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Obituaries

Canton Headline: 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...

Canton Headline: 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;...

Canton Headline: 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...

Canton Headline: 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...

Canton Headline: Ronald Wayne Watson, 66 of Canton, IL passed away Saturday April 4, 2009 at 6:40am at the Renaissance Care Center, Canton. He was born May 26, 1942 in Powersville, MO to William H. and Mary A (Snyder) Watson. They preceded him in death. He is survived by his close friends, Barb Orwig, Deanna (Dale)...

Farmington Headline: Edna Mae Blackmer, 100, of Farmington, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Farmington Country Manor. Born, October 12, 1908 in Madison, Indiana, the oldest child of Oscar and Frances (Tucker) Sullivan, she grew up in Minonk, IL, graduating from Minonk High School in 1925. She married Harry Herbert Blackmer of Minonk on...

Farmington Headline: Donald Wayne “Tater” Slater Jr., 48, of 45 N. Cedar Farmington, passed away at 8:51 am Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton. Born in Canton, IL, March 14, 1961, the son of Donald W. “Salty” and Nancy (Jones) Slater, he married Angela Johnson on December 12, 2003 in Canton....

Farmington Headline: Robert "Bagpipes" Graham, 69, of Farmington, passed away at 6:36 pm. Friday March 27, 2009 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Born February 7, 1940 in Peoria, to Gavin and May (Crandell) Graham. He married Colleen “Susie” Thurman in Lewistown April 7, 1967. She survives along with two sons, Keith (Tera) Graham of...

Canton Headline: Amy Kemper, 24, of 1675 E. Ash St. Canton passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 4:05 pm at the Renaissance Care Center, Canton. She was born in Peoria, March 6, 1985, the daughter of Lloyd Jr. and Cathy (Wilson) Kemper. Surviving are her father of Canton; one brother, Lloyd Kemper III of California;...

Hanna City Headline: Helen Irene Williams, 95, of Hanna City, IL passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm at the Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. Born in Rapatee, IL, July 16, 1913, the daughter of Clarence and Grace (Elliott) Polhemus, she married William “Wink” Williams September 27, 1932 in Lewistown. He died January 10, 1985....