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Toni (Lillie) Stanfill, 52, of 4402 S. Hanna City Glasford Rd. Hanna City, passed away at 4:01 pm, Friday, November 4, 2011 in the Emergency Room at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on April 5, 1959 in Canton to Elmer Eugene and Norma Jean (Palmer) Lillie. Toni married Bruce Stanfill on November 9, 1994 in Pekin, IL. He survives along with 2 children; Bobbi Jo Thompson of Peoria, and Aaron Dion Hanson of Davenport, Iowa, 10 grandchildren, and 1 sister Luann Pripish of Norris. She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother Michael O. Lillie.
Toni was self employed, running Toni’s Cleaning Service.
Services will be 11 am, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Visitation will from 5-7 pm, Tuesday, November 8 at the Memorial Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services
Bartonville – Sharon L. Comerford, 69, of 4820 W. Whipp Ave Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria with her loving family there to support her.
She was born January 14, 1942, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Ralph and Dorothy (Stever) Hoepfner. Sharon married Robert Comerford on May 8, 1981 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Marnie (Rick) Koeppel and Michelle Mathison both of Bartonville, and Carrie Comerford of Peoria; one step-son, Troy Comerford of LaSalle-Peru; two grandchildren, Jack and Katelynn Koeppel; two step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pat Mesch of Bellevue, Washington and Sande Lauer of Peoria.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
She worked at Great Plains Gas in Peoria and Kroger Grocery in Bartonville.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be Monday, November 7th at 12 noon at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate.
Hanna City – Robert E. Greenfield, 82, of 402 Carole St. Hanna City, IL passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington.
He was born October 24, 1929, in Oak Hill, IL the son of Francis and Vivian (Denton) Greenfield. He married June Bales February 15, 1959 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Don (Kim) Woods of Dunlap, Donna (Mike) Smith of Tremont, Dennis (Cheryl) Woods of Lake Camelot, Lisa (Jamie) Stear of Hanna City, and Jennifer (Alan) Holmes of Carol Stream; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Bordner of California.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother.
Robert first worked in construction and later for Pabst Brewery for 19 ½ years.
He was a Army Veteran serving during the Korean War and member of the Farmington American Legion Post # 140.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 2nd from 1:45 to 2:45 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. A Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will follow at 3:00 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
Farmington – Carol Ann Bitner, 76, of Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:35 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
Born, January 21, 1935, in Farmington, the daughter of Daniel and Ann (Moll) Crane, Carol married Gene Bitner on November 17, 1956 in Berryville, AR.
He survives. Also surviving are three children; Ann (Craig) Brooks of Smithfield, Trish (Bruce) Van Houten of Farmington, and Richard (Libby Mitchell) Bitner of Washington; and seven grandchildren, Jamie, Mary, Kelly, Andy, Sam, Alex, and Maggie.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, Daniel who passed in 1963.
Carol was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A Memorial Service will be Thursday, October 27th at 3:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. Rev. David Swain will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Canton – Lyle Daniel Kruschinsky, 88, of 141 White Court Canton, IL passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm at Sunset Manor, Canton, IL.
He was born December 20, 1922, in St. David, IL, the son of August and Grace (Ritchey) Kruschinsky.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; six brothers and two sisters.
Lyle was a lifelong farmer and served in the US Army during WWII.
Services will be Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Rev. Sheldon Westerfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Highbridge Cemetery, Dunfermline.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Bartonville- John McRoy, Jr, 50, of Bartonville, died at 5:15 PM Friday, October 14, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born July 11, 1961 in Peoria to John R., Sr. and Marilyn Joyce (Mannon) McRoy.
Surviving are his mother, Marilyn (Robert) Seelye of Creve Coeur, his partner of 20 years, Kim Simpsen, with whom he made his home; 3 daughters, Donelle (Michael) Cable of Friendsville, TN, Ashley Simpsen of Springfield, IL and Chelsea McRoy of Bartonville; 6 siblings, Ellen McRoy Seelye of Creve Coeur, Sherry Lucas of Washburn, John Lucas of Canton, Todd King of Springfield,Chrissy Lightbody of Peoria and Cindy Collier of Peoria; 3 grandchildren and 2 step-mothers, Delores Banister of Greenview and Norma McRoy of Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Juanita.
John was of the Christian faith.
He enjoyed restoring cars, shooting pool and spending time with family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family in care of Kim Simpsen.
Canton – John E. Opper, 95, of 160 E. Walnut St. Canton, IL passed away Monday, October 10, 2011 at 7:25 am at Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton.
He was born October 7, 1916, in rural Farmington, the son of John W. and Edna (Dunning) Opper. He married Dorothy Suydam in 1939 in Fort Madison, Iowa. She died August 9, 2011.
Surviving are one sister, Betty (Opper) Vaughn of Astoria; two sons, William (Shirley) Opper of Lincoln and Terry (Sheila) Opper of Morton; eight grandchildren; and twenty two great grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents.
John worked for 39 ½ years as an assembler at International Harvester, retiring in 1975. A World War II Army Air Force Veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post 16. He was also a member of the AARP and Royal Neighbors. An avid bowler, he was a member of the United States Bowling Congress and the Canton Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Services will be Thursday, October 13th at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Brian and Vince Opper will officiate.
Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Farmington – Georgia L. Angel, 69, of 460 N. Main St. Farmington, IL passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born December 8, 1941, in Canton, the daughter of George and Evelyn (Fitzpatrick) Painter. She married Robert G. Angel on November 14, 1959 in Farmington. He survives.
Also surviving are two children, Ramona (Victor) Evans of Beardstown and Marty (Vivian) Angel of Canton; her mother, Evelyn Gasparovich of Farmington; three grandchildren, Robert Evans, Tyler Evans, and Arianna Walters; and two sisters, Lorna (John) Stanfel and Connie (Mike) Dunbar both of Farmington.
She was preceded in death by her father and step-father, John Gasparovich.
Georgia was a secretary for P.M.P. Fermentation in Peoria for 25 years.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Canton – Velma A. Denny, 97, of 321 W. Locust St. Canton, IL passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm at Red Oak Estates, Canton, IL.
She was born on May 11, 1914 in Buckheart Township, the daughter of Pulaske and Pearl (Tompkins) Denny.
Surviving are a nephew, John A. (Anna) Denny of Canton; three great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Cecil H. Denny; a sister, Maralee Overcash; and a niece, Mary K. Tuckey.
Velma graduated from Canton High School in 1931. She later graduated from the University of Illinois in 1935 and received her Master’s Degree from there in 1941.
Miss Denny taught school at Bushnell/Prairie City for 6 years and Mt. Vernon High School for 4 years. She then taught at Galesburg High School for 29 years, retiring in 1974.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton and its Golden Rule Sunday School Class, the Knox County Retired Teachers Association, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, the Business and Professional Women’s Club of the YWCA, the Melatonin Study Club at Galesburg, and was a former Sunday school teacher for a number of years.
Visitation will be Friday, October 14th from 1 to 2 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton followed by a Graveside Service at 2:15 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton with Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating.
Canton – Susan Lynn Mahr, 44, of 256 Haffner Blvd, Canton, IL passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm at her residence.
She was born September 21, 1967, in Canton, the daughter of Michael and Dianne (White) Lowe. Susan married Jeff Mahr on February 16, 1986 in Banner. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother of Cuba; one son, Anthony Mahr of Canton; maternal grandparents, Earl and Beulah White of Canton; two brothers, Michael (Michele) Lowe of Germantown Hills and Josh Lowe of Edwardsville; two sisters, Amy (Mark) Lowry of Cuba and Rebecca (Tom) Bass of Minot, ND; many nieces and nephews; and her only kid that ever minded, Mojo.
She was preceded in death by her father and two daughters, Amber and Kari.
Susan was a pre-school teacher for Headstart and was a caregiver at Red Oak Estates in Canton.
She loved drag racing, riding 4 wheelers, and feeding & watching animals in her backyard. She had a passion for mushroom hunting.
There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial of ashes will be on Friday, October 14th at 10:00 am at Orendorff-Breed Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.