Howard S. Bishop

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Howard S. Bishop, 85, of 23597 E. Sebree Rd. Canton, IL passed away at 7:37 pm Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Graham Hospital. Howard was born on December 20, 1925 in Table Grove to Ford and Ethel (Baughman) Bishop. He married Alice E. Pollitt on June 7, 1947 in Canton. She preceded him in death on November 18, 2010. Also preceding him were his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.
Surviving is 3 children; Linda Bishop of Canton, Rudy Bishop of Wee-Ma-Tuk, and Cindy (Dave) Bastonero of Canton, 4 grandchildren; Terri Riddell of Woodhull, Bobbie Carpenter of Canton, Angie Hooker of Canton, and Phil Reid of Lombard, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, and 2 sisters; Mildred Leezer of Lewistown, and Mary Grisham of Cuba.
Howard was retired from Finch Trucking. He was a WW2 Army veteran, serving in 556th Air Service Group. Howard belonged to Canton American Legion, Canton Moose, and a former member of the VFW. He loved to coon hunt, go to auctions, and to trade dogs.
A Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 23, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements

Mary J. Vanatta-Slama

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Mary J. Vanatta-SlamaHanna City – Mary J. Vanatta-Slama, 90, of 11215 W. Farmington Rd Hanna City, IL passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm at Rosewood Care Center, Peoria.
She was born in Rose Hill, IL September 8, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Iva (Hunt) Brooks. Mary married Walter Ray Vanatta in 1939 and he passed away in 1969. She later married Wilfird Slama in 1985 and he passed in 2000.
Surviving are one son, Michael (Brenda) Vanatta of Hanna City; one sister, Wanda Trapper of Charleston; and her best friend and dog, Coty.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and one sister.
She was a beautician and also worked as a cashier at Oakford’s IGA in Bartonville.
Mary was a devoted parent. She was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Yates City, the Peoria Eagles, the Peoria Heights Eastern Star, and the VFW Auxiliary in Bartonville.
Services will be Monday, November 21st at 4:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation two hours prior. Burial will be Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:00 pm at Greenup Cemetery, Greenup, IL.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

David Allen Young

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David Allen YoungFarmington – David Allen Young, 42, of 19406 E. IL Hwy 116 Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm at Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton.
Born July 1, 1969 in Peoria, the son of Mack and Teresa (Lehman) Young he married Deborah Wheeler August 24, 1992 in Missouri. She survives.
Also surviving are his father of Peoria; mother and step-father, Teresa and Ervin Jausel of Maquon; two daughters, Tabitha (David) Newell of Yates City and Kimberly Young of Farmington; one son, Steven Young of Farmington; maternal grandmother, Mary Lehman of Peoria; two grandchildren; one brother, Steven Young of Canton; and one step-brother, Bill Jausel of East Peoria.
David was a river boat pilot at Garvey Marine for 15 years and most recently at CF Industrial, last working in 2009.
He was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and dogs.
There will be a visitation on Saturday, November 19th from 10 to 11 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington followed by a Graveside Service at Yates City Cemetery at 11:30 am. Rev. Kenneth Serr will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the David Young Memorial Fund c/o Farmington Community Bank.

 

Brian Keith “Hoyt” Harper Jr

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Brian Keith "Hoyt" Harper JrFarmington – Brian Keith “Hoyt” Harper Jr, 24, of 393 W. Court St. Farmington, IL passed away Monday, November 14, 2011 due to complications of Asthma.
He was born July 21, 1987, in Peoria, the son of Brian Keith Sr. and Charetta (Raines) Harper.
Surviving are his father, Keith of Canton; his mother, Charetta of Bartonville; paternal grandparents, William L. and Vicki Harper of Hanna City; one brother, Cody Harper of Farmington; one sister, Ashley Harper of Canton; his dearly loved niece, Sophia Harper; his Uncles and Aunts; and his many dearly loved friends, especially Derick Prince who tried his hardest to help Brian in his final moments.
He was self-employed, working in construction.
Brian’s life would seem too short to many, but for those who were touched by him, understood that the quality of existence far exceeds quantity of time in which you live it. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him. Hoyt would do anything for anyone & loved helping people. He enjoyed music, fishing, riding ATV’s, mushrooming & spending time with his friends & family.
Services will be Thursday, November 17th at 1:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Cremation rites will follow the services with burial of ashes at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Bank of Farmington.

 

Patricia A. O’Brien

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Canton – Patricia O’Brien, 70, formerly of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 6:50 am at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria.
She was born April 20, 1941 in Canton, the daughter of Lawrence and Isabella (Graham) O’Brien.
They preceded her in death.
Surviving is one sister, Donna Kay Warrick of Deland, Florida.
Services will be Saturday, November 12th at 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.

Toni (Lillie) Stanfill

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Toni (Lillie) Stanfill, 52, of 4402 S. Hanna City Glasford Rd. Hanna City, passed away at 4:01 pm, Friday, November 4, 2011 in the Emergency Room at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on April 5, 1959 in Canton to Elmer Eugene and Norma Jean (Palmer) Lillie. Toni married Bruce Stanfill on November 9, 1994 in Pekin, IL. He survives along with 2 children; Bobbi Jo Thompson of Peoria, and Aaron Dion Hanson of Davenport, Iowa, 10 grandchildren, and 1 sister Luann Pripish of Norris. She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother Michael O. Lillie.
Toni was self employed, running Toni’s Cleaning Service.
Services will be 11 am, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Visitation will from 5-7 pm, Tuesday, November 8 at the Memorial Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services

 

Sharon L. Comerford

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Sharon L. ComerfordBartonville – Sharon L. Comerford, 69, of 4820 W. Whipp Ave Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria with her loving family there to support her.
She was born January 14, 1942, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Ralph and Dorothy (Stever) Hoepfner. Sharon married Robert Comerford on May 8, 1981 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Marnie (Rick) Koeppel and Michelle Mathison both of Bartonville, and Carrie Comerford of Peoria; one step-son, Troy Comerford of LaSalle-Peru; two grandchildren, Jack and Katelynn Koeppel; two step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pat Mesch of Bellevue, Washington and Sande Lauer of Peoria.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
She worked at Great Plains Gas in Peoria and Kroger Grocery in Bartonville.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be Monday, November 7th at 12 noon at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate.

 

Robert E. Greenfield

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Hanna City – Robert E. Greenfield, 82, of 402 Carole St. Hanna City, IL passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington.
He was born October 24, 1929, in Oak Hill, IL the son of Francis and Vivian (Denton) Greenfield. He married June Bales February 15, 1959 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Don (Kim) Woods of Dunlap, Donna (Mike) Smith of Tremont, Dennis (Cheryl) Woods of Lake Camelot, Lisa (Jamie) Stear of Hanna City, and Jennifer (Alan) Holmes of Carol Stream; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Bordner of California.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother.
Robert first worked in construction and later for Pabst Brewery for 19 ½ years.
He was a Army Veteran serving during the Korean War and member of the Farmington American Legion Post # 140.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 2nd from 1:45 to 2:45 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. A Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will follow at 3:00 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Carol Ann Bitner

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Farmington – Carol Ann Bitner, 76, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:35 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
Born, January 21, 1935, in Farmington, the daughter of Daniel and Ann (Moll) Crane, Carol married Gene Bitner on November 17, 1956 in Berryville, AR.
He survives. Also surviving are three children; Ann (Craig) Brooks of Smithfield, Trish (Bruce) Van Houten of Farmington, and Richard (Libby Mitchell) Bitner of Washington; and seven grandchildren, Jamie, Mary, Kelly, Andy, Sam, Alex, and Maggie.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, Daniel who passed in 1963.
Carol was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Memorial Service will be Thursday, October 27th at 3:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Rev. David Swain will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.

 

Lyle D. Kruschinsky

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Canton – Lyle Daniel Kruschinsky, 88, of 141 White Court Canton, IL passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm at Sunset Manor, Canton, IL.
He was born December 20, 1922, in St. David, IL, the son of August and Grace (Ritchey) Kruschinsky.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; six brothers and two sisters.
Lyle was a lifelong farmer and served in the US Army during WWII.
Services will be Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Rev. Sheldon Westerfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Highbridge Cemetery, Dunfermline.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.