Kerman R. Isbell

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Kerman R. Isbell

Kerman R. Isbell

Farmington – Kerman R. Isbell, 88, of Farmington, IL passed away at 4:25 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Heritage Manor, Chillicothe, IL.
He was born April 25, 1926 in Hanna City, IL to Earl and Alice (Swadinsky) Isbell. Kerman married Emma Jane Kimzey on July 29, 1946 in Bartonville and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2003.
Surviving are his son, Dennis (Debbie) Isbell of Peoria; six grandchildren, Tara, Janell, Eydie, Matthew, Michael, and Mark; nine great grandchildren; and brother, Roger (Rose) Isbell of Oquawka.
Kerman was also preceded in death by his son, Merlin R. Isbell, and two brothers, Merlin E. and Herman Isbell.
He was a welding instructor at Caterpillar retiring in 1986 with 42 years’ service.
Kerman was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church and was instrumental in the building of its new church.
He was also a member of Lancaster Masonic Lodge #106 in Glasford and the Peoria Consistory.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
Kerman was a US Navy veteran, serving during WWII and Korea.
Services will be Friday, May 23rd at 10:30 am at the Hanna City United Methodist Church where visitation will be one hour prior. Pastor Bob DeBolt will be officiating. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Donald E. Rilea

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Donald Rilea

Donald E. Rilea

Canton – Donald E. Rilea, 79, of Canton, IL passed away at 11:35 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born January 20, 1935 in Canton to Charles E. and Marie E. (Murphy) Rilea. Donald married Joan Hand on April 17, 1954 in Peoria.
She survives along with their daughter, Bonita “Bonnie” Rilea of Canton; grandchildren, Erika Thompson and Adrienne Thompson; brothers, Carol “Butch” Rilea of Liverpool, Charles E. Rilea Jr. of Canton, and Kenny Rilea of Canton; sisters, Jenny Slater of Bryant, Rose Bohannan of Canton, and Linda Murphy of Wee-Ma-Tuk; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers.
Donald retired from International Harvester Co. in 1983 with 26 years’ service. He also owned and operated Don’s Tire and Vulcanizing in Liverpool.
He loved to play pitch and go to the American Grill for coffee.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A graveside service with burial of ashes will be Saturday, May 31st at 11:00 am at Norris Cemetery, Norris, IL.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ryan D. Danner

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Ryan D. Danner

Ryan D. Danner

Canton – Ryan D. Danner, 28, of Canton, IL passed away at 5:40 am Monday, May 19, 2014 at his residence.
He was born April 11, 1986 in Belleville, IL to Marvin and Debbie (Lung) Danner.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Marvin and Laura Danner of Canton; mother and step-father, Debbie and Bill Stockham of Canton; daughter, Hailey Rae Danner of Canton; maternal grandmother, Barbara Lung of Monmouth; sister, Holly Danner of Colorado Springs, CO; and several hunting buddies.
Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Dayle and Maxine Danner and maternal grandfather, Kenneth Lung.
Ryan had worked at O’Brien Steel Service Company in Peoria and presently was working at Isaacson Concrete & Excavating in Peoria.
Ryan was a loving father and included Hailey in his fishing and mushrooming adventures.
He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, mushrooming, and shed hunting. He enjoyed making lamps from the sheds he found.
Ryan was also in a slow pitch softball league and was a lifetime bowler, receiving two “300 rings”.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 22nd from 5 to 8pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where the service will be on Friday, May 23rd at 11:00 am. Rev. Doug Krukewitt will officiate.
Cremation rites will follow the services.
Memorials may be made to the Ryan Danner Memorial Fund, for his daughter, Hailey c/o Ipava State Bank, Canton.
To view Ryan’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ernest “Babbitts” M. Columbia

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Ernest M. Columbia

Ernest "Babbitts" M. Columbia

Farmington – Ernest “Babbitts” M. Columbia, 93, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:52 am at Unity Point-Methodist, Peoria, IL.
He was born August 16, 1920 in Farmington, the son of Tom and Philippina Columbia. He married Margie James, from Canton, IL in 1950.
He is survived by his daughter, Victoria “Vicci” Columbia of East Peoria; one grandson, Todd Boldt, two great grandchildren, Christopher and Candice; and two great- great grandchildren, Anthony and Dominic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brother, and two sisters.
Ernest attended Western Illinois University on a football scholarship then enlisted into the Navy.
He was a signalman serving two tours of duty during WWII in which he received an American Theatre Ribbon and two Asiatic Pacific Theatre stars. He was present during the “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima”.
Ernest retired from Hiram Walker Distillery.
He was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington; the Farmington American Legion Post #140, and the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571.
He loved sports, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Services will be Thursday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Father Paul Stiene will officiate.
Burial, with military honors, will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington American Legion Post #140 or Farmington Historical Society and Museum.
To view Ernest’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Delores “Dee” Delight Teufel

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Delores "Dee" Delight Teufel

Delores "Dee" Delight Teufel

Delores “Dee” Delight (Patterson) Teufel, age 81, of Peoria, lost her long hard fought battle with cancer at her sister’s residence in Pekin where she had resided since her illness.
Delores passed away with her loving and supportive family members by her side on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm.
Delores was born on October 21, 1932 in Peoria to Mary Ann (Berry) Patterson and Stewart William Patterson Sr. Delores married her one and only love, William Frederick Teufel Sr, on July 4, 1951. William passed away in January of 1993, after 41 years of marriage.
During their marriage, Delores and William were afforded the gift of four children, all whom survive: William Frederick Teufel Jr (Jan) of Germantown Hills, IL, Thomas Henry Teufel (Deb) of Pekin, IL, Robert Paul Teufel (Janet) of Roanoke, IL and Kathleen Mary Smiles of Peoria, IL. While not children of her own, Delores became a mother to Larry and Linda Hansen with whom she shared in their lives as if they were her own.
Dee also leaves behind her beloved siblings, Carl Patterson of Mapleton, IL, Judy Miller of Pekin, IL and Susann Jones of Marengo, IL; and brother and sister in-law Bud & Agnes Teufel. Delores’ legacy will continue through her 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five siblings, Stewart Patterson of Norwood, Thomas Patterson of Norwood, Paul Patterson of Peoria, Robert Patterson of Peoria, Betty May Edwards of Peoria; and daughter in-law Paula Hansen Teufel.
Dee spent 37 years doing what she loved as the head cook at Bill and Caroyln Hannenman’s 801 Club in Bartonville, IL. Dee loved spending time with her kids, having family get-togethers, all children (especially babies), dogs, cooking for her family and traveling anywhere she could.
A special thanks to Dee’s neighbor Bill for taking and caring for Dee’s dog Baby Girl.
Thank you to all involved in caring for Dee during this long hard battle. A special thank you to Judy Miller, Stephanie Smiles, Susann Jones, and Jim and Deb Crowe for all their loving care. Dee fought with tremendous strength, perseverance, laughter, grace and love that would not have been possible without the support, calls, letter, flowers, gifts and visitors. She will forever be greatly missed and her grace will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
Services will be Thursday, May 22nd at 10:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be Wednesday, May 21st from 6 to 8 pm. Pastor John Rothfusz will officiate.
Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, IL.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OSF Hospice or to the family to offset her final expenses.
To view Delores’ memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Bessie Elizabeth McCord

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Bessie Elizabeth McCord

Bessie Elizabeth McCord

Fairview – Bessie Elizabeth McCord, 88, of Fairview, IL passed away at 2:14 pm Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, with family by her side.
She was born August 17, 1925 in rural Prairie City, IL to Garland M. and Mary E. (Silver) Knott. She married Raymond “Johnny” Hukill and later married Donald McCord. He survives.
Also surviving are two children, Ronald Hukill of Fairview and Nancy (Bernard) Seipel of Elmwood; one sister, Irma Furniss; sister-in-law, Barbara Knott; three grandchildren, Tara (Dastel) Judd, Alex Bostic, and Amy Oppe; and three great grandchildren, Trae, Savanna, and Ryker Judd.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Raymond Hukill; son, Terry Hukill; brother, David B. Knott; and sister, Avis Thompson.
Her first priority was always family, as a dedicated farmer’s wife and mother.
She was a pie expert and cook extraordinaire at Kersh Café for many years.
She then learned the art of retail sales at the Elmwood Fair Store and later retired from Canton’s JCPenney. So she’s a familiar face to many.
Bessie was a hard working Christian with many talents. Her interests included family dinners, sewing, gardening, canning, traveling, “Chipmunk” movies, dancing, and reading to name a few. She was a kind and generous woman who also loved to shop.
Please come fragrance-free. Services will be Saturday, May 17th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be held one hour prior. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate.
Interment will be in Prairie City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Fairview Rescue Squad.
Please sign the guestbook. To view Bessie’s memorial DVD and send online condolences, go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
Say not, in Grief, that she is gone, give thanks that she was ours.

Audrey E. Pickel

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Audrey E. Pickel

Audrey E. Pickel

Hanna City – Audrey E. Pickel, 92, of Hanna City, IL, formerly of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:24am at her residence.
She was born August 24, 1921 in Bernadotte, Il to Grover and Lena (Munson) Beaird. She married Henry F. Pickel Jr on May 9, 1939 in Palmyra, MO and he preceded her in death on October 27, 1981.
Surviving are her son, Terry (Janet) Pickel of Peoria; two grandchildren, Angela (Houston) Roberson Jr and Staci (Greg) Pollard; four great grandchildren, Grace M. Roberson, Houston “Trey” Roberson III, Adam G. Pollard, and Abigail L. Pollard; one brother, William Beaird of Canton; and one sister, Charlotte Beaird of Hanna City.
Also preceding Audrey in death were her parents, her son, Larry E. Pickel, her grandson, Paul F. Pickel, four brothers, and five sisters.
Audrey worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company in the cafeteria.
She was a member of Northwest United Methodist Church in Peoria.
Audrey and Henry retired to Mt. Home, Arkansas in 1975 and owned and operated a resort for 8 years. Audrey returned to Peoria in October of 1989.
She enjoyed bowling, playing dominos and was an avid Cub fan.
She volunteered at Proctor Hospital as a Pink Lady.
Services will be Friday, May 16th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Rev. Randy Douglas will officiate.
Burial will be in Howard Cemetery, Smithfield, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Red Brick School House in Smithfield or her church.
To view Audrey’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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F. W. “Bill” Arrowsmith Jr.

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Hanna City- F.W. “Bill” Arrowsmith Jr., 75, of Hanna City, passed away at 4:40 am Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Farmington Country Manor.
He was born November 2, 1938 in Peoria to Floyd W. and Lucille (McNeal) Arrowsmith. He married Mary L. Porter on February 8, 1958 in Hanna City. She preceded him in death on December 1, 2010.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Stephanie Arrowsmith of Yates City and Justin Arrowsmith of Trivoli; daughter-in-law, Sherry Arrowsmith of Trivoli; sister, Doris Quick of Peoria, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; his son William Paul; and sister, Betty Beachler.
Bill worked at the Peoria Stockyards for ten years, Bird Provision Co. for fifteen years, and Kraft Foods for twenty years, retiring in 2001.
He enjoyed all sports and being involved with his grandchildren in all of their activities.
He was a fan of Bradley Braves basketball and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Most of all his grandkids took priority over everything else.
Per Bill’s request, cremation has been accorded and burial of ashes will be in Trivoli Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ruth M. (Moushon) Maxwell

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Trivoli- Ruth M. (Moushon) Maxwell, 62, of Trivoli, passed away at 7:30 pm Friday, May 9, 2014 at her residence.
She was born in Peoria on November 14, 1951 to Herbert and Mary Elizabeth “Beth” (Hampton) Moushon. She married Greg Maxwell on January 9, 1996 in Peoria.
Surviving are her husband; daughter, Shea (Josh) German King of Peoria; son, Garrett Gunn of Peoria Heights; step-daughter, Jessica Maxwell of Galesburg; four grandchildren, John, Darby, Jacobus, and Garrett Jr.; two brothers, Paul Moushon of Peoria and Allen Moushon of DeLand, Fl; and sister Juanita Hutchinson of DeLand, Fl.
Ruth worked as a waitress, bartender, and in the deli at Haddad’s in Peoria. After marrying Greg she became a happy homemaker.
She loved to garden and spend time with her grandchildren.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Evelyn Ilene Gasparovich

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Evelyn Ilene Gasparovich

Evelyn Ilene Gasparovich

Farmington – Evelyn Ilene Gasparovich, 91, of Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm in Farmington.
Born July 25, 1922 in Farmington to Meta (Dunton) and Ace Fitchpatrick, she first married George Painter. She later married John Gasparovich in Farmington.
Surviving are two daughters; Lorna (John) Stanfel and Connie Gasparovich-Dunbar (Mike Dunbar) both of Farmington; son-in-law, Robert Angel and sister-in-law, Helen Gray both of Farmington; and brother-in-law, Charles Gasparovich of West Peoria. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Mona Evans, Marty Angel, and Lisa Brooks; three great grandchildren, Bobby, Arianna, and Tyler; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one daughter, Georgia Angel; two brothers, Wayne and Charles; and one sister, Hattie.
She was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington, Women of the Moose, Farmington Legion Auxiliary, and the Telephone Pioneers.
Evelyn worked as a telephone operator for Farmington Phone Company and Illinois Bell in Canton and Peoria until her retirement.
She enjoyed playing bingo with her good friend, Katie Giacabazi and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Taco.
Evelyn was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed giving her baked goods to friends. She will be remembered as a kind and compassionate person always willing to lend a helping hand.
Graveside services will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington on Saturday, May 10th at 11:00 am. Father Paul Stiene will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue 1100 or Fulton County Humane Society.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com