David W. Earp

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Peoria – David Wayne Earp, 55, of Peoria, died Monday, July 8, 2013 at 6:30 AM at Marigold Care Center, Galesburg, IL.
He was born November 1, 1957, in Peoria to Wayne and Shirley (Swanson) Earp.
Surviving are his mother of Peoria; three children, Jace Earp of Peoria, Angela Earp of Boulder, CO, and Brian Johnson of Bellevue; one brother, James Earp of West Peoria; and one grandson, Jacob Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his father and his longtime significant other Wendy Keith.
David worked as a self-employed H.V.A.C technician.
He loved to fish, and would always lend a helping hand when needed.
Visitation for David will be held from 3-5 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. A Celebration of Life will take place immediately after the visitation at Earp’s Hide-A-Way, 1507 S. Laramie St., Peoria.
Memorials may be made to OSF St. Francis Medical Center ATTN: Sister’s Charity.
To view David’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Patricia S. Emery

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Patricia S. Emery

Patricia S. Emery

Farmington – Patricia S. Emery, 71, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 2:18 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born July 20, 1941, in Canton, IL to Dean and Mildred (Hagie) Utsinger. Patricia married Robert W. Emery on March 18, 1960 in Farmington. He died on December 8, 1995.
Surviving are two children, Kathy S. Morse of Farmington and David D. Emery of Franklin, IN; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Elaine Shafer of Mapleton.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.
Patricia was a member of Norris United Methodist Church and the Farmington America Legion Auxiliary.
Services will be Friday, July 12th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, where visitation will be on Thursday, July 11th from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Norris United Methodist Church.
To view Patricia’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Patsy L. Severns

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Patsy Severns

Patsy L. Severns

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Patsy L. Severns, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 1:48 pm on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Ashland, OH. She was born July 28, 1927 in Collinsville, IL to Charles and Gwenolen (Barbee) Patton. Patsy married Richard Cort Severns on October 11, 1946 in Peoria. Surviving are her sister Bette Ohl of Metamora, and 4 children: Cortnie Lowe of Brooklyn, NY; Barbara Severns of Peoria; Julie (Tim) Leon of Ashland, OH; and Richard “Dick” Severns of Peoria. Patsy had 4 grandchildren: Shanti Lowe, Richard Cort II (Samantha) Severns, Shawna “Peach” Jordan, and Theo Lachmann, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Gene Patton. Patsy retired from AARP Foundation as a Job Developer in 2005. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 9 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, followed by graveside services at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. To view Patsy’s memorial DVD or make online condolences, please go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

David Hadsell Jr

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Bartonville – David Hadsell Jr., 80, of Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:48 am at his residence.
He was born January 31, 1933 in Canton, to David Sr. and Jessie L. (Braden) Hadsall. David married Claudia M. Screeton on January 24, 1958 in Indiana.
She preceded him in death on March 12, 2002.
Surviving are one brother, Donald Hadsall of Lewistown; one sister, Betty Myers of Liverpool; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Rudolph and Francis; and one sister, Margaret Saksa.
David retired from Caterpillar where he was a computer analyst.
He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Peoria.
David was an avid member of the Toastmaster’s where he won a lot of awards.
He also liked to paint.
He was a US Air force veteran and served in the Korean War.
Services will be Monday, July 8th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Bruce Elliott will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church in Peoria.
Online condolences may be made to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

George H. Gardner

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George H. Gardner

George H. Gardner

Canton – George H. Gardner, 86, of Andover, MN passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his loving family on July 1, 2013 at 12:24 am at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
He was born November 6, 1926 in Canton, IL to George W. and Gladys (Evans) Gardner. They resided in Canton and later Peoria until 1970 and in Minneapolis, MN thereafter.
He married Anneta Schwarz on October 16, 1955 in Canton. She survives along with one son, Dr. Thomas G. Gardner; one daughter, Carole A. Gardner; and one brother, Edward (Patricia) Gardner of Tampa, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William and James.
George first worked for International Harvester in Canton and for most of his career as a mechanical design engineer of grain dryers and food processing equipment for Hart-Carter in Peoria, and later in Minneapolis, MN. For the past 15 years since his retirement, he has been a wood carver of wild birds and decorative wood plaques. His award-winning carvings are in museums, nature centers, and in homes in five continents.
He was a member of Anoka Masonic Lodge #30 AF & AM and Zuhrah Shrine Temple, and a former member of Grandview Masonic Lodge #1112 AF & AM and Medinah Shrine Temple in Peoria.
He was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1944 to 1947.
There will be a Graveside Service on Friday, July 5th at 2:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the George H. Gardner Memorial Fund c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Canton.

Eula Margaret Rafferty

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Eula Margaret Rafferty

Eula Margaret Rafferty

Hanna City – Eula Margaret Rafferty, 96, of Hanna City passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at 3:00 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
She was born August 8, 1916, in Hanna City, to Lloyd and Carrie (Doubet) Beecher. Eula married Edwin Rafferty in June of 1935 in Hanna City. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Rafferty of Peoria and Bill L. (Phyllis) Rafferty of West Peoria; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were six brothers and one sister.
She was a member of the Edwards United Methodist Church.
Services will be Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Jim Reed will officiate.
Burial will be in North Limestone Cemetery, Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Edwards United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ernest Isadore Wendling

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Bartonville – Ernest Isadore Wendling, 94, of Bartonville, IL passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington, IL. He was born February 23, 1919, in Peoria, IL to Isadore and Marie F. (Reichert) Wendling. Ernest married Betty J. McLain on December 31, 1949 at the Baptist Church in Danvers, IL. She died on September 18, 2012.
Ernest was raised by his mother and step-father, Marie R. and Ernest Brotz.
Surviving are two sons, Steve (Linnette) Wendling of Bartonville and Gary (Glenda) Wendling of Mapleton; four grandchildren, Andrew Wendling, Dennis (Amber) Wendling, Jessica Wendling, and Jeffrey Wendling; one great grandson, Carson Ernest Wendling; and one brother, Fred Brotz of Metamora.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; his step-father, one sister, Frances Wetzel; and two step-sisters.
Ernest worked for Keystone Steel & Wire for 36 years, retiring in 1982 and also for Hertz Rental Center in Peoria for 17 years.
He was a Corporal in the US Army serving as a combat construction engineer from 1942 to 1945.
Ernest loved hunting and fishing.
Services will be Saturday, June 29th at 1:00 pm at Endlsey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Mike Jones will officiate.
Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Parkinson’s Foundation, or Farmington Country Manor.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Steven Duane Williams

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Canton, Farmington – Steven Duane Williams, 43, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:53 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
He was born July 6, 1969, in Canton, to Jackie and Rosalie (Columbia) Williams.
Steven grew up in the Farmington area.
He married Rita Randall on December 9, 2011 in Rushville. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Farmington; three step-children, Benton, Roy and Soleil Randall; three step-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen McDermott of Peoria.
Preceding him in death were his father and one brother, Patrick Williams.
Steven loved making jewelry and going scraping. He also enjoyed “Gabby Days”.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside Service, with burial of ashes, on Wednesday, July 3rd at 11:00 am at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Father Paul Stiene will officiate.
A luncheon will be served at the Farmington American Legion Post #140 immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o The Bank of Farmington.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Dorothy Ann Doubet

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Dorothy Ann Doubet

Dorothy Ann Doubet

Trivoli – Dorothy Ann Doubet, 75, of Trivoli, IL passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 4:00 am at her residence.
She was born September 18, 1937, in Peoria, IL to John and Dorothy (Hofer) Kitlan. Dorothy married Gerald Doubet on September 30, 1961 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are five children, Cynthia (Terry Jr.) Lucas of Trivoli, Garold ”Beau” (Karen) Doubet of London Mills, Valerie Doubet of Norwood, Amy (Joe) Ciota of Trivoli, and Scott (Meghan) Doubet of Maquon; eight grandchildren, Alisha, Jeremy, Shayna, Kevin, Jacob, Corey, Mallorey, and Dakota; two great grandchildren, Breanna and Ethan; and one sister, Nancy (Roland) Kerker of Metamora.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters, Jackie and Jeanne.
She graduated from the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria.
Dorothy was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Farmington; TOPS, and the Peoria County Home Extension. She enjoyed joining her classmates in the monthly Class of ’56 Luncheons.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and taking care of her family.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26th from 4 to 6:45 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 pm.
Services will be Thursday, June 27th at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Father Paul Stiene officiating.
Cremation rites will follow the services.
Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
To view Dorothy’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Linda Ann Duchardt

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Linda Ann Duchardt

Linda Ann Duchardt

Cuba – Linda Ann Duchardt, 68, of Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills, Cuba, IL passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 9:30 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton, IL. She was born September 19, 1944, in Macomb, IL, to Wendell W. and June Eloise (Mullen) Williams. Linda married John Kelly Duchardt, Jr on December 23, 1966 in Canton. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Gretchen G. (Mike) Petrunich of Brownsburg, IN and Megan L. (Aaron) Donnelli of Germantown Hills; five grandchildren, Sydney, Jacob, and Marisa Petrunich and Anna and Katie Donnelli; and one sister, Susan K. (Peter) Glickman of Anaheim, CA.
Linda graduated from Drury College with a degree in education. She taught in the Pekin, Canton, Cuba, and Mendota School Districts, and retired from the Farmington School District in 1999. Linda gave her fullest effort in educating her students. She taught kindergarten thru third grade, except while in Mendota, and enjoyed the second grade class best.
Linda was a lifelong member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.
She was also a member of the BZ Chapter of PEO and past board member of the Parlin Ingersoll Library.
Linda’s primary life was caring for Gretchen and Gretchen’s family, Megan and Megan’s family, Kelly, Linda’s mother, father, Linda’s aunts and uncles and Kelly’s family. Linda would come to the aid of anyone or any group in need.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 29th from 1 to 4pm at Wesley United Methodist Church, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Parlin Ingersoll Library.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
To view Linda’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com