Richard D. “Dick” Workman

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Richard Workman

Richard Workman

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Richard D. “Dick” Workman, 72, of Hanna City, IL. passed away at 1:30 pm Friday, November 30, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 5, 1940 in Hanna City, IL. The son of William T. Workman. Dick is survived by 1 brother James (Diana) Workman of Hanna City, 3 nephews; Ronald (Debbie) Workman of Barrington, IL, Keith and Rick Workman both of Hanna City, 1 niece Tena (Dennis) McNamara of Brimfield, and 9 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and 1 brother Ronald T. Workman. Dick retired in 2003 from S & S Builders Hardware, where he had worked for 37 years. He was a Lifetime member of the Hanna City Sportsman Club, Lancaster Masonic Lodge #106, Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, former Officer and Hall of Fame member of I.W.F. Dick was of the Methodist faith, enjoyed golfing, bowling, and organized Brothers Bowling Tournament for Hanna City and Farmington areas. He will be dearly missed by friends and family.
Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 5, at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where visitation will be 2 hours prior to services. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in rural Hanna City. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Wayne A. McNett

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Wayne A. McNett

Wayne A. McNett

Canton – Wayne A. McNett, 81, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Decatur Township Care & Rehabilitation in Indianapolis.
He was born January 3, 1931 in Canton the son of Fred and Anna (Moore) McNett and married Janevera Hammond on February 13, 1953 in Pekin, IL.
She survives along with one daughter, Dorette (Phil) Reid of New Palestine, IN; and two grandchildren, Steve Reid of Indianapolis and Lindsey Reid of New Palestine.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Stephen McNett.
Wayne was a US Army veteran serving with the Honor Guard Special Forces in the Korean War.
Services will be Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 6431 SE Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227-2100.
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Frances M Lacy

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Frances M. Lacy

Frances M. Lacy

Canton – Frances M. Lacy, 86, of Canton, IL , formerly of Joliet for over 40 years, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
She was born March 9, 1926, in Canton the daughter of Ralph and Alma (Kastner) Johnson. She married George Lacy and he preceded her in death in 1970.
Also preceding in death are her parents; her son, Robert Lacy; and two brothers, Bruce and Dean.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Scott Lacy and Mark Lacy, both of Florida; one great-grandson; one sister, Alvira Hagen of Canton; one sister-in-law, Pearl Johnson of Canton; and three nephews, Karl (Barbara) Hagen of Canton, Donald Johnson of East Peoria, and Allen Johnson of Springfield.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be at a later date in Knoxville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Crohns Disease Research.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Betty Colleen O’Bryant

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Betty O'Bryant

Betty O'Bryant

Canton – Betty Colleen O’Bryant, 85, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
She was born January 18, 1927 in Canton the daughter of Paul and Mabel (Kennedy) Dawson.
Surviving are three children, Alan (Ruth) O’Bryant of Lewistown; Cheryl (Ronald) Roat of Goodyear, AZ, and Jerry (Cecille) O’Bryant of LaCrosse, WI; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald Dawson.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Karen Shaw, one grandson, Curtis Lee O’Bryant, and one brother, Wendell.
Betty had worked as a telephone operator.
Services will be Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Randy Munson officiating. Visitation will be private.
Cremation rites will be accorded after the service with burial of ashes at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Komen Race for the Cure.
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Leon Zumstein

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Ellisville- Leon D. Zumstein, 69 of Ellisville, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 in rural Ellisville.

He was born January 23, 1943 in Canton to Elmer E. and Irene M. (Sheckler) Zumstein. He married Christina Matteson March 17, 1968 in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Sheila (Brooks) Shanklin of Peoria and Larry (Julie) Zumstein of Canton; five grandchildren, Lukas and Karlee Zumstein and Joe, Piper and McCully Shanklin; and a brother, Howard Zumstein of Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Brianna Shanklin.

Leon was a lifelong farmer of his family homestead and also worked as a coal miner for 14 years. He was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and served on the Board for both Spoon River FS and Riverland FS for over 20 years. He had also served as a Deerfield Township Trustee.
He was the sexton at Zion Cemetery for many years.

From 1964-66 he served as an Airborne Medic in the Army, being stationed in Germany.

Leon was an avid fan of antique farm equipment, John Deere tractors, and country music. He enjoyed attending Spoon River Valley/North Fulton Girl’s Basketball games.

He actively attended Fiatt Independent Christian Church where his funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012. Monte Waughtel will officiate. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday also at his church in Fiatt. Burial will be in Deerfield-Zion Cemetery in rural Ellisville.

Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are requested to the Fairview/Ellisville Fire & Rescue or to the church.

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Betty Davis

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Betty Davis

Betty Davis

Canton – Betty J. Davis, 87, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 10:55 pm at Havana Healthcare, Havana, IL.
She was born June 24, 1925, in Canton the daughter of Guy and Pearl (Rakestraw) Haughawout. Betty and J.C. Davis were united in marriage at South Park Methodist Church on November 25, 1945 in a double ceremony with her sister, Shirley.
J.C. died on June 5, 1998. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Renee Davis; one brother, Clarence Lyle Haughawout; and three sisters, Lenora Bush, Virginia Sepich, and Lenore Scalf.
Surviving are her son, Tim Davis (Dianne Farrow) of Havana and one sister, Shirley (Fred) Mulligan of Canton.
Betty was a homemaker and in her younger years was a dance instructor in Canton.
She was a member of Shields Chapel United Methodist Church, Canton.
Betty was an antique collector with a special interest in vintage clothing. She always looked forward to the Spoon River Scenic Drive. She enjoyed reading old western books such as books by author, Louis L’Amour.
Services will be Monday, November 26th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Shields Chapel UME Church.
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Don Roberts

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Farmington – Donald J. Roberts, 67, of Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 1:30 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born December 14, 1944, in Canton, IL the son of Donald L. and Verda M. (Toomer) Roberts and married Carol Reed on May 8, 1966 in Farmington.
She survives along with two daughters, Ann (Rick) Riccioni and Jennifer Roberts both of Farmington; four grandchildren, SA(SU) John S. Henderson Jr., Hunter Henderson, Erica Riccioni, and Aly Roberts; one brother, Sheldon (Sharyn) Roberts of Canton; and one sister, Verda Jean Roberts of Farmington.
His father preceded him in death.
Don was a Millwright in the Wire Mill at Keystone Steel & Wire in Bartonville, retiring May 1, 2010 after 45 years of service.
He was a 1963 graduate of Lewistown Community High School and enjoyed gathering at the annual fish fry with classmates. He was instrumental in setting up the Bryant Grade School Reunion in 2011.
He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, and Chicago Cub Boosters. He was a lifetime member of Peoria Motorcycle Club and American Motorcyclist Association. Don coached girls softball in Farmington in the 1980’s.
Don’s life reflected his devotion and loving commitment to his family. He carried great pride for his grandchildren and respected and cherished each of them for the people they were becoming. He had a passion for motorcycling and never passed a chance to ride.
Services will be Monday, November 26th at 10:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be held on Sunday, November 25th from 2 to 4 pm. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue Squad or Christmas Hope Chest.
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Virgil R. “Bud” Mallicoat

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Virgil R. "Bud" Mallicoat

Virgil R. "Bud" Mallicoat

Peoria – Virgil R. “Bud” Mallicoat, 88, of Peoria, IL passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria.
He was born January 15, 1924, in Virginia, IL the son of Thomas and Hattie (Bullard) Mallicoat. Bud married Betty R. Wilhite on August 26, 1945. She died February 27, 2008.
Surviving are four sons, Michael Mallicoat of Creve Coeur, Raye Mallicoat of Brimfield, Jaye (Vickie) Mallicoat of Mossville, and William Mallicoat of Peoria; three daughters, Judy (Gary) Debis of Bartonville, Bettie (Dennis) Roberts of Mackinaw, and Barbara Mallicoat of Peoria; thirteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Virgil was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, David Mallicoat, two brothers, and four sisters.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and played dartball on the church league for over 40 years.
He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII aboard Submarine Chaser PC617 and participated in the allied invasion of Europe at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.
He retired from Cilco in 1977.
Dad loved to fish and go camping. We know he’s now sitting around the campfire with Mama, David and his best friends, Vic and Ann Black. The family would like to thank Bel-Wood Nursing Home, especially the Bellevue Wing for their tender loving care, and special thanks to Sherry, his special angel. Virgil was a social butterfly at Bel-Wood and proclaimed himself the unofficial Mayor of Bel-Wood. He knew no stranger. He loved bingo, playing cards, and old time country music. Most of all he enjoyed the fellowship of the other residents.
Services will be Saturday, Nov. 24th at 11:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation two hours prior. Pastor John LaFollette will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 pm in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bel-Wood Advisor Board, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home 6701 W. Plank Road, Peoria, IL 61604
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Beverly E. Lane

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Farmington – Beverly E. Lane, 90, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2:55 am at the Farmington Country Manor.
She was born September 12, 1922, in Peoria County, IL to Floyd and Ruth (Melton) Threw. Beverly married Berwyn D. Lane on September 16, 1939 in Lewistown. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1992.
Also preceding her in death were her son, Jerry D. Lane and sisters, Jean Gonterman, Shirley Allen, and Iris Foste.
Survivors include son, Larry D. (Denise) Lane of Farmington; four grandchildren, Trent Lane, Damian Lane, and Eric (Tonya) Lane and Kathryn (Joe) Kenny; seven great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
According to her wishes, there will be no services.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be directed to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Arthur William Benson

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Arthur William Benson

Arthur William Benson

Mapleton – Arthur “Art” William Benson, 98, formerly of 5508 S. Harkers Corners Rd, Mapleton, died at 4:20 pm Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington, IL.
Born August 29, 1914 in Peoria County to Ernest and Emmy (Hanson) Benson, he married Lena Elizabeth Behrends on June 26, 1943.
Surviving are sons, Robert (Sharon) of Glasford, Harry (Suzie) of Mapleton, Bernard (Miriam) of Amherst, New York, and Loren (Cindy) and Arnold (Barbara) of Mapleton; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; sister, Judy of Lewistown; brother, Melvin (Carol) of Tremont; and a family friend, Marian Bonikowske.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, sister, and a brother.
Art was a welder at Caterpillar Inc. for 35 years before retiring in 1977. He and his wife worked as part time custodians at the former Westwood Grade School from 1962 to 1968 and also worked as part-time custodians for 18 years at Illini Bluffs High School in Glasford.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of rural Glasford.
Services will be Saturday November 24th at 11:30 am at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, rural Glasford where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Rev. Harlan Kaden will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Glasford.
The family would like to express their special thanks to the Farmington Country Manor and Harbor Lights Hospice.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or Harbor Lights Hospice.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com