Maralee Denny Overcash, 89, of 144 West Oak St. Canton, IL passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 9:30 am at her residence. She was born in Buckheart Township, December 11, 1921, the daughter of Pulaski and Pearl (Tompkins) Denny.
She married Foster K. Overcash on May 13, 1950. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1992.
She graduated from Macedonia Grade School in Buckheart Township and attended Canton High School, graduating in 1939.
Mrs. Overcash worked for 10 years at the Agricultural Adjustment Administration Office after high school graduation. Later she worked for 4 years at the Fitzhenry Real Estate Office. She then worked for 5 years at the Fulton County Housing Authority on North First Ave. until 1972 when she was employed by the Canton Township Offices. She was elected Township Supervisor in 1977, serving in this capacity until her retirement in 1988.
She was a member of the Canton First Baptist Church for many years, a former member of the Business and Professional Women of the YWCA, the Fulton County Organ Club, and the Fulton County Camera Club.
Survivors include her sister, Velma A. Denny of Canton; a nephew, John A. Denny Sr. of Canton; two great nephews; two great nieces, five great- great nieces and five great-great nephews.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, Cecil H. Denny, and niece, Mary K. Tuckey.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 5th from 10 to 10:45 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton followed by a 11:00 am Graveside Service at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton with Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.
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Viola Maxine Davison, 91, of Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6:05 am at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria, IL.
She was born in Peoria, March 30, 1920, the daughter of Leslie and Nellie (Songer) Compton. She married Herschel Davison on December 15, 1944 in Peoria. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Leslie D. (Vicki) Davison of Hanna City; six grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and daughter, Sandra Waite.
There will be a visitation on Saturday, April 30th from 9:30 to 10:30 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville followed by a graveside service at 11:00 am at Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.
Virginia P. Sappington, 90, of 1127 S Sixth Ave. Canton, IL passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at 12:07 AM at Renaissance Care Center, Canton, IL.
She was born in Mt. Moriah, MO, February 21, 1921, the daughter of Edmond V. and Alice (Lary) Taylor. She first married Harold R. Stambaugh on January 21, 1945 and he died January 1, 1962. She then married Wayman L. Sappington on March 7, 1964.
Surviving are five children, Larry (Sherri) Stambaugh of San Francisco, CA, Michael (Debra) Stambuagh, Marcia Cardosi, and Steven Stambaugh all of Canton, and Mark (Melissa) Sappington of Greentown, IN; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one sister, Kathryn Craig of Canton. Also preceding her in death were her parents; son, Eldon Stambaugh, and grandson, Corey Twait.
Virginia was a member of the South Park United Methodist Church. She taught home economics and science at Cainsville, MO and Astoria, IL. She was a retired substitute teacher at Canton High School and also a retired secretary from Lock’s Ford Town in Canton. She earned her education degree from Radford Virginia State Teachers College in Radford, VA.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice.
Donald R. Weller, 87, of 15791 Pawnee Dr. Cuba, IL passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at 9:20 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton.
He was born in Rushville, IL, December 4, 1923, the son of John F. and Maude Virginia (Quinn) Weller. He married Betty Bell on July 9, 1948 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Virginia (Richard) Lyons of Cuba, Don (Georgia) Weller of Pekin, Nina (Ken) Long of Canton, Becky (Glenn) Bitner of Cuba, and Lisa (Robert) Deutsch of Trivoli; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one brother, Franklin Weller of Moline.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother; and one sister.
Don was a mechanic for Buckheart Cuba Mine #9.
He was a US Army veteran serving during WWII in maintenance as a Sergeant First Class. He served in Europe with the Yankee Division in the Battle of the Bulge.
Services will be held Saturday, April 30th at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Heartland Health Care Alzheimer’s Unit.
Larry D. McVey, 67, of 20901 W. Farmington Rd. Trivoli, IL. passed away at 11:21 pm Wednesday, April 20 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. He was born June 15, 1943 in Roseville to Felix and Edna Rockhold McVey. Larry married Ruth Hasten on March 13, 1960 in Roseville. She survives along with 3 daughters; Brenda (Tim) Carpentier of Peoria, Kathy Zaborac of Naples, FL., and Cindy (Jeff) Semrad of Tucson, AR., 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers; Niven McVey of Elmwood, and David McVey of the state of Maine. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Mark D. McVey and 4 brothers.
Larry worked at Caterpillar as a foundry worker for 25 years, retiring in 1990. He also worked at Farmington Meat Locker Plant from 1965- Present and also farmed for many years raising registered Black Angus. He was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church, Farmington Moose, and American Angus Association. Larry also loved to deer hunt and fish.
Services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 26, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington with Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Monday, April 25 at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow services at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials may be made to Logan-Trivoli Rescue Squad.
James “Buck” Wright, 87, of 3007 W. Garden St. Peoria, IL passed away Monday, April 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born July 28, 1923, in Tunnel Hill, IL, the son of Dorsey and Velma (Webb) Wright. He married Marguerite Campen on September 26, 1944 in Peoria.
She survives along with two sons, Gary Wright of Peoria and James H. Wright of Ann Arbor, MI; and two grandchildren, Ethan Wright of Ann Arbor, MI and Emily Wright of Atlanta, GA.Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Reba Thomas.Buck worked for Caterpillar as a Quality Assurance Planner retiring in 1983 after 30 years service.
He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peoria, Joe Robbins Masonic Lodge of Bartonville, Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Peoria, Legion of Honor of the Shrine, and Creve Coeur American Legion Post 1234.He was a WWII Marine Corps Veteran serving from 1942 to 1945 at Ewa Field on Oahu, HI.
Services will be Thursday, April 21st at 11:00 am at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Peoria where visitation will be two hours prior. Rev. Steven Tibbetts will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to his church.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on April 11, 1915 in Peoria County to Lewis and Jane (Marshall) McGarrah and was married to Esther Vaughan in Canton, Illinois on November 20, 1941. She preceded him in death June 14, 1993.
He was also preceded in death by a son Ronald.
Surviving are his son Robert (and Mary) of Edwards, IL; a grandson Roy and a granddaughter Tricia.
Bruce graduated from Yates City High School and attended Blackburn College in Carlinville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fulton County Historical Society, and the Sons of the American Revolution.
He had been employed as a chemical lab technician for International Harvester in Canton for 36 years, retiring in 1977.
Bruce’s funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April, 23, 2011 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Joel Newton will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria.
Marcelene Tiller, 74, of 1405 E. Elm St. Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 1:50 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born March 25, 1937, in Dyersburg, TN, the daughter of Fred and Rovena (Weeks) Anderson. She married Cordell Tiller, February 20, 1953, in East Peoria. He died in November 22, 2002.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Duane; and one brother.
Surviving are seven children, Judy LaFollette of Canton, Jim Tiller of Indianapolis, Marcie Tiller of Farmington, Gary Tiller of Indiana, Tim Tiller of Pekin, Lisa Tiller of Florida, and Charity Tiller of Canton; numerous grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred and Albert Anderson both of Arizona; and three sisters, Cacena Ackley, Drue Ritschell, and Ivie Stanley all of East Peoria.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Private burial of ashes will be at a later date.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Ada B. Pillman, 86, of Peoria, IL passed away at 5:05 pm on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria.
She was born on December 8, 1924, in Peoria County, to Harry and Nellie (McAllister) Johnson. She married James E. Pillman, who preceded her in death on August 3, 1983.
Surviving are four daughters, Netta (Ed) Braun of Bolivar, MO, Kathy (Jerry) Coffey and Connie LaFollett both of Peoria, and Brenda (Fred) Carroll of Brimfield; a nephew, Ronald (Jean) Goldner of Henry, who was reared in the Pillman home; a stepdaughter, Sandra (Paul) Simpson of Kenton, TN; twenty four grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two sisters,Rosie Binegar of Brimfield, and Hazel Utzinger of Galesburg; and one brother, Bill Johnson of Mt Vernon.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, as well as her son, James N. Pillman; son-in-law, Robert LaFollett; great-granddaughter; three sisters; and two brothers.
She was a homemaker and loved reading and playing cards.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 14th at 12:00 noon at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Passages Hospice.
Robert W. Smith, 61, of 814 E. Walnut St. Canton, IL passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm in the Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton.
He was born June 17, 1949, in Chicago, the son of Ernest and Wanda (Way) Smith. He married Nancy Cozart on November 9, 1974 in St. David.
She survives along with three children, Joseph Smith of Canton, Laura Smith of Danville, and Robert E. Smith of Canton; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a factory worker.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Foundation.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.