Irene M. Plumer, 72, of 22515 W. Orion Rd., Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. She was born in Kickapoo, IL on August 21, 1937 the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Pille) Deweerth. She married William “Bud” Plumer November 28, 1957 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Glasford. He survives along with three children, Pamela (Benny) Ghaffarian of Fort Wayne, IN; David (Maria Johnson) Plumer of Owensville, IN and Cathy (Scott) Alwood of Goodfield; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard (Joyce) Deweerth of Arab, Alabama and Jim (Joanne) Deweerth of Lavoni, Georgia; and one sister-in-law, Cecilia Deweerth of Elmwood. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Dean Deweerth. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Farmington Women of the Moose. Services will be Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 31st from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Glasford. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Cecelia “Cy” Pilger, 91, of the Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 2:35 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria with her family by her side. Born in South Bend, IN, May 21, 1919, the daughter of Martin and Agnes (Cirnak) Zigmont, she married George J. Pilger October 10, 1936 in South Bend. He died December 23, 1998. Surviving are four children, Beverly (Tom) Tanner of East Peoria, Allan (Karen) Pilger of Mission Viejo, CA, Father Rick Pilger of Seminole, FL, and Susan Low of O’Fallon, MO; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Joseph and five sisters, Julie, Mary, Jessie, Ann, and Nell. She was a homemaker and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Canton Ladies of the Moose and was an officer of the former St. Mary’s School PTA. Services will be Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton with an hour prior visitation at the church. Father Rick Pilger will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Rosminian House, 2327 W. Heading Ave. Peoria, IL 61604. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Donald E. Lovelace Jr., 75, of 522 NW 7th St. Galva, IL, passed away Monday May 24, 2010 at 4:00pm at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center, Galesburg. He was born in Omaha, NB on October 18, 1934 the son of Donald E. and Carol R. H. (Chaloud) Lovelace Sr. He married Rosalie Warner on February 27, 1960 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Farmington, IL. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Blake (Christy) Lovelace of Brenham, TX; one daughter, Lee Ann Lovelace of Galva; three grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor Lovelace and Valerie Mccullough; and one brother, Richard Lovelace of Independence, MO. He worked for the FAA as an electronic technician, retiring in 1990. He battled cancer for 6 years and put up a long, hard fight. Donald loved his family, and was a dedicated father, husband, and brother. He loved carpentry, hockey, and the outdoors. He was a lifelong fan of ice skating. He was also an avid reader and historian of WWII. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington. He served in the Navy Reserves, the Air Force and the Air Force Reserves. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Farmington with Father Bruce King officiating. Visitation will be from 9:40 to 10:40 am at the church with the recitation of the Rosary at 10:40 am. Burial of ashes will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care or St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.
Betty J. Fulton, 78, of 214 W. Fulton St. Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010 at her daughter’s residence in Farmington. She was born in Trivoli, IL on January 27, 1932 the daughter of Reinhard and Gladys (Archibald) Knussman. She married Raymond “Poon” Fulton on August 19, 1950 at the Farmington United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Susan (John) Anderson of Farmington; one son, Harry (Tamra) Fulton of Elmwood; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Knussman. Betty worked at the Farmington Public Library and also Talman Home in Farmington. She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church. Services will be Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Rick Atchley officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 11th from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
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Mary Ann “Punk” Guidotti, 77, of 700 N. Runkle St. Hanna City, IL passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 5:50 am at her residence. She was born in Dunlap, IL on December 29, 1932 the daughter of George Lawrence and Faye (Hartley) West. She married Vernon Guidotti on September 12, 1954 at Prospect Presbyterian Church, Dunlap. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Cindy (Todd) Curtis of Morton; one son, Michael Guidotti of Chicago; two grandchildren, Kelly and Kari; two step grandchildren, Jason and Joe; and one sister, Virginia Crouch of East Peoria. Also preceding her in death were her parents. She attended ISU and then worked at Caterpillar in Peoria. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church and the Farmington Moose. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and playing cards with them. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Hanna City United Methodist Church with Rev. Joy Schlesselman officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Hanna City United Methodist Church or the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
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Melinda K. “Pinky” Thompson, 68, of 13710 W. Sommerfield Rd. Hanna City, IL passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 7:40 am at her residence. She was born December 28, 1941 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Gilbert and Margaret (Spence) Morgan. She married G. Steve Thompson on March 1, 1963 in Farmington, IL. He survives. Also surviving are one brother, Michael Morgan of Peoria; and four sisters, Joan (Gene) Carter of Peoria, Carolyn (Don) Dean of Elmwood, Maridell Cline of Farmington, and Pat (Gary) Weber of Havana. Preceding her in death were her parents and four brothers. She worked at the Bellwood Nursing Home for over 30 years. Services will be Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Phillip Merritt officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill, IL. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Rita H. McKeever, 89, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Farmington and Canton, passed away Saturday May 1, 2010 at 12:10pm at the Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield. She was born March 20, 1921 in Lancaster, Ontario, Canada to Edward and Helen (Jodoin) Dufresne. She first married Edward Ivan O’Brian. She later married Paul W. McKeever June 23, 1979 in Farmington. They both preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Bob O’Brian of Lincoln, two sisters, Edna Smith of Florida and Shirley Bottino of Syracuse, NY, four grandchildren; Patrick (Maria), Colin, Tarynn and Delaynee O’Brian, four great grandchildren; Stephanie, Ramon, Patrick Jr. and Edward O’Brian. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters. She worked in the Farmington High School as a cook for ten years and also at the American Legion as a bartender and cook. She loved to crochet and collect dolls and bells. She was of the Catholic faith. There will be a memorial visitation Saturday May 8 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton from 4-6:00pm. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Carolyn J. Sutton, 72, of 18972 E. Co. 24 Hwy. Farmington, IL. passed away at 10:05 pm, Friday, April 23 at the Farmington Country Manor. She was born on August 2, 1937 in East Peoria to David and Esther Collins Whited. Carolyn married Harold Sutton in Farmington on January 29, 1962. He survives along with 2 children; Janet Bitner of Farmington and Coburn Sutton of Orlando, FL., and 2 grandsons; Zach Bitner and Nick Bitner. She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister.
Carolyn worked as a Medical Technician at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria before she had children. She was a member of Providence Chapel Church in rural Farmington, Pythian Sisters, Jr. Women’s Club, H.E.A. of Fulton County, and loved to quilt, do ceramic’s, genealogy, and was a participant in the Race for the Cure. Carolyn was a great supporter of her family and never missed one of her kids or grandkids events.
Services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 28 at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 pm. Rev. Sarah Parker will officiate. Burial will be in Providence Chapel Cemetery in rural Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Rickie Lynn “Rick” Rilea, 55, of Liverpool, IL passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:45 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton, IL. He was born in Liverpool, IL on April 25, 1954 the son of Arnold and Sylvia A. (Riley) Rilea. He is survived by a son, Shawn of Fairfield; one grandchild of Fairfield; two brothers, Larry (Sharon) Rilea of Liverpool and Fred Rilea of Canton; and two sisters, Beverly (Russell) David of Liverpool and Lowane (Gordon) Coppenbarger of Canton. Rick served in the US Army and attended the former Methodist Church in Liverpool. He loved to hunt, fish, and play cards. He was an avid sports and Elvis Presley fan. Visitation will be Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where the service will be on Sunday, April 25th at 11:00 am. Rev. Sheldon Westerfield will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at Liverpool Cemetery. Memorials may be made to His River of Life Church.
Raymond M. “Sam” Weller, 91, of 301 S. Main St. Farminton, IL. Passed away 1:40 pm Friday, April 16, at the Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born February 8, 1919 in Rushville to J.F. and Maude Quinn Weller. He married Ann Tusek on February 19, 1955 in Farmington. She survives along with 2 brothers; Franklin Weller of Moline and Don Weller of Wee-Ma-Tuk, and a sister; Genie Jones of Oklahoma.
Sam went to school in Rushville and Farmington. He was a WW2 Air Force Veteran and was a machinist at Caterpillar retiring in 1982. He also liked to farm and watch NASCAR.
Services will 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 20, at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. Father Bruce King will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.