Clifford D. Johns

Clifford D. JohnsTRIVOLI – Clifford D. Johns, 82, of Trivoli passed away at 4:30 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 15, 1933, in Trivoli, IL to Glen S. and Grace F. (Richardson) Johns. He married Joanne M. (Allison) Johns on May 23, 1959.

Surviving are Joanne; one son, David A. (Becky) Johns of Trivoli, IL; two sisters, Evelyn Butkus of Morrison, IL, Barbara Routson of Lewistown, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Frank B. Stein; and one grandson, Matthew D. Johns

Cliff worked as a claims adjuster for Country Financial for 39 years.  In later years, he worked at Heritage Bank of Illinois as a courier for 10 years.

He was a founding member of the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District, member of the Farmington Moose Lodge, United States Trotting Association, and Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association.

Cliff served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. 

Visitation will be held 11:00 am – 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL.  Private family graveside service will be held at 12 noon at Trivoli Cemetery. Pastor Dean Grabill will officiate.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life at the Farmington Moose Lodge 1571 following the graveside service.

The family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center in Canton, IL for their dedicated service the past 4 ½ years.

Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Shirley Joan Rohrer

Shirley Rohrer0001Shirley Joan Rohrer, 86, of Canton, passed away at 7:30 AM on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her residence.

She was born on August 18, 1929 in Canton, a daughter of Ralph and Ila Jones Walraven. She married Hank Rohrer on July 2, 1948 in Canton. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie (Garry) Hensley of Cuba, one special granddaughter, Cassie Hensley of Bushnell, and three step-children, fourteen step-grandchildren.

Shirley worked all her life starting at Newberry’s in Canton, then retiring as a cafeteria worker for Canton School District #66 after 50 years of service.

She was loved by many for her laugh, great personality, and love of life. Shirley loved kids, everyone called her grandma including the kids at school and Cassie’s basketball team, whom she loved to watch. Her and Hank met at Silver Leaf Roller Rink and continued to skate for many years. They also loved to take bus trips and travel, and she loved Elvis and had a huge collection.

Shirley will be greatly missed by all; she is now at peace and in no pain, but now is with her family and little brother Jack, who she couldn’t wait to see.

May God rest her soul, she was of the Christian faith.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials may be made to Helping Hands of Canton. To view Shirley’s DVD or to leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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D. June Stone

D. June StoneHanna City – D. June Stone, 83, of Hanna City, IL, passed away at 10:33 AM on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on February 15, 1933 in Patoka Township, IN, to George and Mada (Grice) Robling. She married Grester L. Stone on January 15, 1949 in Winslow, IN. He preceded her in death on September 10, 2008.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

Surviving are three children; Dan Stone of Hanna City, IL, Brenda (Shelby) Grubb of Hanna City, IL, and Lisa (Rick) Moore of LeRoy, IL; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

June was a homemaker and attended Smithville Bible Church in Rural Hanna City, IL. June’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

Services will be at 12 PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL where a visitation will be held from 10-12 PM. Pastor Keith Webster will be the officiate. Burial will follow the services at Cottonwood Cemetery in Rural Hanna City, IL. Memorials can be made to American Lung Association. To view June’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ann E. Keith Vinson

Ann VinsonAnn E. Keith Vinson, 81, of Peoria, passed away 9:18 AM on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Grandview Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria.

She was born on September 16, 1934 in Chicago, a daughter of Werner and Anita Dybevik Harting. She married Gene Keith on May 23, 1953 in Peoria; he died on May 16, 1981. She later married Daniel Vinson on July 18, 1985. He died on September 10, 1989. Ann is also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Richard Harting.

Surviving is one daughter, Lynn (Daniel) Bloompott of Bartonville, two sons, Brian (Evonne) Keith of Peoria; Scott Keith (Laura Lovell) of Walnut Grove, GA and three grandchildren, Matthew Bloompott (Patti Carmody) of Bartonville, Keith (Lesley) Bloompott of Peoria, and Blake Bloompottt of Bartonville; two great-grandchildren, Briahna and Grant Bloompott both of Bartonville, also surviving are two sisters- in- laws; Maryann Harting of Chicago, IL and Dixie Keith of Gray, TN and her life-long friend, Esther Cooper, and her loving companion of 9 years, Vernon Woosley of Mapleton.

Ann loved spending time with her loving children and grandchildren, and also enjoyed traveling to many different countries with her sister-in-laws.

Ann worked at Hiram Walker’s and Sears Central Accounting Center.

She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peoria, where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Pastor Steven Tibbetts will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.To leave online condolences for Ann’s family please visit: www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Robert “Bob” Feeser

Robert “Bob” Feeser, 87, of Canton passed away at 12:45 am on Monday, March 21, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife, and daughters.

He was born on June 13, 1928 in Canton, a son of Vern and Clara Moran Feeser. He married Shirley Ann Snowden on July 22, 1949. She survives.

Also surviving are his three daughters, Roberta Schmidt, Martha Bordner, and Mary (Terry) Kepple all of Canton, IL; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Robert spent his lifetime farming.

A private family graveside memorial will be at a later date. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, IL is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to Graham Home Health Hospice. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Justin R. Bull

Justin R. Bull0001Justin R. Bull, 32, of Canton, passed away at 2:19 PM on Friday, March, 18, 2016 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Justin was born September 29, 1983 in Canton, a son of Lela Slater. He married Melissa Huggins on September 30, 2011 in Lewistown. She survives.

Justin was a loving father to his son Matthew Huggins, and daughter, Callista Bull both at home. Also surviving are his mother, Lela Slater of Canton, two brothers, Jeremy Bull of Canton, Tyson Burkhead of Dunfermline; one sister, Tiffany Burkhead of Canton, and his loving grandparents, Nancy (Larry) Sprague of Canton.

Justin was preceded in death by his father, and grandfather, Donald “Salty” Slater.

Justin worked at Caterpillar and also at Farm King in Canton for many years.

Justin was an avid hunter, and loved to go fishing and camping with his loving family.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service. Rev. Walter Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials may be made to the Family to help with the funeral expenses. To view Justin’s DVD or to make online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Margaret T. Bailey

Margaret Bailey0001Margaret T. Bailey, 88, of Bartonville, passed away at 2:10 AM on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Heddington Oaks in Peoria.

She was born on May 5, 1927 in Peoria, a daughter of Neil and Laura Pankey DeYoung. She married Lawrence Bailey on June 19, 1960 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2006. Also preceding her death is four brothers, and four sisters.

Margaret is survived by one sister, Emma Siebenthal of East Peoria, and several nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.

She worked as a Supervisor at W.T. Grants Department Store in Peoria for many years.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville; followed by a graveside service and burial at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria at 12:00 pm. Pastor Nick Oyler will officiate. Memorials may be made to the National Veterans Foundation. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Doug A. Romine

Doug RomineOn Monday, March 14th 2016 Doug A. Romine, 51, of Canton, suffered a sudden debilitating illness at home which rendered him pulseless and without respirations.

Doug was born August 15th, 1964 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL to Ronald and Joyce (Post) Romine.

He is survived by his parents, Ron and Joyce Romine of Canton; his sister, Debbie Ryan of Canton; his son “Scott” Douglas Romine of Rock Island; his nephew and niece, Jeff Ryan of Portland, OR and Allison Huskey of Mt. Zion; as well as two great nieces.

Doug really enjoyed working and helping others in and around the Canton area. He had a passion for cars, car races and being able to spend time with his parents and sister, as well as friends. Doug jumped at the opportunity to assist friends and family with whatever task was at hand. Continuing in his ability to help others, Doug will be able to live on through organ donation with the Gift of Hope foundation. For this the family feels truly blessed and proud. He will forever be remembered as “Uncle Doug”.

We would like to thank Canton Fire Department, Fulton County Ambulance, Graham Hospital, OSF Saint Francis, and the Gift of Hope organization for all of their efforts and assistance.

Cremation rites have been established through Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, IL. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at the Elks of Canton this Sunday, March 20th at 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Friends and family are encouraged to stay after the service at 1 pm at The Elks to share in their memories of Doug. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Gift of Hope. To view Doug’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Ronald L. Clark

CoachRonClark  WEBRonald L. Clark, 62, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:30 AM at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Ron was born on December 30, 1953 in Peoria, IL, a son of Roy and Jackie Braddy Clark. He married Susan Ireland on January 11, 1974 in Maryville, Missouri. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bradley (Sarah) Clark of Paris, IL; Timothy Clark of Kansas City, MO., one daughter, Rebecca Clark of Lawrence, KS, one grandson, August Clark, and one brother, Thomas Clark of Kewanee, one sister, Connie Edwards of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter Elizabeth Clark, and one brother, James Clark.

Ron graduated from Manual High School in 1971, and attended his first year of college at Spoon River College in Canton, then received his bachelors and masters degree from Northwest Missouri State University, where he was inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ron was the Athletic Director and Baseball Coach for many years at Spoon River College, where he started the Athletic Hall of Fame. He also was the first baseball coach at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL from 1981 to 1984, he was also head coach at Quincy University from 1985 to 1989, and assistant coach at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL from 1989 to 1995; Ron also coached at various universities during his career as a coach and he was a vary accomplished athlete in baseball during high school and his college years.

Ron was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

Celebration of Life will be from 2-4 PM on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials can be made to the Athletic Department at Spoon River College. To view Ron’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

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Donald Walter George

Donald GeorgeDonald Walter George, 84, of Dunlap, IL, passed away March 5, 2016 at 2:05 PM at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL. He was born on November 16, 1931 in Danville, PA to Walter and Mae Eyerly George. He married Elizabeth Joan Bayer on March 27, 1954 in Wyoming, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Mark (Gemma) of McLeod, MT; Thomas (Tami) of Chugiak, AK; Todd (Louise) of Durham, N.C. and their two children, Charlotte and Daniel; Christopher (Melissa) of Wilmington, N.C. and their three children, Julia, Tyler, and Candace.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bud and Paul, and also one sister Evelyn.

Don was a graduate of Danville High School in Danville, PA. He attended banking schools at Southern Illinois University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Iowa. He served on the Board of the Blackhawk College Foundation.

Don was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He was Secretary to the Chaplain aboard the USS Yorktown.

He began his banking career in Peoria, IL in 1954 at the Commercial National Bank. He was employed at the University National Bank, First National Bank of Peoria, and was the first Cashier of the Hanna City State Bank. In 1968 he assumed the Executive Vice President duties at the Joy State Bank in Joy, IL. He was the President of Joy State Bank when he retired in December 1996. Don and his family lived in Aledo, IL for 28 years.

He volunteered as an escort at Proctor Hospital starting March of 1998. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL.

The family would like to thank the Legacy Assisted Living I Chillicothe, IL; Proctor Hospital; Lutheran Hillside Village; Farmington Country Manor and Vitas Hospice for the wonderful care Don received. We would also like to thank our wonderful niece, Sandy Johnson, for her tender loving care during the past few days.

There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL at 11 AM on Friday, March 11, 2016. Graveside services will be 2:30 PM on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Rt 17 in Wyoming, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First English Lutheran Church Youth Mission Fund, 725 E. Forrest Hill Ave, Peoria, IL 61603. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL is in charge of arrangements. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

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