John Crichton

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John Crichton

John Crichton

West Peoria – John Crichton, 94, of 824 N. Ashland Ave West Peoria, IL passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm at Heartland Manor Care, Peoria, IL.
The son of William F. and Davina (Robb) Crichton, he was born May 30, 1918 in Peoria. He married Shirley True on December 21, 1940 in Peoria and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Daniel Crichton of West Peoria and five grandchildren, Michael, Erin, John, Adam, and Brittany.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, John Crichton; and two sisters.
John worked for Caterpillar in East Peoria, retiring as an Engineer in 1980 with 43 years’ service.
He was a member of Peoria Moose Lodge #1220 and Peoria Mason’s, Shrine & Temple, and Scottish rite.
He was a WWII Navy veteran.
Services will be Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials can be made to Pets for Seniors or TAPS.
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Dr. James M. Reed

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Dr. James M. Reed

Dr. James M. Reed

Trivoli- Dr. James Medill Reed, 85, of Trivoli, IL passed away at 12:05 am on Monday April 1, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
The son of Cyril E. and Bertha (Alpaugh) Reed, he was born on April, 15, 1927.
He married Janet L. Myers on August 22, 1953 in Beaver Dam, KY. She preceded him in death on November 19, 2008.
Surviving are his children, daughter, Cynthia A. Reed of Trivoli; 3 sons, Bryan E. (Tammi) Reed of Farmington, Bruce E. Reed of Trivoli, and Brent J. (Amanda) Reed of Farmington; 6 grandchildren, James, Josie, Jason, Kevin, Kristin, Matthew, and Riley; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, W. Warner Reed and Rudyard R. Reed; 4 sisters, Barbara J. Osborn, Greta G. Kumlander, Marcia L. Little, and Alicia R. Aden; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII.
James graduated from the School of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1954. He was a Family Practice Physician and Surgeon in Farmington for 55 years. On October 1, 2010 he “retired” from his practice in Farmington. However, he still ran a small family practice from his home office in Trivoli until January 1, 2013. In 2011 he was made an honorary volunteer fireman with Farmington Fire Department.
James was a member of the American Legion Post 140 in Farmington, the Fulton County Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Society, and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He was also the Medical Director at Farmington Country Manor and Spoon River Home Health.
He bred, trained, and raced Standardbred and Thoroughbred horses for over 50 years. He also enjoyed racing homing pigeons.
Visitation will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday April 4, 2013 at Farmington High School 310 N. Lightfoot Rd Farmington, IL. A private family service will be held with burial following in Trivoli Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Country Manor, Farmington Rescue Squad 1100, or Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
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Annabelle Baugh

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Annabelle Baugh

Annabelle Baugh

Canton – Annabelle Baugh, 84, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:32 am at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
The daughter of Floyd and Charlsie (Churchill) Massingale, Annabelle was born February 7, 1929 in Fiatt, IL. She married Bill Baugh on May 14, 1949 in Hanna City. He passed away on April 2, 2014.
Surviving are one daughter, Jane (Neil) Lewis of Canton; one granddaughter, Rachel Lewis of Canton; three nephews, John (Kim) Dunnigan, Brian (Linda) Carrison, and Greg (Cindy) Carrison; one niece, Diana Howard; and one great nephew, Dane Dunnigan.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, William Massingale and two sisters, Letamae Massingale and Ollie Dunnigan.
Annabelle had worked at International Harvester Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1984.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service for both Annabelle and Bill on Sunday, April 6th at 4:00 PM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Jim Menne will officiate. Private burial of ashes will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Canton Educational Foundation.
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Frances V. Bowman

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Maquon – Frances V. Bowman, 93, of Maquon, IL passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 2:20 pm at her residence.
The daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Strosnider) Werry, Frances was born February 5, 1920 in Canton, IL. She married Archie Strode in 1937 and he passed away January 23, 1977. She later married Leroy Bowman and he survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy Brown of Maquon, Sally Fleming of Smithfield, and Linda Slaight of Canton; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Preceding Frances in death were her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Frances had worked as a clerk for Carps, Kresges, and later at Ardan’s in Peoria, managing the jewelry department.
Services will be private with private burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, IL.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
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Alida “Lillian” Haedrich

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Alida "Lillian" Haedrich

Alida "Lillian" Haedrich

Moline – Alida “Lillian” Haedrich, 93, died Saturday, March 30th, in Rock Island. She made her home in Moline after her marriage to Walter E. Haedrich on April 28th, 1990, in Wesley United Methodist Church, Canton.
Lillian was born July 28th, 1919, in Chicago, a daughter of Jacob M. and Alida (Beukinga) Vanderschoor, moving to Canton as a child. A quick-witted woman with a head for business, she was a vital partner of her first husband, Bernard W. Smith, serving as chief deputy clerk of the Fulton County Illinois Circuit Court for twenty-four years. She maintained a fervent, lifelong interest in politics.
In Canton Lillian continued her love of working with the public, owning and operating the Campus Book Store and selling real estate. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lewistown, Illinois chapter; the Board of Realtors; the Business and Professional Women of Canton; the Graham Gift Shop League; and the Wesley United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting, crafts, antiques, and reading.
Lillian cherished her surviving husband, Walter; stepdaughter, Kristina Haedrich and her husband, Douglas Ingold and their son, Ahry, California; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Dorothea Vanderschoor, Canton; niece, Alida (John) Dinklage, Vermont; nephews, John (Becky) Snyder, Texas, and Ray (Jodi) Sprague, California; and the family of Christopher J. (Angie) Oest and their daughter, Emily, Canton.
Lillian was fiercely loyal to family even after their deaths: brothers, Haijo (Wyllo) Vanderschoor, Rudolph (Helen) Vanderschoor, and Jacob (Vera) Vanderschoor; sisters, Albertha (John) Snyder and Elizabeth (Raymond) Sprague.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6th, at 1:00 PM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Two of Lillian’s favorite charities-preferred over flowers-were the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund of Peoria and Smile Train.
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Lloyd William Hammond

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Hanna City- Lloyd William Hammond, 70, of Hanna City, IL passed away at 6:45 am on Saturday March 29, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on August 5, 1942 in Peoria, the son of Lloyd Cecil and Betty (Thorpe) Hammond.
Surviving Lloyd are his 2 sons, Randy (Aletha) Hammond of Hanna City and Steven (Kelly) Hammond of Farmington; 7 grandchildren, Scott, Miranda, Brooke, Michael, Brittany, Brock, and Braylee; and 1 nephew, Al Hammond of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Janice.
Lloyd had worked as a brewery worker at Pabst in Peoria for 24 years, then as a custodian at Farmington School District for 21 years.
He was an avid mushroom hunter and loved hunting, fishing, and coffee with his buddies. He was also the local weatherman at the Hog Trough.
Visitation will take place from 5-7 pm on Monday April 1, 2013 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Cremation rites will take place after the visitation. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
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Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny

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Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny

Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny

Hanna City – Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny, 88, of Hanna City, IL passed away March 27, 2013 at 8:58 am at Farmington Country Manor Nursing Home, Farmington, IL. He fought a courageous battle with strokes and Parkinson’s disease. “Val” as he was called was born January 26, 1925 in Grant Town, West Virginia the son of Anthony and Agnes (Syrieka) Zabolotny. He served 14 years in the military. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy. He then transferred to the Army, then the Paratroopers, and finally the Air Force, where he became a fighter pilot. He served during WWII. He retired from the Air Force and became a pilot for Eastern Airlines and flew for them for 28 years.
Val married Rosanne Rote on November 27, 1952 in Fairmont, WV. Val is survived by his wife of Hanna City; two daughters, Mikell Lynn (George) Duncan of Hanna City and Valerie Hoge of Castle Rock, CO; one son, Mark (Jodi) Zabolotny of Rockwell, TX; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Josephine Mazure and Frances Koch of Fairmont, WV and Helen Poling of Centerville, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Stanley, Walter, and Jimmy; and one sister, Florence “Toolie”.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
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Paul M. Putrich Jr.

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Paul M. Putrich Jr.

Paul M. Putrich Jr.

Farmington – Paul M. Putrich Jr, 68, of Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
The son of Paul Sr. and Veneda (Shepard) Putrich, he was born in Canton on July 29, 1944. He married Janice (LaFollette) Donath on May 29, 1971 in Peoria.
She survives along with one son, Josh (Brandy) Putrich of Farmington; one step-son, Eric (Kathy) Donath of Canton; six grandchildren, Karrissa (Pete) Bontz, Stefanie Moke, Cory (Halie Thompson) Donath, and Jenna, Rylie, and Reece Putrich; two great grandchildren, Owen Fresia and Olivia Bontz; mother-in-law, Dorothy LaFollette; sister, Mary Jo (Bob) Eddy of Canton; brother-in-law, Mike (Alberta) LaFollette; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Paul was a 1962 graduate of Canton High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Sangamon State University. He first worked at Jack and Bills Menswear in Canton and later worked for Bergners as a buyer. He then worked for Caterpillar for 32 years, retiring in 2002.
He was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.
Paul was a member of Elmwood Country Club, Farmington Moose Lodge 1571, Farmington American Legion Post 140, and had previously served on the Farmington City Council.
Paul was an avid food lover and loved golfing, fishing, and dancing.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, March 29th at 12:00 noon at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Pastor James Reed will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.
Instead of memorials, the family requests that you do something you’ve been putting off until tomorrow and do it today. Golf a round, fish your favorite lake, or take a loved one out for a steak! (Prime Rib). “Let’s go eat!”
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Ruth “Jeanette” Baylor

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Ruth "Jeanette" Baylor

Ruth "Jeanette" Baylor

Farmington – Ruth “Jeanette” Baylor, 80, of Farmington, IL passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington.
The daughter of J. Howard and Lois J. (Andrews) Greenfield, she was born January 23, 1933 in Logan Township, IL.
Jeanette married Carroll V. Baylor on June 28, 1953 in Trivoli Township. He preceded her in death on August 28, 1996.
Surviving are three children, Dr. Mark C. (Julie) Baylor of Farmington, Malana K. (Tim) Dunne of Elmwood, and Marty V. (Kelly) Baylor of McAllen, TX; two grandchildren, Ashley J. (Clayton) Baylor Smith of Ft. Worth, TX and Sarah J. Baylor of Farmington; one step-grandson, Dan (Katie) Neptune of Farmington; one step great-granddaughter, Morgan Neptune; two brothers, William (JoAnna) Greenfield of Owasso, OK and John (Winfrey) Greenfield of El Paso, TX; one brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” (Phyllis) Baylor of Hanna City; three nephews; and four nieces.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Jeanette worked as a secretary for Caterpillar, where she retired.
She was a member of Texas United Methodist Church, Trivoli, IL and a 50 plus year member of The Order of The Eastern Star, last being with its Fairview Chapter.
She volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at Proctor Hospital. She loved reading, traveling, and spending time in Texas.
Services will be private with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Country Manor, 701 S. Main St. Farmington, IL and Harbor Lights Hospice, 1865 N. Henderson Ste 10 Galesburg, IL 61401
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
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Sue E. Gaumer

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Sue Gaumer

Sue Gaumer

Bartonville
Sue E. Gaumer, 51, of 810 Hatterman St. Bartonville, IL. passed away at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 21, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 3, 1961 in Peoria to Donald L. and Pearl I. (Williams) Gaumer. Sue is survived by a son Matthew Gaumer of Galesburg, a daughter Allyson Saeger of Canton, a brother Paul Gaumer of Canton, and a sister Lori Ayers of Minnesota. She worked for RST Fayette Company at New Leaf in Peoria. Sue loved NASCAR especially Jeff Gordon, hunting mushrooms, and Siamese cats. She was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church. Services will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 26 at the Hanna City United Methodist Church where visitation will be from 10am until 12 noon. The Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services with a burial of ashes at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Gaumer-Saeger Memorial Fund c/o ISU Credit Union. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com