Lora Jessie Whitfield

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Lora Jessie Whitfield

Lora Jessie Whitfield

Peoria – Lora Jessie Whitfield, 87, of Peoria, IL passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:13 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
The daughter of Forrest Ray and Jessie Alice (Jewell) Sherman, she was born April 10, 1926 in Cohaset, MN. Lora married William Mason Whitfield on September 12, 1943 in Peoria.
He survives along with four children; Nick (Mari) Whitfield Sr. of Springfield, Mary Jane Shea of Bartonville, Shirley Kucavik (Daniel Zeller) of Peoria, and William F. Whitfield of Peoria; sixteen grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley (Delbert) Swanson of Peoria and Norma (Bill) Rollet of Peoria; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Whitfield of PA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Lora in death were her parents and one brother, William Jewell Sherman of Peoria.
She had waitressed at several diners and food services.
Lora was a member of the Second Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher at South Side Mission.
She was involved at South Side Mission and its Auxiliary Club.
The love of God, family, friends, and cats were most important to Lora.
Services will be Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Rev. James Vincent will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church or Harvesters Group of South Side Mission in Peoria.
To view Lora’s memorial tribute of submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Ethel Lucille Hughes

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Peoria- Ethel Lucille Hughes, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 6 pm on Friday April 12, 2013 at her grandson’s, Charles (Tina) Bicknell, home in Pekin.
She was born in Canton on August 31, 1923 to Robert Estee and Tisha Ellen (DeMoss) Clark.
Surviving are her children, Janice (David) Stanton of Lewistown, Tisha (Bonnie) Bicknell of Pekin, Phyllis (Lucy) Woodmancy of Peoria, Daniel Whited Sr. of Peoria, Georgia Dianne (Mike) Baughnran of Bartonville, Pamela S. Booth Whited of Pekin, Timothy (Jeanie) Richards of Abingdon, Linda Prather of Pekin, and Jack Poole of Peoria; 197 grandchildren spanning over 5 generations.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, and a daughter-in-law.
Ethel worked at IL Amusement, Inc. for 15 years.
She loved to do arts and crafts, especially making little baskets.
Funeral services for Ethel will be at 11 am on Tuesday April, 16, 2013 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, with burial following in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice of Peoria.
Condolences may be made online at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Wesley R. Goeken

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Wesley “Wes” Ryan Goeken, 23, of Bartonville, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013.
Wes was born in Peoria on January 30, 1990 to David Goeken and Karla Riley.
Surviving are his parents, David of Bartonville and Karla of Peoria; stepmother Amy Goeken of Bartonville; brothers Nicholas and Lucas Goeken of Bartonville; step-brother Kevin Thompson of Bartonville; step-sister Tiffany Thompson of Peoria; grandparents George and Jeanne Strate of Peoria, John and Ellen Riley of Montgomery, AL, and step-grandparents Chuck and Betty Gold of Bartonville.
Wes was a 2008 graduate of Limestone Community High School in Bartonville. He had also served in the Army National Guard.
He enjoyed working with computers, and was employed by Advanced Technology Services, working at Caterpillar in East Peoria.
Wes loved music, playing the guitar, and enjoyed playing Magic the Gathering with his friends. Wesley had a big heart and touched those with who he came in contact. He will always be loved, missed, and never forgotten.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm on Monday April 15, 2013 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to Whitney’s Walk For Life, c/o MHAIV, 5407 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614.
To view Wes’ Memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Marie Freres Schriner

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Marie Freres Schriner

Marie Freres Schriner

Bartonville – Marie Freres Schriner, 91, of Bartonville, IL passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:12 am at Renaissance Care Center, Canton, IL.
The daughter of Michael and Rozena (Freres) Rebbec, she was born February 22, 1922 in Bartonville.
Marie married David Schriner on November 11, 1950 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Allen Schriner of St. Peters, MO; three daughters; Carol (Michael) Caughey of Hanna City, Linda (Rick) Simmons of Deer Creek, and Virginia Anger of Murrells Inlet, SC; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two brothers; Robert Rebbec of Sun City, AZ and Roger Rebbec of Bartonville.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
When younger, Marie had worked for Caterpillar in Metallurgy.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 am at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Bartonville Fire & Rescue.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Walter John Winship Jr.

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Walter John Winship Jr.

Walter John Winship Jr.

Canton – Walter John Winship Jr, 87, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 10:50 am at his residence.
The son of Walter John Sr. and Celestine Jeanette (Parks) Winship, he was born March 12, 1926 in Canton.
Walter married Charlotte Elaine Grimm on July 12, 1953 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters; Susan (Vince) Huster of San Ramon, CA, Debra (Patrick) O’Gorman of Rockford, and Nancy (Rick) Rayman of Lincoln; six grandchildren, Erin O’Gorman, Colin O’Gorman, Laura Tepen, Beth Rayman, Shelby Huster, and Katie Huster; two great-grandchildren; and his brother-in-law, Paul Day of Canton.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Joann Day.
Walter first worked as an overhead crane operator with Knights Steel Mill in Kankakee for 14 years and then as a computer machinist at Chemtron Corp for 8 years, retiring in 1984.
He was a WWII Navy veteran serving on the USS Haverfield.
He was a member of the Canton American Legion Post #16 for many years and also the Canton Odd fellows.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside Service on Thursday, April 11th at 1:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charlotte Argei

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Farmington – Charlotte Argei, 94, of Farmington, IL passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:31 am at her residence.
The daughter of Clarence Leslie and Jessie (Mahaffey) Morgan, she was born December 27, 1918 in Barry, Illinois.
Charlotte married Amerigo Argei on May 1, 1948 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death along with her parents; one brother, Richard Morgan and one sister, Beatrice Negley.
Charlotte worked as a beautician for many years.
She was a member of Farmington United Methodist Church, Farmington Women of the Moose, and Farmington American Legion Auxiliary.
She attended Canton and Farmington schools, graduating from Farmington High and Brown’s Business College.
The family wishes to thank Spoon River Home Health Services, who thoughtfully provided safe and comfortable care for Charlotte.
There will be a private family service with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to Spoon River Home Health Services.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Mabel Campbell

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Mabel Campbell, 101, of 883 E. Chestnut St. Canton, IL. passed away at 12:01 am, Saturday, April 6 at the Renaissance Care Center in Canton. She was born on January 8, 1912 in Fairview to Albert and Ollie (Jennings) Bowen. Mabel married Clarence Campbell on July 27, 1951 in Ottawa, IL. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1991. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and one sister. Surviving is a sister-in-law Lillie Duffie of Leroy, IL and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Mabel worked at Denny’s Dry Cleaners for many years and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. Services will be graveside 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 9 at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. The Rev. Marc Brown will officiate. Memorials can be made to her church. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Harris Richards

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Harris Richards

Harris Richards

Farmington – Harris Richards, 85, of Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 6:20 pm at his residence.
The son of Harry and Bertha (Smith) Richards, he was born March 11, 1928 in Clearbrook, MN. He married Thelma Louise Murphy on September 5th, 1948 in Farmington. She survives along with three daughters, Cinda Rogers of Farmington, Kathy Richards of Elmwood, and Connie Richards of Brimfield; one grandson who he raised, Christopher Wood of Brimfield; eleven grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren with another expected in August.
Preceding Harris in death were his parents; one son, Terry; eight brothers; three sisters; and one grandson.
He worked for Schissler Seed Company for 30 years.
He was a US Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War.
Harris loved to hunt and fish and be with his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a graveside service with burial of ashes on Monday, April 15th at 2:00 pm at Lehigh Cemetery, rural Elmwood, IL. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate.
In lieu of flowers Harris would like donations to be made to OSF Hospice or Farmington Rescue Squad.
There will be a Celebration of Harris’ life after the service at the Farmington Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
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John Crichton

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John Crichton

John Crichton

West Peoria – John Crichton, 94, of 824 N. Ashland Ave West Peoria, IL passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm at Heartland Manor Care, Peoria, IL.
The son of William F. and Davina (Robb) Crichton, he was born May 30, 1918 in Peoria. He married Shirley True on December 21, 1940 in Peoria and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Daniel Crichton of West Peoria and five grandchildren, Michael, Erin, John, Adam, and Brittany.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, John Crichton; and two sisters.
John worked for Caterpillar in East Peoria, retiring as an Engineer in 1980 with 43 years’ service.
He was a member of Peoria Moose Lodge #1220 and Peoria Mason’s, Shrine & Temple, and Scottish rite.
He was a WWII Navy veteran.
Services will be Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials can be made to Pets for Seniors or TAPS.
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Dr. James M. Reed

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Dr. James M. Reed

Dr. James M. Reed

Trivoli- Dr. James Medill Reed, 85, of Trivoli, IL passed away at 12:05 am on Monday April 1, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
The son of Cyril E. and Bertha (Alpaugh) Reed, he was born on April, 15, 1927.
He married Janet L. Myers on August 22, 1953 in Beaver Dam, KY. She preceded him in death on November 19, 2008.
Surviving are his children, daughter, Cynthia A. Reed of Trivoli; 3 sons, Bryan E. (Tammi) Reed of Farmington, Bruce E. Reed of Trivoli, and Brent J. (Amanda) Reed of Farmington; 6 grandchildren, James, Josie, Jason, Kevin, Kristin, Matthew, and Riley; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, W. Warner Reed and Rudyard R. Reed; 4 sisters, Barbara J. Osborn, Greta G. Kumlander, Marcia L. Little, and Alicia R. Aden; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII.
James graduated from the School of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1954. He was a Family Practice Physician and Surgeon in Farmington for 55 years. On October 1, 2010 he “retired” from his practice in Farmington. However, he still ran a small family practice from his home office in Trivoli until January 1, 2013. In 2011 he was made an honorary volunteer fireman with Farmington Fire Department.
James was a member of the American Legion Post 140 in Farmington, the Fulton County Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Society, and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He was also the Medical Director at Farmington Country Manor and Spoon River Home Health.
He bred, trained, and raced Standardbred and Thoroughbred horses for over 50 years. He also enjoyed racing homing pigeons.
Visitation will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday April 4, 2013 at Farmington High School 310 N. Lightfoot Rd Farmington, IL. A private family service will be held with burial following in Trivoli Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Country Manor, Farmington Rescue Squad 1100, or Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.
You can view James’ memorial DVD and leave online condolences at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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