Canton – Glenna L. Toncray, 97, of 414 N. 1st St. Canton, IL passed away Monday, September 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born August 27, 1914, in Fairview, IL, the daughter of Albert and Ollie (Jennings) Bowen. Glenna married Ralph Toncray on May 14, 1947 in Moberly, MO. He died in March of 1989.
Surviving are one daughter, Sue (Dale) Cleer of Lewistown; two grandchildren, Byron Noe and Anella Vig; two step grandchildren, Andy and Fran Cleer; three great grandsons; three step great grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel Campbell of Canton.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.
She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in rural Lewistown.
A Graveside Service will be Thursday, September 22nd at 11:00 am at Apple Cemetery, Lewistown with Rev. Marc Brown officiating.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, the Wesley United Methodist Church, or the Fulton County Humane Society.
John A. Foulk, 44, of 26362 E. Monterey Rd. Canton, IL. passed away at 2:52 pm, Friday, September 9, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Hospital Medical Center in Peoria. John was born of March 22, 1967 in Canton to Allen H. and JoAnne (Black) Foulk. Surviving is his parents of Brodhead, KY, 1 sister Rebecca L. (Joey) Sparks of Brodhead, KY, 2 nephews; Allen F. Downs, and Brent M. Downs, and also many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Chet and Rosie Foulk, and Wilfred and Lucille Black.
John worked as a machinist at Morton Metal Craft and was a member of A.B.A.T.E. and previous member of Banner Fire Department.
Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, September 13,at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Monday, September 12 at the Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be made to A.B.A.T.E. or his family.
Hanna City – Eloise Monroe, 92, of Kountry View Retirement Home, 533 Brad Ct. Hanna City, IL passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 6:05 am at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL.
She was born October 25, 1918, to David and Elizabeth (Coon) Thrush in Hanna City, IL where she resided all of her life.
She graduated from Farmington High School.
She married James Franklin Monroe on Feb. 6, 1937. He died Jan. 17. 2002.
Eloise is survived by two sons, David (Jean) Monroe of Trivoli and James (Midge) Monroe of Hortonville, WI.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Kevin (Catherine) Monroe of Ames, IA, Kathy (Jon) Frank of Farmington, Robert (Carleen) Monroe of Greenbay, WI and Elizabeth Monroe of Hortonville, WI; six great grandchildren, Nicole and Melissa Zeglen of Farmington, Zachary and Brianna Monroe of Ames, IA, and Jacob and Kyle Monroe of Green Bay, WI.
Her parents and one sister, Nadine Jensen, preceded her in death.
She was a loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.
Eloise was an 80 yr. member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church, having joined at the age of 13 in 1931.
She was a Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout Den Mother, a member of the Methodist W.S.C.S. and helped with the Annual Church Turkey Supper. She was a member of the Eastern Stars.
Her hobby was quilting and she had made quilts for her children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 17th from noon to 2:00 pm at the Hanna City United Methodist Church with services following at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Hanna City United Methodist Church or the Logan-Trivoli Fire Department.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Bartonville – Duane Beaird, 72, of 720 Hatterman St. Bartonville, IL formerly of Bernadotte, IL passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at his residence.
He was born April 24, 1939 to Grover G. and Lena (Munson) Beaird in Bernadotte, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters, Bertha Vaughn, Goldie Parks, Wilma Hyde, Doris Ellis, and Twila Simpson; and four brothers, Willis (Buck) Beaird, Grover “Zeke” Beaird, Doyle Beaird, and one infant brother.
Surviving are three sons, Randie (Laura) Beaird and Robbie (Liz) Beaird, both of Glendale, AZ and Rodney (Pam) Beaird of Bernadotte; a special friend, Dorothy Ishmael, with whom he made his home; two sisters, Audrey Pickle and Charlotte Beaird both of Hanna City, one brother, William “Bill” (Evelyn) Beaird of Canton; four grandsons; one granddaughter; two step-grandsons; five great grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Savannah Josephine Ford; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He worked at Caterpillar for 31 years, retiring from Mapleton Foundry in 1997. He was a member of UAW Local 974.
There will be a Graveside Service on Thursday, September 15th at 1:00 pm at Howard Cemetery, rural Smithfield.
Memorials may be made to the Red Brick School, Smithfield or OSF Hospice.
Donald L. Nebergall, 81, of 414 N. 1st Ave. Canton, IL passed away at 9:50 pm, Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born on November 13, 1929 in Canton to Charles and Mary (Jones) Nebergall. Don married Bernita Putman on January 20, 1951 in Canton. She preceded him in death on August 19, 2002. Also preceding him were his parents, 1 sister, and an infant son.
Surviving him are 4 children; Vicki (Gordon) James, Sally (John) Gregory, Debbie (Jon) Walraven all of Canton, and Larry (Cheryl) Nebergall of Lewistown, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 1 sister Sherry (Bob) Baker of Stark, FL.
Don retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company in 1984. He was an Army veteran and a member of Longview Social Club, and Canton Bowling Association. He bowled on numerous teams up until his 81st birthday.
Services will be Graveside 11:00 am, Friday, September 9, 2011 at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. The Rev. Lauren Padgett will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:45-10:45 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Memorials can be made to either Fulton/Schuyler American Red Cross or Longview Social Club
Dennis Michael Hand, 62, of Mackinaw passed away at 10:45 am, September 4, 2011, at his residence. He was born April 26, 1949 to Chester and Pearl (Miller) Hand in Canton, IL. Dennis married Vickie Cook on September 26, 1972 in Galesburg, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers; Larry and Jerry Hand of Canton.
His wife survives along with his children, Michelle Palazzo of Pekin, Katie (Rick) Anderson of Farmington, Jesse (Kristina) Hand of East Peoria, and Connie Carvalho of Canton, 8 grandchildren; Kelsi Wiseman, Joshua McPhail, Nicole Palazzo, Michael Hand, Dylan Hand, Conner Hand, Andrew Carvalho, and Dominic Carvalho, 2 brothers; Jim (Sue) Hand of Crystal River, FL, and Bill (Lennie) Hand of Canton, and 2 sisters; Joan (Donnie ) Rilea of Canton and Sandy Mendenhall of Canton.
Dennis was a retired lift operator/truck driver, who enjoyed sail boating, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
Services will be 10am, Thursday, September 8 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Wednesday. Rev. Dr. Arvil Bass will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials may be made to his family c/o Heartland Bank in Mackinaw.
Helena Mae Stein, 87, formerly of 222 N. Trivoli Ave. Trivoli, IL passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Cary, North Carolina.
She was born September 6, 1923, in Smithville, IL the daughter of Elmer and Juel (Betson) Vogelsang. She married Leslie R. Stein on July 6, 1947. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are two children, L. Kent Stein of Cuba and Kristy Lee of Cary, NC; six grandchildren, Cally L. Stein, Regan R. (Stein) Wherley, Kimberly S. Stein, Erin (Lee) Medley, Evan A. Lee, and Ethan N. Lee; six great grandchildren, Tabitha L. Stein, Dakota A. Cheek, Cally L. Stein Jr., Addisyn Wherley, Brandt J. Medley, and Campbell E. Medley; and two step great grandchildren, Jeremy A. Skinner and Brett M. Skinner.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William “Bill” Vogelsang; and three sisters, Erma Hurt, Evelyn Rairden, and Mary Jane Kimbrell.
Helena was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church.
Services will be Tuesday, September 6th at 2:00 pm at the Trivoli United Methodist Church, Trivoli where visitation will be two hours prior. Rev. Elmer Vogelsang and Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will follow in Trivoli Cemetery.
Roger “Dale” Miller, 64, of 1005 W. Garfield, Bartonville, IL. passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born June 29, 1947 in Halls, TN the son of Betty Miller.
Surviving are his mother, Betty Myers of Bartonville; two brothers, Edward Myers Jr. and Rick (Teresa) Myers both of Bartonville; one sister, Recka Brackney of Bartonville; and several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his step father, Edward Myers and his grandparents.
Dale worked at Lowes in East Peoria. He had also worked at the Peoria County Jail, the Bartonville Police Department, and the Peoria Journal Star.
He was a US Navy veteran.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, September 1st from 9:15 to 9:45 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. A Graveside Service will follow at 10:00 am at the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Rev. Craig Hislope will be officiating.
Aaron S. Barnes, 26, of 1465 E. Myrtle St. Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 8:15 am at his residence.
He was born February 9, 1985, in Houston, Texas, the son of David Lynn Barnes and Kimberley Schisler. Aaron married Amanda Bowton on May 14, 2005 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Kimberley Schisler of Canton; two children, Emmalynne Barnes and David Barnes both at home; one brother, Corey Barnes of Peoria; maternal grandparents, Gale and Gloria Schisler of London Mills; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Stevens of Galesburg; paternal grandmother, Dalphna Barnes of Texas; father and mother in law, Tim and Tammy Bowton of Canton; one niece, Melody Barnes; and his grandmother-in-law, Bertha Newlan of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Aaron was a student at Spoon River College and had served in the US Army as an E-3, serving two tours of duty in Iraq.
He was a member of both American Legion Posts #16 of Canton and #644 of Fairview.
Aaron was a loving father, husband, and friend to many and always brought a smile to everyone’s face.
Services will be Monday, August 29th at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.