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Obituaries

Canton Headline: Clifford H. Mortland, 88, of 915 W. Maple Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born in Gilead, IL, April 30, 1922, the son of Walter and Beulah (Fonch) Mortland. He married Mary L. Lewis on November 23, 1944 in Alton, IL. Surviving are...

Canton Headline: Ruth M. White, 90, of Toulon, IL formerly of Canton, IL passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 in Kewanee. She was born in Schuyler County, IL on October, 21, 1920, the daughter of Samuel and Maude (Goodin) Wright. She married Kenneth M. White on December 18, 1937. He preceded her in death. Surviving are...

Canton Headline: Effie Mae (Ford) Pollitt, 98, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:52 am at Red Oak Estates in Canton. She was born in Fairview, IL, September 5, 1912, the daughter of Snowdon and Effie Mae (Fouts) Ford. She married Elza McGinnis in 1930 and he died in March of 1935....

Willa K. “Billie” Stein, 91, of Jeffersontown, passed away, Tuesday, January 18, 2011. She was the former Willa K. “Billie” Francis, a clerk for the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, a school guard and dental assistant. She enjoyed thoroughbred racing and politics and was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. She was preceded in death...

Canton Headline: Robert H. Roskamp, 91, of Canton, IL passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. He was born in Banner, IL, October 5, 1919, the son of Carl A. and Bertha M. (Houston) Roskamp. He married Eileen Saville on December 30, 1975 in Canton. She died on April...

Bartonville Headline: Orville E. Schindler, 86, of 107 Lewis Ct. Bartonville, IL passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at 7:15 pm at the Pekin Manor, Pekin, IL. He was born in Bartonville, January 12, 1925, the son of Albert C. and Ellen (Stoker) Schindler. He married Helen Bittner on April 18, 1948 in Peoria. She survives...

Vermont Headline: Milo Lee Bricker, 86, of 4310 E. Mine Hwy Vermont, IL passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm at his residence. He was born in Astoria, IL, February 2, 1924, the son of Harry and Erma (Riebling) Bricker. He married Bessie Wright. She survives. Cremation rites have been accorded. There are no...

Trivoli Headline: Verna Irene Crawley Byram, 91, of Trivoli, IL passed away at home on January 16, 2011. Verna was born on May 10, 1919, in Marshall, IL, the daughter of William Jesse Norton and Lola Alice (Coldren) Norton. On September 28, 1940, she married Frederick Allen Crawley in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death...

Farmington Headline: Richard “Dick” L. Hitchcock, Sr., 84, of 310 N. First Ave Farmington, IL passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 4:16 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. He was born in Farmington, October 11, 1926, the son of Clyde and Sadie (Nibbelin) Hitchcock. He married Wanda Lee Fulton on July 4, 1954 in Farmington....

Mapleton Headline Nancy Stewart, 58, of Mapleton passed away at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. She was born in Peoria on Jan. 3, 1953, the daughter of James and Claudine (Williams) Swanson. She married Scott Stewart on Jan. 31, 1989, in Bartonville. He survives along with a daughter, Taylor Stewart at...