Robert Ebersole Weaver III, 59, of 30 S. Ave. B Canton, IL passed away Friday, August 28, 2009 at 12:03 am at the Plaza Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. Born in Peoria, IL September 4, 1949, the son of Robert E. and Carolyn June (Graham) Weaver Jr. he married Donita Cook on September 21, 1996 in Groveland, IL. She survives. Also surviving is one son, Derek DeMott of Peoria; and one sister, Gailann Weaver of Canton. He was a disabled US Navy Vietnam veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Canton VFW Post #1984 and a member of the Peoria Masonic Lodge. Services will be Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Gerald VanTine will be officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery Canton. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Fred A Atterberry, 82 of Hanna City, IL passed away Friday August 28, 2009 at 10:45pm at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington.Funeral service will be Tuesday September 1 at 10:00am at the Smithville Bible Church, Smithville, where visitation will be one hour prior. Dr. Keith Webster will be officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Peoria. Memorials may be made to the church.
Mary Onken, 96, formerly of 770 N. 5th Canton, IL died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm at Red Oak Estates in Canton. She was born August 1, 1913, in Canton, IL the youngest of seven children to John Francis and Ollie (Cheesman) Hoover. She married John Louis (Bill) Frazier October 28, 1933 in Rushville. He died March 4, 1959. She married Elmer C. Onken October 7, 1961 and he died February 1, 1981. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Edith, Kate, Margaret, and Eva; and two brothers, John and Frank. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Bill Kuchan of Canton; two grandchildren, Deborah (Ralph) Eskridge of Cuba and Douglas Frazier Kuchan of Canton; two great grandsons; one step-great grandson; and one sister-in-law, Louise (the late, Frank) Hoover of Peoria. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader and a 65 year member of the Wo-Fa-Lo Sunday school class. She had been a member of the Canton Country Club, the Hospital Service League, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She worked for Dr. Warren Vitt for many years. She enjoyed a competitive game of bridge, playing golf, gardening, and tending her roses. She was a skilled knitter who made warm garments for her family and contributed many doll sweaters to the annual church bazaar. Her greatest delight was reading to and playing catch with her two great grandsons, Stephen and Willie Eskridge who were the joy of her life. Services will be Monday, August 31, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Roger Russell officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 30th from 4 to 6 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County chapter of the American Red Cross, the Fulton County Meals on Wheels, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Eugene E. Virgil, 79, of Norwood, passed away at 2:58 am Friday, August 21, 2009 at OSF Saint Francis Hospital, Peoria. He was born September 5, 1929 to Emerson E. and Lucienne (Biret) Virgil in Peoria. He married Valarie Schifeling January 10, 1953 in Peoria. She survives along with four sons, Joseph E. Virgil of Peoria, Eugene E. (Julie) Virgil, Edward E. (Catrina) Virgil, and Thomas E. (Bobbie Sue) Virgil all of Morton, two daughters, Jeanette M. (Ron) Anderson of Germantown, Hills, Nancy J. (Jim) Callihan of Panama City Beach FL., 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and one brother, Emerson E. Virgil of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert Virgil. Eugene was a mail carrier for the US Post Office in Peoria for 33 years retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Peoria House of Prayer Church. He belonged to NALC where he was secretary of branch 31, American Legion Post 979 and the NRA. Eugene served in the US Army as a sergeant and jumpmaster in the 82nd airborne division. He was a volunteer little league coach for the NYO. Gene was an honorable Christian man who loved his wife and spending time with his family. He was a fisherman who loved the outdoors. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be at 10:30 am Monday August 24, 2009 at the Living Waters Community Church in Creve Coeur. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Sunday at the Church. The Rev. Pat Doyle will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Cottonwood Cemetery in rural Hanna City. Memorial may be made to the Peoria House of Prayer Church. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Pamela S. (Powell) Eugneides, 52, of 324 Fulton Place Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 6:14 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton. She was born in Avon, IL on November 21, 1956 the daughter of Perry A. and Audrey F. (Westover) Powell. Surviving are her mother of Canton; one sister, Penny Edwards of Canton; and one nephew, Evan Edwards. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Patricia Wilkinson. She was a detailer at Toltec Steel in Kankakee and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton. She loved her dogs, “Sweetness”, “Tristan”, and “Spike” and loved music and riding motorcycles. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service on Friday, August 14th at 6:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Gerald VanTine will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to a college fund for her nephew, Evan Edwards.
Margery L. Howell, 86, of 330 Sycamore Tr. Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 7:25 am at her residence. She was born in Quincy, IL on August 11, 1923 the daughter of Lee Roy and Dora Jane (Brunaugh) Smith. She married Frederick A. Howell on August 23, 1945 in Quincy, IL. He survives along with four children, Ryk Smith Howell of Canton, Cyd Fithian of Newburgh, IN, Kyp McLaren of Canton, and Lyb Collier of Pekin; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lola Stegeman of Quincy. Preceding her in death were her parents, one grandson, twin brothers, and one sister, Charlotte Becks. She was a beloved math teacher in Canton and the surrounding area for 27 years, retiring in 1989. Her charitable work and volunteer services was exemplary of Christ’s teaching. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Canton. She was a youth director and a bible teacher both at her home and in her church for many years. She was active with the Crisis Pregnancy Center and served on its board and the Jesus Outreach Center and served on its board. Visitation will be Thursday, August 13th from 5 to 8pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Services will be Friday, August 14th at 10:00 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. Revs. Jerry Sawyer, Kevin VanTine, Monroe Bailey, Roger Russell, and Jason Phillips will all be officiating. Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery, Atlas, IL. Memorials may be made to the Jesus Outreach Center or Graham Hospital Hospice.
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Larry G. Murphy, 75, of 100 6th St. St. David, IL passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm at Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton. He was born in Farmington, IL, December 26, 1933, the son of Harry and Naomi (Bollinger) Murphy. He first married Barbara E. Terry on May 2, 1954 in Canton. She died December 15, 1969. He later married Edna May Mayall on January 29, 1971 in Canton. She survives. Also surviving are four children, Peggy Murphy of Mason City, Bonnie (John) Zukowski of Canton, Harry (Tammy) Murphy of Glasford, and Lisa (Craig) Bump of Canton; two step-children, Christine (Gary) Pasley of Canton and Harold (Linda) Mayall of Anniston, AL; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Murphy of Farmington and Ted Murphy of New Windsor; and two sisters, Bernice Miller of Gillespie and Marguerite Vavrosky of Rock Island. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Cindy Murphy; one son, Douglas Murphy; one grandson, Tyson Mayall; and one brother, Bob Murphy. Larry was a school bus driver for the Lewistown School District. He was a US Army veteran serving in Germany. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a graveside service with military honors on Saturday, August 15th at 1:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview. Elizabeth Stanfel will be officiating. There will be a gathering at the St. David Optimist Club following the service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or National Marfans Foundation. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
Michael Joseph Pripish, 53, of 160 E. Division Norris, IL passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 10:55 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 30, 1956, the son of George Patrick and Irene M (Wyrick) Pripish. He married Luann Lillie on July 7, 1997 in Lewistown, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Canton; two step daughters, Krista Myers of Canton and Jennifer (Chad) Garlish of Bath; six grandchildren, Kayla, Kelsey, Alexandra, Matthew, Jacob, and Shooter; two brothers, George “Tom” (Kathi) Pripish of Lakewood, CO and Robert “Bob” John Pripish of Canton; and two sisters, Margaret A. Allen of Milwaukee, WI and Kathryn M. (Michael Sr.) Bachner of Plainfield. He was preceded in death by his father. Michael graduated from trade school in West DeMoines, IA in electronics and worked at Rockwell International before entering the Marine Corps. While in the corps, he was a jet engine mechanic. After serving in the military, he moved back to Canton and worked at RCA Victor where he designed computer chips. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton. Services will be Tuesday, September 15th at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Daniel Ebker officiating. Visitation will be Monday, September 14th from 5 to 7 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Burial, with military honors, will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Pamela R. (Shelton) Thomas, 57, of 15937 E. US Hwy 24 Lewistown, IL passed away Friday, August 7, 2009 at 12:05 am at her residence. Born in Enid, OK, July 18, 1952, the daughter of Earl B. and Eunice (Besley) Shelton Jr., she married Ronald M. Thomas November 10, 1989 in Enid, OK. He survives. Also surviving are four children, Travis Hodges of Fl, Candie (Milt) David of Enid, OK, Sandie Cannon of Enid, OK, and Shiela Vogel of Lewistown; two step-daughters, Megan Thomas and Angie Thomas both of Cuba; seven grandchildren, Keerstee David, William David, Salena Root, Jersey Vogel, Tristian Thomas, Alexandria Thomas, and Ella Bass; and three sisters, Brenda Peat, Sheila Maner, and Denise Gallagher all of Enid, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents. She last worked at the Kelly Home and Graham Hospital as a CNA. Pam enjoyed spending time on her farm, playing with her dogs, riding her horses, and taking care of her cows. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, going to rodeos, playing cards, and enjoyed life with her humor. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Services will be Monday, August 10th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be Sunday, August 9th from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Danie deBeer will be officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital Hospice, the Illinois Cancer Care, or Proctor Hospital.
David W. Edson, 69, of 129 S. 1st Canton, IL passed away Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10:45 am at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born in Peoria, IL on March 26, 1940, the son of James and Elizabeth (Monroe) Edson. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, James and John Edson. He did janitorial work. There will be a Graveside service on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10:00 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. There will be no visitation. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.