Martha L. Wys

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Martha L. Wys, 55, of Canton, IL, formerly of Farmington, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:51 am at Sunset Manor Care, Canton. She was born in Canton, IL on July 31, 1953, the daughter of Albert U. and Marjorie L. (Dunton) Wys. Surviving are two sisters, Rose M. (Raymond) Schenck of Fuquay-Varina, NC and Katherine A. (George) Murphy of Casper, WY; and one step-brother, Rolan G. Detmers of Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior. Rev. David Swain will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Washington, IL. Memorials may be made to the Peoria Association for Retarded Citizens.

 

Robert “Bobby T” Taylor

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Robert “Bobby T.” Taylor Jr., 40, of 149 S. Mill St. Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Born in Canton, IL, June 23, 1968, the son of Robert and Vada (Morse) Taylor Sr. he married Amy Stanley on February 29, 1996 in Lewistown, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Vada Taylor of Middlegrove; three children, Channing R. Chears of Camp Pendleton, CA, and Cody R. Chears and Colton R. Chears both of Farmington; one brother, Russell “Rusty” (Gloria) Taylor of Glasford; one sister, Robbin (Maxy) Payne of Middlegrove; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews, great nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Bobby T was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his dog, Whiskey. He was a great father and was very proud of all his children. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a private family service at a later date. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Farmington Community Bank.

Sharon L. Ellis

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Sharon L. Ellis, 65, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 6:39 am at the Sunset Manor Care, Canton. She was born in Kinderhook, IL May 27, 1953, the daughter of Hershel and Adelene (Thomas) McCallister. She married Johnny Ellis. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents. Surviving are two brothers; one sister, Darnetta McCallister of Canton; and a special friend, Sylvia Murphy of Canton. She volunteered with meals at the Longview Apartments, through the YWCA. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Helen Krylowicz

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Dorothy Helen Krylowicz, 83, of Canton went home to her eternal life at 3:09 pm Saturday April 18, 2009. She passed away at Graham Hospital after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease since 2005 and has now been set free. Born February 12, 1926 in Chicago to Matthew and Ethel (Ulbrich) Liptak. She married Justin Krylowicz March 16, 1956. He preceded her in death along with her parents, two sons, Justin Jr. Krylowicz, Kenneth Krylowicz, one brother John Liptak and two sisters Virginia Liptak and Ethel Palhegyi She is survived by three sons, Thomas E. Krylowicz and Donald W. Krylowicz both of Canton, Vincent C. Krylowicz of CO., two daughters, Rosemarie (George) Winkler of Bonita Springs, FL, Marianne(Michael) Brock of Louisville KY, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, two brothers, Julius (Virginia) Liptak of IN, Bill(Joanne) Liptak of Dolton and one sister Violet (Robert) Yehnert of Frankfort. She belonged to the Canton American Legion Auxiliary Post 16 and was past president of the ladies auxiliary There will be no services. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorials may be made to the Canton American Legion Auxiliary Post 16. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Virginia Branson

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Mary Virginia Branson, 94, of Maryville, formerly of Canton passed away at 8:15 am Saturday April 18, 2009 at her residence. She was born December 20, 1914 in Martins Ferry, OH to Samuel Benjamin and Clara Jane (Burns) Gillespie. She married Ronald Kenneth Branson in Cuba August 18, 1933. He preceded her in death September 25, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Shirley Louise Crayton and one brother, William Gillespie. She is survived by, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was a retired clerk for Scripps Department Store in Canton. Mary belonged to the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Services will be Monday April 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home Canton. Visitation will be 1 hr prior the services. The Rev. Roger Russell will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to her church.

Mary Susan Rudd

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Mary Susan Rudd, 67, of 2221 Montgomery St. Springfield, IL, formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 6:15 am at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She was born in Canton, July 10, 1941, the daughter of John P. and Mary E. (Yancick) Mickalonis. They precede her in death along with one brother, Mike Mickalonis. Surviving are one son, Steven Rudd and one daughter, Stacy Rudd both of Springfield; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Susie Hutchinson both of Pekin; one brother, Dan Mickalonis of Seattle, Washington; and one sister, Elizabeth Galbraith of Romeoville. Mary retired from the US Postal Service in Peoria. She was also a secretary for the A.P.W.U. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Rick Atchley will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Glen “Biggem” Oatman

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Glen “Biggem” Clayton Oatman, 47, of 505 S. 3rd Ave. Canton passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm at the Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton. He was born in Canton, IL, September 27, 1961, the son of John E. and Betty (Weaver) Oatman Sr. They preceded him in death along with one brother, Melvin James Oatman. Surviving are three brothers, John (Bonnie) Oatman of Fairview, George (Angie) Oatman of Farmington, and Donald Oatman of Dunfermline; two sisters, Mable A. “Bert” Oatman and Denise (Randy) Mallicoat both of Canton and his favorite companion, Oscar. He was with the operator’s engineers Local #649. He worked for the family business, Oatman Construction, for 21 years. Services will be Monday, April 20th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with Rev. Ralph Hill officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, April 19th from 3 to 6 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Kevin Grady Jr

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Kevin Grady Jr., 34, of Canton passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 6:08 am at the Renaissance Care Center in Canton. He was born in Carlinville, IL on December 21, 1974, the son of Kevin and Star Ann (Thompson) Grady. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Star Ann and Bob Sullivan of Troy; four brothers, Jeffrey Wayne Thompson of Troy, Sean Grady of Girard, Anthony J. (Maria) Oliva of Mary Ester, Fl, and Philip J. Oliva of Collinsville; one sister, Shannon Grady of Virden; a paternal grandmother, Rose Grady of Girard; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Kevin was of the Catholic faith. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 pm at Renaissance Care Center, Canton with Rev. John Anderson officiating. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Renaissance Care Center Children’s Fund 1675 E. Ash St. Canton, IL 61520.

Sybil F Knott

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Sybil Francille Knott, 97, of Canton passed away Monday, April 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm at Sunset Manor Care, Canton. Born, in Cuba, IL on October 2, 1911 the daughter of Bartie and Ella Valencia (Davidson) Herring, she married Willard Saunders Knott on April 1, 1934 in Decatur. He died July 6, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Barbara Knott Mallard, who died January 11, 2002, and one brother, Ross B. Herring. Surviving are one son, Willard “Bill” Ross (Margie) Knott of Madison, WI; five grandchildren; Meg Knott (John) Chiodo, Valencia Mallard (Mark) Buchtenkirch, Kirk A. (Laurie) Knott, Charles R. (Cynthia) Mallard, and Carrie Charlene Mallard, and nine great-grandchildren; Andrew Chiodo, McKenzie Mallard, Brooke Buchtenkirch, Luke Mallard, Sophie Chiodo, Madelyn Knott, Jay Buchtenkirch, Emily Irene Knott, and Logan Mallard. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara K. Herrick, a niece, two nephews, and several grand nieces and nephews. Sybil was a charter member of one of the first 4-H Clubs organized in Fulton County, and won many honors for her sewing projects, including county, state, and three National Championships, and the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy for the most outstanding records. She was an active member of the P.T.A., serving as President of John Dean P.T.A. and the Canton City Council of P.T.A.’s and worked diligently to get Spoon River Community College organized in Canton. She was a life member of the Illinois and National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Sybil has been a member of Wesley United Methodist Church since January 29, 1939, serving in numerous areas, including president of the United Methodist Women, and the B.Y.K. Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Rebecca and Lydia-Esther Fellowships, a 50 year plus member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a former member of the Y.W.C.A., and its Business and Professional Women’s Club. She worked over 20 years for Spoon River Electric Co-operative, retiring November 1, 1976. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, April 24th at 11:30 am at Wesley United Methodist Church, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Roger Russell will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Canton. A luncheon by the United Methodist Women will immediately follow the service. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Grant Scholarship Fund of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Dorothy Karrick

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Dorothy Karrick, 75, of 1620 E. Myrtle Canton, formerly of Trivoli, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 5:20 am at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born, in Peoria, on October 13, 1933 the daughter of William and Dorothy (Neff) Bandeko, she married Ernest Karrick on December 12, 1954 in Pekin, IL. He died February 24, 1983. Surviving are one son, Donald (Diana) Karrick of Trivoli; two daughters, Sandra (Charles) Robbins of Glasford and Melody (John) McPherson of Mapleton; one foster daughter, Sue (Roger) McCoy of Trivoli; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three brothers, William Bandeko of Tremont, Robert (Shirley) Bandeko of Washington, and Donald Bandeko of Pekin; and three sisters, Emma Lou (Joseph) Kindred of Goodfield, Ada Stamm of Morton, and Betty Updike of Creve Coeur. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Dorothy and her husband farmed in the Trivoli area for many years. She also worked at the Bartonville liquor store and Bartonville American Legion. She was of the Christian faith. She was a member of the Bartonville American Legion and the Hanna City Sportsman Club. Services will be Wednesday, April 15th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. David Swain officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 14th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Penn Ridge Cemetery, Trivoli. Memorials may be made to the Penn Ridge Cemetery