Sophie “Si” M. Franciskovich

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Sophie Franciskovich

Sophie Franciskovich

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Sophie “Si” M. Franciskovich, 88, of 835 N. 6th Ave. Canton passed away 8:36 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 25, 1924 in Brereton, IL. to Fred and Mary (Pavletich) Franciskovich. Si is survived by a nephew Robert Mantonya along many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Tommy Mantonya, 3 brothers; Lucian, Anthony, and Thomas, and 3 sisters; Mary Horton, Rose Mantonya, and Jo Franciskovich. Si worked at National Bank of Canton as the Head Cashier for many years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society, and loved the Cardinals, Bingo, and the Casino.
Services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton, with Father Daniel Ebker officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, March 12 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with recitation of the Rosary at 8 pm. Burial will at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton. To view Si’s DVD or to make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Julius Gianakos

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Julius Gianakos

Julius Gianakos

Hanna City – Julius Gianakos, 79, of Hanna City, IL passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:30 am at his residence.
The son of Eleftherios S. and Angeliki (Topeka) Gianakopolos he was born December 2, 1933 in Zeigler, IL.
He is survived by three children, Michael Jules (Debbie) Gianakos of Acworth, GA, Brenda (Mike) VanAtta of Hanna City, and Chris (Mary) Gianakos of Sugar Land, TX; five grandchildren, Joseph (Elsa) Gianakos of Houston, TX, David Jules Gianakos of Brooklyn, NY, and Matthew, Andrew, and Michelle Gianakos all of Marietta, GA; and a special friend, Nancy Miller of Dieterich.
His parents and brother, John preceded him in death.
Julius had worked for Channel 19 in Peoria as a cameraman as well as for KOVR in Stockton, CA. He had several other entrepreneurial endeavors, including Polos Apartments in Peoria. Julius last worked for General Electric Medical Systems in Peoria for 24 years. He retired in 1991.
He was a member of Peoria Elks Lodge and Bartonville American Legion Post #979.
He was a US Army veteran, serving in Korea.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, March 8th from 5 to 6:30 pm and closing with a Eulogy at 6:30 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, IL.
Inurnment will be on Saturday, March 9th in Zeigler Cemetery, Zeigler, Illinois.
To view Julius’ memorial DVD and submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Terry R. Coonradt

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Terry R. Coonradt DVM

Terry R. Coonradt DVM

Canton – Terry R. Coonradt DVM, 60, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
The son of Rowland and Leone (Esser) Coonradt, he was born February 23, 1953 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Terry married Jeanne Mayberry on January 19, 2004 in Fiatt, IL.
She survives along with his mother, Leone of Eden Prairie, MN; three children, Rachel Hartel and fiance Dr. Jon Potter of Omaha, NE, Mitchell (Kayla) Coonradt and Spencer Coonradt and his significant other, Kaela Danz, all of Canton; four grandchildren, including Allyson Danz, the apple of her grandpas eye; two sisters, Sharon (Mike) Olson of Eden Prairie, MN and Janet (Paul) Papaevagelou of Windham, NH; and three special friends, who were like brothers to Terry, David Hahn, Chris Thomas, and Lynn Eich.
His father preceded him in death.
Terry graduated from Urbandale High School in 1971 and graduated, with honors, from Iowa State Veterinarian College.
He was a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine and first owned Spoon River Animal Clinic in Canton and currently owned and operatated Northview Animal Hospital, Canton.
Terry was a member of ISVMA, AVMA, and AAHA.
He was the president of Canton Chamber of Commerce and loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting.
He loved and enjoyed his family.
His love for his animal patients and their human companions was exceptional.
Services will be Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Thursday, March 7th from 5 to 8 pm.
Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate.
Cremation rites will follow the services.
Memorials may be made to Fulton County Humane Society 22988 E. State Highway 9 Canton, IL 61520.
To view Terry’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Geraldine L. Voorhees

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Canton-Geraldine L. Voorhees, 74, of Canton, IL passed away on Friday March 1, at 3:05 pm, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton.
The daughter of John and Maxine Ellis Thompson she was born on January 26, 1939 in Canton. She married Elmer Lee Voorhees Jr., he preceded her in death.
Surviving are daughter, Debbie (Kevin) Latimer of Canton; 2 sons, Mark Long and Joe (Tammy) Long both of Canton; step son, Terry Voorhees of Abingdon; step daughter, Diane Derry of Tennessee, IL; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Mary) Thompson of Canton; and sister, Cindy (Richard) McKeever of Canton.
She worked as a Nurse LPN for 30 years, last working at Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba.
She loved to write poetry, enjoyed flowers, and was also an avid reader.
Services will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday March 5, 2013 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, Reverend Kevin VanTine will officiate. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Cremation rites will take place after the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or to Graham Hospital Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Rev. William J. Lavy

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Rev. William J. Lavy

Rev. William J. Lavy

Peoria – Rev. William J. Lavy, 82, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Peoria, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at his residence.
The son of Jess and Ruby (Yarnell) Lavy he was born September 22, 1930 in Moscow Mills, Missouri. He married Iris M. Lowe on June 9, 1961. She died March 7, 2009.
Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca S. (Jeff) Greer of Houston, TX and Debby (Matt) Koeppel of Peoria; three grandchildren, Raven, Kayla, and Matthew Koeppel; two brothers, Robert Lavy of Chillicothe and Lewis Lavy of Silex, MO; and one sister, Rilla Poteet of Bellflower, MO.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Elizabeth Lavy; two brothers and one sister.
He was a minister for 50 years.
He was a US Army veteran.
Services will be Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Friday, March 8th from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. Paul Davis will officiate.
Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery, Trivoli.
Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Angela Lee DeVries

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Angela DeVries

Angela Lee DeVries

Bartonville – Angela Lee DeVries, 38, of Bartonville, IL passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 with her family at her side.
Angela came into this world to Steve and Lexa (Hill) Peterson on December 16, 1974. She was a tremendous blessing to her parents as she was their only child.
She married Tracy DeVries on June 11, 1994, a wedding of two soul mates that God brought together.
Angela leaves behind her husband, Tracy and her children, Jonathon Devries, Nicholas DeVries, Austin DeVries; Aaron DeVries, her little prince and Grace Ellen Michelle DeVries, her little princess; and her parents, Steve and Lexa Peterson.
She was preceded in death by her papa and memaw and maternal grandparents.
Angela was a member of Living Hope Community Church where even though in pain due to cancer, she was helping at Vacation Bible School. She knew the work of the Lord never ended.
Angela was, with her husband, a foster parent for several years with the Children’s Home and brought much joy to help the little ones. The only reason she stopped was when the cancer had taken over her body.
Angela was an awesome mom and wife. She always thought of others first on a regular basis. She loved her children and husband. They were the center of all her attention.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 am at Living Hope Community Church, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Art Georges will officiate.
Memorial donation can be sent to Better Banks in Bartonville for expenses and children’s education fund.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
To view Angela’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Avon Theo Spangler

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Avon Theo Spangler

Avon Theo Spangler

Canton – Avon Theo Spangler, 93, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:47 am at Graham Hospital, Canton, IL
The son of Charles and Grace (Bradford) Spangler, he was born August 12, 1919 in Kirksville, MO. He married Geraldine Prosser in Missouri on June 15, 1940. She preceded him in death on September 10, 2006.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Raineri of Creve Coeur; one son, Gary (Suzie) Spangler of Greenville, SC; four grandchildren, Nick Spangler of Canton, Frannie Hubel of Greenville, SC, Stacey Wolfe of Hanna City, and Mark Wolfe of Pekin; and two great grandchildren, Michael Hubel of Greenville, SC and Joshua Pankey of Creve Coeur.
His parents, two brothers, and four sisters also precede him in death.
Avon worked in the Forge Shop at International Harvester in Canton from 1943 until 1975, retiring with 32 years’ service.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and gardening and loved his dog, Misty.
Avon was a WW II Army veteran, serving in Japan.
Services will be Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Brett Bedwell will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Joseph A. Waite Jr.

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Canton – Joseph A. Waite Jr., 55, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton, IL
The son of Joseph A. and Orpha (Rhoer) Waite Sr. he was born August 25, 1957 in Moses Lake, Washington. He married Jennell K. Essex on August 25, 1987 in Victorville, CA. She preceded him in death on December 23, 2010.
Surviving are his caretaker and friend, Nicole Vaughn of Havana; brother, Walter Waite of Banning, CA; and sister, Margaret Waite of Banning, CA.
His parents also preceded him in death.
He was self employed.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside service on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:00 pm at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Loretta J. McEwin

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Loretta McEwin

Loretta McEwin

Loretta J. McEwin, 59, of Odessa, Texas passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 in Osceola, Arkansas.
The daughter of Wayne and Ethel (Donnelly) Spear, she was born February 1, 1954 in Ames, Iowa. She married Leroy G. McEwin. He survives along with her parents of Ames, Iowa; two daughters, Melissa Price of Ames, Iowa and Heather Harris of Wickett, TX; five grandchildren; one brother, Craig Spear of Clear Lake, Iowa; and one sister, Pam Spear of Jacksonville, FL.
Preceding her in death were her twin daughters, Toni Lynn and Terri Jean Alexander.
Loretta was a truck driver.
She enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, and boating.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, March 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Farmington Moose Lodge.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Canton.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of local arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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.
You may submit online condolences at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com