Robert E. “Bobby” Roberts

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Robert "Bobby" Roberts

Robert "Bobby" Roberts

Trivoli – Robert E. “Bobby” Roberts, 62, of Trivoli, IL passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at 4:47 am at his residence.
He was born February 24, 1950, in Vincennes, IN the son of William K. and Norma (Crowe) Roberts. He married Karen Hammond on May 18, 2012 in Peoria County.
She survives along with his brother, Kenneth (Marilyn) Roberts of Pekin; four sisters, Sharon (Danny) Northrup of Trivoli, Inez Gruber of Peoria, Starla Roberts of East Peoria, and Ronda (Ernie) Brewer of Peoria; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents and sister, Vicki Runnels precede him in death.
Bobby was a member of the Bartonville American Legion and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved motorcycles.
He was a US Army Veteran serving as a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam.
Bobby was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for the injuries he received in Vietnam.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Services will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be one hour prior. Pastor Keith Webster will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Penn Ridge Cemetery, rural Trivoli.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Center.
To view Bobby’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Lou Ella M. Schiller

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Lou Ella M. Schiller

Lou Ella M. Schiller

Canton – Lou Ella M. Schiller, 81, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at 3:43 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born February 17, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Alma (Brouillette) Maze. She married Edward P. Schiller on July 14, 1951 at St. Joan of Arc Church. He survives.
Also surviving are five children, Donna (Jon) Branchfield of Canton, Cynthia (George) Noyes of Cheyenne, WY, Patti (David) Schoon of Canton, Beth (Geoff) Fein of Margate, FL, and Sarah Schiller of Cripple Creek, CO; twelve grandchildren, Connie Jo Franciskovich of Cheyenne, WY, Tiffany Branchfield of Canton, Kyle (Tiffany) Noyes of Savannah, GA, Christopher Schoon of Canton, Ben Branchfield of Canton, Chelsey Noyes of Cheyenne, WY, Patrick (Jessica) Schoon of Davenport, IA, JohnMichael Schiller of Fort Riley, KS, Rachael Schiller of Cripple Creek, CO, Hannah Schoon of Canton, Maris Fein of Margate, FL, and Gwen Fein of Margate, FL.; one step grandson, George Noyes of CA; and four great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were one daughter, Luwana Foster and two brothers, William and Henry Maze.
Lou Ella was a 1949 graduate of Downers Grove High School.
She was of the Catholic Faith.
Services will be Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm at St. Michaels Catholic Church, St. David, IL. Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 3rd from 5 to 7 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Father Gabriel Msoka will officiate.
Cremation rites will follow the services with burial of ashes at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Mid American National Bank, Canton.
To view Lou Ella’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Jack A. Stolte

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Jack A. Stolte

Jack A. Stolte

Galesburg – Jack A. Stolte, 76, of Galesburg, IL. passed away at 1:03 am Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on August 26, 1936 in Hannibal, Missouri the son of Ralph and Dorothy (Palmer) Stolte. Jack married Jeanette Gates on February 23, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives along with 5 children; Geri (Jim) Powers, Tony Stolte, Jackie (Nick) Puente, Dana (Janine) Stolte, and Brian (Joelle) Stolte, 4 step children; Jody (Rick Long) Gates, James (Bonnie) Gates, Jill (Gary) Lutz, and Jon (Courtney Hiner) Gates, 23 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother Palmer Stolte, and a sister Barbara (Jerry) Akright.
Jack worked for Burlington Northern Railroad and BCZ as a railroad designer. He was a member of Soangetaha Country Club.
Cremation rites have been accorded and services will be at a later date. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville is charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center, 1188 W. Main St. Galesburg, IL 61401. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Margaret Effland

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Margaret Effland

Margaret Effland

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Margaret Effland, 102, formerly of 414 N. First St. Canton passed away at 11:40 pm Friday, December 28, 2012 at Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, IL. She was born on January 15, 1910 in Dunfermline, IL. to William and Janet (MacPhee) Lee. Margaret married Burdette Effland on June 30, 1940 in Peoria. He preceded her in death along with a sister. Surviving are 2 sons; Robert Effland of Waukee, IA, and Richard Effland of Bridgewater, NJ, 4 grandchildren; Branden Feist, Heather Marrin, Brittany Effland, and DuWayne Effland, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Margaret worked in retail at Brown Lynch Scott, J.C. Penney’s, and Denny’s Dry Cleaning and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton. She lived at Long View Apartments for over 35 years.
Services will be 11:00 am Friday, January 4, 2013 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. The Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorial contributions can be made to Canton Red Cross Transportation. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Harold D. Beecham

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Harold D. Beecham

Harold D. Beecham

Canton – Harold D. Beecham, 80, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 at 7:20 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born March 13, 1932, in Canton, the son of Gilbert H. and Cleo M. (Altiser) Beecham. He married Shirley St.Clair on July 31, 1955 in Canton. She survives along with their son, Terry (Leesa) Beecham of Canton and two grandchildren, Joshua Welch of Chicago and Michael Welch of Canton.
Harold worked at Caterpillar Inc for 31 ½ years retiring as a Machinist in 1981.
He was a 50 year member of AF & AM Morning Star Lodge #734 and a member of UAW Local #974.
Services will be Friday, December 28th at 11:15 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 10 to 11am. Masonic rites will be at 11:00 am.
Rev. Mike Arnett will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Canton Family YMCA, Fulton County Humane Society, or Mason Lodge #734.
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Irene Johnson

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Canton- Gladys Irene Johnson, 80, of Canton passed away at 1:50 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington.

She was born January 6, 1932 in Canton to Fred and Gladys M. (Ward) Harper. She married Harvey Junior Vaughn. She later married James Bob Johnson. They both preceded her in death.

Surviving are 5 children, Danny Lee (Alison) Vaughn of Midway, AR, Janet (Rick) Whitney of Lewistown, and Debra Irene (Terry) Watson, Vickie (Randy) Towery and Valerie (Kevin) Alwood all of Canton; 12 grandchildren, Christina (Clint) Sours, Candace (Josh) Miller, Clint (Susie) Vaughn, Angie (Neil) McInnis, Marc (Erin) Flynn, Scott (Sara) Flynn, Randy (Tanya) Towery, Eric (Nikki) Towery, Matthew Towery, Nichele (Josh) Nebergall, Jillian (Alex) Nebergall, and Ashley (Jake) Camp; 11 great grandchildren; and one brother, Donald (Martha) Harper of Willow Hill, IL.

Also preceding in death were 2 brothers.

She worked in housekeeping at Graham Hospital in Canton for 15 years and later worked at Walmart and Farm King in Canton.

She was of the Christian faith and was a member of the Auxiliary of both the VFW and American Legion in Canton.

Cremation rites have been accorded with burial of ashes at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.

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Marjorie C. Saville

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Marjorie Saville

Marjorie Saville

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Marjorie C. Saville, 83, of 513 Westwood Blvd. Canton, IL. Passed away at 2:12 am, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Graham Hospital. She was born on February 2, 1929 in Harvey, IL. to Sidney and Nettie (McKinley) Hurley. Marjorie married Frank Saville on May 30, 1964 in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death on December 15, 1991 along with a son Lester “Josh” Saville. Surviving is a daughter Jan (Chuck) Taylor of West Peoria, 3 grandchildren; Nathan and Steven Taylor of Canton, and Lyndsay (Preston) Gloede of Bloomington, 3 great-grandsons; Max Gloede, Garrett Gloede, and Gavin Gloede, and a brother Ronald (Mae) Hurley of North Carolina.
Marjorie was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton where a Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 22 for friends and family. The Rev. Glenn and Rev. Nina Nestlerode will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials can be made to her church, the Heifer Project, the Fulton County Health and Wellness Clinic, or SRC Foundation Scholarship. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Margaret Chatten

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Farmington- Margaret L. Chatten, 96, formerly of 602 Light Foot Rd, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Farmington Country Manor.

She was born September 11, 1916 in Farmington to George and Margaret Garlish. She married Thomas Chatten on January 1, 1939 in Farmington. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Surviving are her three sons, Thomas E., Richard A. (Carol) and Larry (Sheila) Chatten, all of Farmington; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters, Irene Major, Ona Garlish and Mildred Garlish.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Farmington.

Cremation has been accorded. Burial of cremated remains in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington will be private.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.

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Richard James “Dick” Westerby

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Richard Westerby

Richard Westerby

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Richard James “Dick” Westerby, 84, of Trivoli, passed away at 6:38 pm, Monday, December 17 at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on July 29, 1928 in Farmington to James and Sue (Deemy) Westerby. Dick married Helen Collins on May 15, 1948 in Peoria. She survives along with 5 children; Cynthia Duley of Farmington, Kelly Westerby of Peoria, Joanna (Tom) Shearer of Springfield, Stacey (Ken) Strange of East Peoria, and Andrea (Brett) Craft of Pekin, 5 grandchildren; Craig (Tammy) Duley of Maquon, Shannon Duley of San Diego, CA, LaTisha Harding of Washington, IL, and Samuel and Jackson Shearer both of Springfield, 4 great-grandchildren; Elijah Appenheimer of Washington, IL, and Gracie, Ellie, and Landry Duley all of Maquon. Preceding him in death were his parents, son James Leroy Westerby, and a sister Mary Lou Pecharich.
Dick was a master carpenter who started his career working for Reuben Vier in Farmington. He then worked for B and B Builders in Trivoli until his retirement. Dick was not one to sit around, so he continued working on projects for friends, neighbors, family, and area businesses. Among other things he enjoyed was mowing the yard, and riding the mower to the restaurant any given day for pie and tea with friends. He bowled earlier in life switching to golf in later years. He loved to watch Bears football, golf, and NASCAR on TV. He was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be 12:15 pm Friday, December 21 at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli. The Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 am to 12 pm Friday at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Memorials can be made to the Logan- Trivoli Fire Department. Online condolences can be sent at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Charles Davidson

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Canton- Charles R. Davidson, 74, of 893 E. Elm St. died at 8:32 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his home.

He was born June 22, 1938 in Smithfield, IL the son of Everett and Dessa (Martin) Davidson. He married Martha Ault on August, 16, 1985 in Camdenton, MO. She survives of Canton.

Also surviving are 7 children, James R. “Jim” Davidson of Kirkwood, IL, Michael “Mike” (Angela) Davidson of Jacksonville, NC, Terry Davidson of Canton, Charles E. “Gene” Davidson of Canton, Julie (Chad) Hinderliter of Canton, Amy Montgomery of Canton and Thomas L. DeMott of Peoria; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother Donnie Davidson of Cuba; 5 sisters, Annabell Hopping of Lewistown, Mary Lou Bixby of Canton, Audrey (Carl) Day of Canton, Marie (Dale) Harrison of Peoria and Barb Nelson; and an Aunt, Carrie Mae Davis of Banner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jerry D. DeMott, one grandson, Jonathan Randall “Randy” Hughes, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

He was the Sexton at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton for 37 ½ years.

He accepted Christ on October 29, 2012. He was a great husband and best friend to Martha. He was a very loving father and grandfather “papa”. He enjoyed hunting deer and ‘coons, mowing, yardwork and helping others. He also enjoyed visiting with friends and family. He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed.

His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Barb Nelson, his sister, will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital or Easter Seals.

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