Roy P. Oedewaldt

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Roy Oedewaldt

Roy Oedewaldt

Roy P. Oedewaldt, 87, of 509 Fletcher St. Roanoke, IL. formerly of Bartonville, IL. passed away at 11:55 am Friday, October 18, at Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. He was born on November 20, 1925 in Peoria to Seth and Angelina (Pedze) Oedewaldt. Roy married Eunice Rosenbohm on July 1, 1950 in East St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on September 9, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents, a son Scott Oedewaldt, a granddaughter Emily Oedewaldt, and 4 brothers; Earl, Jim, Richard, and Charles. Surviving are 5 children; Roger (Terri Dooley) Oedewaldt of Washington, David (Diane) Oedewaldt of Bartonville, Denny (Lisa) Oedewaldt of Roanoke, Richard (Brenda) Oedewaldt of Tremont, and Ann Oedewaldt of Bartonville, 7 grandchildren; Cathy (Rob) Mayer, Chris Oedewaldt, Nathan (Amanda) Oedewaldt, Tony (Amber Breitzman) Oedewaldt, P.J. (Rachel) Oedewaldt, Ryan Oedewaldt, and Steve Oedewaldt, 2 step grandchildren; Cindy Dean, and Niki Dean, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers; Clyde (Janet) Oedewaldt of Pekin, and Lindy (Mariella) Oedewaldt of Bartonville, and a sister, Ella Mae (Roland) Woolcock of Greenfield, IN.
Roy worked as a plumber for Airport Plumbing and Heating, and also farmed. He was a WW II Navy Veteran serving as Seaman First Class. Roy was an Honorary Lifetime Captain of the LST-219, a member of American Legion Post #979, VFW Post # 3883, and Plumbers Local #63. He enjoyed his family, visiting friends, fishing, and spending time at the American Legion. In his spare time he loved gardening and watching wildlife.
Services will be 10 am Wednesday, October 23, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Tuesday, October 22, at the Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday. The Rev. Andy Felix will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in rural Mapleton. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Robert Wheeler III

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Robert Wheeler III

Robert Wheeler III

Canton – Robert Wheeler III, 77, of Canton, IL passed away at 3:01 am Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Sunset Manor, Canton.
He was born October 5, 1936, in Canton to Robert Jr. and Irene (Matejewski) Wheeler. He married Judith Brons on July 19, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton. He is survived by his wife, Judith as well as his nine children, Robert (Claudia) Wheeler IV of Hilliard, OH and children, Matthew, Aaron, and Allison; Theresa ( Brian) O’Shea of Homewood and children, Rachel, Brian, Leah, and Kyle; Steven (Dawn) Wheeler of Naples, FL and son, Ryan; David (Rachel) Wheeler of Savoy and children, Silas, Selah, and Moriah; Mary (David) Mathews of Canton and children, Kaitlyn and Elyse; Michael (Carrie) Wheeler of Canton and children, Evan, Ella, and Easton; Christine (Dan) Sergison of East Peoria and son, Milo; Shellie and Ronnie Wheeler both of Canton; seventeen grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Deana) Wheeler of Canton, and one sister, Iona Smith of Hutsonville.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Elvin Wheeler.
Robert was the owner and operator of Wheeler Trucking.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton. He was a volunteer with the St. Mary’s Food Pantry, South Side Mission, and several charitable works.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A visitation will be on Saturday, October 26th from 10 to 11 am at St. Mary’s church hall, which is adjacent to the church, with the Funeral Mass following at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church; 139 East Chestnut St. Canton. Father Daniel Ebker will be the celebrant.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, 980 S. Main St. Canton, ending with a funeral brunch at St. Mary’s church hall.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry c/o St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Frances Kay Stahl

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Peoria – Frances Kay Stahl, 67, of Peoria, IL passed away at 1:05 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at The Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Peoria Heights.
She was born March 16, 1946 in Peoria to Otto and Lydia (Barth) Stahl.
She is survived by her son, Dwight May of Peoria; six siblings, Dorothy (Verlus) Fowler of Peoria, Richard Stahl of Rapid City, SD, John Stahl of Peoria, Judy Wright of Peoria, Mike (Sally) Stahl of Lewistown, and Delanore (Barb) Rickena of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Gary Stahl.
Frances was a very loving, caring person, whom will be truly missed.
Services will be Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with Rev. Arthur Georges officiating.
Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Living Hope Community Church.
Online condolences may be made to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Margaret Ann McKinley

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Margaret Ann McKinley

Margaret Ann McKinley

Bartonville – Margaret Ann McKinley, 88, of Morton, IL formerly of Bartonville, IL passed away at 2:25 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at her residence.
She was born April 28, 1925, in Peoria to George M. and Anna C. (Boesh) Herschberger. She married Jackie McKinley on November 8, 1958 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her son, Michael (Cheryl) McKinley of Pekin; her grandson, Sean McKinley of Pekin; her brother-in-law, Robert Gustafson of Rock Island; one niece; and two nephews.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, and one brother.
Margaret had worked at Caterpillar for 15 years, and then remained at home to raise her son.
She was an avid bowler, bowling in several leagues and had won the Tom Connors Tournament. She loved to fish and camp at the Giant Goose Ranch where she was a member for over 20 years. She also enjoyed crocheting and playing cards. She was a St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Services will be Monday, October 21st at 1:00 PM at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be on Sunday, October 20th from 2 to 4 pm. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital.
To view Margaret’s memorial tribute or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Evelyn H. Guffey

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Evelyn Haughawout Guffey

Evelyn Haughawout Guffey

Canton – Evelyn M. Haughawout Guffey, 90, of Canton, IL passed away at 1:10 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Heartland Health Care, Canton, IL.
She was born July 4, 1923 in Canton to Earl E. and Louella (Miller) Baker. She married Clarence Lyle Haughawout on October 14, 1940 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1984.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, two children, Ronald L. Haughawout Sr and Cindy Lou Ford; two brothers, and one sister.
Surviving are five grandchildren, Ron (Amy) Haughawout Jr of Canton, Greg Ford of Chillicothe, Scott Haughawout of Minnesota, Aimee (Michael) Sherbeyn of Canton, and Amanda (Jim) Stidam of Marysville, OH; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Evelyn was a member of Shields Chapel United Methodist Church.
A graveside service will be Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
To view Evelyn’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, please go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Nathan M. Watson

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Nathan M. Watson

Nathan M. Watson

Canton – Nathan M. Watson, 34, of Canton, IL passed away at 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in rural Farmington.
He was born July 19, 1979, in Canton to Dan and Crystal (Mulligan) Watson.
He is survived by his father, Dan (Jackie) Watson of Canton; his mother Crystal (Gary) Malinowski of Canton; his sister, Stephanie (Austin) Arnold of West Palm Beach, FL; his brother, Ryan Watson of Canton; paternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Jane Watson of Canton; maternal grandmother, Jean Mulligan of Canton; two nieces, Ryleigh and Keighley Watson; and his dog, Rowdy.
Nathan was an avid Cardinal, Dallas Cowboy, and Illini fan.
Services will be Thursday, October 17th at 11:00 at the Evangelical Free Church in Canton with Rev. Bill Walder officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 16th from 6 to 8 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton.
Cremation rites will follow the services with burial of ashes at a later date.
Memorials may be made to his nieces c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Canton, IL.
To view Nathan’s memorial tribute or send online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Dorothy Irene Wiley

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Canton – Dorothy Irene Wiley, age 98, of Canton died Saturday October 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm at Renaissance Care Center, after a long illness.
She was born in Elmwood, IL on July 13, 1915 to William Evans and Agnes Adams. She had two sisters and two brothers, Vera Faye Evans (Lingenfelter), Mary Evans, Raymond Evans, and Frances Evans, all from the Canton area. All preceded her in death.
She graduated from Canton High School in 1933, and attended the Methodist School of Nursing, graduating in 1943. In 1947, she married Andrew Wiley, who passed away in 2005. She was a R.N. her whole working career, retiring in 1983. She is survived by her son, Michael Wiley of Canton, several nieces and one nephew.
Dorothy was a loving and caring person to those that knew her, and absolutely loved to talk politics with those she knew.
She will be dearly missed.
A private celebration of life will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Billy Lee Lindsey

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Billy Lee Lindsey

Billy Lee Lindsey

Billy Lee Lindsey, 78, of Canton, IL. passed away at 9:01 pm Friday, October 11, 2013 at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on September 13, 1935 in Canton to Richard and Ida (Loveland) Lindsey. Billy married Shirley Howe on September 23, 1963 in Knoxville, IL. She survives along with 11 children; Bill Lindsey of Canton, Sharon (Ron) Schmidgall of Bartonville, Trish (Randy) Reasons of Mark, IL, Dave (Debbie) Lindsey of Canton, Roberta (Dalton) Scarbrough of Ash Flat, AR, Debbie (Kevin) Lafollette of Cedar Point, IL, Timothy (Tammy) Lindsey of Canton, Fabian Lindsey of Macomb, Lyle (Robin) Matejewski of Oglesby, IL, Tom Matejewski of Cherry, IL, and Jeff Matejewski of Pekin, 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters; Katherine Wilcoxen of Farmington, and Beverly Lane of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steve Matejewski; one daughter, Martha Lindsey; 4 brothers, Roger Lindsey, Donald Lindsey, Chuck Lindsey, and Junior Lindsey; and 2 sisters; Mildred Hollenback, and Louise Wilcoxen.
Billy retired from Caterpillar Inc. in 1983 after 30 years service. He was a union steward for 25 years for Local #974. Billy was an avid fisherman and gardener and loved hunting. He loved all of his family.
Services will be 12:00 noon Saturday, October 19, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 2 hours prior. The Rev. Greg Ogle will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital Hospice. To view Billy’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Andrew Thomas Novotny

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Andrew Thomas Novotny

Andrew Thomas Novotny

Elmwood – Andrew Thomas Novotny, 89, of Elmwood, IL, formerly of Bartonville, passed away at 4:47 am on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at his residence.
He was born December 11, 1923 in Bartonville to John and Mary (Wnencak) Novotny. He married Irene H. Zimecki on June 18, 1955 in Chicago, IL.
She preceded him in death on June 12, 2012 along with his parents; one son-in-law, Mike Mulford; four brothers; and one sister.
Surviving are six daughters, Barbara (Dave) Plunkett of Bartonville, Annette (Steve) Drake of Bartonville, Catherine (Phil) Johnson of Elmwood, Brenda (Rick) Velde of Mapleton, Denise Novotny of Mapleton, and Mary Ellen Mulford of Hanna City; eighteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Andrew first worked for Pabst Brewery and then Lucas, where he worked as a pattern maker. After his military service he returned home and started working for Keystone Steel and Wire. He retired from there as a foreman.
He was a US Army veteran, serving during WWII in Germany. He served in 5 campaigns and was part of the Army 5th Armored Division.
Andrew was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Peoria and the Bartonville and Elmwood American Legions. He was president of the Bartonville School Board in the 1970’s.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and woodworking. He was a talented builder, being able to build furniture and a home for him and Irene to live in after they were married.
There will be a Funeral Mass on Monday, October 14th at 10:00 am at St. Ann Catholic Church, Peoria. Father Charles Kitheka will officiate.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 13th from 4 to 5:45 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with the recitation of the rosary at 5:45 pm, and again on Monday, one hour prior to Mass.
Burial will be in Resurrection Mausoleum, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Peoria Honor Flight.
To view Andrew’s memorial tribute or submit online condolences, please go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Roger Gene Fleisher

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Roger Gene Fleisher

Roger Gene Fleisher

Peoria – Roger Gene Fleisher, 71, of Peoria, IL passed away at 4:10 AM Friday, October 4, 2013 at Heartland Manor Care, Peoria.
He was born April 2, 1942, in Canton, IL to Gilbert Gene and Dorothy (Burroughs) Fleisher.
His mother precedes him in death.
Surviving are his father and step-mother, Gilbert and Audrey Fleisher of Peoria; brother, Thomas (Sandy) Fleisher of Peoria; sister, Saundra Golembeck of Decatur; friends, Dan and Pam Heffern formerly of Farmington and Susan Laughlin of Bartonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Roger graduated from Farmington High School in 1960 and continued his education at Bradley University receiving his Masters degree in education.
He started his teaching career at Academy of Our Lady and then Pekin High School, where he was Dean of Students, retiring in 2002.
Roger was a member of Dew Dusters League, Peoria ELKS Lodge #20, Illinois Sheriffs Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #41, Independent Sports Club of Central Illinois, Sons of the American Legion Bartonville Post #0979, Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, and Friends of Fatherless Boys where he served as secretary.
Roger loved to golf.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside service on Saturday, October 19th at 1:00 PM at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, IL.
Memorials may be made to Friends of Fatherless Boys c/o Scott Hagemann 8214 S. Hidden Point Drive, Glasford, IL 61533 or American Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank Heartland Manor Care and Unity Point Methodist for all their care.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com