Eleanor M. Campbell, 71, of Farmington passed away at 3:00 pm, Sunday May 24, 2009 at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born May 5, 1938 in Farmington to Charles and Doris (Clinch) Oldfield. She married Donald E. Campbell December 29, 1957 in Farmington. He preceded her in death November 24, 2006. Surviving are one daughter, Donna (Randal) Eddy of Farmington, one son, Robert (Kathy) Campbell of Farmington, one grandson, William (Chrissi) Reagan, four grand-daughters, Brandi Eddy, Janel (Jared) McDermet, Tabitha Reagan, Kylie Eddy and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Carl Oldfield. Eleanor was a homemaker and attended the Evangelical Free Church in Canton. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Wednesday May 27th at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Services will be at 11:00 am Thursday, May 28 at the Funeral Home with burial following at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. The Rev. Michael Barr will officiate. Memorial may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Julia Rose Menold, the daughter of D. Jordan and Mallorie Megan (Elam) Menold was stillborn Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Surviving are her parents of Elmwood; maternal grandparents, Craig and Mary Elam of Farmington; and paternal grandparents, Colleen Wade of Elmwood and David Menold of Dunlap. There will be private services. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Brice T. “Ted” Bain, 72, of Farmington passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:34 am at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. Born, May 20, 1937 in Hibbing, MN the son of Brice W. and Twila Y. (Compton) Bain, he married Carol A. Gensler on May 14, 1960 in Kickapoo, IL. She survives along with two daughters, Gloria (Steve) Sutphin of Las Vegas, NV and Becky (Steve) Cackley of Hanna City; one son, Marty Bain of San Diego, CA; one brother, Karl (Rose) Bain of Farmington; and one sister, Charlotte (Frank) Roseboom of Canyon Lake, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Norman Bain. Ted was a supervisor at the Caterpillar Mossville facility for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571. Services will be Tuesday, May 26th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Monsignor Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 25th from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad or St. Vincent De Paul Church.
Berneta M. “Peg” Pinkerton, 87, of Farmington, IL passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:50 am at the Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. She was born in Canton, IL on June 22, 1921 the daughter of John and Della (Woodcock) Brown. She married Benjamin Walker on October 31, 1937 in Fort Madison, Iowa, then Earl Smith on November 2, 1946 in Lewistown. Later she married Carter Pinkerton on August 5, 1949. He died August 7, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Bennie Joe Walker, an infant daughter, Nancy Lou Walker, two brothers, Albert Brown and James Brown, and four sisters, Anna Ewing, Reba Brown, Velma Bear, and Bonnie Schiltz. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Wefenstette of Canton, and Nina Downard and Tammy (Mike) Godinez both of Farmington; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Willis (Mary) Brown and Dallas Brown both of Canton, Dick (Norma) Brown of Carthage; and Jack (Hazel) Brown of Farmington. She was an inspector for Caterpillar for 30 years, retiring in 1974. She was a 50 year member of the Farmington Women of the Moose, a member of the Farmington chapter of Eastern Star and Farmington American Legion Auxiliary, and a founding member of the Tri-County Senior Center in Farmington. She attended the First Baptist Church in Farmington and was a resident of Farmington for nearly 60 years. As per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. Taku Longkumer officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior with Women of the Moose rites at 10:45 am. Burial of ashes will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Senior Center.
Jack R. Weaver, 79, of 899 E. Elm St. Canton passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 9:14 am at Heartland Health Care, Canton. He was born in Canton on March 15, 1930 the son of Lucius and Katherine (Cooper) Weaver. He married Berniece Bohanan in 1963 at Rock Island, IL. She survives along with one son, Jack R. Weaver of Sparta, TN; one daughter, Rhonda Gallinger of Canton; one step-daughter, Betty Deakin of Atkinson; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas G. Weaver; one step-son, Robert Lalicker; and one brother. He worked for Caterpillar for 30 years. Jack enjoyed woodworking, painting, country music, and country drives. Services will be Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Rev. Gerald Van Tine will be officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton.
Neva Irene Smith Baughman, 90, of Lewistown, IL passed away Monday, May 11, 2009 at 3:10 am at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born, December 3, 1918, in Table Grove, IL the daughter of Hollie O. and Addie (Chenowith) Smith, she married Herbert W. Baughman on January 25, 1937. He died in August 1985. Surviving are one son, George Baughman of Lewistown; one brother, Robert Smith of Macomb; a first cousin, Mrs. Elsie Smith Abernathy Clapp of Table Grove; five nephews; and four nieces. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister. She and her husband operated a Producers Cream Station in Lewistown and then farmed for over 40 years. She also clerked at the Wherley Grocery and in the office of Raby Manufacturing. She was a resident of rural Table Grove and Vermont before moving back to Lewistown in 1993. Besides being a tractor driver on the farm, she was a Home Extension Member for 60 years in Table Grove, Eldorado Township and Industry. She was a 4H leader for over twenty years. Neva attended Table Grove Community Church, was a member of the West Prairie Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher and song leader for many years. She then attended Vermont Methodist Church and is now a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and Dorcas Circle. She was previously a member of the Vermont American Legion Auxiliary and is a member of the Lewistown American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid bowler winning the trophy at the WIU Senior Citizen Tournament in 1989. She raised White Persian horses and enjoyed horseback riding. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 16th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with a Graveside Service following at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown at 1:00 pm. Pastor Kathy Barrett will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the West Prairie Presbyterian Church, Vermont Methodist Church, Lewistown Presbyterian Church, or Lewistown Mt. Pleasant Church.
Gladys Opal Strode, 85, of 57 E. Oak St. Canton passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm at her residence. Born in Farmington, IL September 28, 1923, the daughter of Dale W. and Garnett Marie (Anthony) Babbitt, she married Harold Strode on June 7, 1941 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Susan (David) Probyn of Banner; eight grandchildren, Marsha (Jeff) Copple, Teresa Elliott, Julie Morse, Robbie (Melody) Morse, Eric (Cathy) Ellis, Jay Brush, Jennie (Jeremy) Brush- Fawcett, and Dave Probyn; sixteen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two daughters, Carol Ann Strode-Morse and Sharyl Dale Strode-Ellis; one granddaughter, Kathy Hill; and three brothers, Frederick J., Clyde A., and Marvin Leslie Babbitt. Gladys was a medical secretary at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was involved in the Genealogy Association. She collected dolls and made braided rugs. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial visitation on Monday, May 11th from 6 to 8 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Memorials may be made to the American Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Mike Hrecko, 79, of 312 W. Pine St. Canton, IL. passed away at 3:45 am May 3, 2009 at his residence surrounded by family and special pet Shadow. Mike was born on June 16, 1929 in Eldorado, IL. to Michael and Mary Ann Papsun Hrecko. He married Marge Stoll on August 6, 1955 in Chicago, IL. She survives along with 2 daughters; Doreen Fitch and Donna Hrecko both of Canton, 2 grandchildren; Nicole (Adam) Fitch Parsons of Saudi Arabia and John Fitch of Lebanon, TN, brother Joseph Hrecko of Canton and 2 sisters; Catherine Hrecko of Baldwin, MS and Ann (Mike) Schnacky of Danville, IL. Also many nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, son David Hrecko, and 2 brothers; John and Andrew.
Mike was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother. He worked at the International Harvester Company in Chicago as a data processing supervisor and then moved to Canton to work at IHC in 1961 retiring in 1983 after working a total of 37 years. Mike was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and was a member of American Legion Post #16 in Canton.
Services will be Wednesday, May 6th at 11:00 am at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, May 5th at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton following the services.
Mildred N. Hannam, 86, of Canton passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm at Sunset Manor, Canton. Born in Canton, Il, December 22, 1922, the daughter of Terry and Carrie (VanMiddlesworth) Ruey, she married Philip I. Hannam on January 15, 1943, in Knox County, IL. He died October 19, 1999. Surviving are two sons, Rick (Gayle) Hannam of Galva and Gary (Jan) Hannam of Canton; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Mildred and her husband owned and operated Hannam’s Dairy Dream in Canton from 1975 to 1983. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton. Services will be Thursday, May 7th at 10:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Keith Jones will be officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Canton American Legion Post #16 Baseball Team.
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Thomas H. Eddy Jr., 80, of London Mills, IL passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 3:45 am at his residence. Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, February 4, 1929, the son of Thomas Hayes and Mary Elizabeth (Crawford) Eddy Sr., he married Ruth Dee Kemp on June 22, 1986 in Salisbury, MD. She survives along with one daughter, Diana Peliter of Pittsburgh, PA; two step-sons, Bryan (Taryn) Strob of London Mills and Robert Dale Faught of Winter Springs, FL; one step-daughter, TyJuana M. Franks of Cocoa, FL; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Roger Eddy of New Castle, PA, and one sister, Karen Spragg of VA. Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Robert Eddy. He was an Aerospace Engineer for NASA for 25 years, retiring in 1995. He served in the National Guard in Germany. Services will be Wednesday, May 6th at 2:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with an hour prior visitation. Dr. Don Miller will be officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.