Mary Jane Kimbrell

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Farmington Headline:
Mary Jane Kimbrell, 89, of 410 E. Fort St. Farmington, IL passed away August 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL.
She was born September 30, 1921, in Hanna City, the daughter of Elmer and Juel (Betson) Vogelsang. She married Glenn E. Kimbrell on September 29, 1940 in Hanna City. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1994.
Surviving are her son, Rick (Betsy) Kimbrell of Farmington; two grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Schifeling of Peoria and Adam Kimbrell of Farmington; two great grandchildren, Abby and Bradley and one sister, Helena Stein of Trivoli.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, and three siblings, Erma Helsley-Hurt, William “Bill” Vogelsang, and Evelyn Rairden.
Mary Jane was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington and the Presbyterian Women’s Club; a 50 year member of the Farmington Chapter AE P.E.O; a former member of the Canton Country Club; and played in numerous area card clubs. She enjoyed golf and after dinner family card games. Love for her family was utmost in her life, especially for her grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10:30 am at the First Presbyterian Church, Farmington. Rev. Chris Deacon will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, August 4th from 6 to 8 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington and again 30 minutes prior to the service on Friday at her church.
Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington or the Farmington Rescue #1100.

 

Robert K. McMahon

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Robert K. McMahonSt. David Headline
Robert K. “Shorty” McMahon, 83, of 627 8th St., St. David passed away at 8:50 am Saturday, July 30 in Canton. He was born on May 25, 1928 to Otis and Burbie Vice McMahon. Surviving are 5 sons; Steve (Mary Catherine) of Bloomington, Bruce (Becky) of Sheffield, Mike of Ormond Beach, FL, Randall (Beth) Shipshewana, IN, and Brian of Cuba, 5 grandchildren; Joe, Katie, Janie, Rosamaria, and Keith, loving companion Lue Reinholtz, 3 brothers; Gerald (Helen) of Fairview, Don (Joyce) of Hudson, FL, and Harold of Kewanee. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and a sister.
He retired from Caterpillar as a Tool grinder after working 37 years and also operated McMahon’s TV Repair for 20 years. He was a member of UAW #974 for 60 years, Moose Lodge, and an avid St. Louis Cardinal and U of I fan.
Services will be 11 am, Wednesday, August 3 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with the Rev. Mark Juliot officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, Tuesday at the Memorial Home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials may be made to the St. David Optimist Club

 

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Mary BruceBartonville Headline:
Mary Bruce, 79, of Bartonville passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm at Morton Villa Care Center, Morton, IL.
She was born, June 22, 1932, in Reed, Kentucky, the daughter of Paul K. and Lucy V. (Smith) May. She married Oscar “Ozzie” Earl Bruce Jr. on December 24, 1952 in Owensboro, KY. He passed away on December 10, 1998 in Peoria.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, William Paul May.
Surviving are a daughter, Sally (Rik) Weiman of Bartonville; a son, Alan (Brenda) Bruce of East Peoria; one granddaughter, Jayme (Mike) Corcoran of Normal; three step-grandchildren, Glenda Rolle, Rachel (Pat) Wooden, and Ingrid Weiman; three great grandchildren, and two step-great grandchildren.
Mary was a member of the Bartonville United Methodist Church.
Services will be Monday, August 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be on Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 4 pm. Rev. Linda Richard will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to the Bartonville United Methodist Church.

 

Deborah Sue McCoy

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Deborah Sue McCoyGlasford Headline:
Deborah Sue McCoy, 52, of 7813 S. Glasford Rd Glasford, IL passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm in the OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room, Peoria.
Born, July 8, 1959, in Peoria, the daughter of Richard and Joann (Bruner) Schwindenhammer, she first married Douglas Clauson in 1978. He died in 1979. She later married Steven W. McCoy on July 8, 1988 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are one brother, Dave Schwindenhammer of Bellevue and five nephews, Jason, Trevor, Kip, Trey, and Timothy.
Also preceding her in death were her parents.
Deborah worked at Bel-Wood Nursing Home for 30 years, last working as the Environmental Services Director.
She liked cats, fishing, and crafts.
Services will be Saturday, July 30th at 10:30 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be on Friday, July 29th from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Gary Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or T.A.P.S.

 

Carol A. Bain

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Carol A. BainFarmington Headline:
Carol A. (Gensler) Bain, 70, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 4:00 am at the Farmington Country Manor.
She was born August 13, 1940, in Peoria, the daughter of Martin and Josephine (Gilles) Gensler. She married Brice T. “Ted” Bain on May 14, 1960 in Kickapoo and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2009.
Surviving are two daughters, Gloria (Steven) Sutphin of Las Vegas, NV and Becky (Steven) Cackley of Hanna City; one son, Marty Bain of San Diego, CA; two brothers, Larry (Marsha) Gensler of Brimfield and Mike (Vicki) Gensler of Edwards; and seven sisters, Sister Martin Therese “Janet” Gensler of Peoria, Barbara Clary of Peoria, Joyce (David) Boone of Overland Park, KS, Nancy (Jerry) Green of Tremont, Patricia (Michael) Schwerer, and Mary Jo Palmer both of Peoria, and Julie (Darrel) McIntyre of Edwards.

Carol was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington.
She worked for Lillie Insurance Agency, Farmington.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 27th from 6 to 8 pm with the recitation of Rosary at 5:30 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, July 28th at 10:00 am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 156 E. Vernon St. Farmington with Father Bruce King officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice in Galesburg, St. Matthews Catholic Church, or Farmington Country Manor.

 

Donald Ray Little

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Canton Headline:
Donald Ray Little, 85, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 2:02 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton.
He was born August 17, 1925, in Bushnell, IL, the son of Ray D. and Marceline D. (Shields) Little. He married Gladys F. Burnett on September 12, 1946 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons; Donald Ray (Sondra Kay) Little Jr. of Summerville, SC and Leonard Arthur (Sandra Kay) Little of Liberty, KY; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one brother, Robert Jackson Little of Ottawa. Also surviving are several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Paul Kenneth Little.
Don worked for International Harvester in Canton as a tool and die maker and Foreman of the Forge Shop retiring with 36.7 years’ service. He was a member of the Morning Star Masonic Lodge #734 in Canton.
He was in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 serving in the South Pacific.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a visitation on Monday, August 1, 2011 from 10 to 11 am with Masonic Services at 11:00 am followed by a Memorial Service at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Rev. Dave Utt and Rev. Ryan Goode will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Morning Star Masonic Lodge #734,

Mary E. Bain

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Mary E. BainCanton Headline:
Mary E. Bain, 92, formerly of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:30 am at The Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba, IL.
She was born August 15, 1918 in Unionville, MO. Her parents were Albert and Jessie (Stockman) Courson. Mary married Bernard Bain in 1937 and he died in May 1979.
Surviving are a daughter; Jowanna (Larry) Yocum of Canton; two grandchildren, Ryan Yocum and Chantel (Trent) Goforth both of Canton; and three great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Ben Guffey, and four sisters, Flossie Harris, Nellie Zink, Eva Clark, and June Redding.
Mary had worked at Denney’s Dry Cleaners, Newberry’s Dime Store, and International Harvester. She was a member of Mooseheart for 50 years and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Canton. She was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed dancing.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Burial of ashes will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton at a later date.
Memorials may be made to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 1095 NW 14th Terrace Miami, Florida 33136.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Staley

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Peoria Headline:
Barbara Staley, 85, of 6508 N. Patton Lane Peoria, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 at 6:25 am at Rosewood Care Center, Peoria, IL.
Born January 4, 1926, in Canton, IL, the daughter of Robert L. and Clara (Long) Harter, she married Everett Staley on September 4, 1945 in Canton. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mike (Mary) Staley of Morton and Mitch Staley of Tampa, FL; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Lynette Stewart of Hickory Flat, Miss.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister.
Barbara had worked at Bergner’s for 27 ½ years.
She was a member of the Glen Oak Christian Church in Peoria.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Kent Smith officiating. Burial of ashes will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Lawrence D. Kroepel

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Lawrence D. KroepelHanna City Headline:
Lawrence D. Kroepel, 86, formerly of 325 N. Runkle St. Hanna City, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 at 4:17 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL
He was born August 23, 1924, in rural Mapleton, the son of Edward and Marie (Fischer) Kroepel and married Jacqueline Hickman on February 14, 1953 in Hanna City. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Laurel (Thomas) Leadley of Yates City; a son, David Kroepel of Hanna City; six grandchildren; four great grandchild; and three sisters, Bernice Stevens of Hanna City, Eleanor (Albert) Rosenbohm of Peoria, and Irma (Donald) Uphoff of Glasford.
Lawrence was an inspector at the East Peoria Caterpillar plant for 33 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Glasford, the Hanna City American Legion Post #212, and the Peoria County Voiture 529 40 et 8. He was the commander of Post #212, past Peoria County Council commander, and Chef de Gar of the 40 et 8. He served on the Hanna City village board and rang the bells for 33 years for the Salvation Army.
He was a US Army veteran serving in Europe for 2 years during WWII and 8 months in Japan during the Korean War.
Services will be Friday, July 8th at 11:00 am at St. Peters Lutheran Church, rural Glasford where visitation will be one hour prior. The Rev. Jill Flynn will officiate. Visitation will also be Thursday, July 7th from 5 to 7 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Burial will be in St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery rural Glasford, where Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Posts #212 and #35.
Memorials may be made to his church.

 

 

Janis M. Watson

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Janis M. WatsonCanton Headline:
Janis M. Watson, 64, of 35 W. Cedar Canton, IL passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 10:15 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born January 27, 1947, in Canton, the daughter of James A. and Lucille (Lash) Williams. She married Gary Watson on October 24, 1983 in Lewistown. He survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Melissa Henderson of Canton; two granddaughters, Holly Matheney of Ridgefield, WA and Lauren Logue of Cleveland, TN; one great granddaughter, Aubree Linson of Ridgefield, WA; two brothers, James A. Williams of Canton and Kevin Williams of Cuba; two sisters, Barbara (Roy) Richardson of Canton and Annie (Gary) Cox; nine nieces; and one nephew as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Janis was an educator and counselor at Spoon River College.
Janis was raised in the Air Force. She enjoyed sharing memories of growing up in Washington, D.C., Germany, and Louisiana. As an adult, Janis enjoyed traveling with her family. She and Gary traveled to all 50 states as well as Mexico and Canada. She was always ready to pack her bags and begin a new adventure.
Janis was an avid reader. She enjoyed cozy mysteries and sharing her love of reading with others. She also enjoyed playing slot machines at casinos during her travels.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Janis’ Life on Saturday, July 9th from 7 to 9 pm at her home on 35 W. Cedar St. Canton.
There will be private burial of ashes in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.