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Obituaries

St. David Headline: William Leonard Watson Jr., infant son of Bill and Tabitha (Bybee) Watson passed away Wednesday June 14, 2006 at 5:45am at Graham Hospital in Canton. He is survived by his two sisters, Cassandra and Katrina at home, paternal grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Stevenson of St. David, maternal grandparents, Rick and Lisa Bybee and...

Canton Headline: Angeline Butler, 90 of 2081 N. Main St. Canton, IL., formerly of 153 W. Fort St. Farmington, IL. passed away Wednesday June 14, 2006 at 8:20am at the Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born in Pekin on February 12, 1916 to Dominic and Angelina Astesono Bessone. She married Earl “Buck” Butler...

Walter Karl Strauch, 84, of 3611 N. Rochelle St., Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, June 7th at 5:25 am at Sharon Elms Nursing Home, Peoria. He was born March 16, 1922 to Dr. August and Clara (Loos-Tooker) Strauch. Surviving are one son, Mark Strauch (address unknown), one brother, Dr. Franz Strauch and one niece, Barbara...

Freddy Downey Sr., of 33287 Westwood Dr., FL formerly of Canton, died at 4:35 am Friday June 2nd at his residence. Born Sept 26, 1935 in Fiatt to Johnny C. and Beulah (Sheets) Downey, he married Shirley Munson, April 25, 1959 in Canton. She survives. Also surviving is one daughter: Jackie Downey of Canton, two...

Frank Barnabee, 91, of Pharr, Texas originally from Farmington, passed away June 2, 2006 in Pharr, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, an infant daughter, Edna, four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his son, Stephen F. Barnabee of Texas and two grandchildren, Justin and Amy. Frank had a...

Donna L. Rogers, 61, 12615 Grafelman Rd., Hanna City, passed away at 11:15 am Thursday June 1, 2006 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria. Born April 12, 1945 to Pete and Minnie (Ekena) Wagner, she married her high school sweetheart, Barry G. Rogers, June 5, 1964 in Elmwood. He survives. Also surviving are one son,...

Robert King, 78, of 128 W. Chestnut, Canton, passed away Wednesday, May 31st at 9:05 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton. Born July 11, 1927 in Canton to John and Allene (Jones) King, he married Rita Motsinger, Sept. 20, 1948 in Kenosha, Wis. She survives. Also surviving are two sons; Dan (Kathy) King of Canton and...

Thomas L. Mantonya, 62, of St. Mary’s Square Living Center, Galesburg, formerly of Canton, passed away on Tuesday, May 30th at 11:11 am at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg. He was born August 21, 1943 in Canton to Donald and Rose (Franciskovich) Mantonya. Surviving are one brother; Robert (Susan) Mantonya of Libertyville, three aunts, Josephine and Sophie Franciskovich both...

Freeman Arthur May, 95 of 605 N. 2nd St. Canton, IL. passed away Sunday May 28, 2006 at 8:45am at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born in Roseville Township on August 15, 1910 to Arthur and Jeanette (Royster) May. He first married Laura B. Simpson on August 1, 1939. He later married Leah E....

Howard D. Massingale, 79 of 1240 Sunview Dr. Canton, IL. passed away Saturday May 27, 2006 at 8:52pm at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on October 25, 1926 in Canton to Reuben and Ina (Weaver) Massingale. He married Nancy Wellner on September 13, 1952 in Peru, IL. He is survived by his wife,...