Virginia Margaret Hittle, 95, formerly of 92 Brebner St. Farmington, Il. passed away at 7:45 pm Saturday, September 26th at the Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born on October 28, 1913 in Trivoli to Lewis and Margaret Moran Beal. Virginia married Don Hittle on August 4, 1941 in Bowling Green, MO. He preceded her in death along with her parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Surviving is a daughter, Sharon (Rick) Edwards of Canton, granddaughter Michelle (Daniel) Elam-Smallwood of Peoria, 2 step-grand children; Samantha Edwards of Springfield and Ben Edwards of Canton, 2 great-grandchildren; Logan Smallwood and Isabella Robinson. Virginia was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Farmington and a 50 year member of Farmington Women of the Moose. Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, September 30th at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington where visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. The Rev. Chris Deacon will officiate. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli. Memorials can be made to the Women of the Moose, Alzheimer’s Association or her church.
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James C. Smith, 56, of Hanna City, IL passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 8:25 am at his residence. He was born in Peoria, IL on March 7, 1953, the son of James F. and Ethel P. (Parrish) Smith. Surviving are his mother of Hanna City; one brother, Jerry D. (Leigh Ann) Smith of Farmington; two sisters, Deborah A. (Larry) Celia of Lincolnshire and Cathy S. (Rodney) Nichols of Farmington; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. He was an operating engineer and member of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He was also a member of the Hanna City Sportsman’s Club. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
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Mildred L. Endres, 83 of Hanna City, passed away at 3:50 pm Saturday September 19, 2009 at the Farmington Country Manor. Born November 1, 1925 in Virden to Richard and Carrie (Ailstock) Henning she married John K. Endres May 29, 1945 in Peoria. He preceded her in death July 17, 1992. Surviving are one son, John W. Endres of W. Peoria, one daughter, Karen M. Hammond of Glasford, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one sister Jean Chatman of McFarland, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister Pauline Sheckler. Mildred was in the accounts payable division for Caterpillar for 22 years retiring in 1986. She belonged to the Order of the Easter Star Elmwood Chapter 251. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Wednesday September 23rd at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Graveside services and Burial will follow at 11:30 am at the Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City. The Rev. Joy Schlesselman will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Logan Trivoli Fire and Rescue
Golden L. Suydam, 86, of Farmington, passed away at 1:56 am Saturday September 12, 2009 at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born April 27, 1923 in Chicago to Jack W. and Emma (Climie) Taylor, she married Rolland V. Suydam April 27, 1946 in Fairview. He preceded her in death October 23, 2000. Surviving are two sons, Allen W. (Rosalie) Suydam of Elmwood, Gary T. (Bonnie) Suydam of Farmington, two daughters, Linda L. (Daryl) Phillips and Lisa A. (Wally) Newcomb both of Farmington, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters. Golden was a homemaker. Services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home Farmington with one hour visitation prior. The Rev. Chris Deacon will officiate. Burial will follow at Providence Chapel in rural Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Providence Chapel Church.
Caroline M. DeWester, 84, of Farmington, IL passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7:35 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. She was born in Peoria, IL on January 22, 1925, the daughter of Walter and Stella (Largent) Meyers. She married Floyd L. DeWester on December 25, 1942 in Peoria. He died February 1, 1980. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one granddaughter; one brother, Raymond Meyers; and two sisters, Anna Shields and Pauline Alma Bressler. Surviving are two sons, Raymond DeWester of Cartersville, GA and Floyd F. DeWester of Ellisville; one daughter, Deborah (Daniel) Black of Farmington; ten grandchildren plus great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was a homemaker. There will be a graveside service Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 am at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Rev. David Swain will be officiating. There will be no visitation. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Simon “Perry” Maccanelli, 51, of Farmington, IL passed away Monday, September 7, 2009 at 7:25 am at his residence. He was born in Canton, IL December 16, 1957, the son of Pete C. and Hattie “Jane” (Newcomb) Maccanelli. Surviving are his mother of Farmington; and three brothers, Frank (Frances) Maccanelli of Northridge, CA, James (Donita) Maccanelli of Farmington, and Mario Maccanelli of Plano, Texas; and six nieces and nephews, Kevin, Chad, and J.R. Maccanelli, Amanda Moore, Rebecca Stear, and Cassandra Anderson. He was a self employed truck driver. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 2:45 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Taku Longkumer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Lois I. Watts, 98, of 631 E. Locust St. Canton, IL passed away at 8:53 am, Saturday, September 5th at the Renaissance Care Center in Canton. Lois was born on July 16, 1911 in Ellisville, IL to Clarence and Cora Poland Knickerbocker. She married R. Dellno Watts on January 1, 1935 in Lewistown, IL. He preceded her in death on February 3, 1991. Also preceding her is a daughter Carolyn Zimmerman, brother Glenn Knickerbocker, sister Doris Knott and her parents. Surviving is a son Jim (Pat) Watts of Canton, 5 grandchildren; Daneen (Kevin) Richardson and Malisa (Ron) Foulk both of Canton, Derek (Jenny) Watts of Bushnell, Meghan (Darren) Othick and Erin (Dan) Moberly both of Kansas, and 11 great grandchildren.
Lois was a 1933 graduate of the Graham Hospital School of Nursing and was a private duty nurse for most of her career, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton, and enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Lois was known for her peanut brittle and
all her baked goods. She opened up her home to others and loved all of her immediate, extended family and friends.
Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, September 9th, at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be from 5-7 pm Tuesday. The Rev. Keith Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Fairview. Memorials can be made to either her Church or the Graham Hospital School of Nursing.
John A. Campbell, 46, of 411 W. Maple St. Canton, IL passed away at 4:00 pm Friday, September 4, on route 9 outside of LaHarpe, IL. He was born on November 8, 1962 in Canton, IL to Ray Allen and Lila Flynn Campbell. Surviving is his mother Lila Williams of Canton, two brothers; Jerry and George Campbell both of Canton, sister Mary Beth Bruketta of Lewistown, niece Jennifer Lee McLaren of St. David, nephew Scott Bruketta of Sumner and a great nephew Wesson McLaren of St. David. His father preceded him in death. John was a self employed carpet layer and a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Canton.
Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 10 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Wednesday. The Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
Marianne Helen Buszkiewicz, 86, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday August 30, 2009 at 1:48am at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born February 3, 1923 in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Vogel. She married Walter Buszkiewicz. He preceded her in death along with three sons; Robert Waszak, Gary Waszak and Chester Waszak Jr. and three sisters. She was a homemaker. She was of the Jewish faith. She was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge. She was also a dancer, an avid gardener, an artist and enjoyed landscaping and watching QVC. She served in the military during WWII acting in intelligence. There will be a graveside service Tuesday September 1 at 2:00pm at the South Side Cemetery in Pontiac. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Ebersole Weaver III, 59, of 30 S. Ave. B Canton, IL passed away Friday, August 28, 2009 at 12:03 am at the Plaza Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. Born in Peoria, IL September 4, 1949, the son of Robert E. and Carolyn June (Graham) Weaver Jr. he married Donita Cook on September 21, 1996 in Groveland, IL. She survives. Also surviving is one son, Derek DeMott of Peoria; and one sister, Gailann Weaver of Canton. He was a disabled US Navy Vietnam veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Canton VFW Post #1984 and a member of the Peoria Masonic Lodge. Services will be Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Gerald VanTine will be officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery Canton. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.