Charlotte Ann Bennett

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Charlotte Ann BennettCanton Headline:
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.

Vicki J. Bach

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Vicki J. Bach, 56, of 245 W. Court Farmington, IL passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 at 10:27 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL. She was born September 27, 1953 in Canton, IL the daughter of Dewey and Mary Jean (Lucas) Nuhn. She married David Bach July 16, 1972 in Canton. He survives along with three children; Brandon (Payton) Bach of Georgia, Andrea (Jason) Crumley of Canton, and Curtis Bach of Farmington; five grandchildren; two brothers, Neil Nuhn and Dan (Pat) Nuhn both of Canton; and one sister, Pat (Bob) Renfroe of Glasford. Her parents preceded her in death. She was an Assistant Director of Activities at the Farmington Country Manor for 14 years and was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 9:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Rev. Mike Huson will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial of ashes will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the Farmington Rescue Squad.

William Calas

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William Calas, 85, of 43 Greentrail Dr. Chatham, IL formerly of Canton and Lincoln, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 at 3:23 am at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. He was born April 17, 1925 in Canton, IL the son of Nicholas and Lillie (Rollin) Calas. He married Harriet Woods April 6, 1954. She died March 29, 2000. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother; and one sister. Surviving are one twin brother, Bob (Liz) Calas of Canton; and several nieces and nephews. He worked as a Sanitatian for the State of Illinois Department of Public Health from 1966 to 1992. He was of the Lutheran faith. Services will be Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating. Visitation will be ½ hour prior at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Violet Newman

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Violet Newman, 76, of Bellevue, IL, formerly of Dixon, Mo. died Saturday July 17, 2010 at her son’s residence in Bellevue.
Mrs. Newman was born January 13, 1934 in Boss, MO. the daughter of Thomas and Dolly Beers Short. She married Frederick Newman May 16, 1951 and he preceded her in death.
Surviving is one son Tom (Rose) Newman of Bellevue and two daughters Joyce (Jim) Ernest of Bellevue and Donna Newman of Dixon, Mo., 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 5 brothers and 2 sisters. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Violet owned and operated Vi’s Beauty Shop for many years.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 – 7:00pm at the Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. Graveside services will be held Wednesday July 21 at 2:00pm in Dixon Cemetery, Dixon, Mo. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St, Jude’s.

Charles Boetto

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Charles Boetto, 83, of Carmel, IN formerly of Canton, IL passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at 8:15 am at his residence. He was born September 2, 1926 in St. David, IL the son of Victor and Lucy (Boggio) Boetto. He married Frances Fontana April 22, 1950 at the Church of the Brethren. She survives along with one son, Scott (Elaina) Boetto of Indianapolis; one daughter, Lori Boetto of Bartlett; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He worked for International Harvester retiring from the Hinsdale, IL plant. He was a member of the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church in Indiana and the Lions Club. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Rev. Mary Babcock will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of local arrangements.

Helen Heller Grose

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Helen (Heller) Grose, 90, of 129 S. 1st Canton, IL passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at 7:31 am at Sunset Manor, Canton, IL. She was born January 21, 1920 in Canton, IL the daughter of Joseph C. and Jessie (Benner) Heller. She married Vilas Grose. Preceding her in death were her parents, and two brothers, John and Grant. She is survived by one niece, three nephews, and many cousins. She did secretarial work in various places and was a cashier at Picco’s BBQ in Norris for many years. She had formerly attended the Norris United Methodist Church. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements

Helen L. Rohrer-Jennings

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Helen L. Rohrer Jennings, 86, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 9:18 am at Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton. She was born July 16, 1923 in Canton the daughter of Fred R. and Laura (Standard) Thompson. She first married Leo Rohrer December 26, 1941 in Palmyra, MO. He died April 6, 1956. She then married Glen Jennings December 2, 1956 in Canton. He died June 27, 1989. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one grandson; four brothers; and two sisters. Surviving are seven children; Donald (Donna) Rohrer of Galesburg, Harold (Cece) Rohrer of Groveland, Gordon (Dawn) Rohrer of Hanna City, Linda (Marion) Bandle of Galesburg, Carolyn (Mike) Atherton of Florida, Katherine Jennings of Pekin, and Ernie (Lavina) Jennings of Abingdon; eighteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Zaborac of Glasford. Helen was a cook at Kersh’s Café in Farmington for several years. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed playing bingo at the Farmington Moose Lodge #470 where she was a member and spending time with loved ones. Services will be Friday, July 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. David Utt officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 15th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral homes. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, IL. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Eleanor Elizabeth McDonald

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Eleanor Elizabeth McDonald, 88, of 24100 W. Linn Rd Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 8:58 am at Graham Hospital, Canton, IL. She was born July 24, 1921 in Farmington, IL the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Ingold) Rich. She married Harley M. McDonald in 1940. He preceded her in death. Also preceding are her parents; one brother, and one sister. Surviving are a son, Gary McDonald of Farmington; two grandsons, Bart (Kerrie) McDonald and Rich (Bonnie) McDonald both of Canton; two step granddaughters, Heather and Shannon; and two great granddaughters, Macy and Madison. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmington and loved giving the children’s message on Sunday mornings. She also loved working outdoors. Services will be Monday, July 19, 2010 at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Jim Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.

Ronald Deane Hinton

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Ronald Deane Hinton, 82, of Peoria, IL passed away Monday, July 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm at the Greater Peoria Specialty Hospital, Peoria, IL. He was born September 23, 1927 in Pana, IL the son of Wade and Myrtle (Gash) Hinton. He married Barbara Bates Jackson January 1, 1950 in Farmer City. She preceded him in death on September 22, 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Surviving are four children, Holly Hinton and Mike Fontaine of Glasford, Sherri (Kevin) Schneider of Peoria, Marc Hinton of Glasford, and Jenine (Randy) Hinton of Farmington; four grandchildren, Melissa (Dustin) Durbin, Nick Hinton, Christina Hinton, and Rachael (Ben) McAllister; and four great grandchildren, Victoria and Natalie Durbin, Zoe Hinton, and Lucie Kathleen McAllister. Ronald was a teacher and school administrator for over 50 years in Bartonville, Dunlap and District 150, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Peoria. He was a WWII army veteran. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service at the First Christian Church 6400 N. University Peoria, IL at a later date, to be announced. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Nature Conservancy Emiquon Project 301 SW Adams Suite 1007 Peoria, IL 61602 or the Morris Animal Foundation 10200 E. Girard Ave. Suite B430 Denver, CO 80231.

Rodger L. Schwindenhamme

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Rodger L. Schwindenhammer, 70, of Bartonville, died Monday, July 12, 2010 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Rodger was born February 26, 1940 in Peoria, the son of Louis and Louise Bruce Schwindenhammer. He married Diane Schaffer November 22, 1958 in Bartonville. She survives.
Also surviving are 2 daughters Dawn (Scott) Maxwell of Peoria and Linda (Kevin) Dixon of Mapleton, one brother Judd (Nancy) Schwindenhammer of Bartonville, 3 grandchildren, Nicholas, Kara, Jenna, 4 step grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Rodger worked for many years at Keystone Steel & Wire until his retirement in 1990.
Rodger was a member of the Sons of the American Legion #979 and the VFW Auxiliary #3883. He enjoyed several hobbies including golf, fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan.
His family meant the most to him and he enjoyed the time with his family more than anything else.
Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, 1107 W. Garfield Ave. in Bartonville. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation in Rodger’s name.