Sharon K. Rilea, 68, of 210 W. Main St. Liverpool, IL passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm in the Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton.
Born on February 19, 1943, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Wilbur and Arlene (Richards) Davis, she married Larry Rilea on June 25, 1980 in Hemphill, Texas. He survives.
Also surviving are four children, Ron (Leslie) Mutton of Alexis, Crystal Stegens and David “Chip” Stegens both of Canton, and Kathy Rilea of Liverpool; three step-children, Echo Wilson and Larry Rilea both of Canton and Marcena Gabrielson of Bloomington; ten grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one half brother, Billy Gilmore of Bartonville; and one half sister, Evelyn Mercer of Peoria.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Sharon first worked as an elevator operator at the Lehman Building in Peoria and then worked as a cook at many area restaurants. She was also a homemaker.
She was a member of His River of Life Church in Liverpool.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 am at His River of Life Church in Liverpool with Rev. Sheldon Westerfield officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Liverpool Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth M. (Gonsolin) Wright, 91, of 25 Stonegate Drive, Canton, IL passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 5:20 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born September 3, 1919, in Brownsdale, MN, the daughter of Arthur C. and Mabel (Christison) Nelson. She first married Edward M. Gonsolin on April 13, 1941 in Brownsdale, MN and he died in the Philippines during WWII. She then married Charles E. Wright on December 25, 1945 in Tacoma, Washington.
Surviving is Charlie, her husband of 65 years; daughter, Patricia (Larry) Laysalle of Canton; two granddaughters, Kelly (David) Taylor and Kathy (Chris) Walljasper all of Canton; and four great grandchildren, Jesse and Zach Taylor and Danielle and Rachel Walljasper all of Canton.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers.
Ruth was a 1941 graduate of Kahler Nursing School and a 1944 graduate of Mayo’s School for Physical Therapy both in Rochester, MN. She worked at Graham Hospital from 1963 to 1982 as the Department Head of Physical Therapy. She was also a graduate of the Charlie Wright School of Broadcasting and worked with her husband at WBYS Radio from 1954 to 1999. Ruth also served as a volunteer surgical hostess at Graham Hospital.
Ruth was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Canton, the Altrusa and Altruistic Clubs, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Graham Hospital Service League Association.
Services will be Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Ken Churchill will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Physical Therapy Department at Graham Hospital or Donor’s Choice.
Margaret E. (Roberts) Rohrer, 91, of 205 E. Myrtle Canton, IL passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 3:20 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born March 1, 1920, in Farmington, IL, the daughter of Theodore L. and Ina M. (Melville) Ingold. She first married Cecil Roberts on November 18, 1939 in Davenport, IA. He died May 11, 1979. She then married Kenneth Rohrer on November 11, 2001 in Alexis, IL. and he died on February 18, 2010.
Surviving are a daughter, Peggy (David) Glatz of Canton; four step-children, Gary (Berta) Rohrer, Keith (Pat) Rohrer, Janet (David) Bradley all of Avon and Kay (Jack) Myers of Davenport, FL; fourteen step grandchildren; and twenty step great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
She lived on a farm in Avon for 36 ½ years before moving to Canton in 1982.
Margaret was a volunteer for YWCA nutrition lunches and was a member of the Locust Lane United Methodist Church, Canton. She was also a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, the Canton YWCA, and a former member of the Cottonwood Community Club.
Services will be Saturday, July 2nd at 10:30 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Christine Stewart Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or the Farmington Central Academic Foundation.
Marjorie Adeline (Beaird) Lindsey, 93, formerly of Lewistown, IL passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 5:45 am at the Havana Health Care Center.
She was born August 11, 1917, in Smithfield, IL, the daughter of Frank and Zella (Hoyle) Beaird and married Ralph Lindsey on April 4, 1938 in Palmyra, MO. He died March 23, 1970.
Surviving are five children; Shirley (Grover) Dye of Lewistown, Raymond Lindsey of Havana, Sandra (Dean) Bailey of Peoria, AZ, Jim (Susie) Lindsey of St David, and Ron (Dee) Lindsey of Bath; two step-sons; Kenneth (Shirley) Lindsey of Normal and Keith (Joyce) Lindsey of Canton; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one brother, Don (Lorena) Beaird of Vermont.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Frank; one sister, Velma and her companion for over 30 years, Dan Bridges, who died Dec. 25, 2009.
There will be a Graveside Service on Tuesday, July 5th at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown with Rev. David Utt officiating. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Havana VFW. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 16, 1940 in Peoria to Harold and Jolene Ruth (Bohm) Walzer. She married Paul Richard Henn on December 2, 1956 in Peoria. He preceded her in death November 27, 1996.
Also preceding in death were her parents and an infant daughter Angela Gail Henn.
Surviving are; 6 children, David (Melody) Henn of Paragould, AR, Beverly Kay Martin of Farmington, Richard Allen (Sheri) Henn of Marmaduke, AR, Marcia Sue (Richard) Wheeler of Round Rock, TX, Kimberly Dawn Brown of San Angelo, TX and Melinda Fay (Ray) Kerkau of Burnet, TX; two sisters, Sharon Craig of Peoria and Carol Beem of Lafayette, IN; 23 grandchildren, Beverly, Derek, Brian, David, Sarah, Daniel, Gregory, Christy, Jeremy, Ricky, Chelsea, Paul, Amber, Wesley, Wendy, Adam, Abby, Travis, Troy, Timothy, Brandy, Trinity and Jonathan; and 29 great grandchildren, Hunter, Sebastian, Dylan, Matthew, Halie, Madison, Allie, Ian, Evan, Kyler Nicholas, Brayden, Aubree, Addison, Isabel, Bryson, Faith, Grace, Love, Aidan, Jamiee, William, Cierra, Dakota, Kayley, Alissa, Elaine, Macey, and Andy.
A loving mother & grandmother who was the center of a very unique family; Patricia was a “fiesty ole bird” who loved to gossip with her life long friends on the phone. She kept her 58 member “Henn House” in order with constant support and infectous laughter. She gave everything for her family, her biggest joy in life was each new addition. Patricia and Paul have created generations of smiles and decades of laughter that will continue to live on in her memory.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Additional visitation will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Thursday at Heath Funeral Home Paragould, AR. Burial will be in Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland, AR with a graveside service at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to The Blind Center of Peoria.
Ada H. Feldner, 97, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm at Graham Extended Care, Canton.
She was born May 6, 1914, in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., the daughter of Morgan and Jane (Smith) Davies. She married Merlin L. Feldner on May 17, 1936 in Canton. He died April 9, 2003.
Surviving are three children; Nancy (Paul) Mellican of Safety Harbor, FL, David Feldner of Marietta, and Linda Brown of Canton; eight grandchildren; Megan, Jennifer, Diana, Becky, Seth, Hanah, Kimberly, and Michael; and eleven great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one infant son, Merlin Jr.; and two brothers, Morgan and Brinley Davies.
Ada was a 1932 graduate of Canton High School where she was on the “Pennant” staff and was a founding member of the “Peter Pan” club. She was a secretary for the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Canton YWCA Board, and was an active volunteer in Girl Scouting, the American Red Cross, and her church. She was also a member of the Skirt and Shirt Square Dance Club of Canton.
Services will be Wednesday, June 29th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Gary Dalmasso will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or Canton YWCA.
Shirley G. McNett, 77, of 101 Wildwood Ct, East Peoria, IL formerly of Canton, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 9:57 am at her residence.
She was born April 23, 1934, in Canton, the daughter of James E. and Alice C. (Losey) Davis and married Gale W. McNett on August 7, 1953 in Virginia, IL
He survives along with a daughter, Ra Lynn (William L.) Beaird of Creve Coeur; two grandchildren, Eric M. (Kelly and Taylor Smith) Beaird and Emily K. (Brent) Dean; and one great grandson, Ethan Thomas Dean.
Preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, Harold, Adrian, James E. Jr, Gail, and Max Davis; and two sisters, Mary Metcalf and Geraldine Landis.
Shirley retired from Canton Manufacturing Company with 31 years’ service and then worked at the Heritage Grand Inn in Canton for 13 years.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a visitation on Friday, June 24th from 6 to 8 pm with the service on Saturday the 25th at 10:00 am both at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Rev. Doug Habegger will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow in Walnut Cemetery, Banner.
Irma Catherine Heape, 93, of Farmington passed away at 9:47 pm Friday, June 17 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on April 14, 1918 in Leslie, MO to Samuel and Catherine Hagene Grob. Irma married Delbert Ray Heape on September 7, 1934 in Du Quoin. He preceded her in death on January 12, 1996. Also preceding her were her parents, 2 brothers, and a sister.
Surviving is a daughter Judy Peterson of Carlsbad, CA, 2 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Irma was a member of the Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria.
Services will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 21 at Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria. Rev. Joel Newton and Rev. Will Ferguson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Monday, June 20 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, June 22 at Sunset Memorial Garden in Di Qunion with the Rev. Jim Donahue officiating. Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church
Hermina St. Clair, 92, of Canton, IL. passed away at 6:30 am, Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born on December 8, 1918 in Canton to Ray and Cora Hall Ashby. Hermina married Guy L. St. Clair on February 22, 1936 in Canton. He preceded her in death on January 9, 1990. Also preceding her were her parents and sister Mildred Johnson.
Surviving is 4 children; Joyce Latimer and the late Larry H. Latimer, Sarahann Reith and the late Ronald H. Reith, Donald L. (Mary) St. Clair, and Gary L. (Lora) St. Clair all of Canton, 11 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Hermina was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Eastern Star of Canton, Royal Neighbors, and American Legion Auxiliary for 42 years. She loved her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 21 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Monday, June 20 at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Ryan Goode will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery in Canton. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Mid-West Affiliate, Graham Hospital Hospice or First Church of the Nazarene
Violet A. Brennan, 95, of 339 E. Vine St. Farmington, Il. passed away at 3:00 am, Wednesday, June 15, at her residence. She was born on December 10, 1915 in Geneseo to Luther and Kathryn Gerstner Henander. Violet married Donald Brennan on January 20, 1934 in Wyoming, IL. He preceded her in death on October 22, 1993. Also preceding her were her parents, daughter Sally Blodgett, 7 brothers, and 1 sister.
Surviving is three children; Donna (Leon) Tice of London Mills, Don (Mary) Brennan of Peoria, and Cheryl (George) Dunivant of Jensen Beach, FL, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and a special friend Dorothy Perry of Farmington.
Violet was a member of United Methodist Church of Farmington, Women of the Moose, and Tri-County Senior Center in Farmington. She loved to play cards, piano, sew, knit, crotchet, wallpaper, paint, and bowl. Violet was a breast cancer survivor for 15 years and enjoyed all of her grandchildren’s activities. She was famous for her chicken and noodles.
Services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, June 18 at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Friday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials can be made to either her Church or Farmington Rescue Squad.