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Obituaries

Farmington Headline: William “Bill” J. Vandermeer, 24, of 309 E. Prairie, Farmington passed away Monday, August 11, 2008 at 8:37 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room, Peoria. Born in Canton, April 17, 1984, to David W. and Linda (Keefauver) Vandermeer, he married Beth Dilts on October 14, 2006 in Prairie City, IL. She...

Farmington Headline: Margaret Jeanne Teppo, 83, of Farmington passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 7:05 am at Farmington Country Manor, Farmington. Born in Peoria, August 28, 1924 to Roy and Ione (Howell) Pascal, she married Kenneth Teppo. He died in May 2001. Surviving are two daughter, Nancy Taylor of Middlegrove and Sharron Hammond of Florida;...

Elmwood Headline: Marian A. Purchase, 77, of Elmwood passed away Friday, August 8, 2008, at 5:00 am at her residence. Born in Clinton, Iowa, November 17, 1930, to Herbert and Loretta (Kustes) Blodgett, she married Ralph “Speck” Purchase on February 25, 1949 in Elmwood. He died January 9, 1984. Surviving are four children; Sharon L. McKeever...

Canton Headline: Carroll G. Offord, 99, of Canton passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at 1:30 am at Clayberg Nursing Care Center, Cuba. Born in Canton, January 24, 1909, to Oscar O. and Bertha J. (Mason) Offord, he married Leota King in Palmyra, MO. She died in October 1991. Also preceding him in death were his...

Canton Headline: Lullabelle M. Whitney, of Canton passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Canton. She was born in Canton, August 19, 1938, to Walter Thomas and Nellie (Green) Whitney. Surviving are one brother, Jerry Johnson of St. David; one sister, Lucille Whitney of Canton; her guardian, Barbara Whitney of Bryant;...

Farmington Headline: Patsy A. Lewis, 69, of Farmington passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 12:10pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Born in Middle Grove, Il. March 13, 1939, to Raymond “Rink” and Nellie (Phelps) Grubb she married Amos A. Lewis January 19, 1959 in Houston, Texas. He survives along with five children; Keetra...

Canton Headline: Frank C. Hardy, 94 of 606 E Locust St. Canton, IL passed away Friday July 25, 2008 at 4:39pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. He was born January 10, 1914 in Springfield, IL to Cowan and Luella (Wick) Hardy. He married Sarah “Joyce” Griffin on November 13, 1937 in Davenport, IA. He is survived by...

Farmington Headline: Diana L. Wood, 58, of Farmington passed away Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 9:25 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. Born in Farmington, January 1, 1950, to Carl and Mary (Warner) Putman, she married Fitzhugh “Woody” Wood on April 16, 1993 in Lewistown. He died February 28, 1997. Surviving are one daughter, Karla Fresia...

Canton Headline: Elizabeth A. Redfern, 50, of Canton died Monday, July 21, 2008, at 5:35 am at Renaissance Care Center, Canton. She was born October 13, 1957 in Galesburg to Charles and Deanna (Ericson) Redfern. They preceded her in death. Surviving are one brother, Ted Redfern and a special friend, Diane Heffernan of Canton. She was...

Canton Headline: Steven Evan Edwards, 52, of 211 Fulton Place Canton, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008 at his residence. Born in Canton, March 23, 1956, to Jodie S. and Loretta (Taylor) Edwards, he married Penny J. Powell on October 31, 1991 in Lewistown. She survives. Also surviving are his mother of rural Glasford; two sons,...