Diana H. Workman

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Diana Workman

Diana Workman

Diana H. Workman, 73, of Hanna City passed away at 7:39 am Saturday, November 9th at her residence. She was born on August 28, 1940 in Peoria to Harry J. and Anna (Hedden) Bauwens. Diana married James A.Workman on September 5, 1964 in Peoria. He survives along with 2 sons; Keith Workman and James R. “Rick” Workman both of Hanna City, 3 grandchildren; Kristen Workman of Hot Springs, AR, Courtney Workman and Samantha Workman both of Hanna City, 1 great grandchild Delaney Marie Marion of Hanna City, a sister Emily (Eugene) Reinholtz of Hanna City, and 12 nieces and nephews. Diana was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Diana worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years, retiring in 2001. Prior to that she drove a school bus for Farmington School District. She graduated from Woodruff High School in 1958 and was of the Protestant faith. Diana was well known and was loved by all her family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Diana enjoyed having lunch at the Hog Trof in Hanna City.
Services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, November 14, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where visitation will be 2 hours prior to services. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will follow in Smithville Cemetery in Rural Hanna City. Memorials can be made to the Logan/Trivoli Fire Protection District. To view Diana’s DVD or make online condolence you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Thelma E. Gudat

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Thelma E. Gudat, 92, of Washington, IL. passed away at 10:20 am Friday, November 8th at her residence. She was born on July 6, 1921 in Peoria to Otto and Linda Buhs. Thelma married Elmer Gudat on February 24, 1940 in Peoria. He preceded her in death along with her parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Surviving is 4 children; Roland (Marjorie) Gudat of Peoria, Richard Gudat of Sarasota, FL, Michael (Nancy L.) Gudat of Washington, and Douglas (Nancy M.) Gudat of Lacon, 6 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and 1 step great-great grandchild.
Thelma was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church in Beverly Manor and loved to knit and crochet.
Services will be 1 pm graveside at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Myetich

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Joseph Myetich

Joseph Myetich

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Joseph Myetich, 78, of Cuba, IL. passed away at 12:05 pm Friday, November 01, 2013 at his residence. He was born on January 29, 1935 in St. David, IL. to Frank and Helen (Myetich) Mikulich. Joseph married Patsy Gist May 10, 1963 in Canton. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2007. Surviving is 3 children; Kim (Mark) Peters of Canton, Joseph C. (Kristine) Myetich of Fishers, IN, and Adam P Myetich of Zionsville, IN, six grandchildren; Ryan Burns, Markie Peters, Chelsae Putman, Jacob Putman, Allison Myetich, and Kaitlyn Myetich, five great-grandchildren, 5 brothers; Ted Myetich of Lewistown, Tony Myetich of Springfield, OH, Franklin Mikulich of Lewistown, Paul Mikulich of Urbana, OH, and David Mikulich of Indianapolis, IN.
Joseph work at International Harvester Company as a machinist for 42 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. David. Joseph was an Air Force veteran serving from 1958-1962 and was a great family man and loved his family dearly.
Graveside services will be at 11:15 am Tuesday, November 5 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton. Deacon Sam Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Tuesday, November 5 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Memorials can be made to Canton VFW. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Kenneth C. Williams

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Kenneth C. Williams, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 1, 2013, at his home in Deer Creek, AZ. He was born on January 14, 1935.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Alice Williams of Canton, IL. He graduated from Astoria High School, served three years in the US Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, and later received a degree from Western Illinois University in 1961.
Kenneth married Mary Burnett in 1955. She survives along with four children, Kenneth B. (Jean) Williams of Gilbert, AZ, Ronald Williams of Champaign, IL, Mark Williams of Queen Creek, AZ, and Michele (Michael) Huls of Ashburn, VA; nine grandchildren; sister, Jeannett (Robert) Hulvey of Canton, IL; brother, Larry (Kathleen) Williams of Ozark, MO; and a very special family friend, Babs Curless of Vacaville, CA.
Cremations rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life for Kenneth on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10-11 am at Murphy- Sedgwick memorial Home in Canton. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any hospice organization in Payson, AZ or to cancer research.

Jazmyne JoAnn Harris

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Jazmyne JoAnn Harris, 14, was born October 19, 1999 in Peoria, Illinois to Christopher Harris and Gretchen Widger. She went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2013. Jazmyne was a very happy young lady who was loved and shared her unconditional love with everyone she knew, especially her baby sister Andrea whom affectionately called her “Sissy”. Jazmyne was a smart, warm, beautiful young lady. She was an eighth grade Honor Roll student as well as a National Honor Roll member of Martin City School in Martin City, Missouri. She participated in both track and volleyball. Not only did she love school, but she enjoyed learning. She had many friends at school especially Leslie, who shared a love of “One Direction” and “Justin Bieber” as their favorite entertainers. Jazmyne is preceded in death by her daddy, Justin Williams; grandfathers, Gregory Widger of Illinois and James Harris of Alabama. Cherishing her memory are: her mother, Gretchen Williams and sister, Andrea of the home; father, Christopher Harris of Ohio; brothers, Justin Jr. of Peoria, IL and Christopher Harris of Georgia; grandparents, Rick & Emma Descamps of Washington, IL, Bill & Judy Whitman of Illinois, Rita Williams of Ohio, Lafelda Jones and Clifford Williams both of Peoria, IL; a host of other relatives and many friends.
Services and Visitation for Jazmyne will be Saturday, November 2, 2013. The service will be at 12:00 noon and visitation will be two hours prior to service at New Morning Star Missonary Baptist Church in Peoria, IL. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to her sister Andrea Williams in c/o MidAmerica National Bank in Lewistown, IL. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
To view Jazmyne’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Justin D’Wayne Williams

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Justin D’Wayne Williams, 32, was born August 10, 1981 in Kansas City, Missouri to Clifford Williams and
Lafelda Jones. He went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2013. Justin was a class of 1999 graduate from Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, joining immediately after graduation and was stationed at Camp Pendleton and Camp LeJune in San Diego, California. Justin accepted Christ at an early age as his personal Savior being confirmed and baptized under the leadership of Rev. Cleveland Thomas of New Morning Star Baptist Church in Peoria, Illinois. In 2007,
Justin married Gretchen Widger and from that union one daughter, Andrea, was born. Together with
daughters Jazmyne and Andrea, the Williams family relocated to Kansas City in 2008. Justin soon gained
employment as a Commercial Salesman for Batteries Plus in Kansas City, Kansas until his untimely death. An avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, he watched and cheered with them in victory and like a true fan, always believed they would come back after defeat. Justin is preceded in death by his daughter, Jazmyne Harris and grandfather, Jerry Williams of Kansas City. He leaves to cherish his loving memory: his wife, Gretchen Williams of the home; son, Justin Jr. of Peoria, IL and daughter, Andrea of the home; mother, Lafelda Jones and father, Clifford Williams of Peoria, IL; grandmother, Pearl Ross of Kansas City; in-laws, Rick & Emma Descamps; lifelong childhood friend, Joshua Williams and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services and Visitation for Justin will be Saturday, November 2, 2013. The service will be at 12:00 noon and visitation will be two hours prior to service at New Morning Star Missonary Baptist Church in Peoria, IL. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to his son Justin Jr. in c/o MidAmerica National Bank in Lewistown, IL. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
To view Justin’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Richard L. Baldock

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Canton – Richard Lee Baldock, 83, of Canton, IL passed away at 2:02 am Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 31, 1930 in Canton to Verl and Miriam (Gosnell) Baldock and was married to Shirley Hedge for 62 years; they got married on June 3, 1951 in Canton, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, Deborah (Randy) Windsor and Michael (LuAnn) Baldock of Canton; three grandchildren, Jason (Shelly) Windsor of Canton, Brittany (Aaron) Federmeyer Posey of Raeford, N.C., and Shane Federmeyer of Lake Stevens, WA; two great grandchildren, Leah Windsor and MaLea Posey; one son- in-law, Bob Federmeyer of Lake Stevens, WA; two sister-in-laws, Rojen Baldock of Racine, WI and June Baldock of Phoenix, AZ; and his beloved pet Annie and grand dogs Gracie and Lily.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Patricia Federmeyer; two brothers; one sister; and grand dog Molly.
Richard served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954 and served aboard the USS Pickaway during the Korean War.
He retired from International Harvester, working there for 32 years; he also worked at SeamCo Patio Rock Resurfacing.
Richard loved to garden, do wood work, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:00 am in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society or Graham Hospital Hospice.
To submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

James E. Terry

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James E. Terry, 85, of Knoxville, IL. passed away at 10:18 pm Tuesday, October 22, at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville. He was born on October 5, 1928 in Canton to William and Hester (Courtney) Terry. James married Mamie Vaughn on October 9, 1949 in Canton, IL. She preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents, a son James E. Terry Jr., a daughter Linda Seams, two brothers; Bill and Wayne Terry, three sisters; Nola Mae, Barbra Ellen, and Norma Lee, and one grandson. Surviving are three children; Sharon Barton of Rio, Betty Hale and Shirley Davis of Rock Island, eight grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren, two brothers; Richard Terry of Canton, and Robert Terry of St. David.
James retired from Rock Island Lines Railroad after forty years of service. He was in the army from 1958-1961. James loved stock car races and even owned his own.
Graveside services will be 12:00 pm Friday, October 25, 2013 at Combs Cemetery in Edwards. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

James Alan Sharpe

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James Sharpe

James Alan Sharpe

Cuba – James Alan Sharpe, 52, of Cuba, IL passed away at 4:50 AM Saturday, October 19, 2013 at his residence.
He was born July 9, 1961, in Rushville to James A. and Bernice (McCormick) Sharpe.
He married Kathryn Pankey on October 17, 1981 at the Methodist Church in Cuba.
She survives.
Also surviving are his father, James of Canton; his mother, Bernice of Cuba; his daughter, Sheila M. Sharpe of Cuba; his son, James A.A. Sharpe of Champaign; five grandchildren, Austin White, Alicia Bruketta, Andrew White, Perry Sharpe, and Ralph Sharpe; and one brother Chris A. Sharpe of Cuba.
James worked with his father who was an electrician and also at Whalen Manufacturing in Macomb where he was known as “Norm”.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Howard David McGinnis

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Howard David McGinnis

Howard David McGinnis

Canton – Howard David McGinnis, 88, of Canton, IL passed away at 5:25 AM Friday, October 18, 2013 at his residence.
He was born August 8, 1925, in Metropolis, IL to Clarence and Orphia (Howard) McGinnis. He married Thelma James on December 29, 1950 in Elmwood. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Carolyn McGinnis of Malvern, AR, Connie (Dennis) Ripley of Canton, Charlotte (Ronald) Henn of Morris, Sandra (Lendel) Walters of Canton, and Peter Gryp of Victorville, CA; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Howard in death were his parents; one son, James Allen McGinnis; one grandson, Howard David Henn; five brothers; and one sister.
He worked for Caterpillar for 33 years, retiring in 1975.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Howard was a Copperas Creek volunteer fireman for 35 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was a great story teller.
Services will be Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Rick Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Cemetery, Banner, IL.
The family is very grateful for Harbor Lights Hospice and requests memorials be made to them in Howard’s name.
To view Howard’s memorial tribute or send online condolences, please go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com