Dylan A. Propst

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Dylan A. Propst, 22, of Peoria Heights, IL passed away at 1:33 pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. He was born July 2, 1991 in Peoria to Dennis and Misha (Curfman) Propst. Surviving are his father of Peoria Heights; his mother of Springfield; maternal grandparents, Roger and Joan Curfman of Griggsville; one sister, Erin Armstrong of Chicago; and many aunts and uncles.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Peoria Rescue Mission. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Carl E. Hand

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Peoria- Carl E. Hand, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 7:07 AM, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born in Peoria, to Vernie and Hazel (Janssen) Hand on January 18, 1930.
Carl married Helen Dennis on January 6, 1950, she survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Steven W. (Julie) Hand of Carlock, Michael (Michelle) Hand of Bartonville, Daniel (Debbie) Hand of Hudson, and David (Yvonne) Hand of Green Valley; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold and Vernie Hand, both of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Carl retired as a press operator from Fleming-Potter in Peoria. He enjoyed camping in his motorhome, snowmobiling, and traveling south every year.
Services for Carl will be at Noon on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, followed by burial in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
To view Carl’s memorial DVD or to send online condolences, you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Shirley J. Beecham

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Canton- Shirley J. Beecham, 79, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday December 4 2013, at 4:26 PM, at Graham Hospital, in Canton.
She was born in Canton on March 14, 1934 to Dale and Dorothy (Suydam) St. Clair Sr. She married Harold D. Beecham on July 31, 1955, in Canton. He preceded her in death on December 24, 2012.
Surviving are her son, Terry (Leesa) Beecham of Canton; 2 grandsons, Joshua Welch of Evanston, IL, and Michael Welch of Canton; one brother, Dale St. Clair Jr. of Canton; one sister, Patricia Knowles of Canton; and two grand dogs, Tater and Madison.
Shirley worked at Lewis Pharmacy for over 51 years. She enjoyed fishing, trips to the river boat, and spending time with her family and extended family.
Services for Shirley will be at 1pm, Monday, December 9, 2013, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Reverend Mike Arnett will officiate. Visitation will be from Noon-1pm, the day of the service. Memorials may be made to Cuba Christian Church or to the Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Shirley’s memorial DVD or to send online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Mary Jo Lowder

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Mary Jo Lowder

Mary Jo Lowder

Dunfermline – Mary Jo Lowder, 58, of Dunfermline, IL passed away at 6:04 pm Monday, December 2, 2013 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL. She was born June 2, 1955 in Canton to Joe and Betty (Lalicker) Windsor. Mary Jo and Bob Lowder have been together for over 23 years and were married on January 28, 2001 in Canton, IL.
He survives along with five step-children, Bonnie (Rick) Mullikin of Port St. Lucie, FL, Melinda (Jon) Martin, Robert Lowder III (Mandi Smith), Renee (Steve) Rodgers all of Bentendorf, IA, and Nichole Lowder of Canton, IL; eleven grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry Tovrea of Little America, IL, Mike Windsor of Dixon, IL, and Joseph Windsor Jr; one nephew, John Harley (Kim) Tovrea of Marquette Heights, IL; two great-nephews, Tyler and Harley; and several other special family members.
Mary Jo has been a hard worker all of her life. She was employed by the US Post Office in Peoria for fifteen years where she worked at the time of her passing. She was a member of the Fulton County Abate. Mary Jo also loved to ride on the Harley with her husband Bob. Her family enjoyed her fun loving spirit and will miss her.
Services will be Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with the visitation from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Reverend Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be at Summum Cemetery, Summum, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital. To view Mary Jo’s memorial DVD or make online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Kenneth D. Nelson

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Hanna City- Kenneth D. Nelson, 51, of Hanna City, passed away at 2:55 PM on Monday, December 2, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Peoria on September 28, 1962 to Ernest M. and Linda C. (Tasker) Nelson.
Surviving are his father of Hanna City; two brothers, Ronald Nelson of Hanna City and Kevin (Chris) Nelson of Tama, IA; two sisters, Teresa Bills of Farmington and Crystal (John) Turnbull of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother.
Kenneth is a graduate of Farmington High School. He worked with his father on the family farm, and enjoyed being out on his four-wheeler.
Services for Kenneth will be on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11 AM, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, followed by burial in Trivoli Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Pastor James Reed will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family.
To view Kenneth’s memorial DVD or to send online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Mildred Moore Boettger

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Mildred "Midge" Moore Boettger

Mildred Moore Boettger

Mildred “Midge” Moore Boettger passed on Sunday, December 1, 2013. She is survived by her brother, Richard (Betty) Carroll, her son, Steven (Nancy) Moore, and her daughter, Claudia (John) Yerbic. She also leaves behind granddaughters, Shannon and Lee, as well as her step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Midge was proceeded in death by her husbands, Claude “Blackie” Moore and Fred Boettger, her son Terrance Moore, grandson, John Yerbic II and two of her siblings.

Midge was employed by the Canton Daily Ledger and the Peoria Journal Star. After retirement, she traveled extensively and enjoyed sharing her adventures with her family and friends. Upon moving to Arizona, Midge joined the Verde Valley Voices where she shared her love of singing and performance.

A private memorial was held by the immediate family in Arizona. In the Spring, a celebration of her life will be held in Canton, Illinois.

In leiu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to Verde Valley Voices at PO Box 2385 Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Mildred “Midge” Moore Boettger

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Mildred “Midge” Moore Boettger passed on Sunday, December 1, 2013. She is survived by her brother, Richard (Betty) Carroll, her son, Steven (Nancy) Moore, and her daughter, Claudia (John) Yerbic. She also leaves behind granddaughters, Shannon and Lee, as well as her step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Midge was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude “Blackie” Moore and Fred Boettger, her son Terrance Moore, grandson, John Yerbic II and two of her siblings.

Midge was employed by the Canton Daily Ledger and the Peoria Journal Star. After retirement, she traveled extensively and enjoyed sharing her adventures with her family and friends. Upon moving to Arizona, Midge joined the Verde Valley Voices where she shared her love of singing and performance.

A private memorial was held by the immediate family in Arizona. In the Spring, a celebration of her life will be held in Canton, Illinois.

In leiu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to Verde Valley Voices at PO Box 2385 Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Submitted by Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.

Glenn Martin McMillan

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Glenn McMillan

Glenn McMillan

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Glenn Martin McMillan, 90, of Monterey passed away at 8:08 am Friday, November 29, 2013 at his residence. He was born on June 18, 1923 in Banner Township to Charles H. and Claire (Jackson) McMillan. Glenn married Charlotte Ball on August 14, 1954 in Canton. She survives along with 3 children; Randall K. (Vickie) McMillan of Canton, Richard W. McMillan of Monterey, and Linda M. (Dennis) McLouth of Berwick, IL, 5 grandchildren; Valerie, Randall II, Lindsay, Kyle, Jennifer, and 5 great grandchildren; Tyler, Rebecca, McKenzie, Alyssa, Khloe. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother.
Glenn was a carpenter by trade and a perfectionist by nature. He was never satisfied until his work was the best it could possibly be. His craftsmanship can be found in many homes and businesses around Canton. He last worked for Garretts Construction Company. Glenn was a master carpenter and a WW II veteran serving in Army as a carpenter in the Aleutian Islands. He was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church and the Carpenters Union.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Memorials can be made to Monterey United Methodist Church. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Roger L. Mulvaney

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Bartonville- Roger L. Mulvaney, 76, of Bartonville, IL, passed away on November 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria, IL.
Roger was born in Kickapoo Township on January 7, 1937 to Willis and Frances (Rogers) Mulvaney. He married his wife of 50 years, Norma Johnson, on June 29, 1963 in Bellevue, she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Steve (Chris) Johnson of Peoria and Ghlee (Lorie) Mulvaney of Washington; three grandsons, Casey (Kim) Johnson of Peoria, Kyle Johnson of Elmwood, and Slade Mulvaney of Washington; one great-granddaughter, Grace Johnson; one brother, Ralph (Sherry) Mulvaney of Bartonville, one half sister, Nancy Emerick of Chillicothe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Becky Mulvaney.
He served in the United States Army from 1959-1961, in Fort Devens, MA, as a heavy truck driver in the motor pool division.
Roger was the owner-operator of Roger Mulvaney Trucking of Peoria for the past 42 years.
He was a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club, ATHS of Kansas City, MO, Midwest Truckers Association, and numerous other clubs.
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Private graveside services will be held at a later date in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo.
To send online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ronald Dean Lenning

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Canton – Ronald Dean Lenning, 69, passed away at 2:18 pm on Thursday November 21, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on November 13, 1944 in Blue Diamond Kentucky to John and Lois (Woodard) Lenning. Ronald married Paula White on June 28, 1969 in Canton. She survives along with one son; Todd Lenning of Canton, and one sister; Pat Kassaw of Leeds Alabama. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Bill Lenning, and one sister; Mary Worthington. Ronald work for Morton Industries as a fork lift driver, and he also worked many years out at Buck Heart mines. Ronald enjoyed watching drag races and would go see the national races every year, he also enjoyed detailing cars. Ronald was also a big fan of the Cardinals and University of Indiana.
Memorial Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. Memorials can be made to the family in C/O Mid-America National bank. To view Ronald’s DVD or to make an online condolence you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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