Eunice M. Oedewaldt, 83, of 5618 Pfeiffer Rd. Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday September 9, 2010 at 10:10pm at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria. She was born December 8, 1926 on a Centennial Farm in Peoria, where she lived throughout her life, to George “Ellis” and Anna (Graber-Meyer-Keller) Rosenbohm. She married Roy Oedewaldt on July 1, 1950 in East St. Louis. He survives, along with four sons; Roger (Terri Dooley) Oedewaldt of Washington, David (Diane) Oedewaldt of Bartonville, Dennis (Lisa) Oedewaldt of Roanoke and Richard ( Brenda) Oedewaldt of Tremont, one daughter, Ann Oedewaldt of Bartonville. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren; Nathan (Amanda), Anthony (Nichole), Patrick (Rachel), Cathy (Rob) Mayer, Christopher, Ryan, Stephen, Cynthia and Nichole. Three great-grandchildren; Caleb, Liam, and Braxton and all the extended ones she loved and they called her mom #2. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Scott and one sister, Adeline. Eunice was a teacher at Tyng School and was a farmer. She graduated from Bradley University with a teacher’s certificate. She attended the Bartonville Christian Church. She was a member of Oak Grove PTA, Manual Honors Society, Bradley Distinctive Senior List, YWCA, Birthday Club and enjoyed gardening and farming. Services will be held Monday September 13 at 11:30 at the Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. Visitation will be from Sunday afternoon from 1-4:00pm. Rev. Jack Thompson will be officiating. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Mapleton. Memorials may be sent to the Rural Peoria County Council on Aging. Online condolences may be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com. Mom said, “The early years of my life were very fruitful. When I married I dedicated my life to being a good homemaker and the best possible mother I knew how to be.”
Mary Jean White, 78, of 399 N West St. Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 5:35 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. She was born in Farmington, IL on July 6, 1932, the daughter of Tranquillo and Maggie (Bianchin) Morotti. She married LeRoy White September 25, 1954 in Farmington. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and one sister. Surviving is one daughter, Susan Jean White of Farmington. Mary Jean was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, the Farmington Women of the Moose Lodge #470, and the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Graveside Service with burial of ashes on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 11:00 am at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Father Bruce King will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Catholic Church or Farmington Rescue Squad. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements
Genevieve “Gen” J. Neu, 90, of Bartonville, passed away at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria on September 4, 2010 at 5:55 p.m. with her family by her side.
Gen was born on September 27, 1919 in Streator to John Henne and Augusta Kashak. She married Joseph J. Neu on March 31, 1937 in Streator. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1990.
She is survived by 2 sons, Daniel (Pat) of Bartonville and Brad (Carol) of Fort Smith, AR, 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 1 son, Joseph H, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Gen prided herself on her family and especially her 3 sons. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Father Terry Cassidy will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home. Burial will be after the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Beulah Carletta Henderson, 95, of Canton, IL. passed away at 6:21 pm Friday, September 3, 2010 at the Graham Hospital Extended Care. She was born on October 29, 1914 in Canton to James and Rilla Cameron White. Beulah married Leonard H. Henderson on December 27, 1929 in Canton. He preceded her in death along with her parents and 1 brother. Surviving are 4 children; Bonnie L. Coons of Brea, CA., Mary Jo Rosecan of Austin, TX., Stanley J. Henderson of Ft. Meyers Beach, FL., and Patricia (Jim) Watts of Canton, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Beulah was a 50 year member of Evening Star Lodge #46, a Grand Guardian Council member of the International Order of Job’s Daughters, a charter member of both the Skirt and Shirt Square Dance Club and the Fulton County Riding Club, a bridge player, and Honorary Life Master of ACBL Duplicate Bridge Club. She enjoyed working, first in the news room and then in the obituary and classified advertising department at the Canton Daily Ledger, where she worked for 17 years. Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 8 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. The Rev. Keith Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital School Nursing.
Nancy B. Brown, 76, of Peoria, IL passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria. She was born December 10, 1933 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Floyd and Elva (Cullers) Carr. She married Francis Brown August 19, 1951 in Bloomington. He survives along with four children; Diane (Marty) Faulkner of Bartonville, Becky (Gary) Slawik of Peoria, Barbara Kupisch of Bensenville, and Dan (Lady) Brown of Cypress, TX; thirteen grandchildren; one great grandson; and one sister, Carolyn Mitchell of Bloomington. Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, and one sister. She attended Riverside Community Church of Peoria and was a past president of the Peoria Christian Women’s Club. She was a co-founder of Limestone Girl’s Softball Association. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Riverside Community Church, Peoria and a graveside service at 2:00 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington. Pastors John King and Aubrey Eubank will be officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 8th from 6 to 8 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. Memorials may be made to Riverside Children’s Ministry.
Herbert S. “Herb” Kinkead, 87, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm at Renaissance Care Center, Canton. He was born in Ipava, IL on September 9, 1922 the son of Roy Bryson and Edie (Weese) Kinkead. He was first married to Betty Donigian in Canton and later married Dorothy Hosbrough in Creve Coeur. She passed away April 23, 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold Kinkead of Rushville. Surviving are one daughter, Linda (Harold) Walker of Canton; four grandchildren, Angie (Jeff) Plesko of Streator, Brian Walker of St. Charles, MO, Ron Walker of Canton, and James Walker of Canton; two great grandchildren, Sydnee Plesko and Nick Plesko both of Streator and one sister, Betty Maxwell of Springfield, IL. Herb served in the US Army from 1943-1946 as an auto mechanic. He later worked as an auto mechanic at a Canton Dealership, IHC, Vick Hamilton, as an appliance repairman, and later retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. with 25 years’ service. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1984, the Canton Eagles Lodge, and the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #784. He was of the Baptist faith. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at 12 noon at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. David Utt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial of ashes, with military honors, will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital Hospice, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Humane Society of Fulton County, or the VFW Post #1984.
Janice D. Bigliazzi, 71, of 23340 E Park Road, Farmington, IL passed away Monday August 30, 2010 at 6:20am at her residence. She was born May 15, 1939 in Peoria to Harrison and Helen (Sargent) Patterson. She married Robby Bigliazzi on May 6, 1961 in Farmington. He survives along with three children; Reno (Kelly) Bigliazzi of Creve Coeur, Juliene Herr of Farmington, and Dino Bigliazzi of Peoria; four grandchildren; McKenzie and Carson Bigliazzi and James and David Herr; and one sister, Julie (William) Threw of Farmington. She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary at St. Matthews Catholic Church for many years where she was also a member. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Matthews Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior. Father Bruce King will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Marvin Hult, 90, of Peoria passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Lutheran Hillside Village. Mr. Hult was born April 23, 1920 in Rockford, the son of Harold and Ethel (Mellberg) Hult. He married Shirley Browning. She survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Pamela (David) Mabee of Peoria Heights and four grandchildren, Christopher (Amie) Welch, Katy Mabee, Lindsey Mabee and Sheena Hult. He was preceded in death by one son, Randy and one sister. Upon graduating from Peoria High, Mr. Hult served from 1941-45 in the U.S. Navy Air Force and served in World War II in the Pacific theater. When he returned to Peoria, Mr. Hult enrolled at Bradley University, from which he earned a B.S. in Business/Marketing in 1947. While still a student at Bradley, he was hired in 1946 as a summer replacement announcer for WMBD radio. He was the Peoria area’s first FM announcer, but had virtually no listeners because hardly anyone had FM radios at the time. From 1950-57, Mr. Hult served as the program director, sales manager and station manager at WMBD. He left WMBD in 1957 to form Marvin Hult & Associates Advertising Agency, which later became Hult, Fritz, and Matuszak and later was sold to corporate officers in 1982, but not before winning the Advertising Man of the Year award in 1980. While still with Hult & Associates, Mr. Hult formed Air Vent, Inc. in 1977 as partner/owner of the national manufacturing firm. Air Vent became the largest manufacturer and distributor of ridge ventilators in North America. He sold Air Vent in 1987 to Certain Teed Corp. Over his 40-year business career, Mr. Hult earned numerous awards and accolades. In 1954, he served as the chairman of the first Heart of Illinois Fair and was named Outstanding Young Man of the Year. In 1956, he served as Vice Chairman of the United Fund. In 1961, he served as the Fund Drive Chairman for the American Red Cross and as Chairman of Public Relations to introduce the Blood Center to Peoria. Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, Mr. Hult served as the President of the Bradley University Alumni Association and as co-chairman of the university’s $5 million Fund Drive. He also served on Bradley University Board of Trustees from 1975-87. From 1954-84, Mr. Hult served on the Proctor Hospital Board of Director’s Executive Committee. He also served as President of the Board for eight years, four years on the Proctor Hospital Foundation Board and, in 1987; he served as the Chairman of the Proctor Health Care Foundation. In 1989 the ground was broken for the Marvin Hult Health Education Center, which was his proudest accomplishment. He served as a Governing Member of the Center in 1988. In his spare time, Mr. Hult also served on Country Club of Peoria’s Board of Governors, the Creve Coeur Club of Board of Governors, with the Boy Scouts and as Chairman of the Committee of the County Board to build the Peoria Civic Center prior to its acquisition by the City of Peoria. In 1993, following five decades of success in business and charitable work in and around Peoria, Mr. Hult was inducted into the Bradley Centurion Society. This elite society was established to recognize Bradley University alumni who have brought national and international credit to the University. It includes those individuals who have achieved Bradley’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, as well as other alumni who have gone on to achieve great honor in their fields and have thus served as examples of commitment and excellence for all Bradley alumni and students. Marvin received the Robert H. Michel Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 am at the First Federated Church in Peoria. Dr. Forrest Krummel and Rev. Paul Park will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 pm at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Hult Health Education Center or to his church. The Endlsey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, in Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Ora F. Jarvis, 92, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 8:20 am at Red Oak Estates in Canton. He was born August 5, 1918 in Macomb, IL to Ora C. and Fairy (Barr) Jarvis. He married Joanna Messmore on June 6, 1948 in Colchester, IL. She survives along with three sons, Lynn (Phyllis) Jarvis, Larry Jarvis, and Chuck Jarvis and one daughter, Judy (Bill) Leitze all of Canton; eleven grandchildren, Aaron, Ellen, Brian and Kent Jarvis, Matt and Mollie Jarvis, Emily Baldry, John and Eric Jarvis, and Nick and Paul Leitze, and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Johnnie McCall. From Litchfield, IL the Jarvis family moved to Hope, Arkansas in 1927 where Ora attended schools and graduated from high school and attended Arkansas A & M College. He served five years in the US Army during WWII, where his primary duty station was Alaska. Beginning his retail career in 1945 with Brown, Lynch & Scott Company, Ora managed several stores including those in Sterling, IL and Canton, IL where he began working with the J.C. Penney Company as Sr. Merchandise Manager until his retirement in 1983. He was a 50 year member of the First Christian Church in Canton where he was an Elder and served on many committees. He also served as a Board Member of the Elm Street Apartments in Canton and was a past member of the Lions Club. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, August 27th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Mike Huson and Bill Leitze will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital Hospice or to his church
Larry G. Dixon, 74, of 3507 N. Molleck Dr., Peoria, IL passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 10:00 am at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. He was born January 23, 1936 in Farmington, IL the son of Orville and Velma (VanHouten) Dixon. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. Surviving are two step children; Sandy Potter of Bellevue and Al Potter of Morton; two step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; two brothers; Dick Dixon of Sunnyland and Ted Dixon of Frostproof, FL; and one sister, Virginia (Homer) Robinson of Peoria. He retired from Browning & Ferris where he worked as a truck driver. Larry was a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571. Services will be Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, where visitation will be from 6 to 7 pm. Rev. Barbara Ziah will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.