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Obituaries

George Kenneth “Bootjack” Bennett, 87, of Farmington, IL. died at 9:30 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. He was born August 12, 1919, the son of George Earl and Myrtle Lela (McCord) Bennett in Middlegrove, IL. He married Winnivere “Winnie” Schoonover on September 7, 1940 in Kahoka, MO. She survives and is...

Charles Andrew “Andy” Christy, 41, 450 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, IL., formerly of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 9:24 pm at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield. He was born December 13, 1964 in Canton to Marjorie Christy. Surviving are his mother, of Canton; two daughters, Patricia Christy and Charlesa Christy both of...

Hazel Jeanette Hillman, 91, of Middlegrove, IL. passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at her daughters residence in Springfield, Virginia. Born December 7, 1914 in Farmington, IL. the daughter of George and Agnes (Powell) Simpson, she married Cecil Hillman in August 1958. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Thomas (Trudy) Dehm of Elmwood...

Judith A. Daily, 71, of 1255 E. Sycamore Tr. Canton, died on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 5:34 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. Born April 22, 1935 in Canton, the daughter of Pedro “Pete” and Leona (Hand) Caruso, she married Richard Daily on July 3, 1955 in Canton. He survives. Also surviving are one...

Betty L. Jenkins, 79, of 1453 E. Myrtle St. Canton, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 7:30 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born March 8, 1927 in Smithfield, Il, daughter of Forrest and Betty Alberta (Travers) Welch. She was raised by Thomas and Lillian Harris. She married Leo Jenkins on June...

Carrie Marie Schick, 87 of 83 W. Pearl St. Farmington, IL. passed away Friday August 11, 2006 at 5:20pm at Farmington Country Manor. She was born March 10, 1919 in Cameron, IL. to Ray and Carrie (Anderson) Smith. She married Christian Schick on June 6, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He preceded her in...

Ralph D. McAlister, 91, of 392 Charter Oak Place, Dahinda died on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 9:40 pm at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center, Galesburg. Born April 12, 1915 in Cramer, Il. son of Royal and Blanche (Bitner) McAlister, he married Lois J. McElwee June 15, 1940 in St. Charles, MO. She survives. Also...

Virginia L. Bushong, 89, of 300 Orchid Ct., Canton died on Monday, August 7, 2006, at 8:23 am at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born on December 21, 1916, in Cazenovia, IL., daughter of Theodore K. and Ethel (Jurgens) Grafelman, she married John C. Bushong on December 2, 1934 in Pekin, IL. He died in 1969. Surviving...

Lois Lavonne (Lightle) Sherman, 89, of 855 E. Chestnut St., Canton, died on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 11:25 pm at Renaissance Care Center, Canton. Born, Oct. 1, 1916 in Bryant, Il, daughter of Charles Otis and Agatha L. (Chaddock) Lightle, she married Kenneth W. Sherman on June 20, 1947 in Galesburg. He survives along...

Cathy L. Fisher, 49, of 32075 N. Hwy 78, Farmington, died on Thursday, August 3, 2006, at 6:52 pm at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. She was born on July 1, 1957 in Benton, IL. to Robert and Mary (Holmes) Fisher Sr. Surviving are one son; Billy Engelke Jr. of Farmington, one brother; Robert M. Fisher...