David F. Monroe

David F. Monroe

David F. Monroe

David F. Monroe, 76, of Trivoli, IL passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. David was born at his grandparent’s home in Hanna City, IL on November 30, 1938 to Eloise (Thrush) and James F. Monroe.

David married Jean Capron at the Farmington Methodist Church on March 13, 1960. They celebrated 55 years of marriage and Jean survives. Also surviving is his brother, James J. (Midge) Monroe of Hortonville, WI; son Kevin (Catherine) Monroe of Ames, IA; daughter Kathy (Jon) Frank of Farmington, IL; grandchildren, Zachary and Brianna Monroe and Nicole and Melissa Zeglen.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

David attended Hanna City Grade School and graduated from Farmington High School in 1956. He graduated from the Caterpillar Tractor Company four year apprentice course and retired a Buyer in the Caterpillar Purchasing Department after 42 years of service in 1998.

David was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to hunt, fish, and woodwork. He was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Friday, October 30, 2015 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Trivoli United Methodist Church in Trivoli, IL where a visitation will be one hour prior. Pastor Bob DeBolt will be officiating. Burial will follow at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. Memorials may be made to Trivoli United Methodist Church or OSF Richard L Owens Hospice Home. To view the DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

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Gina J. Carter

Gina J. Carter

Gina J. Carter

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Gina J. Carter, 52, of Peoria, passed away at 9:08 am Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at her residence. She was born on September 18, 1963 in Peoria to Gene and Janice (Mathews) Saunders. Gina married Joel D. Carter on July 6, 2011. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are her parents Gene and Janice Saunders of Yates City, 2 daughters; Kristen (Robert) Emmons of Yates City, and Molly Wallace of Peoria, 2 granddaughters; Bailey and Camryn Emmons, and a sister Genelle (Michael) Dryden of Yates City.
Services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Molly Wallace Education Trust. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Clifford L. Postin

Clifford Postin

Clifford Postin

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Clifford L. Postin, 89, of Canton passed away at 3:55 PM Friday, October 16, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born of June 24, 1926 in Canton to William and Pauline (Garnsey) Postin Sr. Clifford married Evelyn Reed on April 9, 1950 in Canton. She preceded him in death on January 6, 1998. Also preceding him in death were his parents, a son Gerald L. Postin, and a sister.

Surviving is a daughter Dianna (Marion) Harper of Canton, 6 grandchildren; Tim (Janelle) Postin, Teresa McGinnis (Craig Newby), Tammy (Brad) DeVries, Tonya (Jim) McPhail, April (Jason) Fleisher, and Anna (Josh) Bundy, 9 great grandchildren, a brother William Postin Jr. of Canton, and a sister Elizabeth L. Jenkins of Canton.

Clifford retired from International Harvester Company in 1974 where he served as group leader in parts. He was a member of the UAW, a lifetime member of the Canton American Legion, a Cubs fan, a hunter and loved fishing, gardening, and being with grandkids and great grandkids. Clifford was a WW 2 veteran serving in the Pacific with the Army as a truck driver.

Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 6-8 PM Tuesday. The Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Canton America Legion or Harbor Lights Hospice. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Thomas Joel “Tommy Jo” Courtney

Thomas CourtneyThomas Joel “Tommy Jo” Courtney, 60, of Breeds passed away at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence. He was born on August 28, 1955 to Lester and Alma (Lingenfelter) Courtney.

Surviving are two children, Erin (Tony) Wuebbling of Canton and Aubrey Courtney of Canton; three grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, and Sean Wuebbling; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Robert (Carla) Courtney, David (Pam) Courtney, and Virgil Courtney; two sisters, Susie (Larry) VanMiddlesworth and Laura Clendenny; and his father Lester Courtney.

Preceding him in death is his mother, and one brother Leslie Courtney.

Tommy Jo worked at caterpillar where he retired in 2008. He was a loving Father, Son, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday, October 19, 2015 at the funeral home. Reverend K. Bruce Rushing will be officiating. Burial will follow services at Bethal Cemetery in Rural Canton. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Kimberly A. Toothaker

Kimberly ToothakerKimberly A. Toothaker, 55, of Farmington passed away at 11:51 AM Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at her residence. She was born on June 29, 1960 in Blue Island, IL to Joseph and Marie (McCabe) Lidy. Kimberly married John Toothaker on September 29, 1984 in Elkhart, IN, he survives.

Also surviving are six children, Erin Toothaker of Denver, CO, James Toothaker of Cedar Rapids, IA, Amy, Nicholas, Mary Rose, and Margaret Toothaker of Farmington, IL; two brothers, Joseph and Steven Lidy of Elkhart, IN; one sister, Marie Kidder of Elkhart, IN; and her mother Marie Lidy of Elkhart, IN.

Preceding her in death is her father, Joseph Lidy and one daughter Colleen Toothaker.

Kimberly was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, October 19, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton, IL, where visitation will be from 9-11 AM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Father Daniel Ebker will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Masses in Kimberly’s name. To view the DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Alvira Hagen

Alvira Hagen

Alvira Hagen

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Alvira Hagen, 104, of Canton passed away at 1:30 PM Tuesday October 13, 2015 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on August 5, 1911 in Canton to Ralph B. and Alma A. (Kastner) Johnson. Alvira married Charles B. Hagen on May 4, 1930 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1988. Also preceding her were her parents, 2 brothers; Bruce and Dean Johnson, and a sister Frances M. Lacy. Surviving is a son Karl L. Hagen of Canton, 3 grandsons: Tony, David, and Chris, 6 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Alvira was a member of Shield’s Chapel United Methodist Church and the Rebecca’s.
Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, October 17 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. Pastor Walt Carlson and Rev. Stacy Tomich will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorial contributions can be made to Sunset Manor Nursing Home or Shield’s Chapel Church. To made online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Mary E Eads

m eadsPeoria – Mary E Eads, 91, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 2:55 AM on October 12th, 2015. She was born on July 24th, 1924 to Patrick and Mary (O’Grady) Hussey in Stamford, Connecticut. She married Aubrey “John” Eads Jr. on September 21st, 1946 in Stamford, Connecticut.

Surviving are three children, Thomas and (Sandra) Eads of Stockbridge, Georgia, Ellen and (Richard) Tibbs of Carlock, and Patricia Eads Williams of Port Orange, Florida; three grand-children, Thomas Eads Jr., Sean Tibbs, and Corrie Tibs; and 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Osker of Stamford Ct., and Eileen MacCaughern of Harwich, Massachusetts.

Preceding her in death was her husband, parents, and three brothers.

Mary was a retired RN at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, IL, she also served in WW2 as a Navy cadet nurse.

Services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Peoria, IL where the visitation will be an hour prior. Monsignor Stanley Deptula will be officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s association or the Wounded Warriors. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dane E Dilts

Dane Dilts

Dane Dilts

Farmington –Farmington – Dane E. Dilts, 90, of Farmington, passed away at 10:10 PM October 11th, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Canton. He was born on February 17th, 1925 in Fiatt, Illinois to Wesley and Ollivine (Rock) Dilts. He married Barbara J Blagden on July 31st, 1949 in Canton, she preceded him in death.

Surviving are three children, D. Alan and (Linda) Dilts of Canton, Brad and (Shirley) Dilts of Farmington, and Martha and (Dale) Vahlkamp of Gillette, Wyoming, six grandchildren; Amy, Jayme, Brandon, Alisha, Danea, and Beth, six great-grandchildren; Landon, Leah, Ryleigh, Keighley, Drew, and Josie, one brother Raymond (June) Dilts of Seville, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Dane worked as an engineer at the Caterpillar Tractor Company for 35 Years. He was an alderman in Farmington, as well as a zoning officer. Dane was a member of the Farmington American Legion , VFW in Canton; he was the past District Commander of Legion, past Commander of Fulton County, Scout Master Troop #79, a veteran of the Navy, serving during the WWII and Korean Conflict.

Services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, October 16th, 2015 Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where the visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 PM. Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery at Farmington. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s association or to Farmington Boys State. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dixie “Pat” Stell

Stell PhotographyDixie “Pat” Stell, 79, of Saint David, passed away at 8:25 PM on October 10, 2015 at her residence. She was born December 7, 1935 to Tom and Margret (Lidwell) Sawyer. She married John Stell on October 24, 1954 in Canton, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Nancy (Lee) Hackett of Bryant, IL, Brenda Stell of Saint David, IL, and David (Debbie) Stell of Lewiston, IL; three grandchildren, Beth Wallace, Karissa Stell, and Nate Stell; two great-grand children, Kaycee Roberts and Jacob Roberts; two brothers, John (Marge) Sawyer of Urbana, OH, and Jerry (Laurlyn) Sawyer of Canton, IL; and one sister Nancy (Scotty) Anderson of Saint David, IL.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and grandson Joshua Hackett.

Dixie was a housewife, a member of Saint David Optimists and also a PTA member.

Services will be at 12 PM noon on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, IL where the visitation will be from 10-12 pm. Ellen Dodd will be officiating. Burial will follow at Maryville Cemetery in Bryant, IL. Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital Hospice. To view the DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Kevin M. Patterson

scan0009Kevin M. Patterson, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 7:15 PM on Friday, October 9, 2015. He was born on July, 17, 1958 to Earl and Darlene (Chitwood) Patterson.

Surviving are one son, Shane Patterson of Norris, TN; one grandchild, Skyra LeeAnn Patterson; one brother Tim Patterson of Farmington, IL; five sisters; Bonnie (Terry) Bellows of Pekin, IL, Luanne (Dave) Benjamin of East Peoria, IL, Cheryl (Ron) Shaffer of Farmington, IL, Sandy Patterson of Florida, and Karen Patterson of Eureka, IL. Also surviving is his father and step-mother Earl and Phyllis Patterson; and companion Laura Kroepple.

Preceding him in death is his mother Darlene.

Kevin was a Army veteran.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home where a visitation will be held an hour prior. Rev. Dave Utt with be officiating. Burial will follow at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to the Bank of Yates City c/o the family. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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