Harold H. Lindzey Jr.,78 of Canton passed away at 2:15 pm Saturday July11, 2009, surrounded by his family at Heartland Health Care in Canton. Born July 18, 1930 in Canton to Harold H. and Kathlyn (Rigg) Lindzey Sr. He married Frances McCabe December 28, 1963 in Lewistown. She survives along with two daughters, Sandra L. (Jeff) Wheeler of Pekin, Peggy L. Lindzey of Canton, one grandson, Ryan Wheeler, one granddaughter, Lindzey Wheeler, one brother, Bruce A. (Sherry) Lindzey of Canton and one sister, Beverly Hagaman of Canton. He was preceded in death by his parents. Harold worked for International Harvester in Canton for over 30 years, retiring in 1982, and currently was a Park Ranger at Lakeland Park in Canton. He belonged to the Canton American Legion Post 16. He was a US Air Force Veteran from 1951 to 1955. Cremation rites were accorded and there will be a memorial service at 10:00 am, Tuesday July 14, 2009 on the bridge, at Lakeland Park in Canton. The Rev. Richard Brienen will officiate. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Larry L. Millard, 62, of 414 N. 1st Ave Apt. 311 Canton, IL passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 3:24 pm at his residence. He was born in Canton, Il., July 29, 1946, the son of Harry and Mary Maxine (Hilton) Millard. He is survived by one sister, Sandy Eve of St. David and one nephew, Michael Ellsworth. Preceding him in death were his father; his mother, Mary Maxine Miller; his step-father, Kenneth Miller, who helped raised him; one brother, Kenneth Michael Miller; and one sister, Linda Lou Millard. Larry worked for Kerasote’s Theater for many years. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, July 7th at 11:00 am at Cuba Cemetery, Cuba with Rev. Roger Russell officiating. There will be no visitation. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Leslie J. Kidd, 84, of 1120 E. Walnut St. Canton, IL passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 5:00 am at Heartland Health Care, Canton. Born in Bernadotte, IL, April 25, 1925, the son of Fred and Maude (Nolan) Kidd, he married Nancy Hanson on December 12, 1965 in Canton. She survives along with three sons, Richard (Beverly) Kidd of Marshall, MO, Victor Kidd of Abingdon, and Christopher Kidd of Peoria; two daughters, Cindy (Doug) Hardesty of Orlando, FL and Marla (Robert) Humes of Tallahassee, FL; four step-sons, Marion (Debbie) Buskirk, Martin (Peggy) Buskirk, and Mark (Amber) Buskirk all of Canton and John (Tami) Buskirk of State College, PA; one step-daughter, Robin (Wayne) Erickson of Fairview; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dolly (John) Campbell of Silvis. Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Kathleen Hull; two brothers, Marion and Fred Kidd; and three sisters, Rosemary Murphy, Annabelle Noll, and Daisy Foster. Leslie was a butcher in the Canton area for many years retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton and was a US Navy veteran serving in WWII. A graveside service with military rites will be Wednesday, July 8th at 11:00 am at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Rev. Roger Russell will be officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edgar “Bloop” H. Morse, 76, of 107 E. Sunnyland Ct. Lewistown, IL passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Born in Middlegrove, IL, July 4, 1932, the son of Frank S. and Minnie (Chaney) Morse, he first married Sherron Bamford. He married Martha A. Decker on November 15, 1974 in Canton. She survives. Also surviving are seven children, Randall (Marilyn) Morse and Tim Alan Morse both of Tahuya, WA, Daniel (Claudia) Morse of Lewistown, Leonard Vaughn and David (Debbie) Vaughn both of St. David, Darrell (Rachael) of Creve Coeur, and Barbara (Terry) Schwartz of Dade City, FL; nineteen grandchildren; twenty three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert A. (Vicki) Feger of Lewistown; one niece; and two nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; two children, David Lee Morse and Vicki Lynn Vaughn; one granddaughter, Karma Hacker; and one brother. He was a retired truck driver, working for Pschirrer Asphalt and Quality Blacktop. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial gathering held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice. Murphy-Sedgwick
Elizabeth Regina Ann (Urbanc) Starcevich was born November 17, 1921 in Brereton, IL to Julian and Marija (Paskvan) Urbanc who immigrated to the US in 1910 from Fiume, Croatia. The family moved to Canton so their children could attend St. Mary’s. She graduated from Canton High School in 1938 and married Angelo Starcevich Jr. of Farmington on August 2, 1941, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton, IL. She worked at Brownie’s Drive-In after high school graduation, then the Blue Bell Overall Factory. From there she worked in the WPA office in the Communities Depot on Main St. When Angelo was in the service during WWII, she worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company. For many years she was active in St. Mary’s adult choir. After moving to Farmington in 1956, she taught catechism at St. Matthew’s Church in addition to being a choir member. Liz was best known for her semi-annual yard sales at which she was a master marketer. All of her “merchandise” was washed and ironed, rips were sewn, missing buttons replaced. People from many towns outside Farmington would watch for her ads; they even would call and ask when the next sale was. Her yard sale proceeds allowed her and Angelo to travel to Croatia twice. That’s a lot of nickels, dimes, and quarters. Although a stern taskmaster, she gave to her children a love of music and an appreciation of friends and family heritage (kolos), seasoned with a dry wit and sense of humor. Liz was also a master contract bridge player. She died on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield, IL, after declining many years with dementia. She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers and sisters, her husband of 53 years, Angelo in 1994, and one grandson, Robert Edward Elsbury in 2007. Surviving are four children, Sue Ellen (Pierre) Leroy of Scottsdale, AZ, Barbara (Carl Clark) Germann of Chatham, IL, Luke (Sara) Starcevich of Littleton, CO, and Alice (Mike) Carrier of Canton; eleven grandchildren, Mike Elsbury, Michelle Elsbury, Kristin Agosti, Tim Germann, Matt Starcevich, Joe Carrier, Tricia Starcevich, Carl Germann, Hans Germann, Jeffery Carrier, and Elizabeth Starcevich; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Agnes Eberley and Dorothy Urbanc of Farmington and Betty Urbanc of Canton. Visitation will be Monday, June 29th from 9 to 10 am at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Farmington, IL with a Celebration of Life Mass at 10 am. Father Bruce King will be officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Home, 3306 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703, in memory of Elizabeth. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
JoAnn Morse, 74, of Middlegrove, IL passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born in Peoria, IL October 20, 1934 the daughter of Ralph “Boone” and Ruby (Phillips) Taylor, she married Vernon Morse on February 5, 1973 in Lewistown, IL. He preceded her in death along with her parents; two grandchildren; two brothers, Bob and Bernard Taylor; and three sisters, Opal Estes, Beverly Oldham, and Linda Cheek. Surviving are five children, Richard (Janette) Hadsall of Canton, Tracey (Jeff) Hedges of Canton, Kim (Rob) Craver of London Mills, Lori (David) Anderson of Middlegrove, and Valerie Parker of Avon; a special friend, Burl Anderson of Middlegrove; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Cliff (Geri) Taylor of Prairie City, Willie (Annie) Taylor of Canton, Richard (Nancy) Taylor of Middlegrove, and Ralph (Crystal) Taylor of Fairview; and three sisters, Lois (Richard) Windsor of Bernadotte, Sandy Mulligan of Canton, and Mary (Dennis) Blessinger of Colorado. JoAnn was a homemaker. She was a die hard Cub fan and loved to camp and fish. She especially loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and loved family get togethers. She will be sadly missed by all. Services will be Friday, June 26th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. David Swain will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Joe Gioannini, 92, of Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. He was born November 21, 1916 in Gilchrist, IL the son of John and Lucia (Gagliardo) Gioannini. Surviving are one brother, Ed Gioannini of Farmington and one sister, Annette Gioannini of Farmington. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, John Gioannini. Joe lived in El Cajon, CA where he was discharged from the Army in 1945 after serving in WWII. He worked there in construction until retiring in 1985. He then moved back to Farmington. There will be a private graveside service with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements
Carolyn June Harding, 80, of Canton, IL passed away June 22, 2009 at 8:00pm at her residence. She was born June 17, 1929 in Canton to Frank and Pearle (Hughes) Ball. She married Robert Ellis Harding in November of 1946. He preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Rae Jean (Clinton) Mudgett of Springfield, one sister, Elizabeth (Ronald) Neff of Canton, two granddaughters, Amy (Chris) Ross of Aurora and Carrie (Russ) Sovde of Seattle, WA, seven great-grandchildren; Katie, Megan, Allison, Emma, Susanna, Mara and Chad and one brother-in-law, Harold R. Reed of Canton. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Delbert Ball and one sister, Doris Reed. She worked at Admiral in Galesburg for many years. She enjoyed gardening, sports and family gatherings. Funeral service will be Thursday June 25 at 2:00pm at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Garden, Canton. Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice at Graham Hospice
Daurine C. Fleisher, 76, of Elmwood, passed away at 6:30 am Friday June 19, 2009 at Kings Mountain Hospital, Kings Mountain, NC. Born August 17, 1932 in Elmwood to Harold A. and Viola F. (Krisher) she married Dale Fleisher July 18, 1948 in Hanna City. He preceded her in death November 22, 2001. Also preceding her in death are her parents. Surviving is one Son, Kenneth (Sue) Fleisher of Kings Mountain NC, one daughter, Linda (Bob) Kennedy of Mount Sterling, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Daurine worked at Myers Café in Fairview for many years and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She belonged to the Maquon Order of the Eastern Star and Past Bethel Guardian #111 Elmwood, International Order of Job’s Daughters. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 24, 2009 from 5-7 pm at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Services will be graveside at the Elmwood Cemetery, Elmwood, at 11:00 am Thursday, June 25, 2009. Pastor Dale Gadberry will officiate. Memorials may be made to BYE Ambulance.
Lena Bernice Pollitt, 99, formerly of 605 E. Chestnut St.,Canton, IL. passed away at 10:36 am, Thursday June 18, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on June 27, 1909 in Orion Township, the daughter of Elmer Joseph and Ethel (Hoots) Frame. Lena married Jacob A. Pollitt on November 28, 1929 in Cuba, IL. He preceded her in death in 1970. Also preceding her were her parents, three brothers and four sisters. Surviving are two sons; Francis L. Pollitt of Mission Viejo, CA, and Jack A. (Mary) Pollitt of Canton, one daughter Melba J. Gaul of Pekin, IL., 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and sister Betty Bump of Canton.
Lena graduated from Canton High School in 1928 and worked in the parts department at the International Harvester Company and at the Scripps McCartney Department Store in Canton. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, a Red Cross Grey Lady, Homemakers Extension Association, and was the Secretary of United Brethren Church for many years.
Services will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday June 23 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be one hour prior to services. The Rev. Roger Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Board of Trustees.