John “Jack” R. Perkins

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HANNA CITY – John “Jack” R. Perkins, 85, of Hanna City, Ill., passed away at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
Services will be Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, Ill., with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery in rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Heritage Bank in Hanna City.

Charlotte A. Phillips

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Charlotte Phillips

Charlotte A. Phillips

Havana – Charlotte A. Phillips, 83, of Havana, IL, formerly of Canton and Vermont, passed away at 6:45 AM Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Havana Health Care. She was born August 29, 1930 in Canton to John and Alma (Woodsworth) Ditmars. Charlotte married John Phillips on February 28, 1947 in Canton and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2004.
Surviving are her daughter, Mary (Dennis) Sarff of Havana; her son, Wayne (Karen) Phillips of Ft. Lupton, CO; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, John Phillips; one brother; and one sister.
Charlotte was a member of Vermont Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women’s Group and the Vermont American Legion Auxiliary Post 26.
Service will be at 1:00 PM Friday, January 3, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. There will be no visitation. Rev. Rick Atchley will be officiating.
Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Vicky S. Hall

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Vicky S. Hall 6/1/1955 – 12/28/2013

A celebration of the life of Vicky Hall; loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and wife. She had a wonderful full life and touched many hearts and will always be fondly remembered. She is survived by her parents, her two daughters and son in law, three sisters, three granddaughters, two grandsons, a soon to be great granddaughter, three nieces, two nephews, six great nieces, two great nephews, her husband, many friends, and her Saint Bernard, Banjo. We all love you dearly, Vicky.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Mary Alice Workman

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Peoria – Mary Alice Workman, 82, of Peoria, IL passed away at 9:30 AM on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at her residence.
She was born June 4, 1931, in Knox County, to Ambrose Elmer and Calla (Pickering) Foote. She married Charles D. Workman on November 13, 1948 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Deborah (John Vernon) Millman of Roadhouse, Charles (Sharon) Workman of Peoria, and Penelope (Jim) Fierce of Peoria; twelve grandchildren; and one sister, Marilyn Gorgone of California.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and two children.
Cremation rites have been accorded with private burial of ashes at a later date in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ronald J. Toebbe

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Ronald J. Toebbe

Ronald J. Toebbe

Bartonville – Ronald J. Toebbe, 73, Bartonville, IL passed away at 2:17 PM on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born April 6, 1940, in Peoria, to John and Eleanor (Hulit) Toebbe. Ronald married Theda “Shorty” Bradshaw on July 23, 1960 in Peoria. She survives along with two sons, Ronald Toebbe Jr. of Quincy and LeRoy James Toebble of Peoria; two daughters, Rhonda (Tom) Maushard of Peoria and Theda “Kathy” Reynolds of Bartonville; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kenneth Toebbe.
Ronald worked for Caterpillar for 34 years, retiring as an instrument repairman.
He was a US Army veteran, serving from 1957 to 1965,
Services will be Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Lyndall Propst will be officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Joseph James May

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Dunfermline – Joseph James May, 47, of Dunfermline, IL passed away at 3:08 AM Monday, December 23, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
He was born on February 17, 1966, in Canton, IL, to James Allen and Gladys E. (Carver) May.
Surviving are his parents of Dunfermline; his son, Patrik James May of Dunfermline; his brother, Allen Dean May of Cuba; his sister, Sandra J. Tomich of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
He attended St. David church of the Nazarene.
Joseph was affiliated with the Diabetes Association of Illinois Camp Granada Youth Camp for 35 years starting as a camper.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, December 30th at the St. David Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Patrik May’s College Fund, St. David Church of the Nazarene, or Camp Granada c/o American Diabetes Association/Camp Granada, 2501 Chatham Road Suite 210 Springfield, IL 62704

Sylvia Jane Vargas

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Canton – Sylvia Jane Vargas, 79, of Cuba, IL, formerly of Canton and Wilmington, passed away at 9:25 PM on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at The Clayberg Nursing Center, Cuba.
She was born April 16, 1934, in Ipava, IL, to Ralph and Velma (Sipe) Cozart. Sylvia first married Sherman “Bud” Kinsel and they had three children and later married John Howell and they had two children. She then married Ray Vargas in Wilmington, IL. She was preceded in death by John and Ray.
Surviving are two sons, Sherman (Mary) Kinsel of Donna, TX and Gary (Billie Joe) Kinsel of Canton; three daughters, Connie Miller of East Peoria, Cathy (Fred) Butcher and Sandy (Tom) Kilbride both of Wilmington; eleven grandchildren, Jeff, Jennifer, Wendy, Kamy, Aaron, Elizabeth, Eric, Brian, Christopher, Nicholas, and Jonnie; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rick (Penny) Cozart and Cecil Cozart both of Cuba; and one sister, Debbie (Bill) Sours of Cuba.
She is also preceded in death by her parents and brother, Carl (Sonnie) Conine.
Sylvia first worked as a waitress and then as a custodian at the Joliet Arsenal and later as a manager at Hardees in Wilmington.
She was a room mother for her children when they were younger.
She loved playing bingo and gambling on the Paradise Casino.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a family gathering to celebrate her life in the spring of 2014.
Memorials may be made to The Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba or Harbor Lights Hospice, Galesburg.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Vern L. David

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Vern L. David

Vern L. David

Liverpool – Vern L. David, 77, of Liverpool, IL passed away at 8:30 AM Thrusday, December 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 14, 1936, in Bartonville, IL to Clyde James and Elizabeth (French) David. Vern married Sandy Gillott on March 23, 1971 in Peoria, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Brenda Daughtery, Ricky David and Andrew David all of Florida; two step-children, Edwin Gillott of Manito and Lynn Horvath of Canton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers; Leroy Paul David and Willis James David both of Peoria and Russell Dean David of Liverpool; one sister, Garnet VanTine of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and thirteen siblings.
He was a member of the Teamsters Union and also worked for HVAC.
He attended the Community Fellowship Baptist Church in South Pekin.
Vern loved playing and singing with his bluegrass band “Just Passin Thru.”
He also enjoyed fishing and horseback trail riding.
He was a US Army veteran.
Cremation rites have been accorded with a memorial service and burial of ashes in Coal Creek Dunkard Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Vern David Memorial Fund c/o CEFCU.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Frances L. Akin

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Frances L. Akin

Frances L. Akin

Farmington – Frances L. Akin, 93, of Farmington, IL passed away at 2:05 pm Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Farmington Country Manor.
She was born August 2, 1920 in Pawnee, IL to Ralph and Verna (Campbell) Meyer. Frances married Harold Akin on June 10, 1939 in Farmington. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharon (Wayne) Slaughter of Macomb; two grandsons, Chris (Michele) Slaughter of Tacoma, WA and Craig (Stephanie) Slaughter of St. Charles, MO; three great grandchildren, Ethan, Noah, and Sophie; and one sister, Blanche Wilson of Farmington.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, her son, Gary Akin and her brother, Melvin Meyer.
Frances was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington.
She was a member of the former Canton Country Club and loved playing golf and cards.
Services will be Friday, December 20th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Chris Deacon will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington.
To view Frances’ memorial tribute or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dorothy Marie Jones

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Dorothy Marie Jones

Dorothy Marie Jones

Morton – Dorothy Marie Jones, 90, of Morton, IL passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00 am at her residence.
She was born January 3, 1923 in East Peoria the daughter of Edwin and Dorothy (Stanley) Jones.
Dorothy first married Cecil Majors on June 21, 1940 and he preceded her in death in December 1969. She later married Kenneth Jones on February 12, 1973 and he also preceded her in death.
Surviving are six children; Grace (Royal) VanOrder of East Peoria, James (Shirley) Majors of Pekin, Susie (Larry) Vicary of Chillicothe, Richard (Sharon) Majors of Morton, Jerry (Cheryl) Majors of Morton, and Mary (Don) Miller of Waterman; six step children; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Majors; 25 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; one brother, Paul Jones of CA; and two sisters, Betty Goben of CA and Frances Green of Chenoa.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Bonnie and husband, A.D. Hawkins; and two sons, Jack and wife, Wanda Majors, and Joe Majors; and three brothers.
Dorothy was a member of Little Church in the Valley, East Peoria.
She loved her family very much.
Services will be Saturday, December 21st at 11:00 am at the Richland Baptist Church, East Peoria with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Gary England will officiate.
Burial will be in Fon du lac Cemetery, East Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Marie Jones Memorial Fund c/o Morton Community Bank, East Peoria.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
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