James L. “Mac” Maccanelli

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James L. "Mac" Maccanelli

James L. "Mac" Maccanelli

Farmington – James L. “Mac” Maccanelli, 63, of Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm, at his residence, after a very brave fight against pancreatic cancer.
He was born September 11, 1949 in Canton, IL to Pete and Jane (Newcomb) Maccanelli. Jane survives him along with two brothers, Frank (Frances) of Northridge, CA and Marion of Plano, TX.
Jim first married Donna Cox on January 23, 1972. She died August 10, 1972. He then married Donita McAdams on September 18, 1974. She survives along with three daughters, Amanda (Robert) Oldfield of Farmington, Rebecca (Jay) Stear-Weiland of Columbia, MO, and Cassandra (Duchane) Anderson of Canton. Also surviving are his royal court; Brandon and Samantha Moore, Megan and Tyler Stear, Kayla and Kelsey Weiland; and his little princesses, Sophia and Olivia Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Pete; his brother, Perry, and his grandson, Jonathon James Moore.
Jim had retired from Farmington Wilbert Vault Co. in August of 2011. Before that he operated Maccanelli Trucking and had worked at IHC in Canton. His second job for the last 40 years has been to build and maintain some of the best apartments in the area. He was a man who helped others. He was a real family man who put his family ahead of everything. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
At his request, there will be no visitation. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 am at Brunswick Cemetery, Trivoli with Rev. David Utt officiating.
Memorials may be made to the wonderful women at Graham Hospice or the brave men at Farmington Rescue 1100.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Floyd Devere Vernon

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Floyd Devere Vernon

Floyd Devere Vernon

Hanna City – Floyd Devere Vernon, 76, of Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:04 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born June 11, 1936 in Herington, KS the son of Floyd Wesley and Beatrice May (Myers) Vernon.
Floyd married Dixie Nielson September 29, 1958 in Colby, KS. She survives along with their two children, Stephen (Linda) Vernon of Hanna City and Michael (Vicki) Vernon of Bartonville; three grandchildren, Daniel, Elyse, and Leann Vernon; his brother, Dennis (Fely) Vernon of San Diego, CA; and his sister, Shirley Davis of Bountiful, VT.
Floyd was a self-employed mechanic.
He was a member of Hanna City Sportsman Club and Glasford American Legion Post #35.
He was a US Navy Veteran, serving for 20 years.
Cremation rites have been accorded with services at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hanna City Sportsman Club.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
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Margaret “Marge” Dusten

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Margaret "Marge" Dusten

Margaret "Marge" Dusten

Canton – Margaret “Marge” Dusten, 93, of 881 Old West Locust St. Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton.
She was born June 6, 1919 in Canton, the daughter of Samuel and Anna (Hammond) Postin and married Willard R. Dusten December 24, 1937 in Canton. He passed away February 5, 1991.
Surviving are her daughter, Janice (James) George of Peoria; four grandchildren, Kent (Leslie) George of Houston, TX, and Kathy George, Kim (Joseph) Benko, and Kevin (Kim) George all of Peoria; and nine great-grandchildren, Shannon (Jeff) Benko-Pyle, Erin, Joshua and Justin Benko, Abbey and Annah Sandborg, Allison (Sandborg) and Adam Mitchell, and Dustin and Devyn George.
Also preceding Margaret in death were her parents, three brothers, and one sister.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed ceramics, quilt making, and all crafts. Margaret was an accomplished seamstress and a great cook, especially making noodles.
She loved all her family.
Services will be Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Friday, January 18th from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. Art Georges will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Carlos E. Almeida M.D.

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Canton – Carlos E. Almeida M.D., 92, of Canton, IL passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm at Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton.
He was born September 27, 1920, in Quito, Ecuador, the son of Rafael and Matilde (Hidalgo) Almeida.
He married Gladys Murillo on May 5, 1951 in Cuenca, Ecuador. She passed away January 7, 1980. He married Barbara (Smith) Malone April 28, 1990 in Canton who survives.
Also surviving are his four children, Matilde (Maurice) Almeida-Godfrey of Omaha, NE, Patricia (Edmundo) Almeida-Brown of Quito, Ecuador, Victoria Almeida of Chicago, and Carlos Almeida Jr. M.D. of New York, NY; his five grandchildren, Maximilian, Alessandro, and Guillermo Godfrey and Veronica and Federico Brown; his brother, Jorge Almeida of Quito, Ecuador; also Barbara’s three children, Michele (Lynn) Eich of Geneseo, Dianne (Marty) Lozier of Farmington, and Julie (Chris) Breese of Canton.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Rafael and Alberto Almeida.
Dr. Almeida obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Quito, Ecuador and completed his training in Kansas City, MO where he began his medical practice. Dr. Almeida practiced as a family physician in Canton at the Glen Maguire Clinic from 1959 til 1989, and then at Coleman Clinic until his retirement in 1997.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton, American Medical Association, and Illinois Medical Society.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, January 17th at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton. Father Daniel Ebker will officiate.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Food Pantry.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Carol Jean Stalter McKeever

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Carol Jean Stalter McKeever

Carol Jean Stalter McKeever

Trivoli – Carol Jean Stalter McKeever, 81, of Trivoli, IL passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:45 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born July 1, 1931 in her parents’ home in rural Trivoli, the daughter of Louis R. and Dorothy E. (Heuerman) Stalter. Carol married Bernard K. “Skeet” McKeever on August 7, 1949 at the Trivoli United Methodist Church. He died November 23, 2009.
Surviving are five children, Carol J. (Art) Turner of Quincy, David W. (Kathy) McKeever of Hanna City, Daniel L. (Debra) McKeever of Chillicothe, Rebecca S. (Steven) McMeen of Trivoli, and Mary B. (Craig) Elam of Farmington; ten grandchildren, Kari McMeen-Kooker of Des Moines, IA, Michelle (Daniel) Elam-Smallwood of Peoria, Heather (Jason) McKeever-Murphy of Urbana, Nicholas P. (Diane) McKeever of Edwards, Jason (Nicole) McMeen of Peoria, Andrew (Melynda) McKeever of Farmington, Adam (Heather) McKeever of Bartonville, Mallorie (Jordan) Elam-Menold of Elmwood, Mackensie Elam of Peoria, and Cooper D. Elam of Farmington; eight great grandchildren, Cohen Kooker, Ethan Murphy, Logan Smallwood, Harlow McKeever, Sadie Murphy, Sienna Smallwood, Riley McMeen, and Nora Menold; and two brothers, Ralph (Shirley) Stalter and Earl (Deanne) Stalter both of Trivoli.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two grandchildren, Bernard Turner and Megan Nadine Elam; and one great grandchild, Julia Rose Menold.
Carol attended Texas Grade School and graduated from Farmington High School in 1949.
Carol was sexton of Trivoli Cemetery for over 50 years. She was on the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank for over 34 years.
She was a member of Trivoli United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years and served on many boards and committees.
Her hobbies included photography, always taking pictures and winning many awards at the HOI Fair for her photos. She was an excellent seamstress.
Carol will be fondly remembered by Trivoli graduates of Farmington High School for her handmade graduation cards.
In her life, she most valued her relationship with God, her family, and her community. Carol was a beloved and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and community friend.
Services will be Saturday, January 19th at 10:30 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be held on Friday, January 18th from 4 to 7 pm. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
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Norman J. Helle

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Norman J. Helle

Norman J. Helle

Ellisville – Norman J. Helle, 80, of rural Ellisville, Il passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at 5:25 am at Prairie City Health & Rehabilitation, Prairie City.
He was born August 28, 1932 at home in rural Ellisville to parents, Royal and Alta (Fouts) Helle.
On June 25, 1961 he married Ilene Jones of Sneedville, TN. She preceded him in death on May 9, 2002. Also preceding him in death were his parents, sisters, Joyce Helle and Ava (Emerson) Boyce.
Norman was a 1950 graduate of Bushnell High School and he attended Western Illinois University. He was a carpenter who worked for Leroy Riley Construction in the Canton community and later as a self-employed contractor in Bushnell. He was also a livestock farmer all of his life. In the 50’s and early 60’s he raised Duroc hogs, and over the last 50 years raised Shorthorn cattle. Norman was a conservationist and a true nature-lover. In 2003, he received the Fulton County Conservationist of the Year award.
He is survived by daughter, Paula Helle of Ellisville; sons, Rodney (Jenifer) Helle of Pleasant Plaines and Stacey (Angela) Helle of Ellisville. Surviving siblings are Leila (Frank) Vladich of Tucson, AZ and Glen (Judy) Helle of Loveland, CO. He leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Candis Foster of rural Avon, who has been his dear companion for the last several years.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10th from 4 to 6 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Services will be held Friday, January 11th at 11:00 am at Wiley Lutheran Church, Ellisville where he was a member. Rev. Nathan Hopping will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded after the funeral services.
Memorials may be made to the Historical Ellisville Restoration Organization or Ellisville Goal Getters.
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Betty Selph

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Betty Selph

Betty Selph

Canton – Betty Selph, 78, of Canton, IL, formerly of Rushville, IL., passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm after a 5 year battle with cancer.
She was born June 12, 1934, in Galesburg, IL the daughter of LeRoy and Hazel (Severns) Shinn. Betty married Leroy Selph on March 31, 1951. He survives.
Also surviving are her daughter, Rebecca (David) Wheeler of Canton; two grandchildren, Stacey Marlette and fiancée, Tony Newton of Canton and Ben (Carrie) Wheeler of Canton; five great grandchildren, Natasha Marlette, Marriah Marlette, Caitlyn Wheeler, Benjamin Wheeler, and Abbi Wheeler; eight adopted grandchildren, Audrey Derenzy, Abbi Derenzy, Kaylyn Kinsel, Christopher Spahn, Kara Zuckerman, Sierra Logue, Jaden Hankins and Deb Fraizer; three step great grandchildren, Dakotah, Hannah and Alli Newton; and two brothers, Donnie (Reta) Shinn and Bob (Pauline) Shinn both of Abington.
Betty had worked at Vermont Foundry for 34 years, retiring in 1999.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charity May Hill

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Charity Hill

Charity Hill

Canton – Charity May Hill, 72, of Canton, IL passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
She was born October 7, 1940, in Pontiac, IL the daughter of William G. and Opal (Dabney) Rodefer and married Rev. Ralph Hill on August 11, 1962 in Malden, IL.
They just celebrated 50 wonderful years together.
He survives along with two children they raised together, David S. Hill and Jolie A. (Mike) Shaw both of Canton; four grandchildren, Grant M. Shaw, April D. Shaw, Ethan S. Shaw, and Dennis Ledbetter; two brothers, Ben Rodefer of Hartsville, SC and Sam Rodefer of Springfield; and two sisters, Hope Harmon of DePue and Faith Carlson of Princeton.
Preceding Charity in death were her parents and three brothers.
Charity graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1962 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught at several schools before becoming the Head Administrator at Nazarene Day Care Centers first in Blue Island, IL from 1970 to 1975, and then Lombard, IL from 1975 to 1979. From 1979 to 2000 she worked as a substitute teacher first in Canton and later Shipshewana, IN. She supported her husband’s ministry for 35 years. She directed the church choir, taught Sunday School, directed Bible Schools and planned many special church events throughout the years. Those who knew her said she was a very special Preachers wife.
She loved her grandchildren and took great pride in being a Grandma. She cherished time spent with family and friends.
She was an enthusiastic collector of “many” things. She loved going to auctions and flea markets and shopping in general. She had a real flair for decorating. She touched many lives throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, spiritual leader, and friend.
Charity was a member of the Canton First Church of the Nazarene where her services will be on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 am. Rev. Roy Quanstrom will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, January 10th from 5 to 7 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton and again on Friday, January 11th from 10 to 11 am at her church.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
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Dale E. Hatcher

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Dale Hatcher

Dale Hatcher

Pekin – Dale E. Hatcher, 72, of Marquette Heights, formerly of Pekin, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born March 25, 1940, in Peoria, the son of Samuel E. and Doris I. (Sylvester) Hatcher. He first married Monika Bierlein in Germany and later married Pamela Veteto on November 21, 1970.
Surviving are four children, Lewaunna Brown of Marquette Heights, Steve (Fe) Hatcher of Pekin, Dale (Mary) Bundy of Gilbert, AZ, and Rolf (Teresa) Bundy of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Brent, Shelby, Steve Jr., Jade, Tanner, and Paige; three brothers, Doug (Debbie) Hatcher of Germantown Hills, David (Nancy) Hatcher of Honolulu, HI, and Dennis Hatcher of TX; four sisters, Donna O’Keefe of Bloomington, Debbie Martin of Morton, Delores Manson of Shelbyville, and Deanna Hatcher of Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and an infant son precede him in death.
Dale had worked for Keystone Steel & Wire retiring in 2001 after 36 years.
He was a member of the former John Bearce Mustang Club and loved working on and restoring old cars. He was an avid NASCAR fan.
He was a US Air Force veteran.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
Memorials may be made to the Picka Diabetes Organization.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Evelyn Davis

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Farmington- Evelyn L. Davis, 95, a resident of Riverview Senior Living in East Peoria, formerly of Farmington passed away at 5:24 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born September 24, 1917 in Buena Vista, Wisconsin to Daniel A. and Inda A. (Haskins) Hahn. She married Harold E. Davis on March 18, 1939 in Farmington.
Surviving are 3 children, Gerold (Suellen) Davis of Bella Vista, AR, Roger (Janet) Davis of Yates City and Jo Ann (Robert) Stevens of Peoria; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ed (Mary) Hahn of Live Oak, FL and Richard (Eleanor) Hahn of Galesburg, IL; and 2 sisters, Alice Myers of Knoxville, IL and Joyce (Gene) George of Live Oak, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 children, Barbara Morgan and Daniel Davis and 3 brothers, Jack, Hubert and Dean.
Evelyn worked beside her husband Harold on their farm for 35 years near Elmwood. She also worked as a housekeeper at Bel-wood Nursing Home for 10 years. At the age of 80 she was still volunteering as a driver for Meals on Wheels of Farmington.
She was a member of Farmington United Methodist Church.
Evelyn is remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and a very caring person to all.
Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. The Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate. Burial will follow at Yates City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at the funeral home.
Memorials are requested to the Farmington United Methodist Church.
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