Leonard L. Williams

Leonard L. Williams

Leonard L. Williams

Canton – Leonard L. Williams, 73, of 800 E. Sycamore, Canton, IL passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:55 PM at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL.
He was born March 7, 1939, in Canton, the son of Calvin and Ethel (Jones) Williams. Leonard married Mary Sue Murphy on February 8, 1964 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, Kimberle Williams of Pekin and Darren (June) Williams of Kingsland, Georgia and two grandchildren, Murphy Williams and Parker Williams.
His parents preceded him in death.
Leonard was a Supervisor at WITCO in Mapleton, retiring in April 2003 with 40 years service.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and the dogs. He also enjoyed long car rides and NASCAR.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 28th at 11:00 AM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Leonard’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Jim N. Gumbel

Canton – Jim N. Gumbel, 75, 14751 E. Natchez Point, Canton, IL passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM at his residence.
He was born June 11, 1937, in Canton, the son of Kenneth and Lucille (Stuckel) Gumbel. Jim married Marianne Cox on August 4, 1957 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, Julie (Paul) Hammond of Peoria and Jon Gumbel of Alpharetta, Georgia; six grandchildren, Derek Hammond, Chet Hammond, Gabe Gumbel, Brock Gumbel, Lucy Gumbel, and Maine Gumbel; one great granddaughter, Samara; and one brother, Jack Gumbel of Muscatine, IA.
His parents preceded him in death.
Jim worked at International Harvester for 30 years and then was owner and operator of TC Cleaners in Canton, retiring in 2007.
He was a member of Locust Lane United Methodist Church and AF & AM Masonic-Morning Star Lodge #734.
He was a US Army veteran.
Services will be Wednesday, September 26th at 1:00 PM at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Stacy Tomich and Rev. Cecilia Granadosin are officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be to Locust Lane UME Church or Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Jim’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Ernest “Benny” Bennett

Ernest "Benny" Bennett

Ernest "Benny" Bennett

Peoria – Ernest “Benny” Bennett, 93, of Peoria, IL passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria.
He was born March 25, 1919, in Peoria the son of Elmer and Elizabeth (Held) Bennett. Benny first married Barbara Sales. He later married Marian Borneman and she preceded him in death.
His parents and one brother also precede him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Suzanne (Robert) Brooks of Peoria; one son, Steven Bennett of Peoria; one step-son, Walter Kinsman; five grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.
Benny was a Lithographer for 17 years, working for Fleming & Potter.
He spent his time in Texas in the winter months.
He was a WWII and Korean War Army Veteran. He served in the Navy Seabees during the Korean War.
Services will be Saturday, September 29th at 10:30 AM at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior. Rev. John Sheaffer will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Henrietta R. Krause

Bartonville – Henrietta R. Krause, 98, of Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria.
She was born December 21, 1913, in Peoria, the daughter of Claus and Amelia (Behrens) Heuermann. She married George Krause on December 23, 1933 in Peoria and he died in October of 1987.
Surviving are three sons, Richard Krause of Phoenix, AZ, George “Chuck” (Rosanna) Krause of Elmwood and David (Paula) Krause of Bartonville; one daughter, Linda (Kenneth) McKeever of Peoria; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Roland “Rollie” Krause; two grandchildren; and three brothers.
Henrietta first worked at Caterpillar for eight years, during the war. Then went to Hiram Walker and Son retiring after 30 years of service.
She then co-owned and operated the family business, which her mother had started, Fairview Farms Restaurant and also ran her own catering business. She managed the kitchen for Christ Lutheran School for eight years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville and St. John Leisure Group. She loved to play pinochle and cook for family and friends.
Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, Bartonville with visitation two hours prior. Rev. Michael Jones will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to Bel-Wood Nursing Home or St. John Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Irene Sale

Irene Sale

Irene Sale

Canton – Irene Sale, 89, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm at her residence.
She was born September 20, 1923, in Canton, the daughter of John and Viola (Miller) Voorhees. Irene married Weston K. Sale Sr. August 16, 1941 in Palmyra, MO and he died December 10, 1998.
Surviving are three sons, Gary L. Sale of Canton, Weston K. Sale Jr. of St. Paris, OH, and Ricky Sale of Canton; one daughter, Susan Nayden of Craig, CO; ten grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one brother, John Voorhees Jr. of Canton; and one sister, Betty Peterson of Tremont, Utah.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Lonny G. Sale and one grandchild.
She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Canton.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service on Monday, September 24th at 2:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Brandon Theobald will officiate.
Memorials may be made to her church or American Cancer Society.
To view Irene’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Betty J. Wendling

Bartonville – Betty J. Wendling, 84, of Bartonville, IL passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:35pm at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington, IL.
She was born May 27, 1928, in Towanda, IL the daughter of Carson and Mary (Parsley) McLain. Betty married Ernest Wendling on December 31, 1949 in Danvers, IL. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Steve (Linnette) Wendling of Bartonville and Gary (Glenda) Wendling of Mapleton; four grandchildren, Andrew Wendling, Dennis (Amber) Wendling, Jessica Wendling, and Jeffrey Wendling; one great grandson, Carson Ernest Wendling; and three sisters, Edith Hasty of Crown Point, IN, Fae Harris of Wapella, IL and Bernadine Kull of Hudson, IL.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Robert McLain; and four sisters, Ada Peterson, Helen Killian, Ruth McDaniel, and Mae Deane.
Services will be Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 1:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 21st from 6 to 8 pm.
Rev. Michael Jones will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, or Farmington Country Manor.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

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Raymond F. Nelson

Canton – Raymond F. Nelson, 95, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at 8:30 am at Red Oak Estates, Canton.
He was born January 28, 1917, in Canton, the son of Ernest and Myrtle (Beadles) Nelson. Ray married Wilma Hummel on July 2, 1939 in Canton and she preceded him in death on October 12, 2002.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Mary Taylor and Dorotha “Dot” Nelson.
Surviving are his son, John R. (Mary) Nelson of Canton; his daughter, Mary Jane (Vern) Johnson of East Peoria; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Ray first worked in the grocery business for 25 years in Canton, co-owning the Square Deal Market and then was a rural mail carrier in the Canton area for 21 years.
Besides being a life-long St. Louis Cardinal and Chicago Bears Fan, the greatest joy in life he shared with Wilma was his family. He cherished the time spent in their dream cabin they built in northern Minnesota as they watched their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren develop a love of the Northwoods.
Ray was a member of the First Christian Church of Canton. He was also a lifetime member and past commander of the Canton American Legion Post 16 and its 40/8.
He was a WWII Navy veteran serving on the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific Theater.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, October 5th at 11:00am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Glenn Nestlerode will officiate. Burial of ashes, with military rites, will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Canton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Susan E. Justice

Peoria – Susan E. Justice, 102, of Peoria, IL passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at 9:30 am at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria.
She was born November 24, 1909, in Kentucky, the daughter of Marcus and Lela (Beech) Elam. She married Dane Justice in 1932. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are two grandsons, Ronnie F. Frye of Peoria and Eddie (Mary) Frye of Benson; nine great grandchildren; sixteen great great grandchildren; and three great great great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two children; one grandson, and one great granddaughter.
Services will be Thursday, Sept. 13th at 1:30 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one half hour prior. Rick Liggin will officiate. Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Violet L. Brender

Violet L. Brender

Violet L. Brender

Trivoli – Violet L. Brender, 97, of Trivoli, IL passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm at her residence.
She was born June 24, 1915, in Thurber, Texas, the daughter of Peter and Lena (Blozvich) Mavrinac.
She married John C. Brender on March 3, 1946 in Ft. Worth, TX and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2003.
Surviving are one son, Dave (Lynn) Brender of Peoria; two grandchildren, Michele (Jeff) Lee of Indianapolis, IN and David Scot Brender of Plainview; and two great grandchildren, Seth and Brooke Lee of Indianapolis.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers; and three sisters.
Violet worked at Farmington State Bank and Trivoli State Bank, retiring with 20 years service.
She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington.
Services will be Saturday, Sept. 15th at 10:00 am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington with Father Paul Stiene officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 14th from 6 to 8 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington.
Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to her church or Logan-Trivoli Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Gary D. Kinzer

Gary D. Kinzer

Gary D. Kinzer

Hanna City – Gary D. Kinzer, 71, of Hanna City, IL passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm at his residence.
He was born August 5, 1941, in Peoria, the son of Nelda (Kinzer) & Edward Amberger.
Gary married Mary Kimzey on February 18, 1967 in Hanna City. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Theresa Kinzer of Princeton, Iowa and Heather (Rodney) Gravenor of Highland Ranch, CO; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Peggy (Richard) Fix of Springfield and Dianna (Dick) Casper of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Tracie Marie Kinzer.
He graduated from Canton High School in 1960 and served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965 as an E5 Sergeant. While serving in France he received the Army Commendation Medal. Gary worked for International Harvester, Pabst Brewery Company, Hanna City Water & Sewer Works, and retired from the Farmington School District. He refereed basketball and football for 30 years and coached his daughter’s softball and basketball teams. He was a Boy Scout leader. He played Santa Claus for the local Rotary Clubs, Churches, Nursing Homes, and Handicapped Development Center for 25 years. His greatest love was his family and friends. Gary enjoyed camping for over 30 years and meeting new people. He also enjoyed riding his golf cart around with his beloved poodle “Pepe”.
Services will be Monday, September 10th at 11:00 am at the Hanna City United Methodist Church where visitation will be on Sunday, Sept. 9th from 4 to 7 pm. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, rural Eden. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, OSF Hospice, Hanna City Fire Dept, Cancer Center in Peoria, or Hanna City United Methodist Church.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

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