Harold Joseph Baer

Harold Joseph Baer

Harold Joseph Baer

Glasford – Harold Joseph Baer, 69, of Glasford, IL passed away at 4:49 AM Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.

He was born March 7, 1946, in Peoria, to Samuel and Theresa M. (Gardner) Baer. Harold married Gail Gunzenheiser on July 17, 1967 in Normal. She died November 18, 2005.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Robert Baer; and sister, Theresa Mae Baer.

Surviving are sons, Todd (Renee) Baer of Glasford and Rick (Patti) Baer of Bartonville; grandchildren, Erik, Beth, Tyler, and Hannah; sister, Sue (James) Schlink of Bartonville; sister-in-law, Sue Baer of Warner Robins, GA; several nieces and nephews, including his niece, Teri (Dave) Vermillion of Yates City; two great nephews; aunt and uncle, Joe (Mary Lou) Gardner of Bartonville; aunt, Rozanne Helen Gardner of Peoria; and his constant companion, OT.

He received his Masters Degree in Education from ISU.

Harold was a teacher for SEAPCO, last teaching at the Bartonville Grade School building. After retiring from teaching, Harold was the Pastor of the Norwood Mennonite Church.

He was a Master Gardner for Peoria County Extension.

Harold was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, a Special Olympics coach; a SEAPCO Giants coach; and a volunteer at Camp Menno Haven.

He enjoyed woodcarving and reading to his grandchildren.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday, April 20th at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation two hours prior.

Pastor David “Doc” Johnson will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics or Camp Menno Haven.

To view Harold’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Lois J. Vaughn

Lois Vaughn

Lois Vaughn

Canton-Lois J. Vaughn, 90, of Canton, passed away at 8:32 PM Friday, April 10, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Canton.
She was born March 23, 1925 in Astoria, IL to Theodore and Rose (Lau) Vaughn. Lois married Earl Vaughn and they were happily married for 70 years. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2014.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Paul Vaughn; two sisters, Dorothy Goddard and Evelyn Behm; brother-in-law, Ray Vaughn; and sister-in-law Mary Kinne.
Surviving are one son, Michael T. (Nola) Vaughn of Canton; two grandchildren, Michelle (Jon) Hedges of Canton and Bryan (Brandy) Vaughn of Decatur; six great-grandchildren, Mariah Hedges, Mackenzie Hedges, Jonathan “JJ” Hedges, Micah “Zeke” Vaughn, Isabella Vaughn, and Asa Vaughn; one sister, Sara Rosich of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
Lois was a great wife, mother, and aunt who later in life enjoyed helping take care of the babies of the family.
Visitation will be Tuesday April, 14 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton followed by a graveside service at 12:15 pm at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Bryan M. Vaughn will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Canton P&O Band Club and Color Guard.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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George “Gene” E. Smith

George E. "Gene" Smith

George E. “Gene” Smith

Breeds – George E. “Gene” Smith, 91, of Breeds, IL passed away at 8:55 PM Friday, April 10, 2015 at Graham Hospital, Canton.

He was born September 30, 1923 in Tablegrove, IL to William L. and Helena (Helle) Smith.

Gene married Leatha Fay Oldham on January 17, 1944.

She survives along with one son, Gary A. (Evelyn) Smith of Canton; one daughter, Bonnie (Thomas) Lefler of Cuba; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Smith of Canton; one grandson, Harold A. (Michele) Smith; five granddaughters, Tina (John) Pasley, Tammy (James) Kem, Kim (Robbie) Bull, Candy (Craig) Harkless and Peggy (Jim) Lewis; fourteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Forrestlea Nolan of Dunfermline and Della “Bunny” Williams of Breeds.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Harold E. Smith; a stillborn daughter; two brothers, Kenneth and Larry Smith; and one sister, Frances Engle.

Gene retired from IHC on September 30, 1974.

Gene enjoyed farm sales, auctions, and restoring old tractors.

He was a strong family man and loved traveling to Florida for the winter months.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 15th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Brian Ebert officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, April 14th.

Burial will be in Breeds-Orendorff Cemetery, rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Bryant Christian Church or the long term care activity fund @ Graham Hospital.

To view Gene’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Richard P. Osborn Sr

Richard OsbornWest Peoria – Richard P. Osborn Sr, 72, of West Peoria passed away at 3:39 PM Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his residence.

He was born May 23, 1942 in Dixon, IL to Carr and Alice (Jacobs) Osborn.

Richard married Rochelle Halfacre on October 24, 1963 in Morrison, IL. She precedes him in death.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Kathy Trainor, one grandson, Michael Simone; his brother; and his sister.

Surviving are four children, Richard (Lori) Osborn Jr of Peoria, Debbie (Dante) Simone of West Peoria, Barbara (Dempsey) Patton of Peoria, and Brian (Kara) Osborn of Trivoli; son-in-law, Steve Trainor of Peoria; eleven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

He was a journeyman meat cutter retiring after 40 plus years service, last working at Mr. K’s in Pekin.

Richard was a lifetime member of Peoria Casting Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, and watching western movies.

He was a Green Bay Packer fan.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Sunday, April 12th at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation two hours prior.

Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate.

Cremation will follow the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Richard Osborn Family.

To view Richard’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Nancy Ann Holland

Nancy A. Holland

Nancy A. Holland

Bellevue- Nancy A. Holland, 81, of Bellevue passed away at her residence at 8:25 AM Tuesday, April 7, 2015 after ongoing complications from a heart attack in August.

She was born January 9, 1934, in Canton to Robert and Mary (Harkless) Witherell.  She married Marshall M. Holland in November, 1955. Her parents and husband precede her in death.

Surviving are two children, Cindy (Ronald) Dobbins of Bartonville and Robert Holland of East Peoria; two grandchildren, Scott M. (Christy) Elam of Pekin, and Lindsay A. Elam of Bartonville; two great grandchildren, Riley and Dylan; and one brother, Robert Witherell of Washington.

She was homemaker that had a love of all animals, especially her Pekingese.

Private graveside services will be held at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.

Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville will be in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Purrsonalities Cat Sanctuary by visiting www.purrsonalities.net or to Pets for Seniors in Edwards, IL.

Condolences can be made to the family online by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Martha M. Nord

Martha M. Nord

Martha M. Nord

St. David – Martha M. Nord, 67, of St. David, IL passed away at 11:25 AM Monday, April 6, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

She was born January 20, 1948 in Canton, IL to Frank and Naomi (Stouffer) Delach. Martha married John M. Nord on October 27, 1979 in Canton and he preceded her in death on December 1, 2010.

Surviving are three children, Kimberly (Bill) Bell, Eric Nord, and Paul Nord, all of Delaware, OH; two grandchildren, Kendra and Caiden; and one brother, Steve (Becky) Delach of Fiatt.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and brother, Frank Delach.

Martha was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday, April 9th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior.

Rev. Jim Menne will officiate.

Cremation will follow the services with burial of ashes in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the St. David Optimists Club or Buckheart Fire Department.

To view Martha’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, you can visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

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Jerry Lynn Jones

Jerry L. Jones

Jerry L. Jones

Peoria – Jerry Lynn Jones, 83, of Peoria, IL passed away at 11:04 PM Monday, April 6, 2015 at his residence.

He was born March 10, 1932, in Sugar Tree, TN to William Grady and Docia Gray (Coble) Jones.

Jerry married Virginia Louise Burton and she passed away on August 12, 2005.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; daughter-in-law, Deb Jones; two grandchildren, Brian T. Oathout and Garry L. Jones Jr., and two brothers, Jack and James Jones.

Surviving are six children, Lyle R. (Cheryl) Oathout of Thompson Station, TN, Arthur T. Oathout Jr of Peoria, Garry L. Jones of Washington, Brenda L. (Dale) Pemble of East Peoria, Janice M. Weber of Bartonville, and Justin L. (Denise) Jones of South Pekin.

Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, Jess Oathout and Lee Oathout, both of Thompson Station, TN, Melissa Oathout Lenhausen of Wenona, Julie A. Jones of Washington, Miranda R. Pemble and Mariah R. Pemble, both of East Peoria, Joseph L. Weber and Hunter J. Thompson, both of Bartonville, Jennifer M. Jones and Justine L. Jones, both of Peoria, and Rebecca Morrow of Bartonville; ten great grandchildren, Collin, Carter, and Charlotte Lenhausen, Victoria, Dylan, Rebecca, and Kristen Jones, Virginia Weber, and Zoe and Scarlett Wilson; and one brother, Terry (Margaret) Jones of Parsons, TN.

Jerry worked for Caterpillar, retiring as a Tech Center Designer after 40 years service.

He was of the Christian faith.

He was a member of the Moose Club, Independent Foresters, and Eagles Club. Jerry enjoyed stock car racing, hunting, fishing, and playing cards.

He was a US Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

The family would like to express a special thank you to his loving caregivers and OSF Hospice.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 11th at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Steve Weber will officiate.

Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care.

To view Jerry’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

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Oscar W. Ernst

Oscar W. Ernst

Oscar W. Ernst

Canton – Oscar W. Ernst, 94, of Canton passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Graham Hospital, Canton.

He was born May 23, 1920, in St. Johns, IL to Frank O. and Nellie (Jones) Ernst.

He married Irene Manis on February 1, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, MO. She preceded him in death on July 3, 2010.

He is survived by one son, Larry (Liz) Ernst Sr and one daughter, Ruth (Bill) Maxson, both of Canton; five granddaughters, Michelle Meier, Angel, and Samantha Ernst, and Gretchen Maxson and Sara (Richard) Neuneker; and four great-grandchildren, Darrion, Rheina, Matthew, and Jordon.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Frank Jr, Eugene, and Lyle Dean; one grandson, Larry Ernst Jr, and one granddaughter, Amy Maxson.

He graduated from Du Quoin High School in 1939 and went to work for Freeman United Coal Co (United Electric), working for 44 ½ years in Madisonville, KY, Du Quoin, IL, and Banner, IL serving as chief electrician and later as superintendent. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp shortly before World War II and served five years.

He enjoyed fishing, mushrooming, working in his garden and yard, going to auctions, tinkering with anything mechanical, and living in Okeechobee, FL during the winter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton, the Canton VFW and a past member of the Canton American Legion.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 10th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Canton American Legion Baseball Team or the First Baptist Food Pantry.

To view Oscar’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

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Robert W. Bartlett

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Robert W. Bartlett, 74, of Canton, passed away at 2:26 am Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born on January 17, 1941 in Lewistown to Orlie E. and Virginia (Ford) Bartlett. Bob married Marsha Girard on October 1, 2005 in Banner. She survives along with 9 children; Robert (Laura) Bartlett-Mendenhall of Canton, Suzanne (Todd) Putman of Canton, Richard (Amber) Quin of Cuba, Donald Bartlett of Burlington, Iowa, Jeff Bartlett of St. David, Hank (Kendra) Foster of Georgia, Mike (Kelly) Foster of Texas, Matt (Brandy) Foster of Louisiana, and Lori (Bob) Clogg of Canton; 2 brothers Alvin Bartlett of St. David, and Orlie “Jr” Bartlett of Canton, sister Helen Smith of Cuba, and several grand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Toby Cooper.

Bob worked for International Harvester Company for 30 and ½ years retiring in 1989. After retiring he worked at Rice Lake and Banner Township. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Canton, was on the Banner Village Board for 8 years, Copper Creek Fire Department, commercial fisherman, avid duck hunter and fisherman, loved to play cards and life in general.

Services will be 11:30 am Wednesday, April 8 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with visitation starting at 10 am. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Friends of Rice Lake. To view Bob’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert E. Danz

Robert E. Danz

Robert E. Danz

Farmington – Robert E. Danz, 78, of Farmington, IL passed away at 2:51 PM Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.

He was born January 29, 1937 in Farmington to Fred and Dorothy (Ludwig) Danz. Robert married Carol Evans on September 1, 1956 in Farmington.

She survives along with their three children, Jeff Danz and JoEllen (Jason) Bitner both of Farmington and Shani Wolmeldorff of Pekin; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and sister, Sherry (Paul) George of Port Orange, FL.

He worked for Caterpillar retiring as an inspection analyst. Later he worked as a Farmington school bus driver and also worked at Country Wide TV.

He was a member of the Farmington First Baptist Church, the Farmington Moose Lodge, the Farmington Odd Fellows, and the Peoria County Farm Bureau.

Robert coached youth sports and was active in the Farmington Booster Club. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He served in the US Army and the Reserves for six years.

Services will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 11th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Jon Dainty will officiate.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue 1100 or Farmington Booster Club.

To view Robert’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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