William Zane Myers

William Myers

William Zane Myers

Liverpool – William Zane Myers, 84, of Liverpool, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:12pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 4, 1928, in Canton, the son of Charles H. and Lena (Shaffer) Myers. Bill married the love of his life, Betty Hadsall on June 25, 1949 in Canton.
She survives after 63 years of marriage, along with one son, Charles D. (Debra) Myers of Bull Shoals, AR; grandchildren, Amy (Elizabeth) Myers of Champaign, Eric (Brandy) Myers of Hanna City, and Justine Myers of Canton; great-granddaughter, Bailey; and sister, Laurene Khun of Hamilton, and many other close friends and extended family.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother.
Bill worked as an oiler for 31 ½ years for International Harvester in Canton before retiring.
He was a member of His River of Life Church in Liverpool; UAW Local 1357; and was a lifetime member of the Canton Moose Lodge. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved duck hunting. Bill enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, who will miss him dearly.
A visitation will be on Thursday, November 15th from 12 noon til 1:00 pm with services starting at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Pastor Sheldon Westerfield will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made in his honor to Children’s Hospital of Illinois Neonatal ICU in Peoria, IL.
To view Bill’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Mary Baker

Mary Baker

Mary Baker

Canton – Mary Baker, 83, of Canton, IL passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:01 am at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.
She was born, January 7, 1929, in Beardstown, IL the daughter of Harold and Helen (Still) Van Horn. Mary married Aubrey Baker on March 17, 1946 in Astoria. He survives along with three children, Audrey Brown of Las Vegas, NV, Steve (Nancy) Baker of Waterloo, and Ted (Dorri) Baker of Norris; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Nathan Baker, Michael Brown, and Staci Baker; one great-grandchild, Aubrey Elizabeth Baker; and two sisters, Margaret Young of Wisconsin and Lil Steele of Jacksonville.
Preceding Mary in death were her parents, one sister, Betty, and one grandson, Christopher Brown.
She had first worked as a bookkeeper at Canton State Bank and then at CIPS, retiring in 1992.
Mary was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton and was active in its church groups. She loved to swim and fish, and was a great cook.
A graveside service will be on Tuesday, November 13th at 1:00 pm at Summum Cemetery, Summum, IL with Rev. Glenn Nestlerode officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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George Anthony Starcevich

George Starcevich

George Anthony Starcevich

Farmington – George Anthony Starcevich, 84, of Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2:00 am at Farmington Country Manor.
He was born September 29, 1928, in Farmington, the son of Joseph and Phillipina Starcevich. George married Helen Lane on April 27, 1957.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years; three children, Theresa (Kevin) Kleinschmidt of Arenzville, George (Sue) Starcevich of Farmington, and Joe Starcevich of Fairview; five grandchildren, Kenneth Kleinschmidt of Virginia, IL, David Kleinschmidt of South Jacksonville, Paula (James) Hutchison of Jacksonville, Jessica (Ryan) Buescher of Indianapolis, IN, and Justin (fiancée Ashley Schuck) Starcevich of Farmington; three great grandchildren, Rowan Buescher, Aylah Buescher, and Makenzie Hutchison; and one sister, Josephine Rowley.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Matt; and five sisters, Eva Jennings, Stephanie Johnson, Kate Grzanich, Ann Grzanich, and Agnes Hedden.
He was a Farmington High School graduate of 1949. He was drafted into the Army and was a private 1st class in the Infantry, as a 1st Calvary F, foot patrol. He fought in the Korean War, where he was wounded on the battlefield. He received two purple hearts for being wounded twice in one day. He also received a United Nations Medal and the Gary Cavalry Medal.
After being discharged, George returned back to work at Caterpillar, retiring in 1986, with 37 ½ years service. He was also a lifelong farmer.
He was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington; Fairview American Legion Post #644, Purple Heart Association of Peoria, and UAW Local 974. He will be missed by his dog, Toby.
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 11th from 4 to 6 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be Monday, Nov. 12th at 10:00 am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington with Father Paul Stiene officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, or St. Matthews Catholic Church.
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Karen L. Garst

Karen Garst

Karen Garst

Farmington – Karen L. Garst, 68, of Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born September 19, 1944, in Mt. Vernon, IL the daughter of Robert and Mary (Holmes) Fisher. Her parents and five sisters precede her in death.
Surviving are two sons, William (Helen) Glenn of Pekin and Robert (Denise) Garst of Pekin; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Fisher Jr. of Farmington; and two sisters, Rhonda Kelly of Spring Bay, IL and Janet Severdia of Vider, TX.
Services will be Saturday, November 10th at 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation two hours prior. The Rev. Tom White will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
To view Karen’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Kenneth D. “Sonny” Worley

Peoria – Kenneth D. “Sonny” Worley, 55, of Ozark, Alabama, formerly of the Peoria area, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm in Dothan, Alabama.
He was born August 22, 1957 in Peoria, the son of Cecil Jr. and Barbara (Glider) Worley.
Surviving are his parents of Morton; three sisters, Deborah (William) Hayes of Huber Heights, OH, Vicki (Mike) Selburg of Bartonville, and Patricia (Gary) Martin of Peoria; and his partner, Joe Martin.
Preceding Sonny in death were his grandparents, Lester and Mildred Glider and John and Violet Worley.
He worked, most recently, at Sam’s Club and also at Cliffton-Gunderson Logistics.
He graduated from Limestone High School in 1976 and then served in the US Navy from 1976 to 1980.
Ken was a very special person in his family’s life. He was a wonderful brother and uncle. If you meet him you instantly loved him.
He loved growing flowers, flea marketing, and antiques. He loved the show, “Survivors”, and once tried being a contestant. He especially loved his Shih-Tzu.
A memorial service will be held at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in East Peoria on Monday, November 19th at 10:30 am with Rev. Fred Doughty officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Morton Community Bank.
Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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David “Spike” Schwindenhammer

David Schwindenhammer

David "Spike" Schwindenhammer

Bartonville – David “Spike” Schwindenhammer, 66, of Bartonville, IL passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 8:47 am at his residence.
He was born, October 17, 1946 in Pekin, IL the son of Wilbur Albert and Alberta (Howard) Schwindenhammer. They precede him in death along with two sisters, JoAnn Schwindenhammer and Marilyn Hoffman.
Surviving are four brothers; Robert (Mary) Schwindenhammer of Rock Falls, Wilbur (Suzzane) Schwindenhammer of Bartonville, Larry (Debbie) Schwindenhammer of Peoria, and Jim (Cheryl) Schwindenhammer of Bartonville; two sisters, Carol (Archie) Green of Pekin and Janet (Larry) Thompson of Kernersville, NC; one brother in law, Danny Hoffman of Fiatt; his caregiver and friend, Peggy Booe; several nieces and nephews; and his feline companion, Josh.
Spike worked at the Caterpillar Mapleton foundry, retiring in 2006 after 30 years service.
He was a NASCAR-AMA fan and enjoyed fishing and watching TV, especially NASCAR and the News. Spike always had a kind word for everyone and was always ready to lend a hand.
Visitation will be Friday, November 9th from 10 to 11 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville followed by a Graveside Service at 11:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to TAPS.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Angela “Angie” M. Picco

Angela Picco

Angela Picco

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Angela”Angie” M. Picco, 48, of 211 S. Main St. Norris, IL. passed away at 11:42 am, Saturday, November 3, 2012 at her residence. She was born on January 21, 1964 in Canton to Jerry and Shirley (Reed) Picco. Surviving is her father of Norris, one son Tyler J. Smith of Norris, brother Steven Picco of Norris, sister Gina Picco of Brereton, two nieces; Erica Picco of St. David, and Emma Picco of Canton, and one nephew Demitri Picco of Canton. Angie was preceded in death by her mother. She was a member of the Norris United Methodist Church. Angie was a cook at Picco’s in Norris where she had worked for 29 years as a faithful and hard working employee. She loved to see her customers, and was a loving mother, sister, and daughter. Angie loved sketching, cooking, and doing crafts. She also loved to spend time with nieces and nephew.
Services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 pm. The Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Burial will be in Norris Cemetery in Norris, IL. Memorials can be made to family in care of MidAmerica National Bank in Canton. To view Angie’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William Ben Foulk

William Foulk

William Foulk

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Bill Foulk, 74, of 20 E. Shamrock Canton, IL. passed away at 3:29 am, Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Graham Hospital. He was born on July 17, 1938 in Orion Township to Chester and Rosetta (Hadsell) Foulk. Bill married Carol Mahr on June 14, 1959 in Bryant, IL. She survives along with three children; Donald W. (Marla) Foulk of Canton, Ronald L. (Malisa) Foulk of Canton, and Cindy R. (Donald) Whetstine of Urbana, OH., seven grandchildren; Keith (Stephanie) Foulk, Ryan Foulk, Aaron Foulk and fiancée Sara VanHouton, Joel Foulk, Tyler Foulk, Jessica (Jason) McDaniel, Stephen Whetstine (his fishing buddy), five great-grandchildren, two brothers; Merritt (Sandy) Foulk of Athens, IL., and Allen (JoAnne) Foulk of Brodhead, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin grandchildren, and one brother.
Bill was welder for Keystone Steel and Wire for 38 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Morning Star Lodge #734 AF & AM, where he was a Past Master Mason. He was of the Methodist faith and loved to go fishing, camping, and farming.
Services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, where visitation will be Monday night from 5-7 pm. The Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Masonic services will be at 6:45 pm Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorial contribution can be made to the Masonic Lodge #734. To view Bill’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Mildred M. Honold

Mildred Honold

Mildred M. Honold

Peoria — Mildred M. Honold, 93, of Peoria died at 8:52 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Peoria.
She was born April 14, 1919, in Peoria, to John and Anna Hartwig Closen. She married Charles C. Honold on October 8, 1938, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1996, in Peoria. Her parents, 10 sisters and 5 brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Stephen (Susan) Honold of Peoria; four grandchildren, Christopher (Sarah) Honold of Chicago, Monica (Shaun) Grant of Chillicothe, Andrew (Crystal) Honold of Murphysboro, Ill., and Joseph (Angela) Honold of West Peoria; and five great grandchildren.
She was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bingo, gardening and selling knick-knacks at flea markets and garage sales.
She was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, which is now St. Ann Catholic Church where funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with Visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Terry Cassidy will officiate. Visitation will also be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the St. Ann Parish Center Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Barbara R. Gray

Barbara Gray

Barbara Gray

Farmington – Barbara R. Gray, 67, of Farmington, IL passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:22 am at her residence.
She was born October 12, 1945, in Mount Vernon, IL the daughter of Robert and Mary (Holmes) Fisher.
Surviving are two daughters, Tina (George) Smith of Commerce Township, MI and Malinda Gray of Farmington; two grandchildren, Joseph (Andrea) Smith of Novi, MI and Matthew Smith of Commerce township, MI; two great-grandchildren, George Smith III and Lela Smith; one brother, Robert Fisher Jr. of Farmington; and three sisters, Karen Garst of Farmington, Rhonda Kelly of Green Bay, IL, and Janet Severdia of Vider, TX.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Mary Clarke, and four sisters.
Services will be Monday, November 5th at 4:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Tom Wright will officiate.
Cremation will be accorded following the services. Burial will be at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice or the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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