Truman (T.J.) Epps Jr.

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Glasford- Truman (T.J.) Epps Jr., 73, of Glasford, died on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 11:52 am at his residence, with his family by his side.
He was born in Peoria on December 1, 1939, the son of Truman W. Sr. and Anna Trapper Epps.
He married Patricia Hinrichs in Peoria on January 13, 1962. She survives.
Also surviving are his daughter Angie Epps of Glasford, and his son Greg Epps of Canton; 5 grandchildren, Stephanie, Jessica, Jonathan, Tyler, and Morgan; 2 sisters, Sheila (Jack) Siewert of West Peoria, and Marcy Schearer of Dunlap.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
T.J. was a Heat and Frost Insulator who worked for Sprinkmann Insulation for over 30 years. He was a member of Union Local 17 in Chicago.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved to do wood carving and was very good at making beautiful wooden creations.
T.J. was a wonderful and loving husband, dad, grandpa, and friend who cared deeply for his family. He was of the Catholic faith.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday February 19, 2013 from 6-7:45 pm, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Father David C. Heinz will begin the Recitation of the Rosary at 7:45 pm. Friends are also encouraged to say a few words.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to OSF Hospice.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
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Jean Gibbs

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Jean Gibbs

Jean Gibbs

Trivoli – Jean Gibbs, 87, of Trivoli, IL passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
The daughter of James and Alma (Pearson) Alexander, Jean was born July 5, 1925 in Swift Current, Canada. They moved to Biggsville in 1935 and then located in Peoria. She married Ray Gibbs on July 19, 1952 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Sheila Gibbs of Trivoli; two sons, Jim (Jennifer) Gibbs of Morton and Walter Gibbs of Trivoli; one brother, Jimmy Alexander of Canandaigua, NY; and two sisters, Alma Sommerville of Hanna City and Louise Smith of Bloomington.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister.
Jean attended Knox College and Bradley University. She was a legal secretary and a librarian at the Prospect Branch.
She was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church.
She played the organ and cello and was an organist for almost 50 years at various area churches. Jean last played for the Hanna City United Methodist Church.
She also played at many weddings and funerals. She loved to sing as well.
She was a very strong faithful Christian woman. She loved her family and God more than anything else. She enjoyed reading her bible. Jean had a great sense of humor and was extremely kind and helpful.
Services will be Friday, February 22nd at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Robert DeBolt will officiate. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hanna City or Trivoli United Methodist Churches.
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Mary Isabelle Fishburn

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Mary Isabelle Fishburn

Mary Isabelle Fishburn

Canton – Mary Isabelle Fishburn, 88, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 9:58 am at The Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba, IL.
The daughter of Levi and Mary A. (Stengel) McDaniel, she was born August 19, 1924, in Lanesville, IL. She married Robert C. Fishburn on August 19, 1945 at the Christian Church in Mechanicsburg, IL. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her son, Robert W. Fishburn of Canton; one grandson, Brian D. Fishburn of Galesburg; and one sister, Patricia (Kenneth) Murphy of Farmington.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert McDaniel; and one sister, Betty E. McDaniel.
Mary was a member of South Park United Methodist Church in Canton.
Services will be Monday, February 18th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to South Park United Methodist Church or Alzheimers Association.
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Carl Eugene Tipton

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Carl Eugene Tipton

Carl Eugene Tipton

Hanna City – Carl Eugene Tipton, 78, of Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:25 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
The son of Henry John and Theresa F. (Lagier) Tipton, Carl was born December 9, 1934 in Greenview, IL. He married Judith Snyder April 13, 1963 in Eureka.
She survives along with six children, Michael and Patrick Tipton both of Victoria, TX, Mark Tipton of Hanna City, Brian Tipton of Farmington, Stacy (William) Dillingham of Bartonville, and James Tipton of Hanna City; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and five sisters, Marie Ayler, Nancy Blackmore, Ada Rose Schmidt, and Betty Buhs all of Peoria, and Shirley (Wayne) Crew of Bryson City, NC.
Preceding Carl in death were his parents; four brothers; and one sister.
He was a route salesman for Interstate Brands Butternut Bread, retiring in 1995 after 30 plus years.
Carl was a member of Lord’s Table Church of God in Bartonville and was devoted to his church and God.
He was an Air force veteran serving from 1950 to 1953.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 15th from 4 to 6 pm at the Lord’s Table Church of God, Bartonville with a memorial service following at 6:00 pm.
Pastor Todd Shaw will officiate.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to his church.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
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Mildred Christine Crawford

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Mildred Christine Crawford

Mildred Christine Crawford

Mildred Christine Crawford, 88, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Sandwich, Illinois.
She was born February 5, 1925, in Canton, the daughter of Estle Barnett and Edith (Poland) Barnett.
Milly graduated from Canton Senior High School in 1944 and completed bookkeeping school in 1946. She married W. Dean Crawford, of Canton, on February 14, 1947. Together, Dean and Milly founded Dean’s Floor Company, growing the business steadily over several decades. In 1973, the husband-wife team, with their two oldest sons, incorporated the business and established a retail store, now known as Crawford’s Home Furnishings. Milly retired in 2000, moving to Sandwich, Illinois to be closer to some of her family.
Milly was an active member at First Baptist Church in Canton for more than 53 years, Salvation Army board member for 10 years, and was a very active member at the Federated Church in Sandwich, Illinois for twelve years. She was known by all for the caring, generous spirit she contributed to her community.
Milly is survived by her children: Dennis (Paula) Crawford of Canton, Ken (Nancy) Crawford of Rantoul, Diane (Rich) Thomas of Plano, Brian (Vicky) Crawford of Oak Park, and John (Patti) Crawford of Oswego; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three foster grandchildren; one brother, Ben Barnett of Canton; two sisters, Ruth Howell of Canton and Edna Williams of Rockford; a brother- and sister-in-law, Frank and Virginia (Crawford) Freistak, of New Cumberland, PA.; as well as several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Preceding Milly in death are her husband; parents; one infant child, Robert Glenn; one grandson, James Lee Thomas; two brothers, Bill Barnett and John Barnett; and one sister, Barbara Myers.
Services will be Thursday, February 14th at 1:00 PM at Murphy-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Monroe Bailey officiating. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Dean and Mildred Crawford Scholarship in care of Spoon River College Foundation, 23235 N. County Highway 22, Canton, IL 61520.
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Roberta A. Crane

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Roberta A. Crane

Roberta A. Crane

Farmington – Roberta A. Crane, 79, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:40 am at Graham Hospital, Canton, IL.
The daughter of Robert H. and Philena E. (Johnson) McMullen, Roberta was born February 27, 1933 in Canton. She married James W. Crane on August 5, 1951 and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1986.
Surviving are one son, James R. (Kristina) Crane of Farmington and two granddaughters, Karron and Blair Crane both of Farmington.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers.
Roberta was a lab technician for Glenn Maguire Clinic and Coleman Clinic for 34 years.
She was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge #1571. She loved motorcycles, horses, the McBarker Boys, and her family.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be Thursday, February 14th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Wednesday, February 13th from 5 to 7 pm. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Fire & Rescue.
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Harold R. Reed

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Harold Reed

Harold Reed

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Harold Russell Reed, 87, of Canton died at 2:57 pm Friday, February 8, 2013 at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The son of Harold H. and Ella (Lawson) Reed, he was born January 21, 1926 in rural Fulton County. Harold married the former Doris K. Ball who preceded him in death December 16, 2005.
He is survived by one son Rick (Beth) Reed of Canton, four daughters; Janet R. Jackson of Canton, Mary Ellen (Jerry) Lamb of Louisville, KY, Rhonda (James) Reed-Buchfuehrer of Los Gatos, CA, and Angela R. (Max) Clary of Brownsburg, IN, fourteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one sister Lila Hobbs of Canton.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; Mary L. Reed, and Evelyn Postin.
Harold was a World War II Army veteran serving in the European Theater Operation under General Paton; he was a Tec 5 – Motor Pool Sergeant in the 5th Infantry Division of the Red Diamond Motor Pool.
He was a Vice-President of Canton State Bank and President of Mid America Credit during his career as a loan officer. He also pursued his love of farming during this time and was a member of the American Angus Association.
An active member of his community, he was a past Commander of American Legion Post #16 and a member of the Forty and Eight, past President of Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, past President of Canton Optimist Club and served on the boards of the Salvation Army, First Congregational U.C.C., and Fulton County Housing Authority among others.
Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, February 12, at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with the Rev. Maureen Stein officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Monday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton with Military Honors. Memorial can be made to American Legion Post #16. Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Robert G. Emery

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Robert G. Emery

Robert G. Emery

Canton – Robert G. Emery, 57, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:46 am at OSF St. Francis, Peoria.
He was born August 16, 1955 the son of Bob Eugene and Carol (Martin) Emery.
Bob married Deborah Orwig on April 5, 1974 in Canton. She survives along with their two children, Michael (Amanda) Emery of Canton and Kelly (Ryan) Albin of Bloomington and three grandchildren, Aden and Jace Emery and Stella Albin.
Also surviving are his parents of Canton; one brother, Larry (Peggy) Emery of Canton; one sister, Sherry (Frank) Kreichgauer of St. David, and a very special aunt and uncle, Bill and Beverly Wallick.
Bob served in the United States Army.
He worked for Orwig Autobody since 1975 and was a member of Whitetails Unlimited.
Bob coached baseball and basketball in Canton for many years.
He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Bob loved his grandkids, traveling, and playing cards.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church in Canton where visitation will be two hours prior. Rev. Glenn Nestlerode will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to Canton Traveling Baseball.

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John W. Tinnon

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John W. Tinnon

John W. Tinnon

Bellevue – John W. Tinnon, 88, of Bellevue, IL passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10:25 pm at his residence.
He was born July 3, 1924, in East Prairie, MO the son of Raymond and Mary (Johnson) Tinnon. He married Imogene Simmons on April 17, 1945 in East Prairie, MO. She survives.
Also surviving are four children, Ed (Judy) Tinnon of Bartonville, Jeannie (Robert) Dickson of Peoria, Ron Tinnon of Bellevue, and Pam (Virgil) Hall of Bellevue; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and four brothers, Roy Tinnon of Chicago, and Ben, George, and Homer Tinnon all of St. Louis, MO.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter, Joyce Tinnon; his son, Glenn Tinnon; and three brothers.
John had worked for Caterpillar retiring in 1985.
He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Bellevue.
Services will be Thursday, February 7th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Paul Trilikis will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
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Ethel Goldring

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Ethel Goldring, 91 of Warrenton, MO formally of Sullivan, MO and Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Warrenton Manor in Warrenton, MO.
She is survived by a son Ellis “Butch” Ferguson of Sullivan, Missouri, a Daughter, Rebecca Sue Mettler of Center North Dakota, a brother Ralph Holland of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, a sister Peggy Gann of Washington, Il, a nephew Lindell Blackwell of Warrenton, Mo and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lawrence, six brothers; Robert, John Wayne, Jim, Marshal, David, and Leyman Holland and four sisters; Bertha Long, Mae Murphy, Myrtle Hardcastle, Louise Ferguson, and a grandchild Darwin Ferguson.
Visitation for Ethel will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL on Monday, February 4, 2013. Funeral Services will be at 10:00pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Funeral Home.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com