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Obituaries

Farmington Headline: Ottavia “Tab” Ferretti, 95, of Farmington passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 6:02 am at Graham Hospital Canton. Born January 14, 1913, in Roanoke, IL to Michell and Maria (Chiotti) Beoletto, she married Frank J. Ferretti on July 30, 1949 in Christopher, IL. He preceded her in death February 4, 2006. Surviving are...

Farmington Headline: Goldman Vaughn, 76, of 351 N. West St. Farmington passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 5:29 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Born, June 30, 1932, in Smithtown, KY the son of James F. and Nannie (Roberts) Vaughn, he married Audrey Welker on March 21, 1951 in Farmington. She survives. Also...

Canton Headline: Cora J. Putman, 73, of 250 S. Main St. Canton passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 11:05 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born, July 5, 1935, in Canton the daughter of Silas and Clara (Hutton) Boling Sr. she married Robert F. Putman. Surviving are two sons; Robert (Rose) Putman of Havana and Brian...

Canton Headline: Dorothy V. Shores, 94, of 129 S. 1st Canton passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 3:20 am at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Canton. Born, January 8, 1914, in Herrin, IL the daughter of Lemuel and Vista (Freeman) Maxey, she married George William Shores. He died on October 14, 1980. Also preceding...

Canton Headline: Donald G. DeLong, 75, of 250 S. Main St. Apt. 217 Canton passed away Monday, October 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Canton. Born, January 22, 1933, in Canton, IL, the son of Edward Frank and Eunice Audrey (Conrad) DeLong, he married Phyllis Marie Barnes on October 11, 1997....

Farmington Headline: Warner “Dean” Walters, 80, of 535 Bridge St. Farmington passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 6:00 pm at his residence. Born, June 10, 1928, in Fairview, IL the son of Glenn and Thelma (Bybee) Walters, he married Doris Archdale on January 1, 1950 in Canton. She survives along with two sons, Harry (Cindy)...

Canton Headline: John Dean Petrakis, 60, of 414 N. 1st Apt 513, Canton passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008, at 6:56 pm at his residence. He was born, April 7, 1948, in Peoria the son of Bernard "Pete" D. and Caryl M. (Kasebier) Petrakis. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are five brothers,...

Hanna City Headline: Doris E. George, 91, of Hanna City, died Wednesday morning, October 1, 2008. Born, May 7, 1917, to Paul & Bessie (Young) Cox in Havana, Doris married W. Franklin George on January 16, 1937, in Peoria. They were married 64 years, and Franklin preceded her in death on September 1, 2001. Also preceding...

Elmwood Headline: Leslie W. Varnes, 91, of Peoria, formerly of Cramer Rd. in Elmwood, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 3:10 am at Proctor Endowment Home, Peoria. Born, June 2, 1917, in Trivoli the son of Ezra D. and Lula J. (Wasson) Varnes he married Dorothea M. Spencer on March 27, 1937 in Peoria, IL....

St. David Headline: Leota “Maxine” Stell, 90, of Cheyenne, WY, formerly of St. David, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, WY. Born, February 16, 1918, in Fulton County, IL the daughter of Logan and Hazel (Huston) Whitehead, she married Arthur R. Stell on August 15, 1934. He preceded her...