Wilma Lenora Stevens

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Wilma Stevens

Wilma L. "Pat" Stevens

Wilma Lenora ”Pat” Stevens,87, of 714 S. Adams St. Lewistown, IL passed away at 4:48 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at her residence with her grandson Mark by her side. Pat was born on September 11, 1924 in Congerville, IL to Joseph and Emma Brining Kindred. She married Allen E. Stevens on October 21, 1959 in Bloomington, IL. He preceded her in death on January 26, 1995. Also preceding her were her parents, a son David, 3 sisters, and grandson Cleo. Surviving is a daughter Wilma Mae Carpenter of Washington, IL. 6 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, and a brother Joe (Emma) Kindred of Goodfield, IL.
Pat owned and operated Pat’s Café on S. Adams St. in Peoria for many years. She enjoyed birds, cats, fishing, crafts, gardening, and growing flowers. Pat was member of the Shuffleboard team at Nowhere Bar in Bryant and was a Cubs fan. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in East Peoria.
Services will be 1:00 pm Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 pm. John Carpenter Jr. will officiate. Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Rosalie D. Gentle

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Rosalie Gentle

Rosalie Gentle

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Rosalie D. Gentle, 91, of 435 N. 16th Ave. Canton, IL. passed away at 8:32 am, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Red Oak Estates. She was born on September 17, 1920 in Canton to C.E. and Lotus Pollitt Bump. Rosalie married Charles Gentle Jr. on June 7, 1947 in Canton. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1984. Also preceding her in death were her parents, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.
Surviving are 2 children; Larry (Darla) Gentle of Canton, and Joyce (Tom) Nichols of Springfield, 2 grandsons; Ryan Gentle, and Lance (Robyn) Gentle, and 2 great-grandsons; Caleb Gentle, and Colby Gentle.
Rosalie was a member of Locust Lane United Methodist Church, and the Farm Bureau. She was a caring mother and grandmother and worked with her husband on their farm.
Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, June 14 at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. The Rev. Ardith Corsaw will officiate. Memorials may be made to Graham Hospice. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. To submit online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Irene Schenck

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Irene Schenck

Irene Schenck

Canton – Irene Schenck, 93, of Houston, TX passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
She was born July 15, 1918 in Nauvoo, IL to Tony and Neva May Koch.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of 63 years; daughter, Angela Cheaney and husband Bob; two grandchildren, Zach Cheaney and Haley Chilek; and sister, Gertrude Dorothy; as well as other extended family in Illinois.
She moved to Houston, TX in 1986 after her husband’s retirement to be near her grandchildren. Watching them grow up was one of her greatest joys.
Services will be Saturday, July 14th at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Irene Novotny

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Bartonville-Irene Helen Novotny, 80, of Elmwood, formerly of Bartonville, passed away at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by her family.
She was born June 28, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Anthony and Sophie (Kurczak) Zimecki. She married Andrew T. Novotny June 18, 1955. He survives.
She was a loving mother of 6 surviving daughters, Barbara (Dave) Plunkett of Bartonville, Annette (Steve) Drake of Bartonville, Catherine (Phil) Johnson of Elmwood, Brenda (Rick) Velde of Mapleton, Denise Novotny (Kevin Cole) of Pekin, and Mary Ellen Mulford of Hanna City. She was proud of her 18 grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching her 12 great-grandchildren grow. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their children. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother Walley Zimecki, a sister Sophie Bryze, and son-in-law Mike Mulford.
When she was young she worked at the Kraft cheese factory in Chicago. She loved life and loved to dance. She then moved to Bartonville and had her daughters. In her later years she worked as an aid at Belwood Nursing Home.
She loved to embroidery, making beautiful articles. Her favorite times were the visits and parties when she was surrounded by her family. She was the comforter, advisor, and biggest fan for her family. Her legacy lives on with those she left behind.
The gates of heaven were opened and God welcomed her into heaven. Irene, mom, grandma, great-grandma- you will be missed. We love you.
Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Peoria. Rev. Father Terry Cassidy will officiate. Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, with recitation of the Rosary at 8:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the mass on Saturday at St. Ann.
Memorials are requested to St. Jude- Midwest Affiliate or to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
To view Irene’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences you may go to www.SedgwickFuneralHomes.com

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Harold “Rick” Johnston, II

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Bartonville- Harold “Rick” Johnston, II, 40, of Bartonville passed away at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Peoria.
He was born August 27, 1971 in Peoria to Harold “Rick” and Brenda (Saeger) Johnston.
Surviving are his father Harold “Rick” (Sharon) Johnston of West Peoria; mother Brenda (Martin) Scheff of Easton; a sister, Stacy (Tim) Davis of Bellevue; 2 step-brothers, Mark Fleugher of Louisiana and Jeff Fleugher of Pekin; a step-sister, Tracie Turnbow of Pekin; 3 nephews Chase and Brent Davis of Bellevue and Dustin Davis of Peoria; a niece, Ashley Davis; great nephew, Donavin Symmonds and his faithful companion, Bon.
He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local #649 in Peoria.
Rick loved hunting, fishing and Nascar.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. Private inurnment will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials are requested to the Peoria Regional Chapter – Autism Society of America.
To view Rick’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Shirley A. Burrows

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Shirley A. Burrows, 79, of 2081 N. Main St. Canton, passed away at 5:15 am Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born on July 27, 1932 in Canton to Allene Bishop. Shirley married Ralph Burrows on April 19, 1956 in Canton. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1975. Her mother also preceded her in death.
Shirley was a 1950 graduate of Canton High School and a member of the Shield’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
There will be no service and cremation rites will be accorded. There will be a burial of ashes in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Irvin T. Koeppel

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Irvin T. Koeppel

Irvin T. Koeppel

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Irvin T. Koeppel, 85, 1904 S. Airport Rd. Peoria, IL. passed away at 8:46 am, Friday, June 1 at his residence. He was born on May 4, 1927 in Peoria to Bernard and Lucy (White) Koeppel. Irvin married Mary Briggs in Peoria in 1949. She survives along with 2 sons; Bob (Lynn) Koeppel of Canton, and Rick (Marnie) Koeppel of Bartonville, and 3 grandchildren; Jennifer Koeppel, Jack Koeppel, and Katelynn Koeppel.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Jack Koeppel, and 3 sisters; Lucille Reidlinger, Myrtle Gard, and Irene Thibault.
Irvin worked at Illinois American Water Company for 47 years, retiring in 1990. He was a WW2 Navy veteran, member of the American Legion Post #979 in Bartonville and Ducks Unlimited. Irv loved the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, and taking rides on the four-wheeler were among his favorite things to do. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa. His witty sense of humor would always bring a smile to your face. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, June 4, at the Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville where visitation will be Monday from 5-8 pm. The Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria with military honors provided by the Bartonville American Legion. Memorials may be made to the Limestone Fire and Rescue Squad or OSF Hospice. To view Irvin’s Memorial DVD or make online condolences, you can go to www.sedwickfuneralhomes.com

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John Redlingshafer

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John Redlingshafer

John Redlingshafer

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John H. Redlingshafer, 87, of Rural Route, Elmwood, IL passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 6:34 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born December 13, 1924, in Farmington, to Henry and Emma (Rapp) Redlingshafer. John married Audrey Van Petten on August 25, 1944. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Mike Redlingshafer of Elmwood; and three daughters, Rita Hassall of Rockville, Maryland, Gayle Berman of Efrat, Israel, and Angela Green of Tucson, Arizona; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

His parents and one great grandchild preceded him in death.
John was the owner and operator of Country Wide TV and Appliance in Farmington & Canton. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, Farmington Masonic Lodge; Peoria County Farm Bureau; Elmwood American Legion and Elmwood VFW. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in the 6th Infantry Division and a lifelong farmer, who enjoyed collecting antique tractors.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 6th from 6 to 8 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Masonic rites will be at 7:45 pm. Cremation rites will be accorded after the visitation. A graveside service with burial of ashes will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington or the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Marvin Beecher

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Trivoli- Marvin Beecher, 70, of Trivoli, passed away at 5:57 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born November 29, 1941 to George L. and Lois E. (Greenfield) Beecher. He married Jan Savill March 14, 1965 in Farmington. She survives.
Also surviving are four children, Beth (Rick) Fahnestock of Cuba, IL,Lori Cordis of Peoria, Jill Howard of Merrill, WI and Brad (Bridget) Beecher of St. Charles, IL; four grandchildren, Brock, Paige, Connor and Cassie; one brother, Harold (Pat) Haller of Hanna City; and one sister, Eula Rafferty of Hanna City.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Art, Irwin, Jack and one sister, Jesse Arends.
He was member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church.
Marvin was a 3rd Degree Master Mason and Past Master of Farmington Masonic Lodge #192 AF & AM.
He spent his whole life farming the land he loved in the Hanna City-Trivoli area. As a devoted family man, Marvin loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren as well as traveling with Jan.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Hanna City United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob DeBolt and Rev. Jim Reed will officiate. Burial will be at Trivoli Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hanna City United Methodist Church. Masonic rites will be conducted following the visitation.
Memorials are requested to the Trivoli Rescue Squad or Hanna City United Methodist Church.
To submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

William Lee Tennison

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William Lee Tennison

William Lee Tennison

Canton – William Lee Tennison, 57, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm in the Graham Hospital, Emergency Room.
He was born October 27, 1954, in Pekin, IL the son of Loren L. and Catherine M. (Jackson) Tennison. He married Mary Wiley on December 3, 1991 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are six children; Jennifer (Roland) Frazier of Smithfield, Elaina McFarland of Canton, Lacy Mondoni of Seneca, Felicia (Brent) Gillette of Canton, William Lee Tennison Jr of Havana, and Shawn (Julia) Newlan of Canton; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, Dale D. (Betty) Tennison of Marion, Eugene F. Tennison of MO, and Robby Tennison of TN; and two sisters, Donna Tennison Hager of TN and Janie Tennison of CO.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Jackie W. Tennison.
William was a member of APA pool league and ABATE.
Visitation will be Friday, June 1st from 4 to 6 pm followed be a service at 6:00 PM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com