Betty Jean Nader, 75, of 190 E. Prairie St. Farmington, IL passed away at 5:26 am, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born on May 7, 1935 in Farmington to Adolph and Rose Malentacchi Ciardi. She married George Quinton Nader on November 24, 1956 in Farmington. They were married for almost 51 years. He preceded her in death on September 27, 2007 along with her parents and two sisters. Surviving are four children; Mary Ann (Lyle) Lascelles of Havana, Lisa Baca of Pueblo West, CO, David (Karen) Nader of Canton, and Jim (Lisa) Nader of Farmington, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is Nina Henry of Pekin. Betty was a member of the St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington, where she was on the Alter and Rosary Society along with several other church committees. She enjoyed being outside especially in her garden. Services will be 10 am Saturday, June 19 at the St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Friday, June 18 at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, with recitation of the Rosary at 7:45 pm. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington and memorials may be made to either her Church or the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Linda Lou Wagner, 61, of 805 E. Chestnut St. Canton, IL, formerly of Farmington, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 9:15 am at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born July 11, 1948 in Peoria, IL the daughter of William and Doris (Samuelson) McGrane. She married David Richard Wagner in Farmington. He died Nov. 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca (Kevin) Van Order and Katie Wagner both of Canton; two grandchildren, Auston and Ashton Van Order; three brothers, Gary (Kay) McGrane of Washington, Bill (Ethel) McGrane of Alaska, and Ronald (Debra) McGrane of Manito; two sisters, Mary (Gary) Travis of Marquette Heights and Judy McGrane Samuelson of Georgia; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Barbara Aplin. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Linda first worked for Kitchen Cooked Chip Factory in Farmington, then the IGA Food Store and last for the YWCA Lunch with Friends. She was a Peoria High School graduate and attended the Eastside Nazarene Church in Canton. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Eastside Nazarene Church 325 N. 8th Ave. Canton, IL with Rev. David Utt officiating. There will be no visitation. A meal will be provided at the church following the service. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the family % The Bank of Farmington. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Billie R. McCracken, 77, of 790 Main St. Fairview, IL passed away at 3:32 am Friday, June 04 at the Graham Hospital. He was born on August 9, 1932 in Liverpool to Bryan and Icel Weaver McCracken. Billie married Marilyn Clark on June 6, 1954 in Kilbourne. She survives along with 3 daughters: Brenda (Rick) Kling, Debbie (Fred) Franzoni, and Jill (Dave) Freeman all of Fairview, 10 grandchildren; Bryan, Nikki, Jordan, Whitney, Taylor, Dylan, Jimmy, Travis, Heather, and Carrie, 9 great-grandchildren; Lindsay, Brayden, Seth, Isaiah, Faith, Emma, Rayne, Caden, and Sebastian, also special family friends Eldon (Barb) Baker and family pet Boomer. Billie was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers. He worked at the International Harvester Company as an inspector retiring in 1982. Services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, June 9 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. David Swain will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Tuesday at the Memorial Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Fairview following services. Memorials can be made to the Valley Youth Activities.
Leroy Stout, 85, of 1675 E. Ash St. Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm at the Renaissance Care Center, Canton. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio on December 9, 1924 the son of Leroy and Alice (Gray) Stout Sr. He married Pauline Payne on June 20, 1952 in Chicago, IL. She survives. Also surviving are two children; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death are his parents and two sisters. Leroy worked for International Harvester Company in Canton, retiring in 1982 with 17 years’ service. He was a member of the St. David Nazarene Church and was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran serving from April 19, 1943 to February 6, 1946. There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:00 am at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Rev. David Utt will be officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Irene M. Plumer, 72, of 22515 W. Orion Rd., Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. She was born in Kickapoo, IL on August 21, 1937 the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Pille) Deweerth. She married William “Bud” Plumer November 28, 1957 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Glasford. He survives along with three children, Pamela (Benny) Ghaffarian of Fort Wayne, IN; David (Maria Johnson) Plumer of Owensville, IN and Cathy (Scott) Alwood of Goodfield; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard (Joyce) Deweerth of Arab, Alabama and Jim (Joanne) Deweerth of Lavoni, Georgia; and one sister-in-law, Cecilia Deweerth of Elmwood. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Dean Deweerth. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Farmington Women of the Moose. Services will be Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 31st from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery, rural Glasford. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Cecelia “Cy” Pilger, 91, of the Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 2:35 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria with her family by her side. Born in South Bend, IN, May 21, 1919, the daughter of Martin and Agnes (Cirnak) Zigmont, she married George J. Pilger October 10, 1936 in South Bend. He died December 23, 1998. Surviving are four children, Beverly (Tom) Tanner of East Peoria, Allan (Karen) Pilger of Mission Viejo, CA, Father Rick Pilger of Seminole, FL, and Susan Low of O’Fallon, MO; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Joseph and five sisters, Julie, Mary, Jessie, Ann, and Nell. She was a homemaker and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Canton Ladies of the Moose and was an officer of the former St. Mary’s School PTA. Services will be Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton with an hour prior visitation at the church. Father Rick Pilger will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Rosminian House, 2327 W. Heading Ave. Peoria, IL 61604. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Donald E. Lovelace Jr., 75, of 522 NW 7th St. Galva, IL, passed away Monday May 24, 2010 at 4:00pm at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center, Galesburg. He was born in Omaha, NB on October 18, 1934 the son of Donald E. and Carol R. H. (Chaloud) Lovelace Sr. He married Rosalie Warner on February 27, 1960 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Farmington, IL. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Blake (Christy) Lovelace of Brenham, TX; one daughter, Lee Ann Lovelace of Galva; three grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor Lovelace and Valerie Mccullough; and one brother, Richard Lovelace of Independence, MO. He worked for the FAA as an electronic technician, retiring in 1990. He battled cancer for 6 years and put up a long, hard fight. Donald loved his family, and was a dedicated father, husband, and brother. He loved carpentry, hockey, and the outdoors. He was a lifelong fan of ice skating. He was also an avid reader and historian of WWII. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington. He served in the Navy Reserves, the Air Force and the Air Force Reserves. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Farmington with Father Bruce King officiating. Visitation will be from 9:40 to 10:40 am at the church with the recitation of the Rosary at 10:40 am. Burial of ashes will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care or St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.
Betty J. Fulton, 78, of 214 W. Fulton St. Farmington, IL passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010 at her daughter’s residence in Farmington. She was born in Trivoli, IL on January 27, 1932 the daughter of Reinhard and Gladys (Archibald) Knussman. She married Raymond “Poon” Fulton on August 19, 1950 at the Farmington United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Susan (John) Anderson of Farmington; one son, Harry (Tamra) Fulton of Elmwood; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Knussman. Betty worked at the Farmington Public Library and also Talman Home in Farmington. She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church. Services will be Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Rick Atchley officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 11th from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
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Mary Ann “Punk” Guidotti, 77, of 700 N. Runkle St. Hanna City, IL passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 5:50 am at her residence. She was born in Dunlap, IL on December 29, 1932 the daughter of George Lawrence and Faye (Hartley) West. She married Vernon Guidotti on September 12, 1954 at Prospect Presbyterian Church, Dunlap. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Cindy (Todd) Curtis of Morton; one son, Michael Guidotti of Chicago; two grandchildren, Kelly and Kari; two step grandchildren, Jason and Joe; and one sister, Virginia Crouch of East Peoria. Also preceding her in death were her parents. She attended ISU and then worked at Caterpillar in Peoria. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Hanna City United Methodist Church and the Farmington Moose. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and playing cards with them. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Hanna City United Methodist Church with Rev. Joy Schlesselman officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Hanna City United Methodist Church or the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
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Melinda K. “Pinky” Thompson, 68, of 13710 W. Sommerfield Rd. Hanna City, IL passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 7:40 am at her residence. She was born December 28, 1941 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Gilbert and Margaret (Spence) Morgan. She married G. Steve Thompson on March 1, 1963 in Farmington, IL. He survives. Also surviving are one brother, Michael Morgan of Peoria; and four sisters, Joan (Gene) Carter of Peoria, Carolyn (Don) Dean of Elmwood, Maridell Cline of Farmington, and Pat (Gary) Weber of Havana. Preceding her in death were her parents and four brothers. She worked at the Bellwood Nursing Home for over 30 years. Services will be Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Phillip Merritt officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill, IL. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.