Charlotte J. Wright

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Canton-Charlotte J. Wright, 94 of Canton, IL, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm at Red Oak Estates in Canton, where she had lived for the past five years.
She was born July 28, 1919, in her parents’ living room, in Canton, to Clement L. and Edith Williamson Hughes.
She married Frank Wright on August 12, 1951 in Canton. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1994. Charlotte never got over losing her beloved husband “Muckett”.
Surviving is one daughter, Jane (James) Brodbeck of Canton; and three grandchildren, Cole, Drew, and Emily.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Charlotte was a 1938 graduate of Canton High School.
In the 40’s and 50’s she worked as a Bookkeeper for Canton car dealerships and King’s Auto Electric. Later on, she enjoyed being a homemaker. She was of the Presbyterian faith.
Charlotte loved her family dearly, they were her biggest pride and joy, and this includes all the pets that she had over the years. She enjoyed shopping, going out to eat, car rides, and talking on the phone with friends and family. In her later years she enjoyed visiting with people at the family furniture store.
Services will be Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Reverend Stacy Tomich will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
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Eleanor Irene Meinders

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Eleanor Irene Meinders

Eleanor Irene Meinders

South Pekin – Eleanor Irene Meinders, 87, of South Pekin, IL passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 9:40 am at her residence.
She was born December 15, 1925, in Bartonville to Emil and Grace (DeWeerth) Behrends. Eleanor married John Meinders on January 30, 1942 in Peoria. He preceded her in death in 1994.
Surviving are five children, Judith (Marion) Grebner of Glasford, Ronald (Sue) Meinders of Bartonville, Lance (Doris) Meinders of Bartonville, Nelda (Buster) Lightbody of South Pekin, and Tammy (Kevin) Turner of Ava, MO; eleven grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Donald Meinders, one grandchild, two brothers, and five sisters.
Eleanor was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Glasford.
Services will be Thursday, August 1st at 11:00 am at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Glasford with Rev. Harland Kaden officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31st from 6 to 8 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Glasford.
Memorials may be made to her church.
To view Eleanor’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Marvin G. VanMiddlesworth

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Marvin VanMiddlesworth

Marvin G. VanMiddlesworth

St. David – Marvin G. VanMiddlesworth, 79, of St. David, IL passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:12 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
He was born July 27, 1934, in Canton to Charles and Lula (Garnes) VanMiddlesworth. Marvin married Miyoko Kojima on January 26, 1960 in Japan and she preceded him in death on August 28, 1990.
Surviving are his son, Toshio (Misty) VanMiddlesworth of Cuba and one granddaughter, Marriah VanMiddlesworth.
Also preceding Marvin in death were his parents; one son, Michael VanMiddlesworth; three brothers; and three sisters.
He attended Canton schools and graduated from Cuba High School.
Marvin worked at Navistar, retiring in 1985 with 30 years’ service.
He was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1955 to 1959.
Services will be Friday, August 2, 2013 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Thursday, August 1st from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. Jim Menne will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
A luncheon will immediately follow at the Fiatt Independent Church.
Memorials may be made to his granddaughter, Marriah VanMiddlesworth c/o Mid America National Bank, Cuba, IL.
To view Marvin’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Walter L. “Skeet” Boyer

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Walter L. "Skeet" Boyer

Walter L. "Skeet" Boyer

Hanna City – Walter L. “Skeet” Boyer, 94, of Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4:35 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
He was born April 13, 1919, in Hanna City to Harry Anderson and Caroline (Sleeth) Boyer. Skeet married Mildred Baggs on June 1, 1940 in St. Louis, MO.
She preceded him in death on February 5, 2006.
Surviving are his son, Gary (Pat) Boyer of Hanna City; son-in-law, Warren Satterlee of Early, TX; six grandchildren, Missy (Dave) Ryba, Mark (Annette) Boyer, Marci (Mat) Fletcher, Meri (Matt) Havenar, Amy (Jeff) Vizenor, and Brian (Stella) Satterlee; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Boyer of Canton and Robert (Vera) Boyer of Yates City; and one sister, Alice Hauser of Colorado.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, his daughter, Gail Ann Satterlee; three brothers; and four sisters.
Skeet was a lifelong farmer and plumber.
He was a member of Maple Lane Country Club in Elmwood and a former member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571.
He was an Army Air Corp veteran, serving from 1944 to 1946, during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
Services will be held Monday, July 29th at 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Sunday, July 28th from 4 to 7 pm. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Texas Union Cemetery, Trivoli.
Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District, St. Jude Canton to Peoria Run or Farmington Academic Foundation.
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Albina Ann Hrvatin

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Albina Ann Hrvatin

Albina Ann Hrvatin

Bartonville – Albina Ann Hrvatin, 93, of Bartonville, IL passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 5:45 am at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington, IL.
She was born September 4, 1919, in Johnson City, IL to Peter and Mildred (Gasparich) Eskra. Albina married John Hrvatin on August 2, 1941. He survives along with two children, Joanne (David) Dowell of West Peoria and Jack Hrvatin of Evansville, IN; five grandchildren, Erika (Jim Morrison) Dowell, Ingrid (Brian) Peelle, Olivia (Travis) Prewett, Casey Hrvatin, and Drew Hrvatin; two great-grandchildren, Johnathan and Calvin and one sister, Marilyn Greenbaum of Bartonville.
Albina was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.
She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bartonville and was a volunteer art teacher at St. Boniface Grade School in Peoria. She was also a member of TOPS.
Albina was a seamstress and had a love of hats and jewelry. She liked crocheting, bingo, and cards.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Funeral Mass will be Monday, July 29th at 10:00 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bartonville with Father Terry Cassidy officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, July 28th from 2 to 4 pm with a vigil service at 4 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville and again on Monday, July 29th from 9 to 10 am at St. Anthony’s.
Interment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Farmington Country Manor for the loving and compassionate care given to Albina.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or Donor’s Choice.
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Richard W. “Dick” Maxwell

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St. David-Richard W. “Dick” Maxwell, 88, of St. David, passed away suddenly at his home on the afternoon of Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born in St. David on April 15, 1925 to Earl and Lula (Richards) Maxwell. He lived in St. David his entire life and graduated from Canton High School. Dick married Charlotte Oatman on November 1, 1959 in Canton. She preceded him in death in 1999.
Surviving are his daughter, Sheila Cape of St. David; one grandson, Ryan (Jody) Cape of McHenry; and two great-granddaughters, Charlee and Brynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Earnest; and two sisters, Rosalee Roe and Marie Woodcock.
He served honorably in the US Air Force during WWII as a flight engineer on B17s, making numerous combat missions. He worked at International Harvester as an inspector, retiring in 1983.
Dick enjoyed fishing, meals at the American Grill, exchanging jokes with his friends, and watching the Cubs.
Visitation for Dick will be from 6-8 PM on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11AM.
Reverend Jerry Sawyer will officiate. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow the service in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Buckhart Rescue Squad or to the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation Museum (4000 N. Peoria Rd., Springfield, IL 62702).
To view Dick’s memorial DVD or to send online condolences, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Jill M. (Slater) McClelland

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Bartonville-Jill Marie (Slater) McClelland, 55, of Bartonville, IL, passed away at 6:43AM Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.
She was born on December 19, 1957 in Peoria, IL to William F. and Agnes C. (Pfeifer) Slater. She married Scott McClelland on August 30, 2008 in Mapleton, IL. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2012.
Surviving Jill are her mother of Bartonville, IL; three brothers, Michael Slater of Peoria, IL, Thomas (Jody) Slater of Canton, IL, and Ronald (Liz) Slater of Tyler, TX; one sister, Polly (John) Lawson of Bartonville, IL; seven nieces; two nephews; and fifteen great nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her father, maternal grandparents Carl and Hannah Pfeifer, and paternal grandparents John Slater and Margaret Goane.
Jill graduated from Limestone High School in Bartonville, mid-term 1974. She then attended and graduated from the Art Institute of Houston.
She worked as an artist, owning Artwhiz Commercial Design & Illustrations from 1990-2010.
Jill was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Peoria.
She loved every possible aspect of life, including, gardening, cooking, baking, traveling, skating, dressing up, and just being adventurous. She was the true embodiment of an independent spirit. She will be missed by her pets Chili, Pepper, and Frida.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow the service in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to PAWS, Peoria, Richard L. Owens Hospice Center, Peoria, or to St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
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Clarence William “Bill” Polhemus

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Bill Polhemus

Clarnece William "Bill" Polhemus

Hanna City – Clarence William “Bill” Polhemus, 86, of Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm at Farmington Country Manor.
He was born November 26, 1926, in Rapatee, IL to Clarence D. and Grace (Elliot) Polhemus. Bill married Bonnie J. Cady on March 21, 1954 in Brimfield. She preceded him in death in 2005.
Surviving are two sons, Brad (Diane) Polhemus of Farmington and Scott (Kathy) Polhemus of Congerville; three grandchildren, Jill Kestner, Jennifer Kuzniar, and Joshua Polhemus; and six great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
Bill was a barber for over 50 years.
He was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church, Hanna City American Legion, and the Hanna City Fire Dept.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.
Services will be Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 am at the Hanna City United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Walter Wilkins will officiate. Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Smithville Cemetery, Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Hanna City Fire Dept.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Richard E. Kelley

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Bartonville-Richard Eugene Kelley, 81, of Bartonville, passed away on Sunday July 14, 2013 at 9:49am at Fondulac Woods Healthcare Center in East Peoria.
He was born August 27, 1931 to Albert and Cecil (Crump) Kelley in Peoria.
He married Barbara Gerber on October 4, 1958 in Bartonville.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Karen (Steve) Hermacinski of Bartonville, Dawn Kelley of Peoria Heights, and Sandy Keene (Tammy Anglemyer) of Dodge City, KS; eight grandchildren, Heather, Sarah, Devanti, Kellen, Danielle, Katherine, Kyle, and Kelley Jo; and 2 great grandchildren, Faith and Evan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael Kelley.
Richard served in the US Navy from 1950-1955.
He was a Millwright at Keystone Steel and Wire Company in Bartonville for 38 years, retiring in 1993.
Richard was a member of Bartonville United Methodist Church, where he was a Trustee Chairman.
He loved fishing and ceramics. He volunteered at Proctor Hospital for several years doing Blue Coat escort. He was a jack-of-all trades that could build or fix anything.
Services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Reverend Linda Richard will be officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Bartonville United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
To view Richard’s memorial DVD or to submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

James Lenzi

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James Lenzi

James Lenzi

Farmington – James Lenzi, 89, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 8:35 am at Snyder Village in Metamora.
He was born November 10, 1923, in Farmington to Enrico and Rosa Lenzi. James married Evelyn Ridley on July 30, 1949 in Farmington. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, David (Nancy) Lenzi of Rolla, MO and Jan (Don) Megan of Metamora; three grandchildren, Stacey Smyth, Kim Lenzi, and Michelle Blake; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother; and three sisters.
James worked for Caterpillar in Inventory Control, retiring in August 1983.
He was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Farmington and the former Canton Country Club.
He was a US Army veteran, serving in WWII.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19th from 6 to 8 pm with the recitation of the Rosary at 8:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington.
A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 20th at 1:30 pm at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington with Father Paul Stiene officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com