Mary (Morrell) Ewan

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Canton – Mary (Morrell) Ewan, 92, of Canton, IL passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton.
She was born September 23, 1919, in Canton, the daughter of John and Hattie (Morton) Morrell. She married Robert B. Ewan on July 10, 1944 in Canton. He passed away December 26, 2008.
Surviving are four children, Joseph M. (Pam) Ewan of Colville, WA, Jane M. (George) Emmons of Acton, MA, Judith A. (Frank) Hacker of Springboro, OH, and James M. (Karen) Ewan of Williamsburg, VA; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Lee Morrell; and two sisters, Essie Adele Pursell and Mabel Johnston.
Mary attended Canton schools and graduated from University of Illinois in 1940 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. She worked as a lab technician in Chicago, Canton, and at Fort Benning, GA. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and at-home mother. She was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, UMW, Fulton County Home Extension, Eastern Star, AAUW and PEO.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service with burial of ashes at a later date.

Vurla McPherson

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Vurla McPhersonCanton – Vurla “Jony” M. McPherson, 77, of 315 N. 11th Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 1:53 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born July 2, 1934, in Canton, the daughter of Leroy J. and Leona A. (Buley) Baylor. Jony married Alan McPherson on September 30, 1950 in Canton. He survives.
Also surviving are two children, Susan L. (Michael) Walters and Steven A. (Debbie) McPherson both of Canton; seven grandchildren, Chris Walters, Joe Willy Walters, Jim Morgan, Tyson McPherson, Stephanie Jarvis, Jessica Morgan, and Kyle McPherson; six great grandchildren; and four sisters, Shirley List, Delores Spiva, and Carol Engle all of Canton and Noretta Downard of Dewitt, AR.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She retired from Sunset Manor Care as a nurse’s aide.
Jony was a member of the First Christian Church of Canton. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed taking bus trips with her older sister. She loved her grandkids and will be greatly missed by them.
Services will be Thursday, December 1st at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Nina Merkle Nestlerode will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to her church.

 

Helene K. Schindler

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Helene K. SchindlerBartonville – Helene K. Schindler, 89, of 107 Lewis Court Bartonville, IL passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm at her residence.
Helene was born February 3, 1922, in Peoria, IL the daughter of Daniel and Hazel (Pond) Bittner. She married Orville E. Schindler on April 18, 1948 in Peoria. He passed away on January 17, 2011.
Surviving are three children, Eugenie Hanson of South Pekin, Kim (Cindy) Schindler of Pekin, and Dana Schindler of Bartonville; four grandchildren, Krysta David, Jill Webb, Kara Hanson, and Melanie Riley; and three great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
She was of the Presbyterian faith.
Helene was a US Army veteran serving in WWII as a Tech 4 from 1943 to 1946.
Services will be Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be one hour prior. Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the TAPS (Tazewell Animal Protective Society).

Floybelle Bowen

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Floybelle BowenCanton – Floybelle Bowen, 88, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm at Red Oak Estates, Canton.
She was born December 27, 1922, in Briggsville, AR, the daughter of Floyd and Lydia (McCall) Campbell. She married Donald A. Bowen on July 5, 1948. He passed away on June 12, 2004.
Surviving is a son, Rod (Kay) Bowen of Normal; one granddaughter, Sarah Follmer; two great grandchildren, Keira and Ryan; and one sister, Lillie Duffie of Leroy.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and two sisters.
Floybelle was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home with visitation from 10:30 to 11:00 am. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.

Cleo Marie Beechamp

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Cleo Marie BeechampCanton – Cleo Marie Beechamp, 99, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, November 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton.
She was born October 10, 1912, in Pollock, MO the daughter of Elmer and Ellen (Wilson) Altiser. Cleo married Gilbert H. Beechamp on July 23, 1931 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1987.
Surviving are one son, Harold D. (Shirley) Beecham of Canton; one grandson, Terry Dean (Leesa) Beecham of Canton; and two great grandsons, Michael and Joshua Welch.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and three sisters.
Cleo first worked at Canton Manufacturing Overall Factory. She then worked at International Harvester in Canton, retiring with 30 years’ service.
Services will be Friday, December 2nd at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Mike Arnett will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Canton Family YMCA or Fulton County Humane Society.

 

Leonard A Daniels

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Leonard A DanielsFarmington – Leonard Albert Daniels, 81, of 659 Marshall Farmington, IL passed away Monday, November 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm at his residence.
He was born October 4, 1930, in Farmington, the son of Bert and Mary (Barnett) Daniels. Leonard married Phyllis Long on January 23, 1956 in Farmington. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Delatorre of Farmington and Sandy (Bruce) Meade of Dyersburg, TN; five grandsons; eight great grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy (Jerry) Foley of Canton and Deana (Lyle) Vocke of Colorado.
Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers, and five sisters.
Leonard was a chief operator for the Greater Peoria Sanitary District for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, December 1st from 1:30 to 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. A graveside service, with military honors, will follow at 2:30 pm at Foster Cemetery, rural Fairview. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.

Joan Sylvia Marinich

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Joan Sylvia Marinich , of Canton, IL, daughter of the late Rose Marie (Bruketa) and Anthony James Marinich, died at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, November 27, 2011.

She was born August 8, 1944 in Canton, IL. She was a graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb IL.

Survivors include two sons: Andre Zeisset and Zachary Zeisset, and one grandson, Spencer Zeisset of IL.

Three brothers and two sisters survive: Anthony J. Marinich of WA; Nicholas J. Marinich of MI; and, Joseph S. Marinich of VA; Marcella Tuveson of KY; and Maryanne Chrisman of IL and 11 nieces and nephews.

Joan had been a member of St. Mary’s Church in Canton.

Saturday, Dec 17, at 10AM, recitation of the Rosary will be followed by visitation with family at Murphy-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Canton.

Father Gabriel Msoka will officiate at the Requiem Mass 11 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Canton. Cremation has taken place and burial will be private.

A reception will follow the services.

Jesse W. Sullivan Jr.

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Jesse W. Sullivan Jr.Bartonville – Jesse W. Sullivan, 91, of 117 Harrison St. Bartonville, IL passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm at Methodist Medical Center Emergency Room, Peoria.
He was born November 28, 1919, in Niantic, IL, the son of Jesse W. Sr. and Onile (Jordan) Sullivan. He married Minnie Ruth Presley April 15, 1942 in Jonesboro, TN. She preceded him in death on February 20, 2007.
Surviving are three daughters, Wilma Munson of Bartonville, Lynda (David) Oakes of Elmwood, and Mary Ann (Addison) Hitchcock of Maylene, AL; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, and one sister.
Jesse worked at Caterpillar as a machinist, retiring with 26 ½ years service.
He attended Bartonville Community Bible Church.
Services will be Friday, November 25th at 2:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Rev. Chase Fisher will officiate. Burial will follow in Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Bartonville Community Bible Church.

Geneva June Mason

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Canton – Geneva June Mason, 97, of Branson, MO, formerly of Canton, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm at Golden Living Nursing Home, Branson.
She was born June 17, 1914, in Canton, the daughter of Jacob E. and Allie (Gregg) Irons and married Raymond K. Mason on October 22, 1931 in Aledo. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Richard Dwayne (Sandra) Mason of Branson, MO; two grandchildren, Mark and Brad; and four great granddaughters, Jaye, Emily, Sydney, and Tyler.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Shirley Mason; two brothers, Herschel and Gregg Irons; and one sister Mildred Jones.
Geneva was previously a member of the Farmington Moose Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, and VFW Auxiliary Lodges.
There will be a graveside service on Friday, November 25th at 10:45 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton with Rev. Rick Atchley officiating.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the donor choice.

Howard S. Bishop

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Howard S. Bishop, 85, of 23597 E. Sebree Rd. Canton, IL passed away at 7:37 pm Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Graham Hospital. Howard was born on December 20, 1925 in Table Grove to Ford and Ethel (Baughman) Bishop. He married Alice E. Pollitt on June 7, 1947 in Canton. She preceded him in death on November 18, 2010. Also preceding him were his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.
Surviving is 3 children; Linda Bishop of Canton, Rudy Bishop of Wee-Ma-Tuk, and Cindy (Dave) Bastonero of Canton, 4 grandchildren; Terri Riddell of Woodhull, Bobbie Carpenter of Canton, Angie Hooker of Canton, and Phil Reid of Lombard, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, and 2 sisters; Mildred Leezer of Lewistown, and Mary Grisham of Cuba.
Howard was retired from Finch Trucking. He was a WW2 Army veteran, serving in 556th Air Service Group. Howard belonged to Canton American Legion, Canton Moose, and a former member of the VFW. He loved to coon hunt, go to auctions, and to trade dogs.
A Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 23, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements