Mary L. Stutsman

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Mary L. StutsmanCuba Headline:
Mary L. Stutsman, 88, of Cuba, IL passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 6:06pm at the Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba. She was born July 13, 1921 in Smithfield, IL the daughter of Jim and Anna (Gilmore) Fierce. She married Burnett “Buck” Tompkins. She later married Peter J. Stutsman on August 17, 1961 in Macomb. He died November 8, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one step grandchild; one brother; and one sister. Surviving are four children: Jim (Marian) Tompkins of Metamora, Susie (Randy) McMillen of Wee-Ma-Tuk, Jody (Bill) McCamey of Wee-Ma-Tuk, and Dennis (Linda) Tompkins of Morton; three step-sons: James (Rita) Stutsman of Bath, Jerry (Carolyn) Stutsman of Macomb, and Jack (Donna) Stutsman of Lewistown; fifteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mary was a beautician for 30 years and a nurse’s aide for 20 years at Graham Hospital and Mason District Hospital. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the Astoria Eastern Star. Services will be Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Wesley United Methodist Church with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Roger Russell will be officiating. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clayberg Nursing Home or Wesley United Methodist Church. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

 

Diann K. Johnson

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Diann K. JohnsonFarmington Headline:
Diann K. Johnson, 68, of 287 N. 1st Ave. Farmington, IL passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at 9:35 am at her residence. She was born November 27, 1941 in Galesburg, IL the daughter of Carl and Catherine (White) Anderson. She married Ray Johnson on August 4, 1961 in Galesburg. He survives along with one son, Jeffrey (Laura) Johnson of Yates City; two daughters, Lynn (Jim) Youngman of Germantown Hills and Julie (Rob) Lockhart of Hanna City; seven grandchildren, RayLynn, Taryn, Kelsi, Marissa, Jayla, Kyler, and A.J.; and one great grandson, Paxtyn. Preceding her in death were her parents and one grandson, Kahle. She worked at the Bank of Farmington as a teller for 23 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Farmington and the Order of the Eastern Star. Services will be Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Jessica Baldyga officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 8th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice.

 

Delbert Lee Balagna

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Delbert Lee BalagnaTrivoli Headline:
Delbert Lee Balagna, 60, of Trivoli, Illinois passed away on July 5, 2010 at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. Born on November 29, 1949 to Delbert and Lois (Molchin) Balagna (both deceased), he married Shirley Jean Mooney in Farmington on July 19, 1974. Delbert was a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was employed by The Buckhart Mine for ten years and C.L. Wessel Heavy Equipment for 25 years. He loved spending time with his nine grandchildren: Amanda, Clay, Cody, Alyson, Cole, Zachary, Dakota, Krista, and Gage. He also enjoyed watching Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR races and tending his farm on Facebook. Delbert is survived by his wife of thirty six years, Shirley Balagna of Trivoli and his five daughters: Lori (Bret) Schneider of Mesa, AZ, Lynda Dunn of Farmington, IL, Lesli (James) Knight of Brandon FL, Loni (Steve) King of Erie, IL, and Lisa Balagna (Matt) of Rio, IL. Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from 5 to 8 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, IL. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 1:00pm at the funeral home followed by a military honors graveside service at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington, IL. To view Delbert’s memorial DVD, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

 

Irene Ernst

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Irene Ernst, 87, of 329 S 1st Avenue, Canton, passed away Saturday July 3, 2010 at 11:20am at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born January 14, 1923 in Belleville to Josiah Harriss and Elsie May (Rice) Manis. She married Oscar W. Ernst February 1, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He survives along with one son, Larry (Liz) Ernst Sr. and one daughter, Ruth (Bill) Maxson, both of Canton, five granddaughters; Michelle, Angel, Samantha, Gretchen and Sara (Richard) Neuneker and four great grandchildren; Darrion, Rheina, Matthew and Jordan. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers; Otto, Robert, Leroy, Leonard and James Manis, three sisters; Betty Lou Biggs, Louise Simmons and Wilma Brock, one grandson, Larry Jr. and one granddaughter, Amy. She was a homemaker. She was also a volunteer at Graham Hospital at the Gift Shop, working for many years. She enjoyed fishing, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed living in Florida during the winter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Canton. There will be a funeral service Wednesday July 7 at 11:00am at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Visitation will be one hour prior. Pastor Keith Jones will be officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Garden, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital Hospice or to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry

 

Daniel Oscar Harms

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Daniel “Dan” Oscar Harms, 45, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Galesburg, IL passed away Thursday July 1, 2010 at his brother’s residence in Yates City. He was born September 8, 1964 in Galesburg to George Crandall and Carolyn (Leadbetter) Harms Sr. Surviving are his mother of Galesburg; three brothers, George (Kristle) Harms Jr. of Galesburg, Timothy (Jackie) Harms of Elmwood, and Jeffrey (Tracy) Harms of Yates City; one sister, Susan Harms-Emerick of Brimfield; many nieces and nephews and a close friend, Elaine Herrera. He was preceded in death by his father. He first worked at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville and later worked in management at both Hy-Vee Grocery Stores in Galesburg. He was the head manager at the Albertson’s Grocery Store in Las Vegas. Dan was baptized at the Assembly of God Church and was a member of the UFCW Local 711 in Nevada. He loved to golf and play bass guitar. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM at the Maple Lane Country Club in Elmwood. His brother, Tim Harms, will officiate. Following the service there will be a fellowship and a meal with the family. Memorials may be made to the family. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Marie Bain

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Rose Marie BainFarmington Headline:
Rose Marie Bain, 56, of 392 E. Fulton St. Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 7:32 am in the Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton, IL. She was born in Peoria, IL February 16, 1954, the daughter of Stephen P. Thaller and Joretta M. Boyer. She married Karl Bain January 8, 1972 in Mason City. He survives along with two children, Jason (Elaine) Bain and Jamie Bain both of Farmington; four grandchildren, Rashann, Raven, Sydnee, and Michaella; three brothers, Everett (Pat) Thaller of Easton, Stephen (Denise) Thaller of East Peoria, and Tony (Amy) Thaller of Marquette Heights-North Pekin; five sisters, Retta (Mike) Fulscher of Middletown, Alice (Louis) Nelson of Forest City, Stephenie (Mike) Gunterman of Delavan, Nanette (Russell) Hines of Deer Creek, and Mindy (Tim) Landrith of Deer Creek; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Rose was the activity director at Farmington Country Manor for 30 years. She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church. She loved camping, spending time with her grandchildren, woodworking, decorating, and spending time with the nursing home people. She was an avid gardener. Services will be Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 10:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Visitation will be Monday, July 5th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Country Manor Activities Department or the American Heart Association.

Albert W. Palley

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PEORIA – Albert William Palley, 87, of Walnut Creek, California, formerly of Peoria, passed away on June 27, 2010 at his home.

Al was born on October 3, 1922 to James and Elizabeth Palley in Farmington, Illinois. He married Mary Jane (MJ) Gingerich on September 4, 1953 in Waukegan, Illinois.

He graduated from Farmington High School and then started work at the Caterpillar Tractor Company. He served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946 as a radar operator in the Philippines. After the war, he returned to Caterpillar and retired after 39 years. Al and MJ raised their family in Peoria and lived there until moving to California in 2004.

Al was a member of the Caterpillar Timekeepers Club, the Travelers Protective Association, the Caterpillar Retirees Club, and was a lifetime member of the Farmington Moose Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, fishing, and playing cards, and his greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, MJ; his four sons, William (CJ Liang) Palley of San Jose, CA, Charles (Julie) Palley of Oakland, CA, Scott (Pamela) Palley of Fremont, CA, and David (Christie) Palley of Morton; one brother, Robert of Farmington; and seven grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Matthew, Samuel, Samantha, Danielle, and Chase. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Raymond.

The family wishes to thank the staff at R&N Middleton Residential Care, especially Venus Mercado and Erwin Lebitania, for their compassionate and outstanding care.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday July 10, 2010 at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, Illinois. Burial of ashes will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. A reception will be held at the Farmington Moose Lodge immediately following the services.

David Leon McCallister

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David Leon McCallisterDunfermline Headline:
David Leon McCallister, 60, of 270 W Illinois St. Dunfermiline, IL, passed away Sunday June 20, 2010 at 11:20pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born March 9, 1950 in Quincy to Hershel and Adalene (Thomas) McCallister. He first married Vickie Cook. He later married Linda Mansfield. He married Vicki Ward on June 18, 1994 in Canton. She survives along with one daughter, Michelle Lynn Palazzo of Pekin and one son, John David “J.D.” Hershel McCallister of Canton, but residing in Seattle, Washington, one brother, Clarence McCallister of Canton, one sister, Donetta McCallister of Canton and two grandchildren, Kelsi Lynn Wiseman and Nicole Maree Palazzo. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon Ellis. He loved to go bowling, listening to music and loved animals. He formerly worked at Morton Welding as a fork truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970. There will be a memorial service Wednesday June 23, 2010 at 1:00pm at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Visitation will be two hours prior. Rev. David Utt will be officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice.

 

Amerigo

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Amerigo “Muggs” Argei, 87, of 23162 E. Park Rd. Farmington, IL. Passed away at 5:45 am, Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Farmington Country Manor. He was born on June 2, 1923 to Argeo and Annunziata Bigliazzi Argei. Muggs married Charlotte Morgan in 1948 in Missouri. She survives along with one sister Gena Pari of Pekin and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother and one sister. Muggs was a WW2 Army veteran where he served in the medical corp. He worked at CILCO as a lineman for 32 years and was a member of the American Legion where he was a Past Commander, Past Vice-Commander and Adjutant, Farmington Moose, VFW of Elmwood, NRA, IBEW for 60 years, avid outdoorsman and strong supporter of his community. Services will be 2:00 pm Monday, June 21 at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home with visitation 1 hour prior to services. The Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.

 

Betty Jean Nader

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Betty Jean NaderFarmington Headline
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.