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Obituaries

Cuba Headline: Ralph Edward Anderson, 56 of 19011 HWY 97 Cuba, IL passed away at 9:56 am Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born October 25, 1950 in Galesburg, IL to Orville George and Marion Edna (Stammer) Anderson. Surviving are one son, Shawn Anderson of Galesburg; one daughter, Mary...

Canton Headline: Martin Ralph Heckard, 96, a direct descendant of two Fulton County pioneer families, died in Peoria on Oct. 8, 2007. Born in Canton October 1910, a son of John M. and Beulah (Grim) Heckard, he married Fern Fouts, August 1, 1934 in Canton. She died in 1999 after 64 years of marriage. He is...

Canton Headline: Martin Ralph Heckard, 96, a direct descendant of two Fulton County pioneer families, died in Peoria on Oct. 8, 2007. Born in Canton October 1910, a son of John M. and Beulah (Grim) Heckard, he married Fern Fouts, August 1, 1934 in Canton. She died in 1999 after 64 years of marriage. He is...

Fairview Headline: Laurence Earl Fisher, 95, of 475 W. Main Fairview passed away at 2:39 pm Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born in Banner Township (Fulton County), IL Sept. 5, 1912 to Jesse E. and Stella M. (Lane) Fisher, he married Martha J. Wilson Jan. 11, 1950 in Fairview. She died Nov. 11,...

Hanna City Headline: Miecie Marie (Bradshaw) Compton Marinich, 71, formerly of Hanna City, died in Lovelock, Nevada on Friday, September 28, 2007. She was born in Peoria on March 29, 1936, the first child of Henry Edward and Theda Violet (Hays) Bradshaw. She married Donald James Compton on June 29, 1953. She later married Lewis Marinich...

Hanna City Headline: Larry Dean Proctor, 67, of Hanna City passed away at 4:38 pm Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Peoria, Oct. 2, 1939 to Dean O. and Elizabeth (Casson) Proctor. Surviving are two children (by his first wife, Sandra Moll), Lisa A. (Neal) Kephart of Farmington and Jon W....

Farmington Headline: Margo J. Drake, 67, of Farmington, passed away at 12:28 am Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at her residence. She was born in Farmington, June 24, 1940 to Thomas “Mick” E. and Maxine “Mac” L. (McCord) McMahon.Surviving are two sons, David (Carrie) Drake of Glasford and Jeffery (Melissa) Drake of Brimfield; four grandchildren and one...

Canton Headline: Francis B. Ray, 97, of Canton passed away at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at Sunset Manor Care, Canton. She was born in Greenville, IL February 12, 1910 to Rev. Barney F. and Elizabeth (Kimbro) Ray. Surviving are several nieces including Dorothy (Leroy) Haynes of Canton and one nephew, Leon (Carolyn) Heikes of...

Sally Ann Grace, 65, of Canton, IL. passed away at 1:30 am Saturday, September 22, 2007 at her residence. She was born at Peoria, IL in 1941 to William and Gertrude Fortman Vititow. Sally married Robert Grace on August 31, 1968 in Peoria. He survives along with 3 children; Robert M. Grace of Colorado Springs,...

Canton Headline: Mary L. (nee Branchfield) Tucker, 59, of Canton, went home September 20, 2007, with her daughter at her side, at Morris Health Care, Morris, IL. She was born November 27, 1947 in Canton to Robert and Leota (Riley) Branchfield. Surviving are one son, David Tucker Jr. of LaSalle; one daughter, Tina (James) Tucker of...