You may send condolences to the family online by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Margaret E. Herink

Canton- Margaret E. Herink, 91, of Canton passed away at 12:17 PM Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Canton.
She was born in Piper City, IL on March 28, 1923 to Adam and Bessie (Eaker) Shell. She married Homer “Bill” R. Herink on Christmas Eve, 1948 in Chatsworth, IL. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2010.
Surviving are three children, Constance (Hal) Maples of St. Peters, MO, Ronald (Judy) Herink of Borden, IN, and Frederick (Karol) Herink of Canton; six grandchildren, Leia Knapp, Adam Herink, A.J. Herink, Tim Herink, Amy Herink, and Joe Herink; one great-granddaughter, Keira Knapp; and one sister, Helen Babcock of Washington, IL.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers and four sisters.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching from ISU. She was a teacher at Central Grade School, Canton and taught for twelve years at Lacon and Varna.
She was a member of the Canton First Presbyterian Church and past member of the Eastern Star in Canton. She was also a member of the Graham Hospital Service League and served on the Spoon River Library District Board.
She enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday February 27, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, where visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM. Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Canton First Presbyterian Church or Graham Hospital Service League.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Wilma H. Shank

Wilma Shank

Wilma Shank

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Wilma H. Shank, 91, of Lewistown, IL. passed away at 8:30 am Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on April 20, 1923 in Table Grove, IL. to Roy and Lena (Rutledge) Nebergall. Wilma married Ralph Shank on January, 16, 1947 in Palmyra, MO. He survives along with 2 children; Albert (Mary Jo) Shank of Cuba and Helen (Danny) Dare of Canton, 3 grandchildren; Jeremy (Debbie) Dare, Derek (Elizabeth) Dare, and Keith (Rebecca) Shank, 3 great-grandchildren; Jacob, Rylee, and Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Wilma was of the Nazarene faith.
Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with Rev. Martha Danielson officiating. There will not be any visitation. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to The First Nazarene Church in Canton. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Gary “Butch” Frailey

Peoria- Gary “Butch” Frailey, 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:00 PM Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home.
He was born in Peoria on April 19, 1941 to Roy and Vergie (Lowe) Frailey. He married Judy Pittman on December 1, 1961 in Alabama. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Kim (Stephen) Roettges of East Peoria, Jeff Frailey of Pekin, and Lisa (Joey) Wright of Mapleton; four grandchildren, Lorin, Cameron, Kiana, and Jordan; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sharon Bergren of Arizona.
His parents, one brother, and a sister preceded him in death.
Butch served four years in the United States Air Force.
He retired from Caterpillar as a Maintenance Supervisor after 30 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, and tinkering in his shop.
Cremation Rights have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, where visitation will be held one hour before.
Memorials may be made to Unity Point Health Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Lois “Virginia” Cleer

Canton – Lois “Virginia” Cleer, 93, of Canton, IL passed away at 10:50 PM Monday, February 16, 2015 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
She was born February 25, 1921 in Table Grove, IL to Everett and Nellie (Kirkbride) Hammond. She married Leland Cleer on March 3, 1940 in Keokuk, IA.
He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her son, Dale (Sue) Cleer of Lewistown; two grandchildren, Francine (August) Appleton of Springfield and Andrew Cleer of St. Louis, MO; two step-grandchildren, Byron Noe of Canton and Anella (Bart) Vig of Tampa, FL; one great grandson, Henry Appleton; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.
Virginia was a secretary for VIT High School for 22 years.
She was a member of the Table Grove Community Church.
She had a collection of 1200 Teddy Bears that she collected throughout the years.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be no services.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date at Ipava Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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