Amos A. “Jr.” Lewis

Amos A. "Jr." Lewis

Amos A. "Jr." Lewis

Farmington – Amos A. “Jr.” Lewis, 75, of Elmwood, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 1:42 AM Friday, January 23, 2015 at Unity Point-Methodist, Peoria.
He was born February 10, 1939 in San Benito, TX to Amos A. and Georgia Irene (Turney) Lewis. He married Patsy A. Grubb on January 19, 1959 in Houston, TX and she died July 27, 2008.
Surviving are 5 children, Keetra (James) Freeman of Sparta, MO, Tina (Henry) Duffield of Glasford, Janice (Tim) Stobaugh of Elmwood, James (Peggy) Lewis of Canton, and David (Amber) Lewis of Peoria Heights; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and brother, Henry Lewis of Houston, TX.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Patricia Gibbs.
Jr. retired from ADT after 30 years service and then worked as an over the road truck driver.
He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton.
Jr. was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge #1571 and Farmington American Legion Post #140, where he was a past commander from the fall of 2007 until 2010.
He was a US Air Force veteran.
Services will be at 10:00 AM Monday, January 26th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, January 25th.
Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate.
Burial, with military honors by the Farmington American Legion, will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington American Legion Post #140.
To view Jr.’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Robert Thomas

Canton – Robert Thomas, 50, of Canton passed away at 3:00 AM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born October 10, 1964 in Chicago to Leo and Gail (Faulkner) Thomas.
Surviving are his parents of Chicago and two sisters, Mia Thomas and Lorrie Thomas both of Chicago.
Robert was of the Christian faith.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Wilbur L. Carroll

Wilbur L. Carroll

Wilbur L. Carroll

Bartonville – Wilbur L. Carroll, 83, of Bartonville, IL passed away at 3:10 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Unity Point – Methodist in Peoria.
He was born February 9, 1931 in Mace, Indiana to Frank and Mary (Fielden) Carroll.
Wilbur married Ellen “Judy” Tomblin on June 18, 1960 in Peoria.
She preceded him in death on June 15, 1993.
Surviving are two children, Michael Carroll of Peoria and Lisa (Steve) Popovich of Bartonville; brother, Russell Carroll of Washington; and sisters, Alice Deckard of Pendleton, IN and Patty (Lloyd) Young of Greenfield, IN.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.
Wilbur was a CPA last working for Ginoli and Co.
He was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bartonville, serving as Chair of the Finance Committee for many years and also on the building committee for the new church that was dedicated in 1996. He belonged to the men’s club and sang in the church choir for many years.
Wilbur also served as Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #200 in Bartonville for over 20 years. He was a faithful Bradley Basketball season ticket holder for 60 years.
Wilbur was a US Army veteran, serving in the Korean War from Nov. 1, 1951 to Oct. 3, 1953. Attaining the rank of Sergeant, he first served on the front lines and then was moved to Division Finance.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday, January 23rd with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and again from 9 to 10 AM Saturday, January 24th both at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Bartonville. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 AM Saturday with Father Terry Cassidy officiating.
Burial, with Military Honors, will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, West Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Bartonville Bank
To send online condolences to the family go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Gloria Sue Bull-Rilea

Canton – Gloria Sue Bull-Rilea, 69, of Canton passed away at 12:55 AM Wednesday, January 14 at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born January 22, 1945 in Canton to Roy and Blanche (Postin) Bull.
Her parents, four brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
Surviving are five children, Monica (Michelle Kline) Tomich of Bryant, Ronald Jr. (Jessica) Allard of Astoria, Melinda Wirebaugh of Lewistown, Kevin (Kelli) Allard of Canton, and Tad (Amy) Allard of Canton; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; her brother, Robert Bull of Canton, and her sister, Shirley (Alfred) Wilcoxen of Springfield, OH.
Gloria was a security guard for MSD for 8 years.
She was a member of South Park United Methodist Church in Canton.
Gloria was avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers.
Services will be at 4:00 PM Saturday, January 17th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Cremation rites will follow the service.
To view Gloria’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Verna Lee Knoll

Verna Lee Knoll

Verna Lee Knoll

Peoria – Verna Lee Knoll, 83, of Peoria passed away at 4:55 am Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria.
She was born April 14, 1931 in Princeton, IL to Fred Lee and Tabitha May (Alfrey) Stocking. She married Arla Gene Knoll on June 27, 1953 at Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria. He died May 20, 2011.
Surviving are three children, Janet (Ronald) Smith of Columbus, GA, Marilyn (Duey) Neil of Vista, CA, and Cory (Amy) Knoll of Peoria; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Valerie, Cooper, Ken, Kelsey, and Taylor; and four great grandchildren, Harrison, Katherynne, Jackson, and Kazey.
Also preceding Verna in death were three sisters.
She graduated from Walnut Community High School and attended Brown’s Business School.
Verna retired from Bergner’s with 22 years of service.
She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria for over 60 years, involved in the church and Christ Lutheran School.
Verna and Arla bowled for several years and enjoyed playing in a large Pinochle club that played weekly for numerous years.
She lived on Proctor Street in the same house for 55 years before moving to B’nai B’rith Covenant Apartments, where she became an active member of the apartment community.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, January 17th at Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria where visitation will be held one hour prior. Rev. Karl Eckhoff will officiate.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran School, 1311 S. Faraday Ave., Peoria, IL 61605.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Lorraine M. Fogerson

Peoria – Lorraine M. Fogerson, 96, of Peoria passed away at 12:10 PM Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Heddington Oaks, Peoria.
She was born February 23, 1918 in Peoria to Grover and Anna (Christiansen) Barton. Lorraine married Leonard Fogerson.
Surviving are her son, Michael (Laurie) Kesler of Peoria Heights; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews
Preceding her in death were her daughter, Susan Coffey; two brothers; and two sisters.
Lorraine was an excellent mother, who loved her children and grandchildren very much. She also loved her pets and animals.
The family wants to thank the staff at Heddington Oaks for all the wonderful care they gave her.
Services will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 13th at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Karl V. Kraemer will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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James C. “Bumper” Burchett

Peoria – James C. “Bumper” Burchett, 73, of Peoria passed away at 7:19 AM Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at his residence.
He was born September 30, 1941 in Johnson City, IL to James Henry and Minnie Mae (Arras) Burchett.
He married Eva Jo Clemons on December 22, 1960 in Peoria and she preceded him in death on March 18, 1999.
His parents and granddaughter, Cassandra Mae Menees also precede him in death.
Surviving are four children, Sandry (Randy) Menees of Peoria, Susie Gomer of Metamora, James A. Burchett of Peoria, and Pat (Mark) Menees of Creve Coeur; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bumper was a mechanic and also a salesman for Peoria Bumper.
He was a past member of the Eagles Lodge.
He was a US Air Force Veteran.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be no services.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William A. Hayden

William A. Hayden

William A. Hayden

Farmington – William A. Hayden, 91, of Farmington passed away at 1:25 PM Tuesday January 6, 2015 at Farmington Country Manor.
He was born February 9, 1923 in Galesburg, IL to William E. and Vada B. (Blakeslee) Hayden. He married Harriet Martzluf on February 4, 1945 in Farmington.
She survives along with two sons, David (Erin) Hayden of Trivoli and Dean (Janis) Hayden of Elmwood; four grandchildren; five step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Wilma Hayden.
William was a lifelong farmer.
Services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, January 12th at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Fred Reiner will officiate. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery, Trivoli.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue #1100 or Harbor Lights Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Earl R. Parrott

Earl R. Parrott

Earl R. Parrott

Peoria – Earl R. Parrott, 87, of Peoria passed away at 3:39 PM Sunday, January 4, 2015 at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.
He was born August 18, 1927 in Peoria to William R. and Myrtle “Bernice” (Kalb) Parrott.
Earl first married Marilyn Holzinger on April 17, 1947 and later married Janet Banks on June 25, 1988. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are four children, Caroline Rainwater of McAllen, TX, Richard Parrott of Lawrenceville, GA, Nancy Albritton of Peoria, and Michael Parrott of Winterville, NC; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Parrott of Peoria and Russell Parrott of Pekin; two sisters, Lois David of Norwood and Sandra Rusterholtz of Pekin; and a special friend, Sharon Sally of Peoria.
Earl worked for Sealtest Dairy in Peoria, retiring as a Foreman.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion Post #979 of Bartonville, and the Monday Night OSF Bowling Team.
He was a WWII Navy veteran.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Celebration of Life from 4 to 6 pm on Saturday, January 10th at Endlsey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.
To view Earl’s memorial DVD and send online condolences to the family, visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Edward W. Menson

Edward W. Menson

Edward W. Menson

Bartonville – Edward W. Menson, 74, of Bartonville passed away at 7:50 pm Friday, January 2, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born November 2, 1940 in Peoria, IL to George and Helen (Smith) Menson.
They preceded him in death.
Surviving are his sister, Doris (Robert) Henson of Peoria; nephews, Nick (Tiffany) Henson of Peoria and Scott Tucker of Glasford; niece, Jill Tucker of Bartonville; four great nieces; two great great nieces; and one great great nephew.
Edward had worked for LaidLaw in Bartonville and last worked as a machine operator for Caterpillar.
He was of the Christian faith.
Edward severed with the 182nd Air National Guard in Peoria.
There will be a graveside service at 10:00 am Tuesday, January 6th at Parkview Cemetery, Peoria. Pastor Barbara J. Ziah will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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