Lorraine A. Farr

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Lorraine A. Farr

Lorraine A. Farr

Canton – Lorraine A. Farr, 95, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10:42pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born July 27, 1916, in Hopedale, IL the daughter of Lewis and Alma (Fein) Anderson. Lorraine married Verla H. Farr on June 15, 1942 in Fort Lewis, Washington. He died October 22, 1982.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Menanteaux and Kay Anderson both of Canton; one son, Larry (Connie) Farr of South Carolina; two grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Anderson of Hopedale.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.
Lorraine retired from the Canton School District after teaching for 35 years and then worked with the literacy program at Spoon River College for 10 years.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for over 50 + years and the Rebekah Lodge in Hopedale. She also belonged to several professional organizations related to teaching.
Services will be Thursday, July 5th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Marc Brown will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to her church.
To view Lorraine’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Norma Pinder

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Canton- Norma Pinder, 87, of Canton, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba, IL.

She was born April 25, 1925 in Charleston, IL to Louis and Vera (Cohen) Kruger. She married Donald R. Pinder July 20, 1947 in Charleston. He preceded her in death in October 1993.

Surviving are her daughter, Suzie Pinder of Canton; her son, Jim (Allyson) Pinder of Cooksville, IL; her sister, Nancy Oakley of Charleston; her niece, Donna (Steve) Cutright; and nephews, Jeff, Chris and John Oakley.

Norma was a member of First Christian Church in Canton and was active with the CWF of the church. She volunteered with the Meals on Wheels and Christian Service Program.

She had been a librarian at Canton Jr High School in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Norma was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and also liked the Bears. She enjoyed reading, flowers and socializing with friends. She loved to dance with her husband at the Hub in Edelstein, IL.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at First Christian Church in Canton. The Rev. Glenn Nestlerode will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Memorials are requested to her church.

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Gary Lee Buckley

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Gary Lee Buckley

Gary Lee Buckley

Peoria – Gary Lee Buckley, 76, of 1421 South Queens Dr. Peoria, IL passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born May 11, 1936, in Hanna City, IL the son of Harry and Veoria (Betson) Buckley. Gary married Mair “Jenny” Martin on October 25, 1958 in Cheltenham, England. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Dean (Vikki) Buckley of Delavan; one daughter, Cindy (Dennis) Heskett of Norwood; five grandchildren, Kristina, Brandon, Anthony, Steven, and Jeremy; five great grandchildren; and three brothers, Terry (Sharon) Buckley, Roger (Wanda) Buckley, and Richard (Dolly) Buckley.
Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Carl, Raymond, and Donny.
Gary had worked for Keystone Steel & Wire, Caterpillar, and Peoria Journal Star, and last worked as a vendor, retiring in 2002. He also photographed trains in our area to make scale-model trains and was a member of the Train Club. He also built model flying airplanes. He was an avid wood worker for many years.
Gary was a US Air Force veteran.
He was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends who will miss him greatly.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends at the Itoo Hall 4909 W. Farmington Road, Peoria, IL on July 7th from 11: 00 am to 3:00 pm.
Burial of ashes will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Lung Association.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Joseph Berardi

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Canton- Joseph J. Berardi, 74, of Canton, IL, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2012 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born to Joseph and Emogene (Monroe) Berardi on February 14,1938 in Pekin, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty Lou Petri.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Mayhew) Berardi, his daughters Lane (Kevin) Hampton of Canton and Lana Berardi of Champaign, IL; four grandchildren, L, K, J and M Hampton and several nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Pekin High School in 1956 where he played many sports and attended Spoon River College, Sangamon State University and Western Illinois University.

He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years, on the Fulton County Board for 4 years and the Canton City Council for 4 years.

He worked as a home builder with his father’s construction company for many years and later as an entrepreneur and a sales consultant in the recycling industry for small businesses and Fortune 500 Companies.

His interests included slow pitch softball, golf, boat racing, and flying his plane when younger and later he enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, as well as designing creations from brick and stone. He also loved being in politics, and traveling. His very favorite activity was cooking for and entertaining his friends and family. He was a friend to all.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Canton VFW on July 3, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cremation rites have been accorded by Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home of Canton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Joseph Berardi Scholarship Fund c/o Lana Berardi, P.O Box 3515, Champaign, IL 61826.

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Hazel E. Lamb

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Canton – Hazel E. Lamb, 74, 14133 E. Fiatt Rd. Fiatt, IL passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born April 3, 1938 in El Dorado Springs, MO the daughter of S.O. and Grace E. (Tuder) Page. Hazel married Buddy Lamb on October 22, 2009 in Canton.
He survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Mary Hodge

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Bartonville – Mary Hodge, 78, of Bartonville, IL passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm at her residence.
She was born March 3, 1934, in Peoria, the daughter of Charles Arthur and Elizabeth (Archdale) McDuff. She first married Arvel Owens and later married Louis Hodge in 1967 in Peoria. They both precede her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Newby of Bartonville; six grandchildren, Heather (Dennis) Graber, Jennifer (Wade) Cox, Christina (Sergio) Morales, Bryan Newby, Sean Newby, and Joel Newby; six great grandchildren, Sophie, Eliza, and Lucy Graber, Brianna and Evan Cox, and Sergio Eli Morales; and one brother, David (Wanda) McDuff of Peoria.
Her son-in-law, Danny Newby also precedes her in death.
She was the organist for St. John’s Catholic Church in Peoria.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20th from 9:30 to 10:30 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with recitation of the Rosary at 9:15 am. A Graveside Service will follow at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Evelyn V. Walraven

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Evelyn Walraven

Evelyn V. Walraven

Canton – Evelyn V. Walraven, 90, of Canton, IL passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm at her residence. She was born September 10, 1921, in Hillyard Township, Macoupin County, IL the daughter of Victor and Isa (Hankins) Carley. She married Willis Walraven on April 2, 1938 in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are seven children, Cecil Walraven, Carl (Gloria) Walraven, Rosanne (David) Wuebbling, and Jon (Debbie) Walraven all of Canton, Nancy (Mike) Harper of Elizabethtown, KY, Brenda (Gary) Maas of Lincoln, IL and Jean (Gary) Gold of Topeka, IL ; fifteen grandchildren; thirty two great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandson.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Marion, Howard, and Byron Carley; and two sisters, Betty Smith and Vivian Williams.
Evelyn retired from Graham Hospital, where she was a CNA for 15 years.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Canton.
Services will be Thursday, June 21st at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospice.
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Mary Ellen Romine

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Canton – Mary Ellen Romine, 95, of Fayetteville, GA, formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Fayetteville.
She was born October 20, 1916 in Canton, the daughter of Jacob and Lela (McCormick) Johns. Mary Ellen married Shelby H. Romine. She is preceded in death by her husband and one son, Virgil Romine.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Vickery of Fayetteville, GA and Janet Surrey of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, Stanley Dane (Jennifer) Adams of Fayetteville, GA., Lora (Andrew) McCormick of Fayetteville, GA., Jeff Surry of St. Louis, MO., and Kirk Surry of Hawaii; and also seven great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be Tuesday, June 26th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Burial of ashes will follow in Orion Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Advantage, 101 Yorktown Drive, Ste. 223, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

William G. Threw

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William Threw

William Threw

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William G. Threw, 65, of 112 Knox Highway 22 Farmington, IL. passed away at 10:47 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Bill was born on March 2, 1947 in Canton to Glenn and Stella Orton Threw. He married Julie Patterson on March 28, 1969 in Farmington. She survives along with 3 daughter; Tonya (Sean) Terrell of Davenport, IA., Michelle Threw (Beau Bewley) of Yates City, and Rachel (Eric) Edwards of Peoria, and 3 grandchildren; Alex, Kelsey, and Kiley. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Samantha.
Bill was a farmer and a carpenter for local #183 of Peoria. He was a Vietnam War veteran serving in the Army in the 36th as an Engineer from 1967-1968.
Services will be 11:00 am Monday, June 18 at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington where visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 pm. The Rev. Dennis Fitzgerald will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington. There will be a luncheon at the Farmington Moose after services. Memorials may be made to either Farmington Rescue 1100 or Logan/Trivoli Fire and Rescue. To view Bills memorial DVD or to make online condolence you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Wilma Lenora Stevens

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Wilma Stevens

Wilma L. "Pat" Stevens

Wilma Lenora ”Pat” Stevens,87, of 714 S. Adams St. Lewistown, IL passed away at 4:48 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at her residence with her grandson Mark by her side. Pat was born on September 11, 1924 in Congerville, IL to Joseph and Emma Brining Kindred. She married Allen E. Stevens on October 21, 1959 in Bloomington, IL. He preceded her in death on January 26, 1995. Also preceding her were her parents, a son David, 3 sisters, and grandson Cleo. Surviving is a daughter Wilma Mae Carpenter of Washington, IL. 6 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, and a brother Joe (Emma) Kindred of Goodfield, IL.
Pat owned and operated Pat’s Café on S. Adams St. in Peoria for many years. She enjoyed birds, cats, fishing, crafts, gardening, and growing flowers. Pat was member of the Shuffleboard team at Nowhere Bar in Bryant and was a Cubs fan. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in East Peoria.
Services will be 1:00 pm Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 pm. John Carpenter Jr. will officiate. Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com