Lucille Irene Walton

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Lucille Walton

Lucille Walton

Canton – Lucille Irene Walton, 84, of 910 West Locust St. Canton, IL passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm at her daughter’s home in Creve Coeur.

She was born January 3, 1928, in Cuba, IL, the daughter of Roy and Bessie (Bankes) Gilmore.  She married Vern M. Walton February 7, 1946 in Canton.  He preceded her in death on October 29, 1985.

Surviving is one daughter, Alta Leigh (Chuck) Strother of Creve Coeur; three grandchildren, Jodi, Kimberly, and Chucky; seven great grandchildren, Danielle, Justin, Bryce, Amber, Jonathan, Brittany, and Josh; five great great grandchildren, Savanah, Mekenzie, Damian, Aidyn, and Laila; one brother, Leon (Debbie) Gilmore of Macomb; two sisters, Zelma (Jerry) Rosich of Canton and Dorothy Blakely of Pinckneyville; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Lucille had worked at FCRC (Fulton County Rehabilitation Center) for 34 years, retiring in 2008.

She was a member of Canton Moose Lodge.  She loved working in her yard, tending flowers, fishing, and mushrooming.  She loved those who touched her life while working at FCRC.  Lucille enjoyed her annual trips to Florida with her daughter, Alta Leigh.

Services will be Thursday, March 15th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior.  Rev. Bob Hobdy will officiate.  Burial will follow in Cuba Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to FCRC.

Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

E. Jeanne Shake

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E. Jeanne Shake

E. Jeanne Shake

Canton – E. Jeanne Shake, 89, of 160 E. Walnut St. Canton, IL passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 8:45 am at Graham Hospital, Canton.

She was born January 2, 1923, in Kingston Mines, IL, the daughter of Lemuel and Mollie (Tharp) Bitner.  Jeanne married Otis Robert Shake May 25, 1946 in Glasford.  He preceded her in death on September 7, 1983.

Surviving are three children, Carol S. Hill of Novi, MI, Cheryl L. Riekena of Schoolcraft, MI, and Steve L. (JoCena) Shake of Glasford; eight grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Lemuel.

Jeanne had worked for Lutheran Service in Home Health.

She was a member of White Chapel United Methodist Church, Glasford and the United Methodist Women.

Services will be Wednesday, March 14th at 2:00 pm at White Chapel United Methodist Church, Glasford with an hour prior visitation.  Rev. Jim Reed will officiate.  Burial will follow in Lancaster Cemetery, Glasford.

Memorials may be made to her church.

Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Pamela Jean Ashley Neely

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Pam Neely

Pam Neely

Canton – Pamela Jean Ashley Neely, 56, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Tucson.

She was born June 8, 1955, in Canton, the daughter of Charles “Bud” and Donna (VanLiew) Ashley.

Pam married Dave Neely July 4, 2004 in Lake Tahoe. 

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, Dave; four sisters, Lynn (Michael) Kozubal of Tucson, AZ, Deborah (John) Bates of Canton, Patrice (David) Edgar of Troy, and Beth Ashley of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Tom (LuAnn) Ashley of Canton and Donald (Marty) Ashley of Tucson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, Milissa Ashley and Cheryl Hilton; and one brother, Mitch Ashley.

Pam graduated from Canton High School in 1972 and Spoon River College in 1974, with a degree in nursing.  She practiced nursing for many years.  After retirement, she enjoyed doing volunteer work at the VA Hospital in Tucson.

Funeral Services will be in Tucson, AZ.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Barbara Awl

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Canton – Barbara J. Awl, 81, of 10 Douglas Ct Canton, IL passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12:08 am at Heartland Health Care, Canton.

She was born March 20, 1930, in Canton, the daughter of Leon and Luella (Kruger) Drow.  She married William R. Awl on August 5, 1951 in Canton.  He survives.

Also surviving is one sister, Murielle Van Beuning of East Peoria.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a son, Jonathan Awl; one brother; and one sister.

Barbara was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton.

There will be a Graveside Service, with burial of ashes, on Tuesday, March 13th at 11:00am at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.  Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate.

The family will receive friends at her church for a luncheon following the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to the Jonathan Awl Memorial @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton.

Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

Verna L. Zaborac

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Verna L. ZaboracCanton – Verna L. Zaborac, 82, of 1509 E. Myrtle Canton, IL passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:25 am in the Graham Hospital ER in Canton.
She was born January 9, 1930, in Canton, the daughter of Verna Saurbaugh. She married Carl Zaborac Jr. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Scott Zaborac and Richard Zaborac both of Canton; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Zaborac-Wright of Canton.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Steve; one granddaughter, Amber Zaborac; two brothers, John and Ralph; and a sister, Mary Cline.
Verna had worked at the former Glenn-Maguire Clinic and Graham Hospital in Canton.
She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Canton and the Farmington Women of the Moose.
Services will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate.
Cremation will follow the services with burial of ashes at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Service Program in Canton.

 

Kathy Trainor

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West Peoria- Kathy A. Trainor, 49, of West Peoria died at 3:02 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born January 27, 1963 in Sterling, IL to Richard and Rochelle (Meadows) Osborn. She married Stephen L. Trainor August 25, 1984 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are her parents of West Peoria; 3 daughters, Ashley Trainor, Kristy (Adam) Collins and Michelle (Zack) Elliott, all of Peoria; two step-sons, Stephen C. Trainor of Peoria and Jackie (Monica) Trainor of Chillicothe, IL; 7 grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Lori) Osborn of Peoria and Brian (Kara) Osborn of Trivoli; and two sisters, Barbie (Dempsey) Patton of Peoria and Debbie (Dante) Simone of Streator.
Kathy had worked in housekeeping at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, at Harbor Freight in East Peoria and as a medical billing processor at CB Accounts in Peoria.
She had served as a Girl Scout Leader with Troop #467 in Peoria County.
Kathy loved her dogs, crafting, sewing and outdoor activities. She was truly devoted to her family. Kathy will be remembered for her candor and courage and will be deeply missed.
Her funeral will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March, 8, 2012 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Thursday. Cremation will be accorded following services.
Memorials are requested to the Illinois CancerCare Foundation or the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Frances A. Stevens

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Frances A. StevensFrances Stevens
CUBA – Frances A. Stevens, 96, of Cuba, formerly of Canton, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday (February 22, 2012) at her residence.
Born January 31, 1916, in Cuba, the daughter of Charles Omar and Hazel Gulick, she married Donald L. Stevens on June 6, 1938, in Kahoka, Mo. He died September 7, 2005.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Gloria Brown; and two sisters, Berniece Irwin and Mary Winkler.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Oatman of Cuba and Judy Anderson of Canton; one son-in-law, Francis (Barb) Brown; 11 grandchildren, Michelle Martin of Cuba, Valerie (Dana) Greiner of Peoria, Eric (Vicki) Holloway of Oak Grove, La., Derek (Lisa) Holloway of Canton, Tracey (Kenny) Duncan of Bryant, Tim Scalf of Shelbyville, Tenn., Tammy (Russell) Murphy of Canton, Gayle (Mike) Lewis of Knoxville, Tim Brown of Macomb, Steven (Raynee) Kessler of Canton, and Alison (Josh) Strom of Minneapolis, Minn.; 17 great-grandchildren, Damon (Jessica Howell) Strode, Cory (Alicia) Morara, Kara (David) McAdams, Caiden (Kirsten Fancher) Scalf, Jessica (Derek Sorrells) Landgrebe, Bob Landgrebe, Kaylah (Preston Harris) Murphy, Brandon Martin, Chase Holloway, Stefani Martin, Madeline Holloway, Brynn Lewis, Zach Lewis, Summer Holloway, Sidney Greiner, Matthew Kessler, and Grant Kessler; and 11 great-great-grandchildren, Rhiann, Kyle, Abigayle, Allyson, Annabel, Braydon, Mason, Caden, Drake, Seth and Sofie.
She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church.
She was a homemaker and was a bookkeeper for Jarvis Welding Shop. She loved her family and enjoyed attending as many of their activities as possible. She loved to fish, winning an award for the largest Northern Pike caught by a woman in 1996, in Canada. She made the best baked beans in the world and treated each one of her grandchildren with a special lamb cake on their first birthday.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church in Canton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, and from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to her church or Susan G. Komen.

 

Ronald VanHouten

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Ronald VanHoutenFarmington – Ronald “Zeke” E. VanHouten, 74, of 1869 S. Knox Rd, Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1:56 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born May 7, 1937, in Farmington, the son of Howard “Swede” and Helen (Westerby) VanHouten. Zeke married Marie Mitchell March 19, 1976 in Farmington. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Lonnie (Elaine) VanHouten of Trophy Club, TX, Dennis (Alena) VanHouten of El Paso, Bruce (Trish) VanHouten and Greg VanHouten both of Farmington; one step son, E. Robert (Teresa) Casas of Peoria; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three brothers, Tom (Bonnie) VanHouten of Monterey, and Jim (Sandy) VanHouten and John “Butch” VanHouten both of Farmington; two sisters, Diane (Tony) Morton of Farmington and Vickie (Bob) Feger of Lewistown; and one sister-in-law, Artis VanHouten of Farmington.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Kenneth VanHouten, and one step son, Tony.
He was a Heat Treat Engineer at the Caterpillar Mossville Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1984. He also worked at Laidlaw Bus Co. for 20 years.
Zeke was a charter member of Hanna City Sportsman Club and a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571. He was a Bears & Cubs fan and loved boating and horseracing.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 19th from 4 to 7 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. There will be a Graveside service on Monday, February 20th at 11:00 am at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington with Rev. Jim Walden officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.

 

Melissa Toombs

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Canton – Melissa Ann Toombs, 45, of 1405 E. Elm St. Apt F2, Canton, IL passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Heartland Health Care, Canton.
She was born January 20, 1967 in Peoria, the daughter of Clarence and Linda (Fidler) Guppy. She married James Toombs November 3, 2007 in Canton. He survives.
Also surviving are one sister, Brandi Sale of Canton and two nieces, Sadie and Shelbi.
Her parents precede her in death.
Melissa had worked as a nurse’s aide at Emerald Estates in Canton and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton.
She was a fan of Karaoke and loved playing games. She was a good wife and aunt who had a big heart.
A memorial service will be at 2:30 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. Cremation has been accorded.
Memorials are requested to the Melissa Toombs Memorial c/o The National Bank in Canton, IL.

Merle D. Mathews

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Merle D. MathewsFarmington Headline:
Merle D. Mathews, 519 E Pearl St. Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday November 24, 2010 at 9:30pm at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton. He was born September 1, 1917 in St. David to Fred and Dorothy (Thompson) Mathews. He married Mollie Maserati on August 31, 1940. She preceded him in death on May 23, 2006. Surviving are one son, Tom (Sue) Mathews of Canton and one daughter, Janice (Gene) Saunders of Yates City, five grandchildren; Gina Wallace, Karla Mathews, Genelle Dryden, Kristy Hedges and Mark Mathews. Also surviving is eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. He worked as a shear operator at International Harvester, retiring in 1974 having 38 years of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1571 in Farmington. He enjoyed gathering with family and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed his retirement and spending time at his lake cabin in Minnesota. Funeral service will be Sunday November 28 at 2:00pm at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Visitation will be one hour prior. Rev. Kevin VanTine will be officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.