Pearl M. Johnson

Pearl M. Johnson

Pearl M. Johnson

Canton – Pearl M. Johnson, 95, of Canton, IL passed away at 9:26 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Red Oak Estates, Canton.
She was born October 3, 1918 in Teigen, Montana to Albert and Verena (Luebke) Rusch. Pearl married Charles Dean Johnson on December 15, 1945 in Canton and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2006.
Surviving are two sons, Don (Maureen) Johnson of East Peoria and Allan Johnson of Springfield; three grandchildren, Melissa (Ryan) Stevenson, Tommra (Dave) Kiesow, and Tatia (Corey) Gibbons-LaForme; five great grandchildren; and two great-great grandsons.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Vern, Harold, and Albert Rusch.
Pearl was a member of Shields Chapel Church, Canton and the Ladies Aide in St. David.
She loved making quilts and rugs, crocheting, and gardening.
Services will be Saturday, March 22nd at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Rick Atchley and Rev. Dean Austin will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Shields Chapel or Red Oak Estates.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Maxine “Pat” M. Brandt

Maxine "Pat" M. Brandt

Maxine "Pat" M. Brandt

Bartonville – Maxine “Pat” M. Brandt, 91, of Bartonville, IL passed away at 7:15 am Monday, March 17, 2014 at Unity Point Methodist, Peoria.
She was born February 7, 1923 in Dubuque, IA to Howard and Marie (Heineman) McPherson. Pat married Carl Brandt in 1958 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Joe Krumholz of Metamora, John Krumholz of North Pekin, and Gene (Kathy) Brandt of Morton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Lynda Hamann of East Peoria and Judy Showalter of Creve Coeur.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
She liked gardening, baking, and her pets.
Services will be Saturday, March 22nd at 12:00 noon at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be one hour prior. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate.
Cremation will follow the service with burial of ashes at a later date in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Peoria County Humane Society.
To view Pat’s memorial DVD and send online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Clarabel Cluney

Clarabel Cluney

Clarabel Cluney

Glasford – Clarabel Cluney, 86, Glasford, IL passed away at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 16, 2014 at her residence. She was born March 12, 1928 in Canton, IL to Dale and Georgia (Snider) Fouts. She married Harley Cluney on July 30, 1949 in Canton. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are four children, Barbara Duquenne of Peoria, Julianna (Jon) Herreid of Eureka, Ellen (Randall) Jennings Fairfield of Jacksonville, and Mitchell (Cheryl) Cluney of Glasford; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Drexel (Linda) Fouts of Peoria; and her grand-dog, Baxter.
Also preceding her in death was a grandchild, Aaron Duquenne.
Clarabel was a homemaker and helped Harley on the farm.
She was a charter member of Canton Assembly of God Church where she taught Sunday school and played the organ for many years. She loved quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and gardening.
Special thanks to the hospice angels, family, and friends who have helped with her care over the past year and to her good friend, Eleanor Gerdes.
Services will be Friday, March 21st at 12:00 noon at Canton Assembly of God Church with visitation two hours prior. Pastor Greg White will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Canton Assembly of God Church, Palawan, Philippines Fund.

To view Clarabel’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Roberta E. Miller

Peoria-Roberta E. Miller, 86, of Peoria, passed away at 4:05 PM on Friday March 14, 2014 at Heddington Oaks.
She was born to Leo and Lula (Hill) Kohl on March 29, 1927 in St. Peter, MN. She married Roger W. Miller in St. Peter on April 4, 1953.
Surviving are her children, Robin (Kati) Miller of Green Valley, Rhonda (Thomas) Deming of Rising Sun, MD and Renee (Mark) Sherman of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She graduated from St. Peter High School and Mankato Business College in Minnesota. She worked at The Minnesota Valley Natural Gas Company. After marriage she was a stay at home wife and mother.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria for over 50 years, where services will be held at 11 AM, Monday March 17, 2014, visitation one hour prior to services.
Private graveside services will be held later in the week at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Roberta’s church or to Heddington Oaks Activity Fund.
You may send online condolences to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Alma Ruth McLouth

Alma Ruth McLouth

Alma Ruth McLouth

Canton – Alma Ruth McLouth, 98, of rural Canton died at 5:42 am Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born March 13, 1916 in Canton to Nafton and Isabelle Jane (Mellert) McLouth.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Alice McLouth; and her special friend, Frances Welch.
She is survived by several cousins; a special friend, Mary Briney; two God children, Karen Anderson and Andy Collins; and her caregivers, Linda Clary and Debbi Adams.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton; Canton Women’s Club, and YWCA. She was a past member of the Canton Country Club.
Alma was a bookkeeper for Mid America National Bank for 37 years.
She lived on the family farm her entire life which she was very proud of.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. Jerry Sawyer will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Maples Mill United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Carlyle “Si” E. Simons

Carlyle "Si" E. Simons

Carlyle "Si" E. Simons

Peoria – Carlyle “Si” E. Simons, 89, of Peoria, IL passed away at 1:30 am Monday, March 10, 2014 at Lutheran Hillside Village, Peoria.
He was born September 15, 1924 in Galva, IA to Edward and Esther G. (Buss) Simons. Si married Donna J. Cassel in 1951 in Wisconsin.
She preceded him in death.
Surviving are five children, Stephen Simons of Duluth, MN, Cheryl Dixon of West Peoria, Karen (Stephen) Bozdech of Mahomet, Christy (Charles) Wood of West Peoria, and Nancy Ragain of Peoria; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father; and one sister.
SI was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria. He also was a member of the American Legion Post #2 Peoria and the Fleet Reserve Association.
He volunteered for the American Red Cross.
He retired from the US Post Office in 1989.
Si retired from the US Navy in 1965 with 20 years’ service. He served in the South Pacific during WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism while serving with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 5th Marines during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in North Korea. He was a member of the “Chosin Few”.
Si was “A Stranger to None and a Friend to All.”
Services will be at Thursday, March 13th at 11:30 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation from 10 to 11:30 am.
Cremation rites will be accorded after the services.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Eric Gene Thomas

Eric Gene Thomas

Eric Gene Thomas

Canton – Eric Gene Thomas, 55, of Canton, IL passed away at 7:45 am Sunday, March 9, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
He was born April 18, 1958 in Canton to Edgar Jr and Evelyn (Clark) Thomas.
Surviving are his father of Canton; mother of Dunfermline; daughter, Kara Jo (Andy) Billington of Canton; long time girlfriend, Patrice Elson; four grandchildren, Willow, Chase, Dale, and Gaige; three brothers, Sonny (Rose) Thomas of Bryant, Bobby (Leisa) Thomas of Bartonville, and Ed Thomas of Missouri; and two sisters, Ellen Jo (Richard) Spangler of Smithfield and Liz (Larry) Ernst of Canton; two step-sisters, Trina Zaborac of Liberty, MO and Becky Widger of Surry, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were a sister, Edith Kay Lyons; one step-sister, Janet Myers; and two step-brothers, Scott and Steve Markley.
Eric was self employed.
He loved his family and friends.
Eric was one the best on mechanical repairs, on pumps, plumbing, heating, and electrical things. He also did carpenter work.
He loved gardening, Dale Earnhardt Sr., fishing, and working.
He was always there to help anyone that needed help.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 15th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Cremation rites will follow the visitation.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital
To view Eric’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Brenda J. Heuck

Peoria – Brenda J. Heuck, 73, of Freeport, IL, formerly of Peoria, IL passed away at 8:45 am Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington.
She was born July 21, 1940 in Cave-in-Rock, IL to William Clemons and Ruth Elizabeth (Tadlock) Vaughn. She married Dennis L. Heuck on May 1969 in Lewistown. He preceded her in death, along with her parents; one grandson; and one brother.
Surviving are four children, Scherry Coogle of Vine Grove, KY, Jeffery Scott (Michelle) Heuck of Francesville, IN, Denise (Terry) Rogers of Norris, and Lori (Darrell) Haslett of Farmington; her companion, Donald Truckenmiller of Freeport; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Beverly Spees of Dixon.
Brenda was a secretary for CWTC in Peoria.
She loved boating, fishing, reading, and crocheting.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 12th from 1 to 3 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington.
Cremation rites will be accorded after the visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Brenda’s memorial DVD or send online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Doris Ann Wright

Doris Ann Wright

Doris Ann Wright

Peoria – Doris Ann Wright, 77, of Ft. Worth, TX, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 11:45 am Thursday March 6, 2014 at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Ft. Worth. She was born on February 5, 1937 in Peoria to Tracy and Katherine (Trudgen) Peck. They preceded her in death along with one son, one daughter, one grandchild, and one brother. Surviving are one daughter, Dawn (Stephen) Stafford of Bartonville; her fiancé, Gary Lisanbee of Ft. Worth, TX; 5 grandchildren, Jenni, Jason (Jennifer) Stafford, Whitney, Katelyn, and Sydney Caplinger; 4 great-grandchildren; and one sister Lucy Harris of Peoria Heights.
Doris worked at Caterpillar Inc. in the Benefits Department, until her retirement. Her family was the joy of her life. She loved cross stitching, the outdoors, camping, and cooking. Doris was a positive influence on all of us.
Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, March 12, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. The Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memory Garden’s in Peoria. Memorial contributions can be made to her grandchildren c/o Red Brand Credit Union. To view Doris’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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James A. Mathews Sr.

James A. Mathews Sr.

James A. Mathews Sr.

Canton – James A. Mathews Sr., 81, of Canton, IL passed away at 4:10 AM Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at OSF Sr. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born July 28, 1932, in Coppell, Texas to Charlie and Emma Mathews. He married Kathleen A. Mathews.
She survives along with four children, Cheryl Stone of Maynard, AR, Charles Mathews of Canton, James A. Mathews Jr. of Peoria, and Melissa Lewis of Florida; twelve grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, John Mathews.
James was a self employed general contractor.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was a 20 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 10th from 3 to 5 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Cremation rites will follow the visitation.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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