Marjorie Iepson

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Marjorie Iepson

Marjorie Iepson

Farmington – Marjorie A. Iepson, 71, of Farmington, IL passed away at 11:15 AM Sunday, January 19, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
She was born July 31, 1942, in Kewanee, IL to William and Hannah (Olson) Avery.
She was raised by her mother and step-father, Emerick Young. She married William Iepson on November 30, 1963 in Farmington. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2002.
Surviving are two daughters, Tracy (Rodney) Quick of Kansas City, MO; and Tonya (Greg Banner) Iepson of O’Fallon; her daughter-in-law, Trish Iepson of Warrenton, PA; five grandchildren, Cheyanne, Sierra, and Angelo Quick, and Jeremy and Aaron Banner; one great-grandson, Beto Reed; one brother, Leonard (Elizabeth) Young of Farmington; two sisters, Cheryl (Mike) Clardy of Farmington and Darlene (Richard) Garner of Streamwood; two nephews, Chris (Charles Killen) Clardy and Erik Young; one niece (Michelle (Jay) Dobbs, one great niece, Addison Dobbs; her two dogs, Yogi and Boo-Boo; and her special friends, Tamara and Harry Fulton, Michael and Natalee Fulton, Nicholas Fulton, Jean Peterson, Marrianne Taylor, Phyllis Ault, and Leigh Ann and Larry Stephens.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, step-father, and her son, William Iepson Jr.
Marj had worked at the Farmington Shopper from 1969 to 2013.
She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church.
She was a US Army veteran, serving from 1960 to 1963.
Services will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Jessica Baldyga officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23rd from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.
Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue #1100 c/o Bank of Farmington.
To view Marjorie’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William L. “Bud” Plumer

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Farmington – William L. “Bud” Plumer, 78, of Farmington, IL passed away at 9:01 am Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Peoria Region Hospice Home, Peoria, IL.
He was born November 18, 1935 in Elmwood to William and Wilma (Burt) Plumer and married Irene M. DeWeerth on November 28, 1957 in Glasford, IL. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are three children, Pamela (Behrooc) Ghaffarian of Ft. Wayne, IN, David Plumer of Owensville, IN, and Cathy Alwood of Goodfield IL; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Margie) Plumer of Farmington IL, and Elliott (Marette) Plumer of Trivoli, IL.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Ruth Brooks.
William farmed for 60 years. He was a member of Farmington Moose #1571, Odd Fellows Farmington Lodge #44, and American Legions Post #740. William loved playing cards and softball when he was younger. William would always lend a helping hand when it was needed to family, friends, and neighbors.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Services will be Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farminton, IL. Missionary Steve Plumer will officiate. Burial, with Military Honors, will be at Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, IL.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue and Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
To view William’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Carl Edwin Day

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Carl E. Day

Carl Edwin Day

Canton – Carl Edwin Day, 79, of Canton, IL passed away at 2:25 AM Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Sunset Rehabilitation Center, Canton.
He was born July 6, 1934 in Danville, IL to Carl Sr. and Tessie (Carver) Day.
He first married Jacqueline Pascal. She preceded him in death. He later married Audrey (Davidson) Chambers on December 21, 2002.
She survives along with four children, Rochelle Hillemeyer of Elmwood, Bobby (Chris) Chambers of Ellisville, Susan (Mickey) Williams of Ipava and Samuel Chambers of East Peoria; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one daughter, Judith Wild, one great grandchild, and one brother, Ralph.
He worked at Buckheart and Freeman United Mines retiring as a Supervisor.
He was a member of Eastside Nazarene Church and served as its Sunday School Superintendent.
He was also a member of United Mine Workers of America, Canton Moose Lodge and Canton Masonic Lodge.
Carl served as a founding member of Canton Fire & Rescue.
He was a special deputy under Sherriff Mig Ellsworth.
Carl loved racing and raced Sprint Cars. He loved playing the spoons and taught hundreds of children to play throughout the years. He loved his Country and Western clothing and cowboy boots.
He was on the only Canton Basketball Team that went to state.
Carl was a US Army Veteran.
Services will be Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 AM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Dave Utt and Rev. Ralph Hill officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 17th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, rural Ellisville.
Memorials may be made to Eastside Nazarene Church Children’s Ministry.
To view Carl’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Lorene V. Ober

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Lorene Ober

Lorene Ober


Hanna City – Lorene V. Ober, 79, of Hanna City, IL passed away at 12:15 AM Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born September 15, 1934, in Pekin, IL to Joseph R. and Anna E. (Dryer) Courtright. Lorene married Charles R. Ober on June 12, 1959 in Portland, OR. She is survived by Charles and their three daughters, JoAnn (Henry) Schmitt and Lisa Wood, both of Colorado Springs, CO, and Lynne (Phillip Williams) Ober-Williams of Raymore, MO; seven grandchildren, Michael and Lucas Schmitt, Alex and Olivia Wood, and Morella, Hayden and Rowan Williams; two brothers, Charles Courtright of Mapleton and Robert Courtright of Clinton; and three sisters, Jo Ann Williams and Lois Truelson both of Canton, and Thelma Courtright of Oakland, CA. Preceding her in death were her parents, son, Charles R. Ober; brother, Joseph Courtright, and sister, Mary Lou Bessert.
Lorene had worked at Current Inc. as an office assistant/computer technician, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Village Christian Church in Colorado Springs, CO.
Lorene will be remembered by many for her love of her gardens, her animals, and the “boat”. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service Friday, January 17th at 7:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Visitation will be one hour prior. Rev. Marc Brown will officiate.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Troy S. Havens

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Troy S. Havens

Troy S. Havens

Farmington – Troy S. Havens, 50, of Farmington, IL passed away at 9:25 PM Sunday, January 12, 2014 at his residence, after a long battle with lung cancer.
He was born September 25, 1963 in Avon, IL to Terry and Patricia (Allen) Havens.
Troy first married Ella Meier on July 1986 in California and later married Janet Adams on September 29, 2012 in Farmington.
She survives along with his father, Terry Havens of Gilson and his mother, Patricia Allen of Galesburg; four children, Veronica (Randy) Armstrong of Iowa City, IA, Felicia (Josh Stokes) Scovil of Avon, Cody (Bree) Scovil of Abingdon, and Colton Scovil of Farmington; two grandchildren, Gabriella Armstrong and Allini Stokes, his sister, Pamela Gossett of Brimfield; and his beloved dog, Chloe.
Troy was a manager at Advanced Technology Services in Peoria.
He loved to travel and enjoyed riding his Harley.
He was a US Navy Veteran.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 16th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Rev. Jeff Robbins will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 15th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.
Cremation rites will follow the services.
A memorial fund has been set up in his name at the Farmington Community Bank and can also be made at any Morton Community Bank.
To view Troy’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Clara Michela

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Clara Michela

Clara Michela

FARMINGTON – Clara Michela, 97, of Farmington, IL died Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2014, at her 394 East Vernon Street home of 55 years in Farmington, IL.

She was born on September 28, 1916, in Rapatee, IL. She was the daughter of Walter Brashear and Clara (Johnson) Brashear.

Clara married John Michela on April 16, 1939 in Canton, IL John preceded her in death on March 21, 1994, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Meyers, her brother, Walter Brashear, Jr. and two sisters, Thelma Shreffler and Lois Sandberg. Clara now reunites with sisters, Thelma and Lois, to reform the Singing Brashear Sisters of yesteryear fame.

Clara is survived by one daughter, Susan Timmons of California, and two sisters, Berniece Porch and Betty Stuckel of Illinois.

Clara has three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

For more than 50 years, she worked alongside her husband, John, in Michela’s grocery store in Farmington. Clara served as a member of the board of directors for Bank of Farmington for 20 years following husband, John, who served on the bank board for nearly 50 years.

Clara was a member of the Union Church of Rapatee and belonged to the Women of the Moose of Farmington and the Pythian Sisters for more than 70 years each. She was a founding member and past president of the Tazewell County Doll Club.

Clara was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.

A celebration of Clara’s long life will be held later in the spring of 2014.

Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

You may create online condolences www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.

Beverly G. Cameron

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Beverly G. Cameron

Beverly G. Cameron

Cuba – Beverly G. Cameron, 74, of Cuba, IL passed away at 11:45 AM Monday, January 6, 2014 at her residence.
She was born September 26, 1939 to Russell and Leta Mae (Harr) Cameron.
They preceded her in death.
Surviving are her sister, Linda Love of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
Beverly worked at MidAmerica National Bank in Cuba for 46 years, retiring as a loan officer.
She was a member of Cuba United Methodist Church and Chapter C.B. P.E.O.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, January 9th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Service will be at 1:00 PM Friday, January 10th at Cuba United Methodist Church. Rev. Kenneth Harris will officiate.
Burial will follow in Cuba Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cuba United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society, or Donor’s Choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Earline Ackerman

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Earline Ackerman

Earline Ackerman

Lewistown – Earline Ackerman, 96, of Lewistown, IL passed away at 6:30 PM Monday, January 6, 2014 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton, IL.
She was born May 27, 1917, in Roseville, IL to Earl and Christina (Kratz) Beckner.
Earline married Thomas Herron in 1935. He preceded her in death. Also one son, William Herron; two brothers; and three sisters preceded her in death. She later married Dick Ackerman on February 23, 1957.
He survives along with one daughter, Sue (Herron) Monn, three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
She always loved flowers and enjoyed fish. Earline was a humorous and fun loving person, and will be missed by her family and friends.
She was a member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 11th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 10 to 11 AM. Rev. Deryck Sonaram will officiate.
Burial will be in Apple Cemetery, Lewistown.
Memorials may be made to Lewistown United Methodist Church.
To view Earline’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

David Alan Hutton

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David Alan Hutton

David Alan Hutton

Cuba – David Alan Hutton, 64, of Cuba, IL passed away at 10:38 PM Saturday, January 4, 2014 at his residence.
He was born March 30, 1949 in Canton, IL to Gene and Ellen (Oldham) Hutton.
David married Deloris Wilson on September 5, 1987 in Canton.
She survives along with three step-children; David Hacker, Kris VanNatta, and Lisa (Mike) Russo; three brothers, Danny, Doyle, and Darrell Hutton; four sisters, Dixie Hutton, Delora Skillman, Deanna Cowden, and Delila Howard; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one step-son, and one brother.
He worked for many years for Carl Biswell Roofing and Fred Palin.
David loved fishing and drinking coffee with his buddies.
There will be a visitation on Friday, January 10th from 6 to 8 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
There will be no service.
Cremation rites will follow the visitation.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice.
To view David’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Opal F. Watkins

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Opal F. Watkins

Opal F. Watkins

Trivoli – Opal F. Watkins, 90, of Trivoli, IL passed away at 1:24 AM Monday, December 30, 2013 at Farmington Country Manor.
She was born August 16, 1923, in Maquon, IL to Floyd M. and Wenona L. (Holzhauser) Knox. She married Bernard L. Watkins on February 1, 1942 in Maquon.
Surviving are two daughters, Star (Richard) Krumpe of Peoria and Linda Passini of Somonauk, IL; four grandchildren, Tony Passini of Farmington, Tami (Eddie) Maciejewski of Somonauk, Janel (Mike) Janes of Morton, and Jeff (Amy) Krumpe of Glasford; nine great grandchildren, Casey, Joshua, Isaac, Elizabeth, Sarah, Noah, Samuel, Benjamin, and Paul; and one sister, Orpha Culver of Hanna City.
Preceding her in death are her husband, parents, and one great grandson, Isaac Maciejewski.
Opal had worked for Caterpillar as an office clerk in East Peoria, a secretary at Maquon High School, and for twenty four years as a clerk at Trivoli Post Office.
She was a member of Trivoli United Methodist Church for over 45 years, where she was member of the Women’s Society of Christian Church, and active in teaching Sunday school and youth fellowship.
A memorial service for Opal will be held at Noon on Friday, January 3, 2014, at Trivoli United Methodist Church, Reverend Bob DeBolt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Cremation Rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Farmington Country Manor and Beacon of Light Hospice of Galesburg, for the excellent care and compassion that they gave Opal.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
To view Opal’s memorial DVD or to send online condolences, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com