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Obituaries

Canton Headline: Raymond E. Widger, 83, of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm at the Renaissance Care Center, Canton. He was born April 27, 1927, in Canton, the son of Clyde O. and Dora Mae (Beechamp) Widger. He married Wilma Graham on June 13, 1949 in Petersburg. She survives. Also surviving are a...

Farmington Headline Jackie D. Williams, 73, of Farmington passed away at 5:01 am, Saturday, March 5 at Graham Hospital Extended Care Unit. He was born on November 8, 1937 in Farmington to Ellis P. and Georgia F. Tompkins Williams. Jackie married Rosalee Columbia on August 11, 1962 in Farmington. She survives along with 2 children; Kathleen...

Morton Headline Leatha F. Cowser, 96, of Morton, IL, formerly of Glasford, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 6:00 AM at Apostolic Christian Restmor Nursing Home in Morton. Leatha was born July 14, 1914, in Glasford, IL, the daughter of Elmer E. and Goldie Mae (Nightengale) Prior. She married Harley D. Cowser on January 20, 1934...

Canton Headline: James Ewing, 63, of Canton, IL passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. He was born January 12, 1948, in Canton, IL, the son of Carlos and Dorothy Ewing. Surviving are five children, Chad (Malina) Ewing of Bentonville, AR, Brett Ewing of St. David, James Ewing Jr....

Bartonville Headline Mary Etta Major, 88, formerly of Bartonville passed away at 10:45 am Thursday, March 3, 2011 at OSF St. Clare Home in Peoria Heights. Mary was born October 29, 1922 in Clinton, IN to Lawrence Herbert and Minnie Lorena Jones Keyes. She married Charles R. Major whom preceded her in death. Also preceding her...

Lewistown Headline: Helen Andeway, 84, of Lewistown, IL passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm at the Renaissance Care Center, Canton, IL. She was born April 1, 1926, in Canton, the daughter of Paravon and Bayzar (Der Krekorian) Norsigian. They precede her in death along with an infant daughter and four brothers. She is...

Fairview Headline: Marilyn M. McCracken, 76, of 790 W. Main St. Fairview, IL passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at 5:16 am at her residence. She was born February 17, 1935, in Kilbourne, IL, the daughter of Marshall and Lola (Clark) Clark. She married Billie R. McCracken on June 6, 1954 in Kilbourne. He preceded her...

Canton Headline: Mary B. Nickerson, 94, formerly of Canton, fell asleep in the loving arms of our Lord, February 28, 2011 at 9:15 pm at the Lodge at the Harbours Assisted Living, Noblesville, Indiana. She was born July 9, 1916 to John and Esther (Bell) Trudgen and was married to Norman A. Nickerson who preceded her...

Canton Headline Dale H. Farr of 25 Winegar Drive of Canton passed away on February 27, 2011 after a brief illness. Dale was born July 1, 1918 at Bardolph, IL the second child of John C. and Nellie A. (Ruthe) Farr. He grew up in Bryant, IL graduating in 1938 from Lewistown High School. He was...

Rollin R. Mahnesmith, 87, of Canton, IL, died at 6:30 am, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, IL. He was born November 5, 1923 in Altona, IL to John V. and Ethel M. (Miller) Mahnesmith. He married Ada O. Barlow March 12, 1941 Kahoka, MO. She predeceased September 30, 2009 in...