Randall L. Derry

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Randall L. DerryCanton Headline:
Randall L. Derry, 87, of 1234 N. Main St. Canton, IL passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 10:06 am at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born in Astoria, IL on March 1, 1923 the son of Carl and Dollie (Dunton) Derry. He married Betty Ruth Shelton on December 24, 1959 in Astoria. She passed away on January 2, 2009. Also preceding him in death were two brothers and one sister. He worked for the Coal Industry for 10 years, and then later worked on construction for several years. In 2010 he was awarded a membership citation for belonging to Local 231 of Pekin, IL for 50 continuous years. There will be a Graveside Service on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Rev. Roger Russell will be officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Donor’s Choice. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Darlene Lundry

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Frances Darlene Lundry, 82, of 175 E. Sycamore St. Lewistown, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm at the Prairieview Care Center, Lewistown. She was born in Waynesboro, VA May 20, 1928 the daughter of Maude (Stover) Giberson. She married Earl Delbert Lundry in October 1955. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Lynette Kay Lundry; one son, Terry Lenn Lundry; and one brother, Russell Stover. Surviving are two sons, Larry Lundry of Canton and Gary Lenis Lundry of Peoria; and two sisters, Evelyn Page of Peoria and Fern Gaddis of Georgia. Frances was a homemaker and liked to do ironings. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Canton. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Elma Reid

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Elma Reid, 99, of Farmington, IL passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at home with her family. She was born in Farmington, IL July 15, 1911 to Ernest and Elloner (Shaw) Thomas. She married John S. “Jack” Reid on October 23, 1937, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, brother, sister, son-in-law, one niece, and one nephew. Surviving are two daughters, Jean Karen (Charles) Sandberg of Wood River and Dian Arduini of Sterling, VA; five grandchildren, Eric (Gail) Sandberg, Kerry (Martin) Purmenskey, Jennifer (Rich) Edwards, Christopher (Mandy) Arduini, and Jeannine Arduini; four great grandchildren, Reid Edwards, Hannah Edwards, Kathryn Sandberg, and Ema Purmenskey; and many nieces and nephews. Elma was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Farmington for 73 years. She was also a Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years, a trustee and a deacon. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Fairview Chapter #99. Her interests were reading her bible, playing bridge, dancing, cooking, and being with family and friends. She and her husband lived in Belgium for 3 ½ years and visited many European countries. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. James Reed, Dr. Erin Martin, Methodist Home Health Care, and Methodist Hospice Service. Services will be Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with a two hour prior visitation. Rev. Chris Deacon will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Farmington.

 

Darynn E. “Grizz” Romine

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Darynn E. “Grizz” Romine, 55, of Houston, Texas formerly of the Canton area, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Conroe, Texas. He was born in Canton, IL on April 16, 1955 the son of Gayle and Iona M. (Myers) Romine. He is survived by his mother, Iona M. Ladd of Buchanan, TN; three brothers, Darrell “Curly” (Sally) Romine of Canton, Dennis (Linda) Romine of Wausau, WI, and Danny (Kim) Ladd of Buchanan, TN; one step brother, Jack (Marilyn) Ladd of Mountain Home, AK, two step-sisters, Joyce (David) Oedewaldt of Hanna City, and Judy Clarke of Hanna City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his step father, Donald Ladd. He was a Supervisor of Installations with G & L Installations, Inc in Houston. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 11:00 am with an hour prior visitation at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Rev. Dennis Romine will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

 

Raymond E. McCullough

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Raymond E. McCullough, 81, of Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9:20 am at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington, IL. He was born in Hannibal, MO August 16, 1929 the son of Edward and Maude (Lenord) McCullough. He married Laura Hanson June 18, 1960 in Gibson City, IL. She survives along with a son, Jim (Jeannine) McCullough of Rio, IL and two grandchildren, Sarah Anne (Casey) Grant of Macomb and Ryan Patrick McCullough. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers; and one sister. He worked for Caterpillar for 25 years as a Power Trucker in Transportation, and had worked as a driver of a transport truck for Hicks Gas in Farmington. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton, the Masonic Lodge #192 in Farmington, the Peoria Consistory and Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Peoria, the IOOF #44 and Moose #1571 both of Farmington. Services will be Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be from 10 to 11 am. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad or Trinity Lutheran Church of Canton.

Mabel L. Thompson

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Mabel L. Thompson, 100, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:47 am at the Graham Hospital, Canton, IL. She was born in Canton, IL on September 4, 1910, the daughter of William and Anna (Tennis) Elliott. She married Ralph D. Thompson on November 24, 1928 in Bloomington, IL. He died May 26, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Kay E. Walters; two brothers, Marion R. and Lester M. Elliott; and one sister, Mildred Hursh. Surviving are a son, Danny (Lois) Thompson of Lexington; six grandchildren, Norene (Chris) Harrison of Bloomington, Chris Walters of Canton, Joanna Thompson of Springfield, Brent Thompson of Mackinaw, Kirstin (Matt) Giacometti, and Joshua (Kelly) Thompson of Springfield; fourteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Mabel loved quilting, sewing, & crocheting. She was of the Christian faith. Services will be Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation an hour prior. Rev. Christian Ricker will be officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital Extended Care.

 

Anita Yeoman

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Anita Yeoman, 91, of Farmington, IL passed away Monday, September 20, 2010 at 12:01 am at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington, IL. She was born in Farmington, IL on September 18, 1919 the daughter of Calisto and Gilda (Ferrari) Monari. She first married Robert Mauer and he was killed in WWII. She then married Harvey Allen and he died in an auto accident. She married Ross Yeoman on January 6, 1983 in Farmington, IL. Surviving are her husband, Ross, of Nevada; three children; Roger (Donna) Allen of Creve Coeur, Kent (Carol) Yeoman of North Carolina, and Charlotte (Jerry) Kellar of Nevada; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Velma Petty of Farmington and two sisters-in-law; Peg Monari and Betty Monari. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Robin Allen; and three brothers, Geno, Sam, and Jerry. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Farmington; the Women of the Moose, and the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. David Utt officiating. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad or the Presbyterian Church of Farmington.

Charles R. Bushong

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Charles R. “Duke” Bushong, 57, of 9700 W. Lake Lancelot Dr. Mapleton, IL passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 11:23 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born in Peoria, IL on October 7, 1952, the son of Paul and Leota (Baker) Bushong. He married Gina Watrous on July 11, 2003 in Morton. She survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Heather (Ray Huffman Jr.) Bushong-Hasty of Bartonville; two step-children, Jaclyn Ashford of Elgin and Chad Rasmussen of Barrington; four grandchildren; and one sister, Donna (Bernard) Lee of Mountain View, MO. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, and one sister. Duke worked for Caterpillar as a Heat Treat Technician and a Metallurgist for 35 plus years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, the UAW Local 974, the Pekin Boat Club, and the Detweiller Marina. He loved his family, his dog, boating, and his John Deere mower. He was active in the Limestone Girls Softball Association and the Bartonville softball leagues and basketball games. He was a US Marine Corp Vietnam veteran serving from 1971 to 1973 receiving a National Defense Service Medal and Rifle Sharpshooter Badge. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 from 4 to 7 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville. Services will be Friday, Sept. 24th at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church in Peoria with Dr. Robert Phillips officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria. Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund for his grandchildren % CEFCU. He fought a battle with cancer and worked up until the last 4 weeks of his life. We want to thank everyone who helped us in time of need.

 

Marjorie Ellen Danner

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Marjorie Ellen Danner, 88, of 233 Thompson Ct., Canton, IL passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm at the Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born in Rushville, Il on February 19, 1922, the daughter of Paul E. and Eva “Pearl” (Grafton) Taylor. She married Floyd “Gene” Danner on December 3, 1941 in Canton. He died November 26, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and one son, David Danner. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy (Ed) Marlow of Charleston, IL; a daughter-in-law, Victoria Woollen-Danner of Bethel, Maine; six grandchildren; Michele VanHise, Chris Marlow, Bob Marlow, Sara Dukic, Levi Woollen-Danner, and Jesse Danner; seven great-grandchildren; Mahala VanHise, Danner VanHise, Sophia Marlow, Gavin Marlow, Chase Marlow, Sofie Danner, and Johanna Danner; two brothers, Maurice (Margaret) Taylor of Rushville and Paul Richard (Sandi) Taylor of Port Ritchie, FL; and a sister, Lois (Leo) Pryor of Lockport. Marjorie was a member of the First Christian Church of Canton. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the First Christian Church, Canton where visitation will be from 1 to 3 pm. Rev’s Glenn and Nina Nestlerode will officiate. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the David Danner Memorial Scholarship Fund at Lakeland College, Mattoon, IL. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Olen Elliott

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Olen “Olie” Jefferson Elliott, 91, a resident of Farmington Country Manor, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Olie had previously lived at 828 E. Fort Hill, Farmington, IL. Olie was born on December 11, 1918, in Farmington Township, Fulton County, to Martin J. and Wanda (Drake) Elliott. He married Eva M. Guidi on May 24, 1953, in Farmington, IL. Eva passed away August 1, 2010. Olie proudly served in the United States Air Force during WWII. For his service to his country he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two bronze battle stars, a Victory Medal, an American Theater Ribbon, a Philippine Liberation Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the Canton International Harvester plant as an inspector and attended the Farmington Presbyterian Church. Olie was a long time member of the Canton Country Club, 63 year member of the Farmington American Legion Post #140, 61 year member of the Farmington Masonic Lodge, and long time member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571. Olie is survived by his daughter-in-law, Dana Clardy Elliott, three grandchildren, Austin & Mathew Elliott and Amber Anderson, one great grandson, Dash Anderson, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva; son, Mark J. Elliott in 2004, his parents, sister, Maxine; and brother, Robert. Services will be held at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Mary Babcock will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington where full military rites will be conducted. The family wishes to thank the staff at Farmington Country Manor for the care and compassion shown to Olie from the day he arrived until the day he left. You not only took care of his needs, but the needs of his family as well. You always asked what you could do for us to make the entire process easier – you are appreciated for your kindness, understanding of our feelings, and respect shown to Olie during his stay. Harbor Light Hospice staff – thank you for all of the comfort that you provided Olie and his family. Hospice is a wonderful, needed, and much appreciated service. Memorials may be made to Camp Big Sky, PO Box 56, Farmington, IL 61531. Camp Big Sky is a not for profit camp for people with disabilities