Joann J. Day

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Joann J. DayCanton Headline:
Joann J. Day, 80, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12:50 am at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Canton, July 6, 1930, the daughter of Walter and Jeanette (Parks) Winship. She married Paul D. Day, October 3, 1948, in Canton and they enjoyed 62 wonderful years together. He survives.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Also surviving are three daughters, Cinda (Marc) Rosenberger of Dunfermline, Connie (Rob) Brown of Canton, and Crista Goehl (Doug) fiancé Robertson of Florida; one brother, Walter (Charlotte) Winship of Canton, and six grandchildren, Jill Weiss, Bradley Barberis, Hanna Hardin, John Hardin, Danny Stephens, and Blake Goehl.
Joann loved life and was adored by her family and friends. She enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid animal lover. Being a mother and grandmother was her biggest passion and she did it well. She will be deeply missed.
Services will be Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Rick Atchley will be officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospice.

 

Phyllis Harvey

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Phyllis HarveyCanton Headline:
Phyllis May Welker Harvey, 75, of 620 French Court, Canton, IL passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8:55 am at Greater Specialty Hospital, Peoria, IL.
Born November 12, 1935, in Canton, IL, the daughter of Leone Damazo and Flossie Bell (Colvin) Morelli, she first married Edwin E. Welker on November 11, 1951 in Canton. He preceded her in death on February 24, 1980. She then married Norman C. Harvey on March 31, 1984 in Farmington. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2009.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, three children, twin infants and one daughter, Lisa L. Harvey; one great-granddaughter, Jessica L. Adams, one sister, Delores WeidHunner, and one brother, Leo Morelli Jr.
Surviving include four sons, Eugene J. (Jan) Welker of Canton, Mike Harvey of South Pekin, David Harvey of Tampa, FL, and Steven Harvey of Washington State; nine grandchildren, Toni (Carl) Sofranko of Columbus, OH, Christa (Travis) Ledford of Raleigh, NC, Julianna Anderson of Canton, Kimberly (Stan) Markland of Canton, Christie (Casey) Little of Canton, Darrell Adams Jr. of Canton, Larry (Donna) Adams of Canton, and Eric and Joshua Harvey of Tampa, Fl; 21 great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lou Morse of Canton and her nephew that she helped raise, Lee Roy (Sharon) Morelli of Norris.
Phyllis had worked for the Farmer’s Inn Restaurant in Farmington, Attwood Machine Products in Havana, and worked for over 30 years at the Kitchen Cooked Potato Chip Co. in Farmington.
Her grandbabies were the light of her life and loved them all equally. She had a heart as big as gold and would give you the shirt off her back is she thought you needed it. Her willingness to share whatever she had was known by all who knew her. She never met a stranger and seemed to always know somebody anywhere she went, whether it was across town or across the country. Anyone that knew her can testify what kind of person she really was and how she thoroughly loved to go camping and fishing being ready to go at any time. Whenever she packed the camper, she had the feeling that she had to pack the whole house with her taking dozens of everything, worrying not only that they’d run out of supplies, but just in case the other campers would run out of something making sure she had whatever they needed. She loved to sing along with all the Country Music Classics and especially loving to do Karaoke singing her favorite song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” because that’s exactly what and who she was. She was the best daughter, best mother, best grandmother, best mother in law, best aunt, best friend, and most importantly the best of everything because the Lord only takes the best. We all love you and will miss you for all eternity until we meet again.

Phyllis Harvey

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Phyllis was a member of the East Side Nazarene Church of Canton and a past member of the Ladies of the Moose in Canton.
Services will be Monday, April 4th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Sunday, April 3rd from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. David Utt will be officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

 

Gerald Lee Games

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Gerald Lee GamesCanton Headline:
Gerald Lee Games, 67, of Fort Worth, TX, formerly of Canton, IL, died March 30, 2011 at his residence in Texas.
He was born August 26, 1943 in Canton, the son of Vernon R. and Mary (Danielson) Games.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jack Games; and two sisters, Sharon Davison and Mary Games.
He is survived by sons, Gerald Jr. (Marjorie) Games of Bolingbrook and Jeffrey (Beth) Games of Normal; one sister, Nettie Mae Simpson of Canton; two grandsons, Timothy Walton and Jeremy Games; one granddaughter, Macayla Games; many nieces and nephews; and his long time companion of Texas, Virginia Stormy.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be a memorial at a later date.

Dorothea M. Varnes

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Dorothea M. Varnes, 94, formerly of Farmington, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:20 am at the Proctor Endowment Home, Peoria.
She was born in Farmington, January 30, 1917, the daughter of Elmer and Mildred (Boxwell) Spencer and married Leslie W. Varnes on March 27, 1937 in Peoria.
He preceded her in death on September 30, 2008. Also preceding in death were her parents; one brother and two sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Debra L. Kutter of Peoria; one grandson; one great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothea was a member of the Farmington Presbyterian Church and the Farmington P.E.O.
Services will be Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with an hour prior visitation. Pastor Mary Babcock will officiate.
Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, IL

Samuel J. McCracken

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Samuel J. McCracken, 56, of Pana, IL, formerly of Canton, IL, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm at Heritage Manor, Pana, IL.
He was born in Canton, March 5, 1955, the son of John and Shirley (Peterson) McCracken.
Surviving are his parents of Pana; two daughters, Katie and Kelly McCracken both of Stockton, CA; three grandchildren; and a brother, Curtis McCracken of Springfield.
Preceding him in death was a son, Matthew McCracken.
He was a salesman and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pana.
There will be a graveside service on Thursday at 11:00 am at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Rev. Rick Atchely will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Pana Public Library.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Kitchen

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William H. Kitchen, 78, of 911 S. 7th Ave Canton, IL passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 at 5:24 am at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
He was born in Fairview, IL, November 12, 1932, the son of George and Pearl (Edwards) Kitchen.
Surviving are two sisters, Kathryn (Emmett) Haile of Franklin, IN and Beverly Glass of East Peoria.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Betty Bucks of Canton.
Bill worked at Bettison Market in Canton and had been a member of the Canton Salvation Army.
Visitation will be Thursday March 31st from 1:00 to 1:45 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton followed by a 2:00 pm graveside service at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Capt. Timothy Nauta will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Lillian J Lowder

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Lillian J LowderCanton Headline:
Lillian Jeanette Lowder, 76, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm at Renaissance Care Center, Canton, IL.
She was born in Banner, IL, August 5, 1934, the daughter of William Warren and Elsie (Williams) Lowder.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and four brothers, Lonnie, Robert, LaVerne, and Wayne Lowder.
Surviving are one brother, Waide Lowder of Bellevue; three sisters, Mary Jean (Jim) Nichols, Betty Beasley, and Lois Lowder all of Canton; a special friend and niece, Donna Jean (Butch) Vance of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside service on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Walnut Cemetery, Banner with Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating. There will be no visitation.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice or Renaissance Care Center Activity Dept.

 

Charles E. Camp

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Charles E. CampCharles E. “Chuck” Camp, Sr., 71, of Farmington, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born September 14, 1939 in Peoria to Floyd and Ruth (Ingersoll) Camp. He married Darla Rogers April 12, 1958 at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. She survives of Farmington.
Also surviving are 2 daughters, Mary (Doug) Williamson of Bloomington and Lynn Grant of Farmington; 4 brothers, Steven Camp of Creve Coeur, William “Bill” Camp of Lewistown, Jeffrey Camp and Robert Camp, both of Farmington; 1 sister, Vienna Snyder of Lewistown; 7 grandchildren, Sarah, Amanda, Julie, Toni, Ryan, Robert, and Curtis; and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 1 son, Charles Jr., 2 brothers and his parents.
Chuck was a US Army Veteran serving as a MP, he worked as a machine operator and foreman for Boley Tool in East Peoria, retiring March 17, 1999.
He was a member of the NRA and former member of the Farmington Moose Lodge. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved Nascar and professional wrestling.
Cremation rites will be accorded. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the family home in Farmington. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.

Donna L. Columbia

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Donna L. Columbia, 84, of Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm at the Farmington Country Manor with her family at her side.
She was born April 22, 1926, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Russell and Zepha (Baggs) DuMars.
Preceding her in death were her parents, and one daughter, Marta Anderson Gasparovich.
Surviving are two daughters, Sundra Anderson (Donald) Edwards of Vero Beach, FL and Carla Anderson of Farmington; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one sister, Vivian Frank of Peoria.
Donna was a homemaker and grandmother. Her passion was her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Trivoli United Methodist Church, Farmington Women of the Moose, and Farmington American Legion Auxiliary.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Texas Union Cemetery, Trivoli.
Donna requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trivoli United Methodist Church.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.