Larry D. Wilson, 59, of 401 N. Illinois, Lewistown, IL passed away Saturday November 13, 2010 at 8:37 PM at his residence. He was born May 15, 1951 in Peoria, IL the son of George and Martha (Smith) Wilson. He is survived by four sisters, Deloris (David) Hutton of Cuba, Arlene (Robert) Swanson of Weslaco, TX, Denise (Ed) Briggs of New Orleans, and Diana (Paul) Graff of Orland Park. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dale and Jack Wilson. Larry worked at International Harvester in Canton for many years, then at the Kroger’s Grocery Store in Canton for three years. He was of the Methodist faith. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Danny M. Clardy, 85, of 23040 E. Ryer Dr, Farmington, IL died at Farmington Country Manor November 11, 2010. He was born February 22, 1925, in Waggoner, to Harry Robert & Beena Belle (Wagner) Clardy. On March 5, 1949 he married Charlotte Scott, who survives along with daughters, J. Catherine Busch of Pekin, Theresa A. Boughton and Dana C. Elliott both of Farmington; sons, J. Michael (Cheryl) Clardy and J. Patrick (Carol) Clardy both of Farmington; thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 8 nieces, 3 nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, his sisters, Viva Barnett and Mildred Vlahovich, brothers, Harold, John, and Billy Clardy, and two nieces. He was a 1943 Farmington High School graduate and a decorated Mach. Mate 3 (1943-1945) serving with the Navy aboard the USS Heywood, South Pacific Theatre. He was a 31 year retiree from C&NW Railway, & formerly with Peoria County construction companies & International Harvester Co. of Canton. He was a member of the American Legion Post #140 at Farmington & the National Rifle Association. Services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, November 15th at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 156 E. Vernon St., Farmington with Father Bruce King officiating. No visitation, but guests may show their respects from 10 am until the 11 am Mass services begin. Burial with military rites will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Farmington American Legion Post #140, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, or Farmington Food Pantry, at Bank of Farmington, 16 N. Main St., Farmington, IL 61531
Michael “Mike” W. Harding, 52, of 16368 E. Cherokee Rd, Wee-Ma-Tuk, IL passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 8:30 am at his residence. He was born in Peoria, IL, April 11, 1958, the son of Lawrence Eugene and Myrna (Hammer) Harding. He married Rose Mary McGrew. She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Peoria; three sons, Paul, Vincent, and Matt Harding all at home; one brother, Robert (Tammy) Harding of Spring Bay; two sisters, Nancy Theobald of Peoria and Barbara Bunch of Bartonville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mike worked for Fed Ex for 28 years. He was a good father and husband. He loved cars and racing. He was of the Catholic faith. Services will be Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, where visitation will be two hours prior. Burial will follow in Dickinson Cemetery, rural Dunlap. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to his family % CEFCU.
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Jesse “Jack” T. Modlin, 83, of 101 Brentwood Dr. East Peoria, IL passed away Saturday November 6, 2010 at 3:30am at his residence. He was born April 4, 1927 to Louis R. and Mildred M. (Rice) Modlin. He first married Alice Self June 1, 1952 in Peoria. He later married Colleen Montgomery October 21, 1976 in Peoria. She survives along with three daughters; Nancy A. Kirk of Bartonville, Barbara (Rich) Gillespie of Bartonville and Mary Jane (Ron) Strawser of Fort Myers, FL, one brother, James R. Modlin of Peoria, one sister, Juel (Gerald) Zimmerman of Bartonville, three grandchildren; Nicholas Bridges Jr. of Trivoli, Katie (Mike) Mueller of East Peoria and Sam Jones of Fort Myers, FL and one step-daughter, Wanda Anderson of Elkton, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Richard E. Modlin. He loved playing golf, woodworking, traveling, boating and fishing. He worked at Clifford-Kaufman and Sons in Morton as a bricklayer from which he retired. He attended Northwoods Community Church in Peoria. He was also a member of the American Legion and Elks Lodge in both Bartonville and Peoria. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. There will be a funeral service Wednesday November 10 at 1:00pm at the Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Visitation will be two hours prior. Pastor Dave Utt will be officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Swan Lake Memory Garden, Peoria
Ruth Arlene Kimbrell, 76, of 389 N. East St. Farmington, IL, died on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 12:15 am at her residence. She was born May 28, 1934, in Mendota, IL, the daughter of Harry and Edna (Sullivan) Blackmer. She married Richard A. Kimbrell on July 18, 1953, at Camp Gordon, GA. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Bruce (Mary Jane) Kimbrell of Bloomington and Ronald Kimbrell of Vermont; two daughters, Joan (Daryl) Harding of Hanna City and Jean (Douglas) Wright of Oxford, NC; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Dale (Lee) Blackmer of Los Angeles, CA, and Norman (Roberta) Blackmer of Ontario, CA. She attended Farmington Schools, Spoon River College, and Bradley University, graduating in 1972. She taught in the Farmington School system for 22 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church and the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter AE. Services will be Monday, November 8, at 10:00 am at the Farmington United Methodist Church, Farmington. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, November 7, from 5 to 7 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be to her church
Dorothy J. Johnson, 80, formerly of Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm at the Heritage Manor, Chillicothe, IL, surrounded by her family. She was born April 25, 1930, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of John and Edna (Anderson) Toft. Surviving are five children, Jerry (Connie) Johnson of Dunlap, Valerie (David) Martin of Annieville, ARK, Tina (James) Cuevas of Edelstein, Rodney Johnson of Pekin, and Tracie (Chuck) Marcheschi of Heyworth; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one brother, John “Bud” Toft of Woodhull. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister. She was a member of the Farmington Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her grandchildren, playing bingo, and singing.Services will be Tuesday, November 9th at 1:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Robert Ohlmann will officiate. Burial will follow in Trivoli Cemetery, Trivoli. Memorials may be made to the Harbor Lights Hospice.
Jackie “Jack” McKinley, 85, of 4217 S. Fairview Dr. Bartonville, IL passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria. He was born August 19, 1925 in Farmington, IL the son of Arthur and Lillian Marie (Nibbelin) McKinley. He married Margaret Ann Herschberger November 8, 1958. She survives along with one son, Michael Jon (Cheryl) McKinley of Pekin; and one grandchild, Sean Michael. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lola Hills. He worked for Siegle-Hunt Lumber Co. in Peoria as a truck driver, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571 for 56 years. He was a WWII Navy and Marine Corps veteran and served as a hospital apprentice. Jack was an avid bowler in the Peoria area. He loved camping and fishing with his wife at the Giant Goose Ranch in Canton of which they enjoyed for 23 years. He loved watching sports. He was an avid Yankees fan and liked any other team that played against the Cardinals. Services will be Monday, November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be on Sunday, November 7th from 4 to 6 pm. Rev. David Utt will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Swan Lake Cemetery, Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Shriner Children’s Hospital
Carole A. Dare, 75, of 1330 Sunview Dr. Canton, IL passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She was born September 5, 1935 in St. David, IL the daughter of Victor and Glenora (Stevenor) Sereno. She married Gale Dare April 15, 1956 in Canton. He survives. Also surviving are two children, Jerry (Stacy) Dare and Donna (Donald) Young both of Canton; and two grandchildren, Ashton and Shelby Dare. Carole worked for Illinois Bell as a service representative for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Canton. Services will be Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Wednesday, November 3rd from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Dorothy “Dottie” J. Heckard, 85, of 160 E. Walnut St. Canton, IL passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born November 10, 1924 in Canton, IL the daughter of E. Russell and Marie I. (McMahon) Reeder. She married Joseph P. Kovachevich on August 4, 1973. He died October 17, 1998. She later married Martin R. Heckard on June 26, 2000 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton. He died October 8, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Rosellen Beckman. Surviving are two step-sons, David (Linda) Kovachevich of Coal City and John (June) Heckard of Bradenton, FL; four step-daughters, Mary (Steve) Pollitt of Normal, Kathryn (Jan) Ruby of Springfield, Jane (Richard) Bartke of El Cerrito, CA and Nancy (Craig) Michand of Springboro, OH; ten step-grandchildren; thirteen step-great grandchildren; three step-great-great grandchildren; and two nieces, Martha Beckman of Davenport, IA and Mary Murphy of St. Louis, MO. Dottie was a stewardess and supervisor with American Airlines for 22 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton and its Altar and Rosary Society, Altruistic Club, Graham Hospital Service League, and Alpha Chi Omega National Sorority. She graduated from Canton High School, attended Rosary College and received a BA from University of Colorado. Services will be Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton with visitation one hour prior at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Father Daniel Ebker will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society, or the Altruistic Club
Elsie Pedze, 96, of 7303 S. Stranz Rd. Mapleton, IL passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 4:20 am at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL. She was born December 14, 1913 in Limestone Township the daughter of Emil H. and Grace (DeWeerth) Behrends. She married Steve Pedze. He passed away November 29, 1993. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers; Edward J. and Wilbur F. Behrends; and two sisters; Dorothy Flohr and Annetta Cook. Surviving are three sisters; Pauline DeFreese of Metamora, Eleanor Meinders of South Pekin, and Mildred Blunk of Friendswood, TX; and many nieces and nephews who had a great deal of love and admiration for their aunt. Elsie was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Glasford and a member of the Ladies Aid of her church. She loved quilting and watching wildlife from her window and loved cooking for her family. Services will be Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Glasford where visitation will be an hour prior to services. Pastor Jill Flynn will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Glasford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.