John R. Bach, 87, of Farmington, IL, formerly of Peoria, IL, passed away Monday, November 23, 2009 at 6:30 am at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. He was born July 20, 1922 in Menominee, Michigan, the son of Victor and Hedwig (Wyckman) Bach. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Surviving are one brother, Clarence Bach of Wallace, MI; two sisters, Doris Salzman of Peshtigo, WI and Jane Zuern of Oshkosh, WI; one cousin, Vicki Shea; and several nieces and nephews. John moved from Wisconsin to Peoria in 1936. He attended Jefferson High School and also an apprenticeship at Caterpillar at the same time in 1940. He joined the US Navy in Naval Aviation in 1944. Alter WWII he returned to Peoria and worked as a draftsman for Caterpillar later becoming a supervisor in that department. He retired in 1987 with 45 years service. He enjoyed model trains, reading, and vacationing with relatives. Services will be Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:30 PM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with an hour prior visitation. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Joan M. Fuller, 73, of 220 W. Hyman St. Banner, IL passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton, IL. She was born in Canton, IL on February 16, 1936, the daughter of Glen and Josephine (Fuller) Sherwood. She married Richard Fuller on July 12, 1959 at the South Park UME Church in Canton. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Dan (Lynn) Fuller of Canton; one daughter, Linda (Rod) Henderson of Pekin; nine grandchildren, Jacob Fuller, Joshua Fuller, Bethany Geber, Adam Holloway, Kyle Henderson, Seth Henderson, Cole Henderson, Erik Henderson, and Abby Henderson; two great grandchildren, Gage and Thai; and one brother, Delmar (Beverly) Sherwood of Kansas. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Bonnie Sommers. She helped operate her son’s business, Fuller’s Jewelry in Canton. Joan was a member of the Glasford United Methodist Church. She was the superintendent and a Sunday school teacher of the Banner United Methodist Church. She was a 4-H leader and a member of the PTA. She loved spending time with the grandkids. Services will be Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hour prior. Pastor Walter Wilkins will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Lorena Norine Welker, 83, of Farmington, IL passed away Friday, November 20, 2009 at 8:55 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton. She was born in Farmington, IL on October 19, 1926 the daughter of Adolph and Rosa (Malentacchi) Ciardi. She married Kenneth Owen Welker on November 12, 1942 in Kahoka, MO. He died on December 29, 1994. Surviving are one son, Kenneth (Sharon) Welker of Farmington; one sister, Betty Nader of Farmington; a brother-in-law, Ivan “Ike” and two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Norma Jean. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and one sister, Carolina Broadfield. She first worked at the Universal overall factory in Canton for 14 years then for Geno’s Plumbing and Heating in Farmington until retirement. She and her husband, Kenneth, were avid campers and enjoyed fishing and other campers. She made several trips back to Italy with her father and sisters to visit family and friends. She was also an avid bowler. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington and its Altar and Rosary Society; the Farmington Moose Lodge; and the Knox County Sportsman’s club. Services will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 10:00 am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington with Father Bruce King officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Visitation will be Monday, November 23rd from 5 to 7 pm with the recitation of the rosary at 6:40 pm at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Phoebe K. Schwab, 108, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. She was born in Manhattan, NY on March 23, 1901 the daughter of William and Barbara (Krieg) Schwab. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William and Charles; and two sisters, Emma and Ella. She is survived by distant cousins. Phoebe graduated from Canton High School in 1919. She worked at Tanner (Heald) Abstract in Canton for 20 years. She then was a legal stenographer for Toohill Law Office in Farmington for 41 years. She played the piano, and was always anxious to hear the new tunes and try out the sheet music that her older brothers brought home for her. She was an avid reader, and loved her garden. She never drove a car, and allowed a telephone in her home only after several years of retirement. Phoebe has been a loyal member of the YWCA and remembers how important it was for the young women of her era. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Canton for over 50 years and also the YW Business & Professional Women. Phoebe was a Victorian, (a teen-ager in the Suffragette era, a flapper, etc.) There will be a graveside service on Monday, November 23rd at 11:00 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Rev. Steve Knudson will be officiating. Memorials may be made to her church or the YWCA. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
David Cirilli, 56 of 168 W Oak St. Canton, IL passed away Thursday November 19, 2009 at 5:52pm at Graham Hospital E.R. He was born August 28, 1953 in Canton to Joe and Rosalie (Goyen) Cirilli. He married Patricia Rasbeck. He is survived by his parents, two children, John Cirilli of Peoria and Joy Cirilli of New Berlin, WI. He was preceded in death by his brother, Darren Cirilli. He worked at his father’s pharmacy, Canton Super Drug for many years as a pharmacist. He loved playing tennis and reading. He was of the Christian faith. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a graveside service Friday November 27 at 11:00am at White Chapel Memory Garden, Canton. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly E Campbell 87 of Peoria passed away Monday, Nov 16th, 2009 @
3:55 am at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington in the presence of her son
Dennis and wife Christie.
Born July 28th, 1922, Sherman Oaks, California to Harry and Ethel Collingham.
Family was originally from Delavan, prior to moving to California.
Preceded in death was her husband of 39 years, Francis James Campbell 111
and daughter Patty Gayle Campbell.
Surviving are her three children, 2 sons, Dennis of Peoria, Ronald
of Redondo Beach, Ca. wife Kate and daughter Linda Lee Gurrola of Boise,
Idaho, husband Raul. Also surviving are 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters and eight
Beverly Campbell was born and raised in California, married, raised her children
there also. She was an avid reader, loved traveling, bowling, and dancing, winning
several trophies with her dancing partner, her husband Jim. Working for Bank of
America as a teller for several years and finished her career as a secretary for
Cremation rights have been accorded. Private services are pending.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Country Manor, Farmington and Harbor Lights
Hubert “Hub” Ferris, 82, of 964 E. Locust St. Canton, IL passed away Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 3:39 am at his son’s residence in Canton. He was born in Oakwood, IL on June 7, 1927, the son of Harry and Mary (Young) Ferris. He married Sharon L. Palmer on August 6, 1950 in Glasford, IL. She died January 17, 1994. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jackie Ferris; and one brother. Surviving are one son, Terry (Michelle) Ferris of Canton; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great great grandson; one brother, Jack Ferris of Peoria; and one sister, Karen Steffen of Washington, IL. He worked at Caterpillar for 38 years, retiring from the planning department in 1988. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and was a member of the Canton American Legion Post #16. Hub was a die hard Cub Fan. Services will be Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Chaplain Lisa Smith officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 18th from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital Hospice.
Verle Edwin Helle, 66, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, November 15, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Peoria, IL February 9, 1943, the son of Delbert and Nellie (Hayes) Helle. He grew up near Farmington. He married Patricia Simpson on April 3, 1999. Surviving are his wife and best friend, Patricia; two daughters, Kimberly Blue of Canton and Lisa (Berkley) Matthews of Canton; two step daughters, Christina (Christopher) Kahler of LaGrange Park and Rebecca Simpson of Denver, CO; six grandchildren, Andrea (Mathew) Stufflebean of Delavan, Alyssa (Nick) Green of Canton, Karrisa (Justin) Tourtillott of Canton, McKaylin Matthews of Canton, and Cassidy and Kate Kahler of LaGrange Park; four great grandchildren, Zac Man, Alex, Julia, and Mason; three brothers, Gordon (Janet)Helle of Yuma, AZ and Maurie (Wendy) Helle of Phoenix, AZ, and Dwight (Joyce) Helle of Farmington; two sisters, Adajune (Bill) Parker of Newark, Ohio and Joann (Raymond) Young of Cuba, IL; and twenty nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lawrence Helle, and one sister, Phyllis Helle. Verle was the president and co-owner of Sawmill Hydraulics in Farmington which was founded by his father, D.V. Helle. His work had been his passion for the past 40 years. He had a wide base of customers that had also become his friends. He was an avid golfer and served as a board member of the Canton Country Club. He was a member of the Farmington Rotary Club, the Farmington Moose Lodge, the Elmwood Country Club, and an active member of the Community. He was a loving, caring husband, father, brother and friend. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be missed by all. Services will be Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 am at the Covenant Community Church in Canton with Rev. Jason Phillips officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 20th from 5 to 8 pm at the church and also an hour prior to the services on Saturday, at the church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Following the services, lunch will be served at the Farmington United Methodist Church. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center.
Wilma J. Parks, 89, of 605 E. Church St. Kewanee, IL formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm at the Royal Oaks Care Center in Kewanee. She was born in Canton, IL, June 20, 1920, the daughter of Gordia Benham. She married Clifton J. Parks October 18, 1941 in Kahoka, MO. He died October 9, 1991. Also preceding her in death were her mother, one son, Clifton E. Parks; and three brothers. Surviving are one daughter, Tracy (Henry) Hilger of Hooppole, IL; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Mary) Ford and Roscoe Ford; and three sisters, Delores (Cecil) Thompson, Norma (Harold) Windsor, and Judith (Paul) Mitchell. Services will be Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will follow in Buckeye Cemetery, rural Smithfield.
Carolyn J. Stookey, 70, of 127 N. Trivoli Rd. Trivoli, IL passed away Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She was born in Peoria, IL on October 30, 1939, the daughter of Paul and Mabel (Riekena) Weber. She married Robert Stookey on June 14, 1958 in Glasford. He died April 14, 2005. Surviving are her parents of Farmington; one daughter, Pam (Greg) Vallosio of Washington, IL; two sons, Brian Stookey of Wyoming, IL and Mark Stookey of Trivoli; three granddaughters, Erin, Elise, and Erica Vallosio; one brother, Richard (Martha) Weber of Martin, TN; and two sisters, Anna Marie Goble of Springfield, MO and Donna (John) Burdess of Smithville. She was a health administrator for Midland Coal Co, retiring in 1995. She then was a clerk for the US Post Office in Trivoli. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Canton. Services will be Monday, November 16, 2009 at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Sunday, November 15th from 4 to 6 pm. Rev. Will Ferguson will be officiating. Burial will be in Brunswick Cemetery, Trivoli. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure or the Logan Trivoli Fire Department