Thomas Allen Warfield

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Thomas Warfield

Thomas "Tom" Warfield

Middlegrove – Thomas “Tom” Allen Warfield, 59, of 35377 N. Fennessy, Middlegrove, IL passed away at 2:45 am Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the V.A. Hospital, Iowa City, IA after a battle with liver failure.
He was born October 17, 1952, in Canton, the son of Howard and Betty (Scott) Warfield.
Surviving are his children, Heidi (Andy) Mench of New Castle, IN, Thomas “T.A.” Warfield of Chicago, Andy Warfield of Dunfermline, and Mary Warfield of Dunfermline; two grandchildren, Ayden and Marlee Mench; one brother, Ronnie (Margo) Warfield of Peoria; and one sister, Debbie Morse of Maquon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rich and Mick; and sister, Betty “Weezer” Warfield-Nighswonger.
Tom worked as a groundskeeper for Canton Country Club & Golf Course. He also worked at Rohns, Mail-Tech and Nelsons in Peoria. Most recently he worked as a groundskeeper for the Maquon United Methodist Church.
He graduated from Farmington High School and was a US Army veteran.
Tom will be missed by his “best dog buddy, Ozzie”. He loved to go on many walks a day with Ozzie and spend his afternoons sitting on the porch drinking Pepsi and visiting with all who passed by. And, when in season, he loved searching for berries of all kinds and morel mushrooms. He was a huge Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.
He will be sadly missed by many friends and his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or service. Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue Squad or Maquon Fire Department.
A memorial dinner will soon be planned.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Donna L. Rock

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Donna L. Rock

Donna L. Rock

Canton – Donna L. Rock, 83, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born September 15, 1929, in Farmington, IL the daughter of Lloyd and Pearl (Malhoit) Cramer. She married George Rock on May 29, 1954 and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are six children, Ruth (Roger) Mann of Astoria, George “Dan” Rock, Gary “Tom” Rock, Mike Rock, and Greg Rock, all of Canton; and Cindy (Robin) Roberts of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, John Mann, Jeremy Mann, Holly Bohler, Courtney Roberts, Madison Roberts, Chad Roberts, and Cody Rock; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lloyd “Pete” Cramer of Rensselaer, IN.
Donna was a graduate of Farmington High School and was the manager of the Canton Country Club basement.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 4th from 6 to 8pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Private services will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Donor’s Choice.
Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Kent W. Kinsel

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Kent W. Kinsel

Kent W. Kinsel

Canton – Kent W. Kinsel, 50, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm at his residence.
He was born November 4, 1961, in Canton the son of William Franklin and Kathleen (Lafferty) Kinsel. He first married Holly (Mitchell) Dillman in 1985. He later married Shelly Webb in 2004.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Surviving are his father of Springfield, Ohio; two children, Nicole (Chad) DeRenzy and Billy (Lynzee Delost) Kinsel both of Canton; three grandchildren, Audryana and Abbigale DeRenzy and Kalyn Kinsel; and two sisters, Kelli (Kent) Canevit of Canton and Kristi Martin of Norris.
Kent was a heavy machine operator and truck driver.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a private, family graveside service with burial of ashes.
A luncheon, for family and friends, will be served at the First Baptist Church, 301 E. Elm St. Canton on Friday, October 5th at 11:00 am.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice 225 W. Walnut of Canton.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Louise Wilcoxen

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Canton- Alma Louise Wilcoxen, 97, of Canton passed away peacefully at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 surrounded by her family.

She was born October 8, 1914 in Canton to Richard and Ida (Loveland) Lindsey. She married Don Wilcoxen November 1, 1930 in Fulton County.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 19, 1990, one son, Jack Lee Wilcoxen, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Surviving are; 3 children, Don (Beverly) Wilcoxen, Jr of rural Canton, John C. (Donna) Wilcoxen of Canton and Leon (Amy Emken) Wilcoxen of Canton; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; one brother, Bill (Shirley) Lindsey of Canton; and two sisters, Beverly Lane of Florida and Catherine (Hugh) Willcoxon of Farmington.

She was a member of the former Free Methodist Church in Canton and the Order of the Eastern Star in Fairview. She was an avid bowler and had been on several teams at Four Seasons in Canton over the years.

She will be remembered by many for the fruits and vegetables grown in her gardens.

Louise loved her family deeply and will be missed the same by them.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Burial will be in Wilcoxen Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

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Ruth W. Wright

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Ruth Wright

Ruth W. Wright

Canton – Ruth W. Wright, 86, of Canton, IL passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born January 1, 1926, in Burkesville, KY, the daughter of Milt and Lectie (Smith) Smith. Ruth married Chester “Lucky” Wright in 1946. He died on January 19, 1979. Also preceding her in death were her parents; her daughter, Cheryl Lynn; six brothers; and six sisters.
Surviving are her son, Phil (Kandy) Wright of Canton; her grandson, Nick Wright; two brothers, James Howard Smith of Bow, KY and Hunter Smith of Glasgo, KY; and one sister, Grace Zito of Easton, PA.
Ruth was a lifelong member of both the First Baptist Church of Canton and Canton Country Club. She volunteered for Meals On Wheels and the YWCA Lunch with Friends. Ruth loved visiting her friends and others at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Services will be Monday, October 1st at 1:00 PM at Murphy-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Canton with visitation on Sunday, Sept. 30th from 4 to 6 pm. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church.
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F. Jean Wake

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F. Jean Wake

Jean Wake

Farmington – F. Jean Wake, 91, of Cantonment, FL, formerly of Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:37 am at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL.
She was born April 27, 1921, in Farmington, IL the daughter of George and Pearl (Galbraith) Kerr. Jean married Arnold Wake on April 25, 1942 and he preceded her in death.
Her parents and one sister, Sherry Allmon also precedes her in death.
Surviving are two children, Dr. Richard (Carol) Wake of Omaha, NE and Dianne (David) Klinedinst of Cantonment, FL; six grandchildren, Kristy Upmanis, Michelle Housam, Amy Klinedinst, Paul Wake, David Wake, and Laura Wake; and four great grandchildren, Christopher, Stephen, Matthew, and Sami.
For most of Jean’s working life, she lived in Sioux Falls, SD, working for Best stores, retiring in 1997.
She was a lifelong Baptist, formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Farmington.
There will be a Graveside Service on Monday, October 1st at 11:00 am at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Rev. Ralph Irmler will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Ambassador Baptist Church, Chatham, IL.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Opal C. Baughman

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Opal C. Baughman

Opal C. Baughman

Canton – Opal C. Baughman, 91, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm at Red Oak Estates, Canton.
She was born December 11, 1920, in Canton the daughter of Carl and Edna (Ford) Mulica. Opal married C. Robert Baughman on March 6, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY. He died in 1994.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; and three sisters, Patricia Tatham, Mary Mulica, and Vivian Johnston.
Surviving are two sisters, Hilda Negley of Fairview and Carol (Frank) Unger of Knoxville and eleven nieces and nephews.
Opal graduated from Graham Hospital School of Nursing and worked at Glen-Maguire Clinic, Dr’s offices, and was also a school nurse.
She was a member of East Mesa Christian Church in Mesa, AZ and served as President of its Church Board. When returning back to this area, Opal attended the Fiatt Independent Church.
She enjoyed golfing and traveling.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 6th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Jim Menne will officiate.
Burial of ashes will be in Fiatt Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.
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Deborah Kay Gunther

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Deborah Gunther

Deborah Kay Gunther

Smithfield – Deborah Kay Gunther, 60, of Smithfield, IL passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 5:12 AM at her residence.
She was born June 6, 1952, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Ray and Dorthy (Bangs) Travis. Deborah married Gary Gunther on May 21, 1985 in Canton, IL. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Nichole (Dennis) Dunphy of Smithfield; two grandchildren, Dennis Logan Dunphy and Hayden Dunphy; and one sister, Patricia Travis of Hartford City, IN.
She was a member of Midwest Fjord Horse Club.
As a wife, mother, and friend, Deb exceeded her roles. She raised an amazing and strong daughter, stood by Gary as a true partner should, and let everyone in her life that she loved know how much they meant to her.
She was a beautiful, generous, and unique soul that will forever be felt by those whose lives she touched.
Services will be Thursday, Sept. 27th at 10:30 AM at the Fairview Reformed Church, Fairview where visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Norman Pollitt will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Norwegian Fjord Horse Foundation P.O. Box 126 Shelbyville, TN 37160.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Arlan W. Landis

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Arlan Landis

Arlan W. Landis

Canton – Arlan W. Landis, 74, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 am 1:50 AM at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born May 1, 1938, in Cuba, IL the son of Wesley and Elva (Calkins) Landis. Arlan married Zella F. Vaughn on October 22, 1960 at the Waterford Church, near Lewistown. She passed away on July 25, 1999.
Surviving are two children, Julia (Dale) Smith of O Fallon, IL and Michael Landis of Cincinnati, OH; two grandchildren, Nathan Smith and Sam Landis; one sister, Luanne Shaeffer of Lewistown; and his longtime companion, Fran Weaver and her daughters, Cynthia and Christina and her five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Arlan worked for IH/Navistar in Canton, retiring in 1992 with 30 years’ service.
He was an accomplished Bluegrass Musician.
He was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1956 to 1962.
Services will be on Thursday, Sept. 27th at 11:30 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Rev. Jerry Sawyer will officiate.
Cremation rites will follow the service.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
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Leonard L. Williams

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Leonard L. Williams

Leonard L. Williams

Canton – Leonard L. Williams, 73, of 800 E. Sycamore, Canton, IL passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:55 PM at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL.
He was born March 7, 1939, in Canton, the son of Calvin and Ethel (Jones) Williams. Leonard married Mary Sue Murphy on February 8, 1964 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, Kimberle Williams of Pekin and Darren (June) Williams of Kingsland, Georgia and two grandchildren, Murphy Williams and Parker Williams.
His parents preceded him in death.
Leonard was a Supervisor at WITCO in Mapleton, retiring in April 2003 with 40 years service.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and the dogs. He also enjoyed long car rides and NASCAR.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 28th at 11:00 AM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Leonard’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com