Ellamae K. Eater, 84, of Elmwood, IL passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2:58 am at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. She was born January 12, 1926 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Dewey William and Anna Marie (Gathard) Ausmus. She married Raymond D. Eater November 25, 1948 in Peoria. He died July 11, 1990. Surviving are three children, Judith K. (Mark) Murphy of Elmwood, Marthann R. Eater of Davenport, IA, and Sheldon R. (Donna) Eater of Port St. Lucie, FL; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Rosemary (Donald) Richardson of Peoria. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Peoria and later St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Elmwood. She was a US Air Force veteran serving in WWII. She loved music and played the organ and piano. Services will be Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with an hour prior visitation. Father Bruce King will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation
William C. Pine, 97, (November 4, 1912- August 17, 2010)
William was born in Canton, Illinois. He was a director for several foundations with the Ford Scholarship Fund and The Collins Foundation in Portland, Oregon being the most notable. While he directed the Ford Scholarship program he made college affordable to hundreds of sons and daughters of Ford employees. He also served in the FBI during World War two where he rose to the rank of Special Agent. He met his wife Virginia, now deceased, on New Year’s Eve 1944 in New York City where she was a secretary for the FBI.
He is survived by his children; William Junior, Barry and Nancy, and their spouses; Mary, Regina, and Gary and his twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was a beloved resident of the Hearthstone at Murrayhill community in Beaverton, Oregon.
Services will be 1 pm Saturday, August 28 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. The Rev. Danie deBeer will officiate. Donations may be made in his name to the St. Vincent Medical Foundation in Portland, Oregon.
E. Elizabeth Modlin, 85, of Peoria, IL passed away at Proctor Hospital on August 30, 2010 at 6:20 a.m.
Elizabeth was born on October 16, 1924 in Peoria to Thomas J. Sellers and Evah A. Hunt. She married James R. Modlin on July 17, 1948 in Peoria. He survives.
She is also survived by 3 daughters, Krystal (Nick) Capranica of Bartonville, Lori Modlin and Lynne (the late Bill) Manley, both of Peoria, 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 2 infant children, one son, James (J.B.) Modlin and one brother, Jim Sellers.
Elizabeth was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She never knew a stranger. Her family was most important to her. She enjoyed reading, gardening, bowling and most of all going to garage sales. Fishing was her favorite outdoor sport, whether it was in a boat with her husband or on the bank with her family. She enjoyed big band music, but Elvis was a personal favorite. Her family was most proud of her strength and determination.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Resurrection Mausoleum. Reverend Craig Hislope will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday night from 5-7 p.m. at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bel-Wood Family Advisory Board. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Terrence “Terry” R. Martin, 75, of 472 E. Pearl St. Farmington, IL passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born April 29, 1935 in Peoria, IL the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Peer) Martin. He married Darlene Seipel June 14, 1958 in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Darlene; four daughters, Mary (Kenny) Swearingen of Bartonville, Janice (Scott) Liescheidt of Bartonville, Barb (Joe) Rabenau of Gilson, and Patti Briggs of Farmington; two sons, James (Misty) Martin of Farmington and John (Barb) Martin of Farmington; thirteen grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, one grandson, Michael Liescheidt, and one brother, Larry Martin. Terry was a research mechanic at Caterpillar retiring with 38 years’ service. He was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington and its choir. He was also a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, the Farmington American Legion Post #140, and the Elmwood Country Club. He loved playing golf, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed being around family and friends. He was a veteran of the US Army and Coast Guard. Services will be Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington with Father Bruce King officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 19th from 6 to 8 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, where Moose Rites will be at 5:45 pm and recitation of the Rosary at 7:45 pm. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice or St. Matthews Catholic Church.
Helen L. Taraboletti, 88, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 2:30 am at Red Oak Estates Assisted Living in Canton. She was born August 30, 1921 in Canton, IL the daughter of Arthur R. and Lucy (Betts) Johnson. She married Peter Taraboletti June 5, 1947 in Canton. He survives along with two children, Charles (Ronda) Taraboletti of Bartlesville, OK and Lucy Johns of Omaha, NE; and three grandchildren, Matthew Johns of Jersey City, NJ, Aaron (Cassandra) Taraboletti of Bartonville, and Allison Johns of Des Moines, IA. She graduated from Canton High School in 1939 and then from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. She then received her B.S. in Nursing from Bradley University in Peoria in 1971. She worked for five years as a nurse for the Fulton County Health Department, three years at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, and taught one year at Graham Hospital School of Nursing. Helen was a past board member of the Christian Service Program in Canton in which she was instrumental in forming. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Canton, the Methodist Hospital Alumni Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. Services will be Monday, August 16, 2010 at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Bob Loffer officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 15th from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Christian Service Program or the First Congregational Church.
Dorothy Ann Haynes, 75, of 150 W. Hickory, Canton, IL passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm at Heartland Health Care, Canton. She was born November 15, 1934 in Canton, IL the daughter of Kenneth and Marguerite (Ray) Heikes. She married Charles “Leroy” Haynes on March 27, 1955 at the Locust Lane Church, Canton. He survives. Also surviving are four children, Terry (Cathy) Haynes of Canton, Todd (Carol) Haynes of Norfolk, VA, Cynthia (Tom) Yocum of Canton, and Tim (Rhonda) Haynes of Canton; ten grandchildren, Tara Haynes, Kelly Haynes, Jenna Haynes, Samantha Haynes, Jessica Haynes, Jennifer Haynes, Jackie Haynes, Trina Jochums, Casie Yocum, Kayla Haynes, Corey Haynes, and Ryan Haynes; three great grandchildren, Leah Scharping, Hayden Scharping, and Caleb Jochums; and one brother, Leon (Carolyn) Heikes of Canton. Dorothy graduated from Canton High School in 1952 and Graham School of Nursing in 1955. She worked at Graham Hospital as a head nurse and other positions for 30 years. After retiring she volunteered for Graham Hospital Oncology and Graham Hospital Hospice. She was a member of the Locust Lane United Methodist Church later transferring to Wesley United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School, Bible School, and the Kids Club. She was a member of the Tuesday AM Prayer Group and volunteered for the Steven’s Ministry. She was also a member of the Graham School of Nursing Alumni Association. Services will be Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Roger Russell officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 16th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Wesley United Methodist Church.
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William A. Gast, 60, of 387 Knox Rd. 2250 East, Yates City, IL passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 6:15 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born October 17, 1949 in Watertown, Wisconsin the son of Ernest and Alice (Nissen) Gast. He first married Valerie Turner. She preceded him in death. He later married Kathleen Long. She survives along with six children, Sean Gast of Castroville, CA, Shannon Johnston of Avon, James Gast of Peoria, Justin Gast of Sciota, Michael Long of Taft, TN, and Neal Long of Milwaukee, WI; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Gary Gast of Warren and Edward Gast of Lena. He worked as a Millwright at Komatsu America in Peoria retiring August 1, 2010 with 39 years’ service. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington.
Jerry V. Stanton, “Swampy”, 63, of 191 Knox Rd. 2300 East, Farmington, IL formerly of Marquette Heights, IL, where he lived for 30 years, passed away Monday, August 2, 2010 at 3:54 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born in Greeneville, TN on December 6, 1946, the son of Vivian S. and Anna Mae (Massey) Stanton. He married Ruth A. Laswell on April 21, 1974 in East Peoria, IL. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters; Anna Mae Stanton, Khristie Stanton, and Lynn (Andy) Shockley all of Marquette Heights; six grandchildren; Josh Hack, Hailey Hunt, Leah Stanton, Andrew Stanton, Michael Shockley, and Justin Shockley; one brother, Terry (Pat) Stanton of Brimfield; two step brothers, Elmer (Connie) Rowe of Pomona, IL and Lawrence Rowe of Peoria; one sister, Diane St. George of Marquette Heights; two step sisters, Mary Frances Overturf of Creve Coeur and Brenda (John) Rosiak of Creve Coeur; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his father, mother, step mother, one brother, one step brother, one step sister, and one nephew. He was a truck driver for 30 years and a member of Local 627. He was a part time police officer in Marquette Heights in the 70’s. Jerry loved the outdoors, hunting & fishing, and traveling in his motor home with his wife and dogs. He was a baseball coach and loved working in the community. He was a member of the Marquette Heights Men’s Club and loved to play Texas Hold Em. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 1 to 6 pm at his ranch, 191 Knox Rd. 2300 East, Farmington. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Mid-West Affiliate. Anderson-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Eva M. (Guidi) Elliott, 80, of Farmington died at 4:20 pm August 1, 2010 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington where she had been a resident for one month. Her husband of 57 years, Olie, was at her side holding her hand. Eva had previously lived at East Fort Hill in Farmington. Eva was born December 22, 1929 to Santo “Sam” and Dominica (Bernardi) Guidi. She married Olen J. Elliott on May 24, 1953 in Farmington. She graduated from FCHS and then worked at Travelers Insurance Co., in Peoria. After the birth of her son, she was a stay at home mom. Surviving is her husband of 57 years, Olie; daughter-in-law, Dana Clardy Elliott; two grandsons, Austin and Mathew Elliott; one granddaughter, Amber Anderson; and one great grandson, Dash Anderson all of Farmington. Also surviving are one sister-in-law, Marj Arnett Guidi, of Farmington and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Eva was preceded in death by her son, Mark J. Elliott in 2004, her parents, one sister, Carolina Guidi Bigliazzi, and one brother, Elmer C. Guidi. Eva was a member of the Farmington Presbyterian Church and long time member of the Canton Country Club where she and Olie loved to golf. She was also an avid card player, playing pitch and belonging to several bridge clubs. And Eva was a great Chicago Cub fan – GO CUBS!! Services will be held at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington on Wednesday, August 4th at 11:00 am where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Chris Deacon will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. The family wishes to thank the staff at Farmington Country Manor for the care, compassion, and understanding shown to Eva and her family during her short stay – what an absolutely great bunch of People. You are so appreciated! Harbor Light Hospice staff – thanks for all of the comfort that you provided to Eva and her family, it was all appreciated. Memorials may be made to Camp Big Sky, PO Box 56, Farmington, IL 61531. Camp Big Sky is a not for profit camp for people with disabilities.
Charlotte Ann Bennett, 86, of Heartland Healthcare, Canton, IL passed away Monday, July 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born May 15, 1924 in Canton, the daughter of Theophilus “Top” and Marie (Stempel) Bennett. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Richard L., Eugene G., and John R. Bennett. Her education was from MacMurray College and Illinois State University. She had worked as a music teacher at Pritchard-Clark School in Little America, St. David School, and Farmington Schools. She also taught in Kaiserslautern, Germany; Liverpool, England; and Okinawa, Japan. Charlotte was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton and served as its music and choir director. She had been active in many clubs and organizations including the Canton Community Concert Association, the Canton Museum Society, and she was a patron of the Peoria Opera Co. She served on the Spoon River College Advisory Board, the Spoon River Association Speakers Bureau, the Canton Jr. Women’s Club, and was a USO Hostess. Charlotte had an insatiable curiosity about life. She loved to travel and had many life experiences traveling to over 75 countries. She enjoyed her gardens, music, fashion and good chocolate. Services will be Friday, July 30, 2010 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton where visitation will be from 10 to 11 am. Rev. Mary Babcock will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Greenwood Mausoleum. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to her church.