Heather Nichole (Shelton) Branch

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Heather Branch

Heather Nichole (Shelton) Branch

Macomb – Heather Nichole (Shelton) Branch, 39, of Macomb, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born September 16, 1972 in Canton, the daughter of Dennis and Laurie (Yeast) Shelton. Heather married Robert W. Branch on July 28, 2007 in Macomb.
He survives.
Also surviving are her father, Dennis of Princeville; her mother, Laurie (Bob) Warren of Canton; four children, Kali Jean and JD Shelton and Saryanna and Teyraun Branch all of Macomb; grandparents, Richard and Betty Shelton of Kingman, AZ; one brother, Noel D. (Edna) Shelton of Peoria; and one sister, Amanda (Bill McCoy) Shelton of Yates City.
Preceding her in death were her great grandparents, Loren and Ann Shelton and maternal grandparents, Jeff and Norma Yeast.
She attended The Crossing in Macomb.
Heather loved her children and devoted her life to caring for them.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service on Friday, July 20th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Timm Harting will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Heather Branch Memorial c/o Mid America National Bank, Canton.
To view Heather’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

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Donna Wilson

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Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson 1983

Farmington – Donna Wilson, 65, of Farmington, IL passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born February 8, 1947, in Denison, TX the daughter of Thomas Vernon and Bonnie Olean (Giles) Taylor. Donna married William T. Wilson July 14, 1980 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He survives.
Also surviving are four children, Laura Anne Sebastian of Ft. Worth, TX, Steve (Lisa) Wilson of Springtown, TX, Jeff (Gwen) Wilson of San Jose, CA, and Sarah (Phil) Oest of Watauga, TX; five grandchildren, Jacob, Cailen, Joshua, Jeff, and Michaela; one great granddaughter, Charlotte; one sister, Jerri Taylor of Allen, TX; and two nieces, Beth and Lisa.
Her parents precede her in death.
Donna treasured her Scottie dogs and Sweetie and loved to travel with her grandchildren and dogs. Having owned a bookstore in Hurst, TX, Donna was a passionate reader.
Visitation will be Friday, July 13th from 5 to 7 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, July 14th at 1:00 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Rev. David Swain will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue Squad or The Farmington Museum.
To view Donnas’ memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Annabelle Mae Bohannon

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Annabelle Mae Bohannon

Annabelle Mae Bohannon

Canton – Annabelle Mae Bohannon, 6 months old, of Canton passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born December 12, 2011 in Peoria, the daughter of Chester Bohannon Jr. and Sierra Brushaber Gordon.
Surviving are her parents of Canton; one brother, Garry Lee Gordon III of Canton; and grandparents , Tom (Peggy) Brushaber of Peoria, Ed (Sarah) Kangas of LaPorte, TX, and Chester (Liz) Bohannon Sr. of Creve Coeur.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 8th from 2 to 4 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Cremation rites will follow.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Marilyn J. Jones

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Marilyn J. Jones

Marilyn J. Jones

Peoria – Marilyn J. Jones, 80, of 1911 S. Chic Peoria, IL passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at 8:45 am at her residence.
She was born August 11, 1931 in Peoria, the daughter of Edward J. and Irma (Angel) Allison. Marilyn married Wesley L. Jones April 19, 1949 in East Peoria and he passed away October 14, 1985.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (James) Shreffler of Eureka and Suzan (Frank) Mibbs of Peoria; one son, Leonard Jones of Peoria; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Cox of Springbay.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Edward J. Allison; and one sister, Anna M. Franklin.
Marilyn was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Clover Leaf Chapter #1002 Order of Eastern Star, East Peoria.
Services will be Friday, July 6th at 7:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with a two hour prior visitation.
Cremation rites will follow the service with burial of ashes at a later date in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Children Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charles E. Williams

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Charles E. Williams

Charles E. Williams

Springfield – Charles E. Williams, 45, of 808 Wellesley Dr. Springfield, IL passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm in Springfield.
He was born June 6, 1967, in Canton, IL the son of Eldon and Sharon (Bouc) Williams.
Surviving are his parents of Havana; one sister, Sherrie (Rick) Beaty of Pawnee; two nieces, Heather and Amber Beaty; one nephew, Ryan Beaty; one great nephew, Liam Millburg; and his step grandma, Florence Williams of Havana.
Charles owned and operated of his own cleaning service.
He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan and loved his dogs, Porter and Dollie.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a visitation on Saturday, June 30th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Walnut Cemetery, Banner.
Memorials may be made to the A.P.L. (Animal Protective League) in Springfield.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Lorraine A. Farr

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Lorraine A. Farr

Lorraine A. Farr

Canton – Lorraine A. Farr, 95, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10:42pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born July 27, 1916, in Hopedale, IL the daughter of Lewis and Alma (Fein) Anderson. Lorraine married Verla H. Farr on June 15, 1942 in Fort Lewis, Washington. He died October 22, 1982.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Menanteaux and Kay Anderson both of Canton; one son, Larry (Connie) Farr of South Carolina; two grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Anderson of Hopedale.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.
Lorraine retired from the Canton School District after teaching for 35 years and then worked with the literacy program at Spoon River College for 10 years.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for over 50 + years and the Rebekah Lodge in Hopedale. She also belonged to several professional organizations related to teaching.
Services will be Thursday, July 5th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Marc Brown will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to her church.
To view Lorraine’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Norma Pinder

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Canton- Norma Pinder, 87, of Canton, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba, IL.

She was born April 25, 1925 in Charleston, IL to Louis and Vera (Cohen) Kruger. She married Donald R. Pinder July 20, 1947 in Charleston. He preceded her in death in October 1993.

Surviving are her daughter, Suzie Pinder of Canton; her son, Jim (Allyson) Pinder of Cooksville, IL; her sister, Nancy Oakley of Charleston; her niece, Donna (Steve) Cutright; and nephews, Jeff, Chris and John Oakley.

Norma was a member of First Christian Church in Canton and was active with the CWF of the church. She volunteered with the Meals on Wheels and Christian Service Program.

She had been a librarian at Canton Jr High School in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Norma was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and also liked the Bears. She enjoyed reading, flowers and socializing with friends. She loved to dance with her husband at the Hub in Edelstein, IL.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at First Christian Church in Canton. The Rev. Glenn Nestlerode will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Memorials are requested to her church.

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Gary Lee Buckley

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Gary Lee Buckley

Gary Lee Buckley

Peoria – Gary Lee Buckley, 76, of 1421 South Queens Dr. Peoria, IL passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born May 11, 1936, in Hanna City, IL the son of Harry and Veoria (Betson) Buckley. Gary married Mair “Jenny” Martin on October 25, 1958 in Cheltenham, England. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Dean (Vikki) Buckley of Delavan; one daughter, Cindy (Dennis) Heskett of Norwood; five grandchildren, Kristina, Brandon, Anthony, Steven, and Jeremy; five great grandchildren; and three brothers, Terry (Sharon) Buckley, Roger (Wanda) Buckley, and Richard (Dolly) Buckley.
Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Carl, Raymond, and Donny.
Gary had worked for Keystone Steel & Wire, Caterpillar, and Peoria Journal Star, and last worked as a vendor, retiring in 2002. He also photographed trains in our area to make scale-model trains and was a member of the Train Club. He also built model flying airplanes. He was an avid wood worker for many years.
Gary was a US Air Force veteran.
He was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends who will miss him greatly.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends at the Itoo Hall 4909 W. Farmington Road, Peoria, IL on July 7th from 11: 00 am to 3:00 pm.
Burial of ashes will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Lung Association.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Joseph Berardi

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Canton- Joseph J. Berardi, 74, of Canton, IL, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2012 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born to Joseph and Emogene (Monroe) Berardi on February 14,1938 in Pekin, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty Lou Petri.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Mayhew) Berardi, his daughters Lane (Kevin) Hampton of Canton and Lana Berardi of Champaign, IL; four grandchildren, L, K, J and M Hampton and several nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Pekin High School in 1956 where he played many sports and attended Spoon River College, Sangamon State University and Western Illinois University.

He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years, on the Fulton County Board for 4 years and the Canton City Council for 4 years.

He worked as a home builder with his father’s construction company for many years and later as an entrepreneur and a sales consultant in the recycling industry for small businesses and Fortune 500 Companies.

His interests included slow pitch softball, golf, boat racing, and flying his plane when younger and later he enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, as well as designing creations from brick and stone. He also loved being in politics, and traveling. His very favorite activity was cooking for and entertaining his friends and family. He was a friend to all.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Canton VFW on July 3, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cremation rites have been accorded by Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home of Canton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Joseph Berardi Scholarship Fund c/o Lana Berardi, P.O Box 3515, Champaign, IL 61826.

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Hazel E. Lamb

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Canton – Hazel E. Lamb, 74, 14133 E. Fiatt Rd. Fiatt, IL passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born April 3, 1938 in El Dorado Springs, MO the daughter of S.O. and Grace E. (Tuder) Page. Hazel married Buddy Lamb on October 22, 2009 in Canton.
He survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com