Mable L. Ellis

Mable Ellis

Mable Ellis

Lewistown – Mable L. Ellis of 704 Broadway, Lewistown passed away on May 4, 2012 at Canton.
She was born August 9, 1920 at Bardolph, IL the third child of John C. and Nellie A. Ruthe Farr.
She is survived by her three children, Darlene Hartline Shellcrosslee (Spouse-Gary), Canton, Carlene Royal Morgan, Bryant, and Johnny Royal, Canton. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Gary A. Shellcrosslee (spouse-Colleen) Ft. Worth, Texas, Tara Maurer, Bryant, Sarah and Kara Royal of Canton and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Eleanor Farr Vanderwall of Canton, Vernadean Farr Cook of Canton and Burnadean Farr Ranberger of Wapello, Iowa; one brother, Dalmer Farr of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her brothers, Verla Farr and Dale Farr and sister, Annabelle Farr Hensley preceeded her in death.
She worked at Canton Manufacturing Company, Canton and Admiral Mfg. in Galesburg. She also was a resident Manager of the Fulton County Handicapped Association in Canton.
Mable was raised in Bryant and was a member of the Bryant Methodist Church. She attended Bryant and Lewistown Schools.
Services will be Tuesday, May 8th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spoon River Towers Activity Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Kimberly A. Melton

Kimberly Melton

Kimberly A. Melton

Trivoli – Kimberly A. Melton, 55, of 17026 Pleasant Grove Rd., Trivoli, IL passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM at her residence.
She was born March 13, 1957, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Thomas and Darveda “Ann” (Chapin) Kennedy. Kimberly married Ronald Melton on November 22, 1975, in Bellevue. He survives.
Also surviving are two children, Stephanie (Larry) Williams and Thomas “T.J.” (Kari) Melton both of Farmington; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Patrick Kennedy of Morton and Mike Kennedy of Tennessee; and three step sisters.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.
Kimberly loved life and her grandchildren. They were very important to her. She loved her flower beds and cooking.
Services will be Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Tuesday, May 8th from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Kimberly Melton Benefit Fund @ Bank of Farmington.

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Etta LaVerne Herrmann

Etta LaVerne Herrmann

Etta LaVerne Herrmann

Canton – Etta LaVerne Rinks Flatt Herrmann, 84, formerly of Canton passed away at 6:20 pm Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was born on May 19, 1927 in Loretto, Lawrence County, TN to Freman and Clevia Quillen Rinks.
Surviving are 2 children; Roger (Teresa) Flatt of Canton, and Kay (Stephen) Flatt Nelson of Manito, 7 grandchildren; Sarah, Tiffaney, Renee, Michael, Ryane, Thomas, and Stephanie, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother, 5 sisters and also a host of nieces and nephews.
Etta was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons; Charles and Thomas and 1 sister.
She worked as a waitress for 40 years in the East Peoria area and also worked as a nurse’s aide. She always had a good sense of humor and loved to play practical jokes. Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Laura Maxine Kelley

Laura Maxine Kelley

Laura Maxine Kelley

Farmington – Laura Maxine Kelley, 83, of Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton, IL.
She was born September 18, 1928, in Garnett, Kansas, the daughter of Roy and Ethel (Welsh) Boots. Maxine married Philip “Dick” Kelley on December 31, 1946 in Farmington and he preceded her in death on September 13, 1952.

Surviving are one son, Stephen (Sylvia) Kelley of Farmington; one daughter, Peggy (William) Taylor of Farmington; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Maxine worked as an office manager for Robert Wombacher D.D.S. in Peoria.
As per her wishes, there will be private graveside services.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Fulton County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Glenda L. Stear

Glenda Stear

Glenda L. Stear

Hanna City – Glenda L. Stear, 61, of 319 N. Runkle St. Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 3:45 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born December 4, 1950, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Danny and Anna Mae (Umholtz) David. Glenda married Darrell Stear July 5, 1969 in Glasford. He survives.
Also surviving are her parents of Mapleton; three children, Troy (Tammy) Stear of Westfield, IN, Jennifer Whisenand of Hanna City, and Julie (Jason) Buckley of Laura; seven grandchildren; three brothers, George David and Todd David both of Mapleton, and Bill David of Kingston Mines; and one sister, Lila Sanders of Mapleton.
Glenda worked for Farmington School District #265 as a secretary, retiring in 2010 after 31 years.
She was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church; Pekin Moose Lodge; and American Legion Auxiliary Post #212 of Hanna City.
Services will be Saturday, May 5th at 12:00 noon at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Friday, May 4th from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the family to help offset medical expenses.
To view Glenda’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Marie Edna Wilcoxen

Marie Wilcoxen

Marie Edna Wilcoxen

Canton – Marie Edna Wilcoxen, 96, formerly of 220 E. Birch Canton, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm at Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Canton.
She was born November 6, 1915, in Liverpool Township, the daughter of Bonnie and Rachel (McLouth) Weaver. Marie married Raymond J. Wilcoxen November 16, 1932 in Lewistown. He died November 2, 1979.
Surviving are two sons, Delbert (Janice) Wilcoxen of Havana and Dickie (Carol) Wilcoxen of Bushnell; two grandsons; five great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Doris Clark; one granddaughter; one brother; and four sisters.
Marie attended Wesley United Methodist Church of Canton and Maples Mill United Methodist Church and was a member of Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Services will be Thursday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Dave Utt will officiate. Burial will be in Salem-Wilcoxen Cemetery, rural Bryant.
Memorials may be made to Maples Mill United Methodist Church or Sunset Manor Nursing Home Activity Fund.
To view Marie’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Sharon E. Morelli

Sharon Morelli

Sharon Morelli

Norris – Sharon E. Morelli, 62, of Norris, IL passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.
She was born August 7, 1949, in Sandwich, IL, the daughter of Kenneth and Annabelle (Stegall) Smith. Sharon married Lee Roy Morelli June 4, 1966 in Norris. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Dean) Singleton of Canton and Stephanie Leach of Peoria; two grandchildren, Josh (Callie) Singleton of Canton and Lexie Leach of Glasford; one brother, Ron (Lisa) Smith of Galva; and one sister, Frances (Larry Lang) VeNard of Galva.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one daughter, Tonya L. Morelli.
She had worked in retail sales.
Sharon loved family gatherings at her house in Norris, flower gardening, going to treasure stores, baking, making candy, and puzzles. She loved her car rides in the country and eating ice cream with her husband, the love of her life.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, May 5th at 10:00 am at Norris Cemetery with Rev. Rick Atchley officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
To view Sharon’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Anna Lea Powell

Anna Powell

Anna Lea Powell

Canton – Anna Lea Powell, 88, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 5:20 am at her residence.
She was born May 21, 1923, in Ellisville, the daughter of James and Vannie (Mahr) Giberson. She married Joseph “Chet” Powell November 22, 1945 in Canton. He preceded her in death in 2005.
Surviving are two children, Dean (Sandy) Powell and Susan (Kevin) Pollitt both of Canton; five grandchildren, Michelle (Jason) Coker of Canton, Jenelle (Djimitri) Francois of Chicago, Elizabeth Powell of Chicago, Paul Pollitt and Karen Pollitt, both of Canton; four great grandchildren, Vanessa, Brayden, and Whitney Coker and Rio Francois.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two infant daughters, Jo Ann and Sue Ellen; and her only sibling, James Eugene Giberson
Ann first lived in the Ellisville and London Mills areas, and then she moved to graduate from Canton High School in 1941. She was employed at Atwood in Havana from 1967 – 1972.
Ann was an active member/officer of the old Ingersoll Grade School PTA in the 1950’s and 1960’s. She was also an active member of the Canton Evangelical Free Church. There she served as Sunday School Secretary and teacher. She also participated in the Trinity Women’s Auxiliary and the Women’s Missionary Society and it’s White Cross sewing circle. A talented seamstress, she sewed an abundance of baby items for distribution by EFCA Missionaries in Africa. A devoted mother and grandmother, until her health decline of recent years, she attended all the special activities and events of her children and grandchildren spanning a fifty year period. She delighted in hosting family gatherings for celebrations of birthdays and holidays.
Services will be Wednesday, April 25th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be an hour prior. Rev. Brandon Theobald will officiate. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, Fiatt.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Evangelical Free Church/White Cross or to the Christian Service Program, Inc. 340 N. Main St., Canton, which assists seniors with filing documents for insurance and tax purposes.
To view Anna’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Margaret L. “Peggy” Yerbic

Canton – Margaret L. “Peggy” Yerbic, 77, of Canton, IL passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 9:02 am at her residence.
She was born December 17, 1934, in Canton, the daughter of Mark and Helen (Pierson) Bybee. Peggy married John R. Yerbic June 30, 1956 in Canton. He survives.
Also surviving are three children, Steve Yerbic of Canton, Thomas (Denise) Yerbic of Florida, and Patricia (Mike) Sheets of Canton; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one sister, Anne Engquist of Canton.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Deborah Yerbic; and one grandson, Matthew Sheets.
Peggy was a registered nurse graduating from Methodist School of Nursing in 1955. She had worked at Graham Hospital in surgery and was a floor supervisor.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton. She was a member of St. Mary’s Home & School Society and St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society. Peggy was a volunteer for St. Mary’s Food Pantry since its inception. She was a Graham Hospital Service League Volunteer for 25 years as a surgical hostess. She was also a hospice volunteer.
Peggy enjoyed Disney World with her family, making 88 trips. Her first loves were her church and her family. She always put family before herself, and loved playing cards.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Mass on Thursday, April 26th at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton with Father Daniel Ebker officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry or St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund.
A dinner will follow at St. Mary’s Parish Center.
Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Donna Jean Vance

Donna Vance

Donna Jean Vance

Canton – Donna Jean (Pollitt) Vance, 56, of Canton, IL passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm at her residence.
She was born March 6, 1956, in Canton, the daughter of James F. Sr. and Mary Jean (Lowder) Waddell. Donna married Henry “Butch” Vance October 19, 1987 in Lewistown. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother and step-father, Mary and James Nichols of Canton; four children, Shauna Vance of Canton, Shantell Vance of Creve Coeur, Jesse Ashwood of Canton, and Paul Daniel Ashwood of Fairview, one foster daughter, Tiffany Lippert of Canton; fourteen grandchildren; one brother, James F. (Becki) Waddell Jr. of Canton; two sisters, Debora (Rob) Bown of Arenzville and Deanna (Chris) Williams of Monterey; two aunts, Betty and Lois; one uncle, Waide; and several nieces and nephews.
Her father precedes her in death.
Donna was a certified nurse’s aide and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Canton.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A graveside service will be Thursday, April 26th at 3:00 pm at Walnut Cemetery, Banner. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing and Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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