Cathy Davis McCloskey

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Cathy Davis McCloskeyBartonville Headline:
Cathy Davis McCloskey, 51, of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Bartonville, IL passed away at Vero Beach on Friday, February 18, 2011. Cathy was born in Peoria, IL on April 2, 1959, the daughter of Robert L. Davis and Shirley (Mason) Gardner. She was preceded in death by her father, an infant sister, Brigett Davis, and her step-father, Alfred Gardner. She is survived by her mother, of Bartonville, her loving partner, Luke Lukrafka of Vero Beach, Fl; three children, Jason (Mendy) Romack of Dawson, IL, Marc (Julie) McCloskey of Springfield, IL, and Molly McCloskey of Vero Beach, FL. Also surviving are two sisters, Connie (Craig) Redshaw and Sherri Swanson both of Peoria, IL; a step-brother, Butch (Janice) Gardner of Princeville, IL; five grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, Savanah, Jackson, and Parker; several nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces. Cathy graduated from Limestone High School and worked 17 years for Raymond James Financial Associates in Vero Beach, FL, last working in July, 2010. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with services to follow at 4:00 pm. Father David C. Heinz will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Peoria at a later date. A memorial service will be held in Vero Beach, Fl sometime in early April. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Bartonville or to the Youth Guidance of Indian River County, Attn: Barb Ford, 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach, Fl 32960.

Thomas Lee Mulligan Sr.

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Thomas Lee Mulligan Sr., 71, of Glasford, IL passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:41 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born December 16, 1939, in Canton, IL, the son of Louis and Ruth (Fourdyce) Mulligan. He married Susan Krell-Dutton on December 18, 1999 in Peoria, IL. She survives along with one son, Thomas (Stephanie) Mulligan Jr. of Canton; one daughter, Michelle (Paul) Oltman of Pekin; two step sons, Dennis Dutton of Tremont and Matthew Dutton of Peoria; three grandsons, Jesse and Wyatt Mulligan and Trevor Oltman; two step grandchildren, Carson and Tayauh Dutton; three brothers, George “Fred” (Shirley) Mulligan of Canton, Robert (Helen) Mulligan of Bryant, and Charles (Bonnie) Mulligan of Canton; three sisters, Nelda (Lloyd) Wages of South Carolina, Dona (Nelson) Maxwell of Canton, and Peggy (Mike) McCreight of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers; and two sisters. Tom worked for Freeman United Coal Mine for 17 years, last working for DMI Inc. in Goodfield as a driver. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters #627, and the National Rifle Association. He was a US Navy veteran. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 20th from 5 to 7 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Memorial service will be Monday, Feb. 21st at 11:00 am at the First Church of the Nazarene in Canton. Rev. Lloyd Wages will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, American Diabetes, or the Methodist Inn.

 

Robert D. Wetterauer

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Robert D. Wetterauer, 77, of Peoria, IL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his home. He was born June 12, 1933, in Peoria, the son of Ludwig and Mathilda (Duhs) Wetterauer. He married Eleanor Reichert on January 30, 1955 in Peoria. She survives. In addition to his wife of fifty-six years, he is survived by two daughters, Diana (Fred) Monroe of Peoria and Susan (James) Moore of Hanna City; two sons, Steve (Danette) of Washington and John of Peoria; three brothers, Carroll (Donna) Wetterauer of Peoria, Ronald (Ruth) Schlachter of Chicago, and Allen Wetterauer of Peoria; eight grandchildren, Eric and Brandon Monroe, Benjamin and Nowell Moore, Lindsay Still, Alyssa, Natalie and Valarie Wetterauer; and two great-grandchildren. Robert was in the construction business for the majority of his life. He served his apprenticeship under his uncle, A.R. Lang, and then went on to build homes with Elmer Duhs, his uncle while in addition being co-owner of D. & W. Lumber Company in Glasford, IL. In the late sixties, he started his excavating business and continued until 1994 when he sold the business. He sold real estate for ReMax, starting in 1980 and retired in 2007. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bartonville, the St. John Gospel Choir, past member of the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Board, the Pleasant Valley Water Board, and was past president of the South Side Business Men’s Club. Robert served in the United States Air Force for 8 years. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, Friday, February 18, 2011 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bartonville where the Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 19th. Rev. Eimo Hinrichs will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements. His giving spirit was evident in his life and career and Bob will be remembered as a man of character and integrity. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6614 W. Old Smithville Rd, Bartonville, IL 61607 or to O.S.F. Hospice, 2265 W. Altorfer, Peoria, IL 61615

 

Rose L. Putman

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Rose L. Putman, 65, of Havana, IL passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:37 am at the Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton, IL. She was born March 11, 1945, in Canton, the daughter of John and Mary (Stanley) Conner. She married Robert Putman on July 4, 2009 in Cuba. He survives along with two sons, Dean Nolan of Clifton Forge, VA and James Nolan of North Carolina; one daughter, Martha Malone of Smithfield; two step-granddaughters, Donna Simmons of Lewistown and Brandy Hough of Fairview; one step-son, “Bubba” Putman of Woodstock; twenty grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters. Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Eddie Joe Nolan; and four brothers. Rose was a strong and loving wife mother and grandmother. She was a small woman who left a great impression on every person she met. Rose loved fishing, being outside with her dogs, working in her garden, and spending time with her family. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society

Jason Charles Brown

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Jason Charles Brown, 33, of 721 Hatterman Bartonville, IL. passed away at 12:08 am Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on April 27, 1977 in Peoria to Donald and Rose Walker Brown. Jason’s parents of Bartonville survive, along with 6 children; Alexis Staker, Kamren Brown, Shaylynn Brown, and Ethan Haynes all of Pekin, Jaelynn Brown of Marquette Heights, and Jayda Brown of Delavan, one brother Kenneth (Joyce) Grayson of Wichita, Kansas. Jason attended the House of Prayer Church in Peoria and worked as a laborer in construction. Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 23 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, where visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday. Burial will follow at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Donations can be made to the family.

 

Earl Lockhart

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Earl Lockhart died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:35 am in Bel-Wood Nursing Home. Earl was born on December 19, 1916, in Decatur, IL the son of Roy King Lockhart and Ica Shephard Lockhart. Preceding Earl in death were his wife of 76 years, his parents, and two brothers, Carl in Clearwater, Fl., and Elmer Lockhart in Lockport, IL. Earl married Mildred Lucille Kelley on August 24, 1934, in Bartonville. She died Dec. 9, 2010 at their home. Earl was a devoted caregiver to Mildred’s mother, Edith Bertrang Kelley of Bartonville, while she lived. He also helped care for Mildred’s brothers, Earl and Wilbert Kelley, before they died. Earl, nicknamed “Dynamite”, worked at Keystone Steel and Wire Co. in Bartonville as a Blooming Mill Foreman for 42 years. He retired in 1976 and built a home on the river in Spring Bay. He also served on the Bartonville Civil Defense as a patrolman. Surviving are three sons; Robert Earl “Bob” (Pat) Lockhart of Murphy, NC, Danny Lockhart of Canton, and Don (Laura) Lockhart of Toulon. Laura is one of Earl’s angels as she cared for Earl and Millie for years until their deaths. Mary Lou Conn is another angel, caregiver, and great companion to Earl and Millie who also took care of their home for many years. Good neighbors were P.J. Conn and devoted friend, Carroll Matheny. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren; granddaughters, Cindy Lockhart Hinchee of Canton, Beth Lockhart of Phoenix, AZ, Kathleen Lockhart (Eddie Parker) of Carrol County, GA; grandsons; Michael Lockhart (Tammy) of Glasford, and Chris Allen Lockhart (Mona) of Acworth, GA; four great grandchildren; Eric and Stephanie Lockhart of Glasford; and Josh and Justina Lockhart of Acworth, GA, plus a former daughter-in-law, Betty Talbot Lockhart Cannon of Glasford and two great-great grandchildren. Per Earl’s request there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.

Pamela S. Howard

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Pamela S. Howard, 59, of Canton, IL passed away Friday, February 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm at her residence. She was born March 23, 1951, in Canton, IL, the daughter of James and Thelma (Nelmes) Smith. She married Jimmie Howard on December 23, 1989 in Rushville. He survives along with three sons, William M. Dallefeld Jr., Marty L. Howard, and Steven D. Howard all of Canton, two daughter; Candy (Charles) Chears of Bryant and Billie Jo Dallefeld of Canton; one step daughter, Cassandra Kabbanie of Kansas; three grandchildren, Katie Morgan, Brandon Morgan, Nathaniel Dallefeld, and one on the way; three step grandchildren, Larrissa Thompson, Chelsea Chears, and Nathaniel Chears; and five sisters, Carol (Paul) Cantrall of Smithfield, Donna (Tom) Canterbury of Cuba, Sharon (Danny) Dieckow of Hampton, TN, Betty Gillham of Lewistown and Vicky (Randy) Turner of Kettering, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley Ziggler from TN. She worked as a CNA. Services will be Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Wednesday, February 16th from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Ardith Corsaw will officiate. Burial will be in Norris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family @ CEFCU

 

Norma Joanne Bull

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Norma Joanne (Scalf) Bull, 75, of Liverpool, IL passed away Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4:15pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She was born May 11, 1935, in Canton, IL the daughter of Clifford and Mary (Zink) Scalf. She married Earl C. Bull Jr. on December 13, 1953. He survives along with one son, Jim (Kathy) Bull of Little America; one daughter, Judi (Dave) Howe of Lewistown; five grandchildren, Clint (Lauren) Bull of Grayslake, Sarah Bull of Buffalo Grove, Mary Bull of DeKalb, Beth (Jason) Sebright of Chillicothe, and Matt (Michelle) Howe of Lewistown; and one great grandchild, Allison Rose Sebright. Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, Daniel Joseph Bull. Joanne was a member of the First Christian Church of Canton for many years, but presently attended the Maples Mill United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Thomas Walters Chapter of National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution in which she was very active, the Fulton County Farm Bureau, AARP, and Rebekah’s Lodge #566 of Lewistown. She worked as secretary to the Director of Nursing at Graham Hospital after graduation. She was actively engaged in the operations of the family farms. Joanne’s pastimes were fishing at her summer cottage, antiquing, and attending her grandkids school activities, which she never missed. She loved to travel and go to social events and participate in church activities. Above all else she loved her family and many friends and wanted to thank all who helped her in any way throughout life. Services will be Monday, February 14, 2011 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Sunday, February 13th from 3 to 6 pm. Rev. Jerry Sawyer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Maples Mill United Methodist Church

 

Dr. Marvin E. Schmidt

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Dr. Marvin E. Schmidt, 75, of 130 Longwood Dr. Canton, passed away at 1:32 am Thursday, September 08, 2011, at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on August 21, 1936 in Kimmswick, MO, the son of Erwin H. and Louise (Cooke) Schmidt. Marvin married Rachel Medley on May 5, 1962, in Nashville, TN. She survives along with 3 children; Laurie (Timothy) Moats of Columbus, OH, Robin (Terrence) Rock of Decatur, GA, and Karl (Christine) Schmidt of Overland Park, KS, and 5 grandchildren; Clark and Palmer Moats, Madeline and Jackson Rock, and Emma Schmidt.
Marvin graduated from Herculaneum High School, Westminster College ( Fulton, MO) in 1958, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1962. Marvin was Director of Graham Hospital Laboratory for 30 years, and Director of Mason District Hospital Laboratory for 35 years. He was a Board Certified Pathologist. He served in the Army as a Captain during the Vietnam Conflict as a Preventive Medical Officer at Ft. Riley Kansas for 2 years. Marvin was a member of Canton School Board during the building of Eastview and Westview Schools. He also was a member of American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Canton Rotary Club, and 1st Presbyterian Church in Canton. He was an avid world traveler, tennis player, a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan, and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Services will be 11:00 am Monday, September 12, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Ken Churchill will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Visitation will be from 3-5 pm Sunday, September 11 at the Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his church.

 

Betty P. Allen

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Betty P. Allen, 79, of Bartonville, IL. passed away at 9:35 am Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Bel-Wood Nursing Home in Peoria. She was born on April 28, 1932 in Lewistown, IL. to Albert and Emma (Jones) Pauls.
Betty is survived by 2 brothers; Hobert (Betty) Pauls of Bartonville, and Robert Pauls of Atlanta, GA, 1 sister Margaret Fink of Springfield and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers; Raymond Pauls, and Kenneth Pauls.
Betty was a member of Bartonville United Methodist Church and the Department of Kansas Ladies Auxiliary.
Services will be 2:00 pm Monday, September 12 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. The Rev. Linda Richard will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Lake Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Memorials may be made to Bel-Wood Nursing Home or American Cancer Society