John McRoy

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John McRoyBartonville- John McRoy, Jr, 50, of Bartonville, died at 5:15 PM Friday, October 14, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born July 11, 1961 in Peoria to John R., Sr. and Marilyn Joyce (Mannon) McRoy.
Surviving are his mother, Marilyn (Robert) Seelye of Creve Coeur, his partner of 20 years, Kim Simpsen, with whom he made his home; 3 daughters, Donelle (Michael) Cable of Friendsville, TN, Ashley Simpsen of Springfield, IL and Chelsea McRoy of Bartonville; 6 siblings, Ellen McRoy Seelye of Creve Coeur, Sherry Lucas of Washburn, John Lucas of Canton, Todd King of Springfield,Chrissy Lightbody of Peoria and Cindy Collier of Peoria; 3 grandchildren and 2 step-mothers, Delores Banister of Greenview and Norma McRoy of Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Juanita.
John was of the Christian faith.
He enjoyed restoring cars, shooting pool and spending time with family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family in care of Kim Simpsen.

John E. Opper

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John E. OpperCanton – John E. Opper, 95, of 160 E. Walnut St. Canton, IL passed away Monday, October 10, 2011 at 7:25 am at Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton.
He was born October 7, 1916, in rural Farmington, the son of John W. and Edna (Dunning) Opper. He married Dorothy Suydam in 1939 in Fort Madison, Iowa. She died August 9, 2011.
Surviving are one sister, Betty (Opper) Vaughn of Astoria; two sons, William (Shirley) Opper of Lincoln and Terry (Sheila) Opper of Morton; eight grandchildren; and twenty two great grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents.
John worked for 39 ½ years as an assembler at International Harvester, retiring in 1975. A World War II Army Air Force Veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post 16. He was also a member of the AARP and Royal Neighbors. An avid bowler, he was a member of the United States Bowling Congress and the Canton Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Services will be Thursday, October 13th at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Brian and Vince Opper will officiate.
Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.

Georgia L. Angel

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Georgia L. AngelFarmington – Georgia L. Angel, 69, of 460 N. Main St. Farmington, IL passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born December 8, 1941, in Canton, the daughter of George and Evelyn (Fitzpatrick) Painter. She married Robert G. Angel on November 14, 1959 in Farmington. He survives.
Also surviving are two children, Ramona (Victor) Evans of Beardstown and Marty (Vivian) Angel of Canton; her mother, Evelyn Gasparovich of Farmington; three grandchildren, Robert Evans, Tyler Evans, and Arianna Walters; and two sisters, Lorna (John) Stanfel and Connie (Mike) Dunbar both of Farmington.
She was preceded in death by her father and step-father, John Gasparovich.
Georgia was a secretary for P.M.P. Fermentation in Peoria for 25 years.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Velma A. Denny

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Canton – Velma A. Denny, 97, of 321 W. Locust St. Canton, IL passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm at Red Oak Estates, Canton, IL.
She was born on May 11, 1914 in Buckheart Township, the daughter of Pulaske and Pearl (Tompkins) Denny.
Surviving are a nephew, John A. (Anna) Denny of Canton; three great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Cecil H. Denny; a sister, Maralee Overcash; and a niece, Mary K. Tuckey.
Velma graduated from Canton High School in 1931. She later graduated from the University of Illinois in 1935 and received her Master’s Degree from there in 1941.
Miss Denny taught school at Bushnell/Prairie City for 6 years and Mt. Vernon High School for 4 years. She then taught at Galesburg High School for 29 years, retiring in 1974.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton and its Golden Rule Sunday School Class, the Knox County Retired Teachers Association, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, the Business and Professional Women’s Club of the YWCA, the Melatonin Study Club at Galesburg, and was a former Sunday school teacher for a number of years.
Visitation will be Friday, October 14th from 1 to 2 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton followed by a Graveside Service at 2:15 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton with Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating.

Susan Lynn Mahr

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Susan Lynn MahrCanton – Susan Lynn Mahr, 44, of 256 Haffner Blvd, Canton, IL passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm at her residence.
She was born September 21, 1967, in Canton, the daughter of Michael and Dianne (White) Lowe. Susan married Jeff Mahr on February 16, 1986 in Banner. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother of Cuba; one son, Anthony Mahr of Canton; maternal grandparents, Earl and Beulah White of Canton; two brothers, Michael (Michele) Lowe of Germantown Hills and Josh Lowe of Edwardsville; two sisters, Amy (Mark) Lowry of Cuba and Rebecca (Tom) Bass of Minot, ND; many nieces and nephews; and her only kid that ever minded, Mojo.
She was preceded in death by her father and two daughters, Amber and Kari.
Susan was a pre-school teacher for Headstart and was a caregiver at Red Oak Estates in Canton.
She loved drag racing, riding 4 wheelers, and feeding & watching animals in her backyard. She had a passion for mushroom hunting.
There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial of ashes will be on Friday, October 14th at 10:00 am at Orendorff-Breed Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

 

Patricia L. Kling

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Patricia L. Kling, 75, of 35385 N. Fennessy Middle Grove, IL. passed away Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Farmington Country Manor in Farmington. Patricia was born on July 23, 1936 in Pekin, IL. to Edward and Helen Chitwood Gardner. She married Charles Kling on May 28, 1955 in Canton, IL. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2008. Surviving is 1 son James Kling of Middle Grove.
There will be no services. Cremation rites have been accorded. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janet Potter

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Janet PotterPekin – Janet E. Potter, 59, of Pekin, IL passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL.
Janet was born July 21, 1952, in Cheyenne, WY, the daughter of Donald and Phyllis (Krantz) Boomgarden. She married Charles A. Potter on February 19, 1977 in East Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are her parents of East Peoria; one son, Shane Potter of Pekin; two sisters, Kathy (Dennis) Richardson of Edinburg and Sandra “Sam” (Jeff) Camp of Peoria; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Janet worked on the assembly line at Caterpillar in Mossville building DD where she retired July 31, 2011 after 38 years service.
She loved crafting, cross-stitching and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan.
Services will be Monday, October 3rd at 10:30 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be on Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 2 to 4 pm. Rev. Charles Wilcox will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery,Pekin.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

 

Blee Jenkins

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Blee JenkinsCanton – Blee Jenkins, 90, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm at Sunset Manor Care, Canton.
He was born July 6, 1921, in Dunfermline, IL the son of Harry and Elizabeth (Peart) Jenkins. He married Mildred J. Murphy on January 31, 1942 in Kahoka, MO. She preceded him in death on January 1, 2003.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Roy Jenkins; one brother, Harry W. Jenkins; and two half sisters, Anna Moore and Alpha Richardson.
Surviving are two children, Pat (David) Nichols and Clarence (Barb) Jenkins both of Canton; eight grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
He was a semi truck driver and member of the Teamsters Union and Loyal Order of the Moose.
Blee was a World War II Army veteran and was a Purple Heart recipient.
Services will be Friday, September 30th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Mike Henson will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Passage’s Hospice.

 

George W. Price

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George W. PriceCanton – George W. Price, 70, of 20002 US Hwy 24 Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm in the Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton.
He was born November 14, 1940, in Peoria, IL, the son of Ralph and Alice (Farwell) Price.
Surviving are three daughters, Caprice (Eric) Sweatt of Canton, Tracy (Brian) Martinez of Colorado Springs, CO, and Cassie (Jerry) Carnes of Wee-Ma-Tuk; two sons, Rodney Price of Missouri and Ralph Price of Florida; eleven grandchildren; one great grandson; three brothers, Kimball and Kevin Price both of Florida and Carl Simon of Canton; and two sisters, Linda Derry of Astoria and Stella Gay Price of Florida.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
George worked for International Harvester/Navistar for 33 years retiring in 1998 as a machine operator.
He was a member of the UAW Local 98. He loved the outdoors including hunting, fishing, and gardening and will be remembered by his family and friends for his great love of nature.
Services will be Monday, September 26th at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Sunday, September 25th from 2 to 4 pm. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery, Banner.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Robert A. Hanamean

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Robert A. HanameanHanna City – Robert “Bob” A. Hanamean, 84, of 1221 N. Green Gold Rd. Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
He was born May 17, 1927, in Homewood, IL, the son of Andrew and Cecil (Welsh) Hanamean.
He married Dorothy Walters on June 27, 1953 in Peoria and she preceded him in death on June 12, 1997.
Surviving are the love of his life for the last twelve years, Frances Stewart of Hanna City; five children, Judy (Kenny) Franken and Randall Floyd both of East Peoria, Lisa Stewart of Lafayette, IN, Angela Allen of Farmington, and Marjorie Stewart of Elmwood; fourteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Marte Hanamean, who died November 18, 1995; one granddaughter; and one sister.
Bob retired from Keystone Wire & Steel, where he worked as a Shipping Supervisor, after 30 years service.
He was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII.
Services will be Saturday, September 24th at 12 noon at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Bob Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in North Limestone Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Hanna City Fire & Rescue Squad.