Dorothy M. Eakman

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Dorothy M. EakmanPeoria Headline:
Dorothy Marie Eakman, 78, of 6926 N. Stallworth Dr. Peoria, IL passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL. She was born November 25, 1931 in Peoria the daughter of Charles and Susie (House) Butler. She first married Raymond Eiff Jr. November 8, 1950 in Champaign and later married Jay Eakman June 26, 1982 in Bartonville. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2004. Surviving are two sons, Mike (Carol) Eiff of Farmington and Pat (Wanda) Eiff of Fountain Hills, AZ; a daughter, Lori (Stephen) Bishop of Peoria; a daughter-in-law, Terry Eakman of Bettendorf, IA; eight grandchildren, Hope Ann Stookey, Emily Eiff, Wade Eiff, Christine Best, Justin Bishop, Samantha Bishop, Lisa Eakman, and Jay Richard Eakman; four great grandchildren; one brother, Ron (Cathy) Butler of Morton; many nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Eakman; one brother, Charles William Butler, and one sister, Florence Maddox. She worked in Peoria for many years. She was employed by Downey Flake, Hickey’s Fountain & Grill, Clark’s Cafeteria, Mom and Pop’s Manual Shop, and Carson Pierre Scott & Co, formerly Block and Kuhl. She was a former member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Bartonville. She was a member of the American Business Women Association (ABWA) and Carson Pierre Scott Retirees Club. There will be a visitation on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 2 to 5 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to South Side Mission of Peoria, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Peoria Rescue Ministries, St. Joseph’s Indian School, or donor’s choice. “Come and join this happy celebration. You won’t be sorry. God says to be happy.”

 

Mary L. Arrowsmith

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Mary L. ArrowsmithHanna City Headline:
Mary L. Arrowsmith, 72, of Hanna City, IL passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm at her residence. She was born June 22, 1938, in Brimfield, IL, the daughter of Hubert and Hilda (Doubet) Porter. She married Bill Arrowsmith February 8, 1958. He survives along with her two beloved grandchildren, Stephanie and Justin Arrowsmith both of Trivoli; daughter-in-law, Sherry Arrowsmith of Trivoli; brother, Gary (Doris) Swearingen of Pekin; sister, Betty (Rollie) Defreitas of Germantown Hills; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, William Paul Arrowsmith, who passed away April 19, 1997, her parents, and her step-father, Frank Swearingen. She worked at C & H Printing in Peoria for 10 years. As per Mary’s request, cremation rites will be accorded with no visitation, funeral, or graveside service. Her ashes will be buried next to her son in Trivoli Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

John M. Nord

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John M. Nord, 63, of 516 Grand Ave. St. David, IL passed away Wednesday, December 1, 1010 at Carle Hospital, Urbana, IL. He was born in Fremont, OH, February 1, 1947, the son of Melvin and Evelyn (Dunberger) Nord. He married Martha Delach October 27, 1979 in Canton. She survives along with three children, Kimberly (Bill) Bell, Eric Nord, and Paul Nord all of Delaware, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Kendra and Caiden Nord. He owned and operated Ace Electric for 30 years, retiring in 2010. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Doyle G. Beaird

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Doyle G. BeairdBartonville Headline:
Doyle G. Beaird, 82, of 720 Hatterman St. Bartonville, IL passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:22 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born March 9, 1928, in Bernadotte, IL, the son of Grover G. and Lena (Munson) Beaird. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Bertha Vaughn, Goldie Parks, Wilma Hyde, Doris Ellis, and Twila Simpson; and two brothers, Willis Beaird and Grover (Zeke) Beaird. Surviving are two sisters, Audrey Pickel and Charlotte Beaird both of Bartonville; two brothers, William Beaird of Canton and Duane Beaird of Bernadotte, and many, many loving and caring nieces and nephews. He worked at Caterpillar Tractor for over 31 years, retiring as a machinist in 1977 and then worked for the Journal Star for 18 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of UAW Local #974. He loved fishing, bowling, golfing, and gardening. Services will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. David Utt officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 2nd from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery, Smithfield. Memorials may be made to the Red Brick School House, Smithfield.

 

James E. McKenzie

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James E. McKenzieCanton Headline:
James E. McKenzie, 60, of 1817 E. Main St. Danville, IL, formerly of Canton, IL, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 in Danville. He was born in Canton, July 23, 1950, the son of James F. and Bonnie (Johnson) McKenzie. Surviving are five children, James A. (Maia) McKenzie of Canton, Derek McKenzie of Canton, Adam McKenzie of Champaign, Lori McKenzie of Havana, and Ryan McKenzie of Iowa; two grandchildren; two brothers, Danny (Dixie) McKenzie of North Carolina and Bob (Peggy) McKenzie of Canton; and three sisters, Becky (James) Meeks of Oklahoma, Jane (Marshall) Easley of Missouri, and Mary (Steve) Beaird of Fiatt. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim was a Vietnam veteran serving from Dec. 7, 1970 to Sept. 7, 1972. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a visitation on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 4 to 6 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. The family will meet with friends immediately following the visitation at the Canton American Legion.

 

Anna Mary Chatterton Griffith

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Anna Mary Chatterton GriffithCanton Headline:
Anna Mary Chatterton Griffith, 93, of Canton, IL passed away peacefully, Monday, November 29, 2010 at 1:24 am at Red Oak Estates, Canton. She was born in Ellisville, IL, October 26, 1917, the daughter of Ray Oliver and Leta (Norris) Chatterton. In 1947, she married Glenn Richard “Dick” Griffith and remained faithfully married to him until his death in 1980. She is also preceded in death by her mother and father; four brothers, Samuel, Stanley, Sheldon, and Sidney Chatterton; and one sister, Alice Chatterton Fayhee. She is survived by a son, Michael (Wendy) Griffith of Gilbert, AZ and two granddaughters, Victoria and Courtney Griffith, who both reside in AZ. A teacher for over 30 years in the Canton School System, she received her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and was a long time member of the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers sorority. She was also a long time member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. Services will be held Friday, December 3rd at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Marc Brown officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will follow in Highbridge Cemetery, Dunfermline. Memorials may be made to Red Oak Estates

Charles H. Hart

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Charles H. HartGod has a new angel. Charles H. Hart joined his beloved Josephine on Friday, November 29th. He is survived by his three children, Sharel (Robert) Busby, Larry (Darlene) Hart, and Karene (Robert) Bailey, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. A visitation will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Salem, Wisconsin on Thursday evening from 4 PM to 7 PM and again at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, IL on Friday, December 3rd from 5 PM to 7 PM where Funeral Services will be on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Chuck was born in Marietta, IL on August 31, 1929, and his final resting place will be there with the love of his life and several family members. He was the son of Goldie & John Hart, the 5th of 6 boys. He entered the Navy in 1945 and served his country for 23 years. Chuck and Josephine (Stajduhar) were married for 60 years. He retired from service in 1968 as a Master Chief. After retirement, he and his wife Josie, settled in Lake Villa, IL. He was Master Mason for over 50 years, past Post Commander of Post 7924 in Kansasville, WI and a volunteer at the North Chicago VA hospital. He was an avid Cubs, Bears, and NASCAR fan. Chuck will be remembered for his love of family and love of country. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Chuck’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

Edward R. Lewis Jr

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Edward R. Lewis JrEdward R. Lewis Jr., 89, of 651 N. 3rd Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 12:05 am at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born in Beardstown, IL, January 14, 1921, the son of Edward R. and Corrine (Giles) Lewis Sr. He married Ruth M. Compton, November 24, 1943, in New York City. She died July 8, 1991.
Surviving are three children, Charles E. (Alberta Eller) Lewis of Westmont, David R. (Ginger) Lewis of Canton, and Valerye A. Lewis of Peoria; five grandchildren, Jennifer Nienhaus of WI, Christopher Lincoln of TN, David A. (Kayla) Lewis of NV, Justin N. (Rachel) Stuckel of Peoria, and Lee M. Stuckel of Peoria; and three great grandchildren, Clare O’Riordan, Jacob Nienhaus, and Jackson C. Stuckel.
In 1937 Edward R. Lewis, Sr. moved his family to Canton and established Lewis Pharmacy, where Edward Lewis, Jr. graduated from Canton High School in 1938. He then received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University Of Illinois College Of Pharmacy in Chicago in 1943. Having served in WWII as a Navel Officer from 1943 to1946 he returned to Canton and joined his father at Lewis Pharmacy from 1946 to 2005 when he sold his Prescription Pharmacy business, but continued his business as “Lewis Emporium” until February 2009.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Morning Star Lodge of Canton, 32nd Degree Masons of Peoria, American Legion Post #16 of Canton; where he was a 50 year member, and he was a charter member of the Sons of the American Legion. He was also a Honorary President and long time member of the Illinois Pharmaceutical Association, the American Pharmaceutical Association and the Central Illinois Pharmaceutical Association. He was past president of the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and was Canton Chamber Citizen of the Year for 1997. He wrote numerous publications over his career including Reflections of Canton in a Pharmacist’s Show Globe in 1967, Prairie State Pharmacy in 1980, the history of Pharmacy in the State of Illinois, and his most recent publication in 1998, The Herald Collection, an anthology of sociocultural images of Canton and Fulton County. He was known for his many remarkable collections, most notably being the nineteenth century pharmacy that he displayed in his home, including a soda fountain that is on permanent display at the Pearson Museum at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield.
Services will be Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Maureen Stein officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Visitation will be Monday, November 29th from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be at 7 pm. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

 

Frances Hutton Martin

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Frances Hutton MartinCanton Headline:
Frances Hutton Martin, 92, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:20 am at Red Oak Estates, Canton. She was born March 6, 1918, in Canton, the daughter of Dr. Morton F. and Lottie (Rowden) Hutton. She married Elmer Martin Jr. August 17, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1997. Surviving are two daughters, Diana Martin Wade of Arlington, VA and Christina Martin Tomasic (Michael George) of Moultonboro, NH and Marco Island, FL; one granddaughter, Jennifer Wade of Arlington, VA; and a sister-in-law, Doris Hutton of Canton. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Morton Rowden Hutton.
Frances graduated from Canton Senior High School in the class of 1936 and from the University of Illinois, Champaign, in 1940 where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. She taught for the Canton Union School District for 25 years. She was a lifelong member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Canton, and its Rebecca Fellowship. She was a founder and 50 year member of Chapter JQ of P.E.O., and became a member of the Altruistic Club of Canton in 1957. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed many close, long-term friendships in the community.
Services will be Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 10:30 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Roger Russell officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 30th from 4 to 6 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Christian Service Program.

Kenneth R. Grayson Sr

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Kenneth R. Grayson SrPeoria Headline:
Kenneth “Kenny G” Raymond Grayson Sr., 59, of 3122 W Lincoln Ave. Peoria, IL passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 12:05am at his residence. He was born October 7, 1951 in Peoria to Harry L. and Norma K. (Bouvey) Grayson. He married Karen M. Urquhart on June 27, 2003 at the Botanical Gardens in Peoria. She survives, along with one son, Kenny (Joyce) Grayson Jr. of Wichita, KS and two daughters, Tami (Nathan) Leemon of Bellvue and Holly (Ray) Grayson of Peoria and three grandchildren; Alicia, Toni and Sergio. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ross Grayson. He worked for IDOT in Highway Maintenance from which he retired. He later worked for Grain Transportation out of Chicago. He was also a professional boxer for many years and had many fights in the Peoria area, including one at the Peoria Civic Center. He was also a volunteer coach to many Peoria area boxing clubs. He ran many marathons including the Chicago Marathon. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War. While serving he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club since 1994 where he was serving as the current president and had served a total of four years of presidency. He was also a longtime board member of the VFW post #8663. He was also an avid member of AmVets. There will be a visitation on Tuesday November 23 from 3-6:00pm at the Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. Following the visitation, everyone is invited to the Peoria Eagles Club on 1704 S East Lane, Peoria, IL 61605 where there will be a family memorial gathering. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation. There will be a private burial of his ashes on a later date.