Betty A. Vaughn

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Betty Vaughn

Betty A. Vaughn

Bartonville – Betty A. Vaughn, 81, of Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:00 am at her residence.
She was born, February 11, 1931 in Ina, IL the daughter of Ervie and Vona (Rhynes) Beckman. Betty married Elmer C. Vaughn on May 20, 1950 in McLeansboro, IL. He survives along with four sons, Randal Vaughn of Junction City, Terry Vaughn of Peoria, Dustan (April) Vaughn of Macomb, and Troy (Jackie) Vaughn of Paris, MO; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kent, Jaclyn, Terry Jr, Zane, Emily, and Darby; six great grandchildren, Bailey, Emma, Aidan, Moira, James, and Dakota; one brother, Maurice (Janet) Beckman of Salem, IL; and two sisters, Louise Vaughn of Roanoke and Jo Raunthenberger of East Peoria.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, William and Stanley Beckman; and one sister, Kay Ford.
Betty was active as a den mother in Cubs Scouts for 10 years and served as a room mother for her sons during grade school. She enjoyed cooking, baking, camping at Leisure Oaks Park, crafting, quilting, and crocheting. She was a very caring and sharing person.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 29th from 5 to 7 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where the service will be Monday, July 30th at 11:00 am. Terry Vaughn Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Diabetes Foundation, Methodist Hospice, or Bartonville Fire Dept.
To view Betty’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Frank L. Schlueter Jr.

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Frank Schlueter

Frank Schlueter Jr.

Pekin – Frank L. Schlueter Jr., 55, of Pekin, IL passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:50 am at his residence.
He was born August 27, 1956, in Quincy, IL the son of Frank L. Sr. and Jeannie (Sinclair) Schlueter. Frank married Diana Fritsch on August 24, 1984 in Pekin. She survives along with his father of Peoria; two daughters, Mandy (Mark) Arrowood and Dawn (J.D. Pennington) Schlueter both of Pekin; three grandchildren, Steven and Shelby Schlueter and Nicole Arrowood; and two sisters, Susan (George) Hill Jr. of Pekin and Rosann Taylor of West Peoria.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother.
He was a fork lift operator for G & D Integrated, working at Caterpillar building KK in East Peoria.
Frank was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, July 28th at 3:00 pm with visitation from 1 to 3 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville.
Cremation rites will follow the services.
Memorials may be made to South Side Mission.
To view Frank’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Scott E. McClelland

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Scott E. McClelland

Scott E. McClelland

Scott E. McClelland
Bartonville – Scott E. McClelland, 54, of Bartonville, IL passed away peacefully Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:15 am at his home.
He was born July 20, 1958, in Decatur, IL the son of Charles Edward and Janet (Turner) McClelland. Scott married Jill Slater August 30, 2008 at Reed City Park in Mapleton. He was her superman.
Scott is survived by his wife, his parents of Decatur; two daughters, Paige (Michael) Theobald of East Peoria and Ashli (Jeremy) Turner of Tremont; three grandchildren, Aryah Scott Turner, Jett Ryan Turner, and Kadin Oliver Theobald; and two brothers, Gregg (Theresa) McClelland and Brett (Vanessa) McClelland both of Decatur.
Scott was passionate about riding his Harley and his work. “Scotty the chiller man” was a valued friend, co-worker and commercial HVAC technician of Hunzeker Service Agency, Inc. for over 33 years.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Reverend Linda Foreman of Unity Church (who brought Scott and Jill together in Matrimony) will be presenting the Celebration of Life services from 2pm to 3pm, Friday, August 3rd at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, IL. Following the services the Burial of Ashes will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Sterling Avenue, Peoria. Friends and family are encouraged to ride their motorcycles in Scott’s honor in the procession to the cemetery and on to Hammer’s in Bartonville.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Arthur L. “Art” Farwell

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Arthur Farwell

Arthur "Art" Farwell

Peoria- Arthur L. “Art” Farwell, 92, of Peoria, IL passed away Monday, July 23, 2012 at 11:05 am at Rosewood Care Center, East Peoria.
He was born March 4, 1920, in Astoria, IL the son of Darius and Rose (Workman) Farwell. Art married Virginia Holverson on April 19, 1947 in Peoria. She survives along with one son, Terry Farwell of Ballwin, MO; one brother, Louis Farwell of Rushville; and one sister, Wanda Landes of Beardstown.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters and three brothers.
Art worked at Caterpillar first as a laborer from 1945 to 1962 then as a foreman from 1962 to 1982 when he retired with 36 ½ years service.
In retirement, Art was an avid golfer, playing at Madison Golf Course.
He was a member of the Peoria American Legion Post #2.
Art was a proud WW II veteran serving as a medic in Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 26th from 5 to 7 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where services will be on Friday, July 27th at 10:30 am. Pastor Noah D. Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
To view Art’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Richard J. Sedgwick

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Richard J. Sedgwick

Richard J. Sedgwick

Canton – Richard J. Sedgwick, 62, of Canton, IL passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born August 11, 1949, in Canton, the son of Ralph J. and Mary (Purdy) Sedgwick. He married Deborah Shawgo on October 6, 2005 in Lewistown. She survives along with one son, Ralph (Karen Majors) Sedgwick of Canton; two step-children, Scott (Leah) Goforth of Metamora and Tiffany Goforth of Arizona; two grandchildren, Alexis and Gracie; four step-grandchildren; one brother, Ed Jones of South Carolina; and two sisters, Marie Romine of Canton and Suzanne Vickers of South Carolina.
Preceding Richard in death were his parents;one son, Raoul J. Sedgwick; and one brother.
Richard was the owner and operator of Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton for 26 years until his retirement in 1996.
He was a Canton High School graduate of 1967 and a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science Class of Sept. 1970.
Richard was a member of AF & AM Masonic-Morning Star Lodge #734 in Canton; the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571; and the Canton Elks Lodge #BPOE #626. He loved fishing, traveling, and socializing with friends, especially his best friend, Frank Ball. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24th from 5 to 8 pm and also one hour prior to services on Wednesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Canton. Services will be Wednesday, July 25th at 11:00 am. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
A luncheon will be held for family and friends at the Canton Elks Lodge
immediately following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Midwest Affiliate.
To view Richard’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Heather Nichole (Shelton) Branch

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Heather Branch

Heather Nichole (Shelton) Branch

Macomb – Heather Nichole (Shelton) Branch, 39, of Macomb, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born September 16, 1972 in Canton, the daughter of Dennis and Laurie (Yeast) Shelton. Heather married Robert W. Branch on July 28, 2007 in Macomb.
He survives.
Also surviving are her father, Dennis of Princeville; her mother, Laurie (Bob) Warren of Canton; four children, Kali Jean and JD Shelton and Saryanna and Teyraun Branch all of Macomb; grandparents, Richard and Betty Shelton of Kingman, AZ; one brother, Noel D. (Edna) Shelton of Peoria; and one sister, Amanda (Bill McCoy) Shelton of Yates City.
Preceding her in death were her great grandparents, Loren and Ann Shelton and maternal grandparents, Jeff and Norma Yeast.
She attended The Crossing in Macomb.
Heather loved her children and devoted her life to caring for them.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service on Friday, July 20th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Timm Harting will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Heather Branch Memorial c/o Mid America National Bank, Canton.
To view Heather’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

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Donna Wilson

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Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson 1983

Farmington – Donna Wilson, 65, of Farmington, IL passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born February 8, 1947, in Denison, TX the daughter of Thomas Vernon and Bonnie Olean (Giles) Taylor. Donna married William T. Wilson July 14, 1980 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He survives.
Also surviving are four children, Laura Anne Sebastian of Ft. Worth, TX, Steve (Lisa) Wilson of Springtown, TX, Jeff (Gwen) Wilson of San Jose, CA, and Sarah (Phil) Oest of Watauga, TX; five grandchildren, Jacob, Cailen, Joshua, Jeff, and Michaela; one great granddaughter, Charlotte; one sister, Jerri Taylor of Allen, TX; and two nieces, Beth and Lisa.
Her parents precede her in death.
Donna treasured her Scottie dogs and Sweetie and loved to travel with her grandchildren and dogs. Having owned a bookstore in Hurst, TX, Donna was a passionate reader.
Visitation will be Friday, July 13th from 5 to 7 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, July 14th at 1:00 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Rev. David Swain will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue Squad or The Farmington Museum.
To view Donnas’ memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Annabelle Mae Bohannon

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Annabelle Mae Bohannon

Annabelle Mae Bohannon

Canton – Annabelle Mae Bohannon, 6 months old, of Canton passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born December 12, 2011 in Peoria, the daughter of Chester Bohannon Jr. and Sierra Brushaber Gordon.
Surviving are her parents of Canton; one brother, Garry Lee Gordon III of Canton; and grandparents , Tom (Peggy) Brushaber of Peoria, Ed (Sarah) Kangas of LaPorte, TX, and Chester (Liz) Bohannon Sr. of Creve Coeur.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 8th from 2 to 4 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Cremation rites will follow.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Marilyn J. Jones

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Marilyn J. Jones

Marilyn J. Jones

Peoria – Marilyn J. Jones, 80, of 1911 S. Chic Peoria, IL passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at 8:45 am at her residence.
She was born August 11, 1931 in Peoria, the daughter of Edward J. and Irma (Angel) Allison. Marilyn married Wesley L. Jones April 19, 1949 in East Peoria and he passed away October 14, 1985.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (James) Shreffler of Eureka and Suzan (Frank) Mibbs of Peoria; one son, Leonard Jones of Peoria; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Cox of Springbay.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Edward J. Allison; and one sister, Anna M. Franklin.
Marilyn was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Clover Leaf Chapter #1002 Order of Eastern Star, East Peoria.
Services will be Friday, July 6th at 7:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with a two hour prior visitation.
Cremation rites will follow the service with burial of ashes at a later date in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Children Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charles E. Williams

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Charles E. Williams

Charles E. Williams

Springfield – Charles E. Williams, 45, of 808 Wellesley Dr. Springfield, IL passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm in Springfield.
He was born June 6, 1967, in Canton, IL the son of Eldon and Sharon (Bouc) Williams.
Surviving are his parents of Havana; one sister, Sherrie (Rick) Beaty of Pawnee; two nieces, Heather and Amber Beaty; one nephew, Ryan Beaty; one great nephew, Liam Millburg; and his step grandma, Florence Williams of Havana.
Charles owned and operated of his own cleaning service.
He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan and loved his dogs, Porter and Dollie.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a visitation on Saturday, June 30th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Walnut Cemetery, Banner.
Memorials may be made to the A.P.L. (Animal Protective League) in Springfield.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com