Lloyd William Hammond

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Hanna City- Lloyd William Hammond, 70, of Hanna City, IL passed away at 6:45 am on Saturday March 29, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on August 5, 1942 in Peoria, the son of Lloyd Cecil and Betty (Thorpe) Hammond.
Surviving Lloyd are his 2 sons, Randy (Aletha) Hammond of Hanna City and Steven (Kelly) Hammond of Farmington; 7 grandchildren, Scott, Miranda, Brooke, Michael, Brittany, Brock, and Braylee; and 1 nephew, Al Hammond of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Janice.
Lloyd had worked as a brewery worker at Pabst in Peoria for 24 years, then as a custodian at Farmington School District for 21 years.
He was an avid mushroom hunter and loved hunting, fishing, and coffee with his buddies. He was also the local weatherman at the Hog Trough.
Visitation will take place from 5-7 pm on Monday April 1, 2013 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Cremation rites will take place after the visitation. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
To view Lloyd’s memorial DVD and leave online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny

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Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny

Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny

Hanna City – Capt. Valentino J. Zabolotny, 88, of Hanna City, IL passed away March 27, 2013 at 8:58 am at Farmington Country Manor Nursing Home, Farmington, IL. He fought a courageous battle with strokes and Parkinson’s disease. “Val” as he was called was born January 26, 1925 in Grant Town, West Virginia the son of Anthony and Agnes (Syrieka) Zabolotny. He served 14 years in the military. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy. He then transferred to the Army, then the Paratroopers, and finally the Air Force, where he became a fighter pilot. He served during WWII. He retired from the Air Force and became a pilot for Eastern Airlines and flew for them for 28 years.
Val married Rosanne Rote on November 27, 1952 in Fairmont, WV. Val is survived by his wife of Hanna City; two daughters, Mikell Lynn (George) Duncan of Hanna City and Valerie Hoge of Castle Rock, CO; one son, Mark (Jodi) Zabolotny of Rockwell, TX; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Josephine Mazure and Frances Koch of Fairmont, WV and Helen Poling of Centerville, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Stanley, Walter, and Jimmy; and one sister, Florence “Toolie”.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Paul M. Putrich Jr.

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Paul M. Putrich Jr.

Paul M. Putrich Jr.

Farmington – Paul M. Putrich Jr, 68, of Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
The son of Paul Sr. and Veneda (Shepard) Putrich, he was born in Canton on July 29, 1944. He married Janice (LaFollette) Donath on May 29, 1971 in Peoria.
She survives along with one son, Josh (Brandy) Putrich of Farmington; one step-son, Eric (Kathy) Donath of Canton; six grandchildren, Karrissa (Pete) Bontz, Stefanie Moke, Cory (Halie Thompson) Donath, and Jenna, Rylie, and Reece Putrich; two great grandchildren, Owen Fresia and Olivia Bontz; mother-in-law, Dorothy LaFollette; sister, Mary Jo (Bob) Eddy of Canton; brother-in-law, Mike (Alberta) LaFollette; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Paul was a 1962 graduate of Canton High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Sangamon State University. He first worked at Jack and Bills Menswear in Canton and later worked for Bergners as a buyer. He then worked for Caterpillar for 32 years, retiring in 2002.
He was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.
Paul was a member of Elmwood Country Club, Farmington Moose Lodge 1571, Farmington American Legion Post 140, and had previously served on the Farmington City Council.
Paul was an avid food lover and loved golfing, fishing, and dancing.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, March 29th at 12:00 noon at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Pastor James Reed will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.
Instead of memorials, the family requests that you do something you’ve been putting off until tomorrow and do it today. Golf a round, fish your favorite lake, or take a loved one out for a steak! (Prime Rib). “Let’s go eat!”
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Ruth “Jeanette” Baylor

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Ruth "Jeanette" Baylor

Ruth "Jeanette" Baylor

Farmington – Ruth “Jeanette” Baylor, 80, of Farmington, IL passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington.
The daughter of J. Howard and Lois J. (Andrews) Greenfield, she was born January 23, 1933 in Logan Township, IL.
Jeanette married Carroll V. Baylor on June 28, 1953 in Trivoli Township. He preceded her in death on August 28, 1996.
Surviving are three children, Dr. Mark C. (Julie) Baylor of Farmington, Malana K. (Tim) Dunne of Elmwood, and Marty V. (Kelly) Baylor of McAllen, TX; two grandchildren, Ashley J. (Clayton) Baylor Smith of Ft. Worth, TX and Sarah J. Baylor of Farmington; one step-grandson, Dan (Katie) Neptune of Farmington; one step great-granddaughter, Morgan Neptune; two brothers, William (JoAnna) Greenfield of Owasso, OK and John (Winfrey) Greenfield of El Paso, TX; one brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” (Phyllis) Baylor of Hanna City; three nephews; and four nieces.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Jeanette worked as a secretary for Caterpillar, where she retired.
She was a member of Texas United Methodist Church, Trivoli, IL and a 50 plus year member of The Order of The Eastern Star, last being with its Fairview Chapter.
She volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at Proctor Hospital. She loved reading, traveling, and spending time in Texas.
Services will be private with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Country Manor, 701 S. Main St. Farmington, IL and Harbor Lights Hospice, 1865 N. Henderson Ste 10 Galesburg, IL 61401
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Sue E. Gaumer

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Sue Gaumer

Sue Gaumer

Bartonville
Sue E. Gaumer, 51, of 810 Hatterman St. Bartonville, IL. passed away at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 21, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 3, 1961 in Peoria to Donald L. and Pearl I. (Williams) Gaumer. Sue is survived by a son Matthew Gaumer of Galesburg, a daughter Allyson Saeger of Canton, a brother Paul Gaumer of Canton, and a sister Lori Ayers of Minnesota. She worked for RST Fayette Company at New Leaf in Peoria. Sue loved NASCAR especially Jeff Gordon, hunting mushrooms, and Siamese cats. She was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church. Services will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 26 at the Hanna City United Methodist Church where visitation will be from 10am until 12 noon. The Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services with a burial of ashes at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Gaumer-Saeger Memorial Fund c/o ISU Credit Union. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Marjorie M. (Capron) Stephan

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Marjorie M. (Capron) Stephan

Marjorie M. (Capron) Stephan

Farmington – Marjorie M. (Capron) Stephan, 84, Farmington, IL passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL
Born October 25, 1928 to Lloyd and Dora (Schilling) Capron she graduated from Farmington High School and Bradley University. She married Curtis W. Stephan in Canton, IL on October 9, 1947.
She is survived by one daughter, Jeanne Carole (Tim) Turbett of Bloomington; one son, Jeffory (Marilee) Stephan of Farmington; three grandchildren, Heather (Turbett) (Darwyn) Boston , Jason (fiancée, Karin) Stephan, and Brian (Amber) Stephan; three great-grandchildren, Shea Boston, Lucas Boston, and Harleigh Grace Stephan; and two sisters, Jean (Dave) Monroe of Trivoli and Mary Ann (Carl) Ekena of Normal.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, Lyle Capron.
She worked as a waitress and telephone operator before teaching for 29 years. She taught 4 years at Mapleton Grade School and 25 years at Chapman School, Farmington, retiring in 1991. She was a substitute teacher for 10 years.
Marjorie was a member of Farmington First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and served as a deaconess and financial treasurer. She was a member of the American Baptist Women’s Association and sang in the church choir.
She was also a member of the Fulton County Retired Teachers Association and PEO Chapter AE.
Marjorie was a loving, generous, Christian woman who will be missed and remembered by family, friends, and acquaintance.
Services will be Thursday, March 21st at 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Jon Dainty will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington First Baptist Church or Farmington Rescue 33.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Frances Mae Steinkamp

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Frances Mae Steinkamp

Frances Mae Steinkamp

Canton – Frances Mae Steinkamp, 83, of Canton, IL, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1:40 a.m. at Graham Hospital in Canton.
The daughter of W. Carl and Martha (Thomas) Kramer, she was born on May 2, 1929 in Colfax, IN.
She is survived by five children, Mary (Barton) Brown of Canton, IL; Rebecca Drogen of Denver, CO; Thomas (Susan) Steinkamp of Evansville, IN; Elizabeth (Helmut) Taeubert of Denver, CO; and James (Maureen) Steinkamp of Hinsdale, IL; six grandchildren, Tara Fliesher, Jessica Suhrheinrich, Jason Ballard, Erika Brown, and Connor and Keelan Steinkamp; five great-grandchildren; one brother, William Kramer; and one sister, Patricia (Dave) Evans. She also leaves behind her best friend and pet, Zoey.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She had worked as a bookkeeper at several places, including the YMCA and Drow Hardware Store, which she eventually purchased and operated until its closing. However, the most significant job she ever had was being a mother to her children.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Frances enjoyed gardening, Bingo, and caring for animals.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Teresa Renee Scalf

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Teresa Renee Scalf

Teresa Renee Scalf

Canton – Teresa Renee Scalf, 43, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:45 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
The daughter of Chester H. and Lena (Eldridge) Scalf, she was born November 24, 1969. Her father, grandparents, two aunts, and two uncles preceded her in death.
Surviving are her mother Lena of Canton; brothers; Chris (Carolyn) Shumaker of Dwight, Kirk (Bonnie) Scalf and James Scalf both of Canton; sister, Tina (Michael) Kruzan of London Mills; aunt, Jean (Charles) Florey of Canton; uncle, Glenn (Carla) Scalf of Moberly, MO; cousins, Becky (Steve) , Evie (Kevin), Britney, Bree, and Kyle; and nieces and nephews, Steven, Beverly, BJ, Barney, Andrew, Kane, and Heaven.
Teresa worked as a prison guard for 12 years, first at Statesville Prison and then at Illinois River Correctional Center in Canton, last working October 10, 2012.
Teresa was a strong willed, drama free, caring person who touched many people.
She was a Cub fan and started the Big “C” Support Group. She enjoyed playing bunko, cards, and pool and loved being with her nieces and nephews.
Services will be Tuesday, March 19th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Monday, March 18th from 5 to 8 pm. Rev. Jerry Sawyer will officiate.
Cremation rites will follow the service.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Graham Hospital and Graham Hospital Hospice.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice.
To view Teresa’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Betty June McCloskey

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Betty June McCloskey

Betty June McCloskey

Peoria – Betty June McCloskey, 85, of Peoria, IL formerly of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
The daughter of Zelma Green, Betty was born July 21, 1927 in Peoria.
Surviving are two children, Christine (Dennis) White of Lewistown and Tim (Vickie) Haffner of Peoria; six grandchildren, Todd White, Erin McCarthy, Michelle White, Nikki White, Michael Carter, and Brandi Ledbetter; and nine great-grandchildren.
Her mother preceded her in death.
Betty worked for International Harvester in Canton in purchasing and ordering until its closure.
She was a member of Bells of Harmony Barbershop Quartet and loved singing.
She was very creative and loved making special memories during the holidays, with games and decorating the yard and home. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
To all who loved her, she was known as “Mamaw”
There will be a private graveside service at White Chapel Memory Gardens with Rev. Dave Utt officiating.
Memorials may be made to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Sophie “Si” M. Franciskovich

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Sophie Franciskovich

Sophie Franciskovich

Canton Headline
Sophie “Si” M. Franciskovich, 88, of 835 N. 6th Ave. Canton passed away 8:36 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 25, 1924 in Brereton, IL. to Fred and Mary (Pavletich) Franciskovich. Si is survived by a nephew Robert Mantonya along many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Tommy Mantonya, 3 brothers; Lucian, Anthony, and Thomas, and 3 sisters; Mary Horton, Rose Mantonya, and Jo Franciskovich. Si worked at National Bank of Canton as the Head Cashier for many years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society, and loved the Cardinals, Bingo, and the Casino.
Services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton, with Father Daniel Ebker officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, March 12 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with recitation of the Rosary at 8 pm. Burial will at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton. To view Si’s DVD or to make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com