Tara F. Pollitt

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Tara F. PollittCanton Headline:
Tara F. Pollitt, 20, of 271 Fulton Place Canton, IL passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm at Sunset Manor Care, Canton. She was born June 8, 1990, in Canton, IL, the daughter of Gordon Pollitt and Gaylynn (Goodin) Pollitt. Surviving are her mother and step father, Gaylynn Pollitt and Terry Davidson of Canton; her father and step mother, Gordon (Nicky) Pollitt of Canton; maternal grandparents, Larry and Mary Wilcoxen of St. David and Glynn and Connie Goodin of North Pekin; brother, Trent Pollitt of Canton; step brother, Dennis Ledbetter of Canton; sister, Tiffany Pollitt of Canton; and two step sisters, Ashley Johnson and April Davidson both of Canton. Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Maurice and Bonnie Vancil and Gordon Pollitt; and one cousin, Stephanie Heffren. Tara was a vendor at Spoon River Speedway. Services will be Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Wednesday, March 2nd from 5 to 7 pm. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Canton. Memorials may be made to the family % THE National Bank of Canton.

 

Steven Spenny

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Steven SpennySteven R. Spenny, 32, of Peoria, IL died at 6:42 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2011 at his residence.
He was born January 6, 1979 in Canton, IL to Steven B. Spenny and Kathy Tonner.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his mother, Kathy (Tom) Burch of St. David; his paternal grandfather, Ralph E Spenny of Glasford; a sister, Jennifer (Jack) Shissler of Canton; nephew, Ian Pollitt and niece, Brynn Shissler.
Steven was a 1997 graduate of Canton High School and an avid Cubs and Bears Fan.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Charlotte “Charlie” Wilkinson

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Charlotte “Charlie” Wilkinson, 66, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 9:01 am at the Farmington Country Manor. Charlie was born March 14, 1944 in Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. She is survived by four brothers, five children, Lisa Ann (John) Goodwin of Mapleton, Joe (Ginny) Wilkinson of Lewistown, Dawn (Michael) Giacabazi of London Mills, Sharrie Lyn Wilkinson of Rushville, and J.R. Wilkinson of Canton; eight grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Charlie raised 2 grandchildren, Sam and Brandon for the last nine years. She was the Client Services Manager for Spoon River Home Health Services for 18 years. Charlie was passionate about her work caring for the sick. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home of Farmington is in charge of arrangements. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571 on March 12, 2011 from noon to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an education fund for Sam and Brandon at the Bank of Farmington or Spoon River Home Health Services

Suzanne R. Rowan

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Suzanne R. Rowan, 55, of 528 N. 8th Ave, Canton, IL passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. She was born May 27, 1955, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Lajos and Josephine (Rainey) VonMicsky. She married Bruce Rowan on June 21, 1975 in Rochelle, New York. He survives. Preceding her in death were her parents. She worked in retail. There was never an animal that went past her house that left hungry. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or service. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements

Cathy Davis McCloskey

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Cathy Davis McCloskey, 51, of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Bartonville, IL passed away at Vero Beach on Friday, February 18, 2011. Cathy was born in Peoria, IL on April 2, 1959, the daughter of Robert L. Davis and Shirley (Mason) Gardner. She was preceded in death by her father, an infant sister, Brigett Davis, and her step-father, Alfred Gardner. She is survived by her mother, of Bartonville, her loving partner, Luke Lukrafka of Vero Beach, Fl; three children, Jason (Mendy) Romack of Dawson, IL, Marc (Julie) McCloskey of Springfield, IL, and Molly McCloskey of Vero Beach, FL. Also surviving are two sisters, Connie (Craig) Redshaw and Sherri Swanson both of Peoria, IL; a step-brother, Butch (Janice) Gardner of Princeville, IL; five grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, Savanah, Jackson, and Parker; several nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces. Cathy graduated from Limestone High School and worked 17 years for Raymond James Financial Associates in Vero Beach, FL, last working in July, 2010. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with services to follow at 4:00 pm. Father David C. Heinz will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Peoria at a later date. A memorial service will be held in Vero Beach, Fl sometime in early April. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Bartonville or to the Youth Guidance of Indian River County, Attn: Barb Ford, 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach, Fl 32960.

Thomas Lee Mulligan Sr.

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Thomas Lee Mulligan Sr., 71, of Glasford, IL passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:41 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born December 16, 1939, in Canton, IL, the son of Louis and Ruth (Fourdyce) Mulligan. He married Susan Krell-Dutton on December 18, 1999 in Peoria, IL. She survives along with one son, Thomas (Stephanie) Mulligan Jr. of Canton; one daughter, Michelle (Paul) Oltman of Pekin; two step sons, Dennis Dutton of Tremont and Matthew Dutton of Peoria; three grandsons, Jesse and Wyatt Mulligan and Trevor Oltman; two step grandchildren, Carson and Tayauh Dutton; three brothers, George “Fred” (Shirley) Mulligan of Canton, Robert (Helen) Mulligan of Bryant, and Charles (Bonnie) Mulligan of Canton; three sisters, Nelda (Lloyd) Wages of South Carolina, Dona (Nelson) Maxwell of Canton, and Peggy (Mike) McCreight of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers; and two sisters. Tom worked for Freeman United Coal Mine for 17 years, last working for DMI Inc. in Goodfield as a driver. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters #627, and the National Rifle Association. He was a US Navy veteran. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 20th from 5 to 7 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Memorial service will be Monday, Feb. 21st at 11:00 am at the First Church of the Nazarene in Canton. Rev. Lloyd Wages will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, American Diabetes, or the Methodist Inn.

 

Robert D. Wetterauer

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Robert D. Wetterauer, 77, of Peoria, IL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his home. He was born June 12, 1933, in Peoria, the son of Ludwig and Mathilda (Duhs) Wetterauer. He married Eleanor Reichert on January 30, 1955 in Peoria. She survives. In addition to his wife of fifty-six years, he is survived by two daughters, Diana (Fred) Monroe of Peoria and Susan (James) Moore of Hanna City; two sons, Steve (Danette) of Washington and John of Peoria; three brothers, Carroll (Donna) Wetterauer of Peoria, Ronald (Ruth) Schlachter of Chicago, and Allen Wetterauer of Peoria; eight grandchildren, Eric and Brandon Monroe, Benjamin and Nowell Moore, Lindsay Still, Alyssa, Natalie and Valarie Wetterauer; and two great-grandchildren. Robert was in the construction business for the majority of his life. He served his apprenticeship under his uncle, A.R. Lang, and then went on to build homes with Elmer Duhs, his uncle while in addition being co-owner of D. & W. Lumber Company in Glasford, IL. In the late sixties, he started his excavating business and continued until 1994 when he sold the business. He sold real estate for ReMax, starting in 1980 and retired in 2007. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bartonville, the St. John Gospel Choir, past member of the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Board, the Pleasant Valley Water Board, and was past president of the South Side Business Men’s Club. Robert served in the United States Air Force for 8 years. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, Friday, February 18, 2011 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bartonville where the Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 19th. Rev. Eimo Hinrichs will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements. His giving spirit was evident in his life and career and Bob will be remembered as a man of character and integrity. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6614 W. Old Smithville Rd, Bartonville, IL 61607 or to O.S.F. Hospice, 2265 W. Altorfer, Peoria, IL 61615

 

Rose L. Putman

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Rose L. Putman, 65, of Havana, IL passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:37 am at the Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton, IL. She was born March 11, 1945, in Canton, the daughter of John and Mary (Stanley) Conner. She married Robert Putman on July 4, 2009 in Cuba. He survives along with two sons, Dean Nolan of Clifton Forge, VA and James Nolan of North Carolina; one daughter, Martha Malone of Smithfield; two step-granddaughters, Donna Simmons of Lewistown and Brandy Hough of Fairview; one step-son, “Bubba” Putman of Woodstock; twenty grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters. Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Eddie Joe Nolan; and four brothers. Rose was a strong and loving wife mother and grandmother. She was a small woman who left a great impression on every person she met. Rose loved fishing, being outside with her dogs, working in her garden, and spending time with her family. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society

Jason Charles Brown

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Jason Charles Brown, 33, of 721 Hatterman Bartonville, IL. passed away at 12:08 am Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on April 27, 1977 in Peoria to Donald and Rose Walker Brown. Jason’s parents of Bartonville survive, along with 6 children; Alexis Staker, Kamren Brown, Shaylynn Brown, and Ethan Haynes all of Pekin, Jaelynn Brown of Marquette Heights, and Jayda Brown of Delavan, one brother Kenneth (Joyce) Grayson of Wichita, Kansas. Jason attended the House of Prayer Church in Peoria and worked as a laborer in construction. Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 23 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, where visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday. Burial will follow at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Donations can be made to the family.

 

Earl Lockhart

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Earl Lockhart died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:35 am in Bel-Wood Nursing Home. Earl was born on December 19, 1916, in Decatur, IL the son of Roy King Lockhart and Ica Shephard Lockhart. Preceding Earl in death were his wife of 76 years, his parents, and two brothers, Carl in Clearwater, Fl., and Elmer Lockhart in Lockport, IL. Earl married Mildred Lucille Kelley on August 24, 1934, in Bartonville. She died Dec. 9, 2010 at their home. Earl was a devoted caregiver to Mildred’s mother, Edith Bertrang Kelley of Bartonville, while she lived. He also helped care for Mildred’s brothers, Earl and Wilbert Kelley, before they died. Earl, nicknamed “Dynamite”, worked at Keystone Steel and Wire Co. in Bartonville as a Blooming Mill Foreman for 42 years. He retired in 1976 and built a home on the river in Spring Bay. He also served on the Bartonville Civil Defense as a patrolman. Surviving are three sons; Robert Earl “Bob” (Pat) Lockhart of Murphy, NC, Danny Lockhart of Canton, and Don (Laura) Lockhart of Toulon. Laura is one of Earl’s angels as she cared for Earl and Millie for years until their deaths. Mary Lou Conn is another angel, caregiver, and great companion to Earl and Millie who also took care of their home for many years. Good neighbors were P.J. Conn and devoted friend, Carroll Matheny. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren; granddaughters, Cindy Lockhart Hinchee of Canton, Beth Lockhart of Phoenix, AZ, Kathleen Lockhart (Eddie Parker) of Carrol County, GA; grandsons; Michael Lockhart (Tammy) of Glasford, and Chris Allen Lockhart (Mona) of Acworth, GA; four great grandchildren; Eric and Stephanie Lockhart of Glasford; and Josh and Justina Lockhart of Acworth, GA, plus a former daughter-in-law, Betty Talbot Lockhart Cannon of Glasford and two great-great grandchildren. Per Earl’s request there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville is in charge of arrangements.