Dorothy Mae Abel

Peoria – Dorothy Mae Abel, 91, of Peoria passed away at 12:45 PM Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria.
She was born November 30, 1923 to Albert Christian and Myra Albertina (Dillon) Abel.
Surviving are her sister, Dolores Curtis of Peoria and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents and two sisters, Kathryn Bell and Betty Hogan preceded her in death.
Dorothy worked at Block & Kuhl’s in Peoria for several years.
Dorothy attended the Second Baptist Church on Farmington Road in Peoria.
She enjoyed embroidering, cross stitching, reading, pottery painting, watching movies, and doing arts and crafts.
Private burial and services will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Second Baptist Church on Farmington Road.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Clarence W. McCallister

Clarence McCallister

Clarence McCallister

Canton – Clarence W. McCallister, 69, of Canton passed away at 7:45 PM Friday, February 6, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton.
He was born September 26, 1945 in Kinderhook, IL to Hershel and Adalene (Thomas) McCallister.
Surviving are three children, Mark McCallister of Canton, Shannin Stratton of Galesburg, and Chad McCallister of Lewistown; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Donetta McCallister of Canton.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, David McCallister; and sister, Sharon Ellis.
Clarence enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM Friday, February 13th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Ipava State Bank.
To view Clarence’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Diane Elaine Matthews

Diane Elaine Matthews

Diane Elaine Matthews

Bellevue – Diane Elaine Matthews, 59, of Bellevue, IL passed away at 1:15 PM Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Cornerstone Rehab & Health Care, Peoria Heights.
She was born February 17, 1955 in Peoria County to Roy Henry and Frances Luella (Miller) Ballard. Diane married John Matthews on September 16, 1972. He survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Dave and Randy Ballard both of Bellevue.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Joyce (Butch) Pheasant and Judy Brickner.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial service at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 12th at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Center Rt 91 Peoria.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Sandi K. Russell

Sandi K. Russell

Sandi K. Russell

Canton – Sandi K. Russell, 67, of Canton passed away at 5:15 PM Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Unity Point – Methodist in Peoria.
She was born June 8, 1947 in Canton to Charles and Leila (Eveland) Fisher.
Sandi married Jack L. Russell on January 18, 1973. He survives.
Also surviving are three children, Tammy Russell of Cuba, Brenda Russell of Canton, and Kelly Russell of Canton; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Steven Fisher; one sister, Jeretta Chatterton of Canton; and many nieces and nephews.
She had a special relationship with her niece and nephew, Courtney and Lucas Chatterton, who called her Auntie Gram. She had many others who called her Grandma.
Preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers, Everett, George, and Charles Fisher.
Sandi worked as a CNA in various places in the Peoria area.
She had great love for her family and her animals.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Per her request, there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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JoAnn Nayden-Brown

JoAnn Nayden-Brown

JoAnn Nayden-Brown

Canton – JoAnn Nayden-Brown, 86, of Canton passed away at 4:47 AM Monday February 2, 2015 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born September 5, 1928 in Canton to George E. and Stella (Upson) Derry.
She married Michael J. Nayden.
Surviving are six children, William M. Nayden of Lewistown, J. Eric (Marla) Nayden of Canton, James C. (Susan) Nayden of Craig, CO, Jennifer Nayden of Kansas City, MO, Robert L. Nayden of Canton, and Todd (Pam) Nayden of Punta Gorda, FL; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and sister, Pauline Shaw of Canton.
Preceding her in death were her parents, 1 brother, Paul Derry, and 1 sister, Dorothy Shores.
JoAnn first worked in the office at IHC in Canton and later was a secretary and accountant in Steamboat Springs, CO for several years.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Canton.
She also sang with the Sweet Adelines for many many years.
JoAnn was a devout mother and grandmother.
There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM Thursday, February 5th at St. Mary Catholic Church in Canton where visitation will be one hour prior. Father Daniel Ebker will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation or Disabled Veterans.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
To view JoAnn’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William H. Skaggs

Hanna City – William H. Skaggs, 75, of Oakland, CA, formerly of Hanna City, passed away at 2:00 AM Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, CA.
He was born March 11, 1939 in Peoria, IL to Harry H. and Phyliss M. (Leuallen) Skaggs.
Surviving are 4 children, Troy (Kim) Skaggs of Trivoli, Todd Skaggs of Brimfield, Scott (Teresa) Skaggs of Hanna City, and Michelle (Sean) Meehan of Trivoli; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 4 brothers Donald Skaggs of Trivoli, Victor Skaggs of Louisiana, Steve Skaggs of Trivoli, and Dennis Skaggs of Hanna City.
Preceding him in death were his parents and 2 brothers.
William was an electrician for Bechtel Corp in California.
He was a member of I.B.E.W. and Peoria Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.
William was a US Army veteran serving from 1962 to 1964.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Services will be private.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Clara E. Coots

Trivoli-Clara Elizabeth Coots, 96, of Trivoli, passed away at 1:19 PM Saturday, January 31, 2015 at home, surrounded by her family.
She was born August 29, 1918 in Nabb, IN to Robert and Mamie (Turner) Davis. Clara married Edwin D. Coots on November 1, 1940 in Jeffersonville, IN. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1987.
Surviving are two children, Clarellen Varnes of Hanna City and E. Davis (Nancy) Coots of Carmel, IN; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and twenty-four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers.
During World War II she worked at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, IN, sewing ammunition pouches. After the war she was a home maker.
Clara was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church.
She loved to travel. She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls, Indianapolis Colts, and the Bradley Braves.
Services will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 3 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, rural Trivoli. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Trivoli United Methodist Church or Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
To view Clara’s memorial DVD or leave the family condolences online, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William “Bucky” Neuneker

Canton-William “Bucky” Neuneker, 88, of Canton, passed away at 1:40 AM Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
He was born May 1, 1926 in Bushnell, IL to Clarence and Ethel (Morris) Neuneker. He married Jessie Riden at Waterford Church, Lewistown.
He is survived by four brothers, Charles, Clarence, Robert, and James, whom Bucky took care of for many years; seven sisters, Rosella Wade, Francis Moats, Barbara Johnson, Minnie Boden, Georgie Meyers, Leona Bidwell, and Betty Grimm; and a special niece and nephew in law Kandi (Rick) Hickman.
Bucky enjoyed mushroom hunting, gardening, and loved to fish.
Services for Bucky will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, where visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pastor Dennis Owens will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Renaissance Care Center.
To view Bucky’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family, go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dorothy Mae Grigsby

Dorothy Mae Grigsby

Dorothy Mae Grigsby

Canton – Dorothy Mae Grigsby, 87, of Gallatin, TN, formerly of Lewistown, passed away at 12:53 AM Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN.
She was born July 22, 1927 in London Mills, IL to Orval and Marie (Buck) Toomer.
Dorothy married Charles H. Grigsby Sr. on May 20, 1944 and he died May 24, 1998.
Surviving are 2 children, Charles (Onna) Grigsby of Lewistown and Sheila (Charlie) Nelson of Gallatin, TN; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 10 ½ great great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mary Sill of Canton and Verda Roberts of Farmington.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Shirley Brown; and brother, Bill Toomer.
Dorothy was a 50 year member of Lewistown Rebekah Lodge #566 where she was a noble grand from 1993 to 1994. She was awarded the Decoration of Chivalry in 1995. She was also the president of Rebekah District Association #11 from 2000 to 2001 and was a member of L.A.P.N. Lodge #9 in Macomb where she was a past president. Dorothy went to Washington, D.C. to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers several times. She was also a member of Rebekah Banner Lodge #6 in Gallatin, TN and was a past noble grand of Rebekah Lodge #1 in Gallatin.
Services will be at 11:00 am Friday, January 30th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 29th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home with Rebekah rites at 4:45 pm by the Lewistown Rebekah Lodge.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may go to the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital.
To view Dorothy’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Donald L. “Doc” Ball

Donald L. "Doc" Ball

Donald L. "Doc" Ball

Cuba – Donald L. “Doc” Ball, 80, of Cuba passed away at 1:08 PM Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Unity Point-Methodist in Peoria.
He was born August 9, 1934 in Canton to Lawrence and Helen (Johnson) Ball. Doc married Mauricette Bontemps in 1958 in France.
She survives along with four children, Patrick (Lori) Ball of Vista, CA, Ronald (Anita) Ball and Rodger (Julie Foster) Ball both of Cuba, and Michele (Harold) Smith of Canton; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 step great grandson; 2 brothers, Kenny Ball of Galesburg and Lyle Ball of Fairview; and three sisters, Charlotte Hill of East Peoria, Elenor Hahn of Galesburg, and Vivian Harr of Canton.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.
Doc worked for Briggs Manufacturing in Abingdon for 45 years.
He was a member of Fox Hunter’s Association.
He enjoyed riding horses, fast pitch softball, hunting, and fishing.
Services will be at 3:00 pm Friday, January 30th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Andrew Fyffe will officiate.
Burial, with military honors, will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
To submit online condolences to the family, go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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