Reta L. Black, 77, of 21437 E. Hobbs Rd, Canton, IL passed away quietly on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm at her residence. Born March 26, 1933, in Lewistown, IL, the daughter of Marshall L. and Margaret B. (Wilhelm) Arnett, she married Maurice “Pete” Black on August 6, 1955 at the Lewistown Christian Church. He survives along with one daughter, Margaret Gummerson of Canton; one son, Marshall (Mary Jo) Black of Canton; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sisters, Nelda Cooper of Lewistown and Frances Vaughn of Lewistown. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, John Rodney Black; one grandson, Jeremie William Gummerson; two brothers, Lyle “Spud” Arnett and Max Arnett; and two sisters, Phyliss McCormick and Freda Vaughn. She was a seamstress at the Overall Factory in Canton and a member of the Covenant Community Church in Canton. She was an avid painter and seamstress and dedicated her life to God. Services will be Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home where visitation will be held on Monday, January 3rd from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, or Covenant Community Library Fund.
Nellie O. Zink, 94, formerly of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 5:00 am at Prairie City Rehab and Health Care Center. She was born October 10, 1916, in Unionville, MO, the daughter of George and Jessie (Stockton) Guffey. She married George Zink September 21, 1933 in Lewistown. He preceded her in death. Surviving are four grandchildren; Tom (Jen) Quick of Oconomowoc, WI, Jean Wattles of Peoria, Mike (Nancy) Quick of Ellisville, and Joe (Lisa) Quick of Burlington, IA; seventeen great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Bains of Canton. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Mary L. Zink Quick; one brother, Ben Guffey; and three sisters, June Rettig, Eva Clark, and Flossie Purtle. Nellie was a waitress and helped on the farm. She was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge. Services will be Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Tuesday, January 4th from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Prairie City Rehab and Health Care Activity Dept.
Stella M. Haynes, 104, of Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 5:40 am at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. She was born December 24, 1906, in Farmington, the daughter of J. Perry and Laura (Zimmerman) Record. She married Charles Haynes on June 7, 1930. He preceded her in death. Also preceding were her parents; five brothers; and seven sisters. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Stella first worked at the Farmington Telephone Co. and later at Illinois Bell Telephone Co. totaling 50 years. She was a lifetime member of the Farmington United Methodist Church and the Farmington Moose Lodge. She was also a member of the Rebekah’s. Stella’s family, church, and friends were a very important part of her life. Services will be Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington UME Church or American Red Cross in Canton
Maxine L. Kauzlarich, 80, of 820 E. Pine St. Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 9:55 am at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton. She was born in Canton, IL, May 10, 1930, the daughter of Loyal and Lena (Lehmann) Widger. She married Leslie Fulton in November of 1947 in Canton. He died October 31, 1953. She then married Frank Kauzlarich on November 27, 1971 in Canton. He died March 21, 2003. Surviving are three sons; Leslie (Sherry) Fulton of Pekin, Bruce (Marie) Fulton of Trivoli, and James (Donna) Fulton of Canton; five grandchildren, Rachel (Jody) Ogea of Annandale, VA, Nicolle (Lance) Brooks of Bushnell, Eric Fulton of Santa Clara, CA, Tim (Tanya) Fulton of Canton, and Scott Fulton of Ipava; two step grandsons; fifteen great grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; and four sisters, Myrlena Swinger of Canton, Katherine Lingenfelter of Canton, Linda Fouts of Peoria, and Judy Williams of Colorado Springs, CO. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter, Barbara Lynn, and three brothers, William, Jim, and Sonny Widger. She was a CNA at Graham Hospital retiring in 1985. She and her husband, Frank also farmed for over 30 years. Maxine enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking. Services will be Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Wednesday, December 29th from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.
Stephen Yang, 84, of Peoria died December 23, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born August 12, 1926 in Paia, Maui, in the State of Hawaii, the son of Chai Koo Yang. He graduated from Lahainaluna High School on Maui. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii after serving in the US Army at the end of WWII. He received his Master’s degree from Bradley University after arriving in Peoria in 1954. Steve married Emiko Kamasaki in 1950 in Honolulu. Sons Byron and Leonard were born in Hawaii. Son Lloyd arrived after the family settled in Peoria. Steve was fulfilled by the successes of his students and athletes during his teaching and coaching career. Learning and laughter were his tools. He promoted fitness for years after retiring, and he was noted for his strength. He knew that the gym was a good way to connect with people. He shares recognition in the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame as a tennis coach, but his first love was football. Steve had a good singing voice. He taught himself to play guitar and sang often, entertaining his students, dinner crowds, and singing happy birthday to his grandkids. His friends at St. Augustine Manor were his last venue. His survivors include: sons, Byron (Debbie), Leonard (Janet), Lloyd (Jean), grandchildren Matt, Justin, Adam, Benton, & Lauren. Four sisters: Margaret Chung, Susan Sutton, Helen Piimanu, all in Hawaii; Jane Durkee in Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded him in death. Steve was born a Leo in the year of the Tiger. He lived fiercely. The Lion now rests. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory may be given to Nowzad Rescue Dogs and/or to Peoria’s Boys & Girls Club. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a visitation on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 4 to 7 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville
Jennell K. Waite, 69, of 47 N. 5th St. Canton, IL passed away Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 5:00 am at Sunset Manor, Canton. She was born September 16, 1941, in Ellisville, IL, the daughter of Lester Edgar and Grace Senora (Simon) Essex. She married Joseph Waite August 25, 1987 in Victorville, CA. He survives along with one son, one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Wanda Lee Snowden 82, formerly of canton, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Boulevard Health Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Born August 13, 1928, in Astoria, Illinois, the daughter of Roy and Hettie (Slaight) Bushnell. She married Lloyd Snowden April 16, 1948 in Astoria. He preceded her in death on December 20, 2009.
Survivors include two sons, Bruce A. (Jessica Schroeder) Snowden of Sterling Heights Mich. and Mark J. (Robin) Snowden of Rochester Mich.; four grandchildren , Julie Anne Brown, George Allen Snowden, Hope Isabella Snowden and Joshua Cole Snowden.
Wanda was a member of Wesley United Methodist church in Canton. A loving mother, and grandmother.
Services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, December 29 at Murphy Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, The Rev. Roger Russell will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Tuesday, December 28 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Astoria Cemetery in Astoria, IL.
Michael O. Hallor, 15, of 257 S. 9th Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 8:10 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born August 10, 1995 in Canton, the son of Frank and Misty (Welker) Hallor. Surviving are his parents of Canton; his grandparents, Mike (Maxine) Welker of Canton and Carol Slane of Liverpool; and one brother, Seth Hallor at home. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Frank Hallor and Clayton “Buddy” Slane. Michael was the greatest big brother. He was a freshman at Canton High School and was an avid Cardinal Fan. He thought Albert Pujols was the greatest baseball player ever. Services will be Monday, December 27th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Greg Ogle will officiate. Burial will be in Marietta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OSF Children’s Hospital in Michael’s name. God must need a very special angel, so He called Michael home.
David L. Reed, 53, of 256 Fulton Place, Canton, IL passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born in Avon, IL on October 9, 1957, the son of Luscion and Gwen (Orwig) Reed. He married Tina Lindsey April 22, 1994 in Bushnell. She survives along with one son, Jermey Reed of Canton; one step-son, Whitney Norris of Fayette, IN; one step-daughter, Lindsey Marlor of Evansville, IN; his mother of Canton and one brother, John W. (Victoria) Reed of Canton. He was preceded in death by his father. He served in the US Army from 1977 to 1979 then the army reserves until 1999. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, December 22nd from 1 to 3 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Intensive Care Unit at Graham Hospital
Jon L. Williams, 58, of 216 N. 6th Cuba, IL passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 11:54 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born October 24, 1952, in Canton, IL, the son of Roy L. and Mae (Lemon) Williams. He married Pat Miller September 16, 1972 in Cuba. She survives along with one son, Bart E. Williams of Cuba; and two brothers, Joe and Jim Williams both of Cuba. Preceding him in death were his parents, one son, Chad L. Williams, and one brother, Jerry Williams. Jon worked for Caterpillar for many years. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.