Charles Harold Harn

Charles Harold Harn

Charles Harold Harn

Canton – Charles Harold Harn, 78, of Canton, IL passed away at 7:17 pm Saturday, July 12, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born June 8, 1936 in Canton to Charles A. and Audrey (Kanouse) Harn. Charlie married Bonnie Ellis on January 1, 1960 in Summum, IL.
She survives along with their daughter, LuAnn (Mark) Kimbrell of Canton; son, Michael (Tina) Harn of Wickenburg, AZ; two grandchildren, Nick Schall and Shallen Harn; brother, Alan Harn of Lewistown; and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Harn of Canton.
Charlie worked for NuWay Laundry, Lucky Boy Bread, International Harvester, and Mid-Century Telephone, where he retired in 1997.
He was a 1954 Lewistown High School graduate.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton.
He was a US Army veteran serving from 1954 to 1957.
Charlie loved cameras and photography. He was a charter member of the Canton Camera Club and also a member of the Canton American Legion Post 16.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 16th at 6:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior.
Rev. Glenn Nestlerode will officiate.
Memorials may be to the Salvation Army or First Christian Church Bus Ministry.
To view Charlie’s memorial DVD or submit online condolence to the family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Helen M. Peak

Helen M. Peak

Helen M. Peak

Canton – Helen M. Peak, 93, of Canton, IL passed away at 10:08 pm Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born September 27, 1920 in Gilchrist, IL to Andrew S. and Dora (Pancurik) Lesko. Helen married James R. Peak on June 7, 1941 in Canton and he preceded her in death on September 2, 1993.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; her son, William R. Peak, who passed away August 8, 2012; and five brothers.
Surviving are one sister, Margaret Neill of Canton and several nieces and nephews.
Helen worked for Gross Manufacturing in Galesburg retiring in 1982 with 41 years’ service.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Helen was a great housekeeper and cook.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Deacon Sam Taylor will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry or Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Helen’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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James Dale Whyde

James Dale Whyde

James Dale Whyde

Canton – James Dale Whyde, 81, of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Mesquite.
He was born June 8, 1933 in Newark, Ohio to James Pierce and Ina May (Downey) Whyde. James married Patty Kramer on June 26, 1953 in Canton.
She survives along with two daughters; Kim Whyde of Mesquite, TX and Kathy Dunn of Terrell, TX; and one grandson, Austin Dunn.
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Beverly Martin.
James was an engineer at Caterpillar Tractor Co.
He was a member of the Holly Brook Baptist Church of Hawkins, TX and the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
Services will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, July 12th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Monroe Bailey will officiate.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
To view James memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ethel M. Bowton

Canton-Ethel Marie Bowton, 97, of Canton passed away at 9:23 am Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born in Fairview on October 3, 1916 to John H. and Mable J. (Baughman) Abbadusky. She married Roscoe J. Bowton in Crown Point, IN on August 19, 1937.
Surviving are five children, Joyce (Bob) Dixon of Colorado, Lois (Gordon) Lock of Fairview, John Bowton of Canton, Rosetta Shrock of Indianapolis, and Vickie (Mark) Tomich of Canton; ten grandchildren; two step grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Frederick Eugene; grandson, Buzz VonAch; brother, Wayne L. Abbadusky; and sister, Edith Anderson.
As a graduate of Fairview Community High School and Graham Hospital School of Nursing, she was a Registered Nurse working private duty before retiring.
Ethel was a member of the White Chapel United Methodist Church for over fifty years. She was very involved in the women’s group where she held various offices at the district and conference levels. She served as a Lay member and Page to Central Illinois Annual Conferences, taught Sunday school for many years, served on Peoria District Council of Ministries, Peoria District Town and Country Task Force, and Central Illinois School of Christian Missions.
She was also a member of the Fulton County Navy and Marine Mother’s Club in which she held the offices of Commander and Chaplain.
Services for Ethel will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 8, at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to White Chapel United Methodist Church.
To view Ethel’s memorial DVD or send the family online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Arthur Fredrick Martin

Arthur Fredrick Martin

Arthur Fredrick Martin

Norwood-Arthur Fredrick Martin, 88, of Norwood, passed away at 12:16 am Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Heartland Manor Care, Peoria.
He was born in Clayton, IL on January 14, 1926 to Otis and Lena G (Osterman) Martin. He married Virgene Baldridge on May 4, 1947 in Chestnut, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Janet (Gerald) Freadhoff of Sullivan, IL and Lena (Phillip) Borrowman of Overland Park, KS; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald (Deloras) Martin of Pittsfield, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Arthur was a Machinist at Komatsu, Peoria, retiring after 28 years of service.
He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and bird watching.
Arthur was a United States Navy veteran, serving during WWII.
Services for Arthur will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Kids Wish Network, Guardian Angel Fund.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Leo L. Jenkins

Leo L. Jenkins

LeoL. Jenkins

Canton – Leo L. Jenkins, 89, of Canton, IL passed away at 9:03 am Friday, June 27, 2014 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
He was born March 16, 1925 in Lewistown, IL to Wilton and Mary (Bishop) Jenkins. Leo married Betty L. Welch on June 15, 1947 at the First Baptist Church in Canton and was married 59 years until her passing on August 15, 2006.
He married Donna Phelka on April 11, 2008.
She survives along with his daughter, Susan L. Jenkins (Gary) Barnhart of Wee-Ma-Tuk; three grandchildren, Dr. Brett Barnhart of Canton, Bryan M. Barnhart of Canton, and Brynna (Case Blodgett) Barnhart of Indianapolis, IN; and two great grandsons, Micah and Cale Barnhart of Canton. He is also survived by his stepdaughter, Laura (Ed) Hill of Franklin, TN; stepson, Frankie Phelka of Denver, CO; five step grandchildren; and one step great grandson.
Leo was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Merle and Harold Jenkins; and two sisters, Annamae Coleman and Ruth Miles.
He retired from International Harvester in Canton working in management.
Leo was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton and the Order of Odd Fellows. He was also a member of the former Canton County Club for over 50 years and the Lewistown Masonic Lodge #104 for 72 years.
Leo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He also loved International Harvester, the game of golf, a stiff Manhattan, and his infamous white hair.
Services will be at 11:00 am Monday, June 30th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be Sunday, June 29th from 3 to 5 pm.
Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate.
Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery in Smithfield.
Memorials may be made to the Canton Traveling Basketball Association.
To view Leo’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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George A. Cowden Jr.

George A. Cowden Jr.

George A. Cowden Jr.

Canton – George A. Cowden Jr., 88, of Canton, IL passed away at 8:15 pm Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born March 9, 1926 in Canton to George A. Sr. and Rosie (Wages) Cowden.
Surviving are six children, Lena Smith of Pekin, Linda (Marcus) Kruzan of Canton, Lori (Jack) Lane of Bath, Leslie (James) McGinnis of Canton, Cathy Norris of Ft. Myers, FL, and Richard (Kathryn) Cowden of Hanna City; ten grandchildren; one great grandson; one sister, Helen Lehnhausen of Fairview; and Rose Marie Fengel, with whom he made his home for ten years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons, John and Larry Cowden; one grandchild; two brothers; and three sisters.
George was a body man at Art & Genes Chevrolet in Canton for twenty four years.
He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge and the Canton Eagles Lodge.
He rang the bell for the Salvation Army.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Graveside Service with burial of ashes will be Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 PM at Walnut Cemetery, Banner with Rev. L. Vaughn Malone officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Velda Lucile Funk

Velda Lucile Funk

Velda Lucile Funk

Peoria – Velda Lucile Funk, 95, of Peoria, IL passed away at 6:28 am Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Proctor Hospital.
She was born May 24, 1919 in Douglas Township, Iowa to Artie and Zelma (Farr) Munson. Velda married Ervin Funk on June 1, 1941 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are two children, Lloyd Funk of Peoria and Carolyn (Dennis) Thomason of Princeville; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Delores Fowler.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Velda worked for S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company in Peoria and also did babysitting.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Peoria.
Services will be at 11:00 am Monday, June 23rd at the First Assembly of God Church in Peoria with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Dean Grabill will officiate.
Burial will follow in Roberts Cemetery, Morton.
Memorials may be made to her church.
To view Velda’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Steven M. Camp

Steven M. Camp

Steven M. Camp

Trivoli – Steven M. Camp, 80, of Trivoli, IL passed away at 2:09 am Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at his residence.
He was born November 16, 1933 in Monica, IL to Jim Camp and Maurine (Rice) Hale. Steve married Carol Andrews on October 23, 1955 in Trivoli.
She survives along with three children, Andy (Sherry) Camp of Bartonville, Lynn (Dennis) Reis of Creve Coeur, and Stan (Holly) Camp of Farmington; and six grandchildren, Josh (Mandy), Devon, Derek, Adam, Austyn, and Allyx.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one niece.
Steve worked at Ozark Airlines until a boating accident in 1976. He was a volunteer fireman with the Trivoli-Logan Fire Protection District.
He was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church.
He was a former Cub Scout Leader and Girls Softball Coach.
Steven was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his grandkids, high school sports, motorcycle racing, and gardening.
Services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 21st at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be Friday, June 20th from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate.
Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Boosters.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Mary Ellen Snider

Mary Ellen Snider

Mary Ellen Snider

Hanna City – Mary Ellen Snider, 85, of Hanna City passed away at 8:00 am Monday, June 16, 2014 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria. She was born on March 27, 1929 in Brimfield, IL to Forrest and Tillie (Rupp) Rynearson. Mary married Cyrus E. Snider on February 13, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on October 6, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.
Surviving are 5 children, Valerie (Jim) Hall of Peoria, Tracy (Key) Jennings of Hanna City, Julie (Ron) Crum of Trivoli, Kim (Pete) Kaufman of Hanna City, and Cyrus Daren (Tina) Snider of Trivoli; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Bridges of East Peoria.
Mary was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church and Hanna City Sportsman Club. She also loved to play cards.
Services will be at 11 am Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Hanna City United Methodist Church where visitation will be 2 hours prior to services. The Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery in rural Hanna City.
Memorials can be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District or her church.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
To view Mary’s memorial DVD or make online condolences go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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