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Obituaries

Canton – Janet E. Morse, 65, of Canton, passed away at 8:32 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on February 25, 1954 in Canton to Earl and Jesse (Purtle) Frew. She married James “Jim” Morse on March 20, 1976 in Canton; he survives. Also surviving two...

Farmington – Amber G. (Smith) Lercher, 102, of Farmington, passed away at 11:45 AM on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on September 21, 1916 in Farmington to Leon and Carrie (Rodgers) Smith. She married Lt. George Donald “Don” Lercher on July 30, 1944 at home in Farmington. He preceded...

Peoria – Maxie Udel Russell, 86, of Peoria, passed away at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Park Place Nursing Home. He was born on May 26, 1932 in Louisville, KY to Roy D. and Vivan (McKinney) Russell. He married Marjorie Janes on May 19, 1956; she survives. Also surviving are three children, Teresa...

Canton – Norma Maxine Deakin, 87, of Canton, went to be with her loving daughter, husband, and family at 4:34 AM on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Renaissance Care Center. She was born on December 6, 1931 in Harris Township, IL to Mose and Hazel Fern (Calhoun) Burrows. She married Lloyd Gerald “Jerry” Deakin, he...

Canton – Evelyn Rosalie Butler, 98, of Canton, passed away at 4:10 AM on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Graham Hospital. She was born on November 7, 1920 in Farmington to Lora and Laura (Nibbelin) Dalton. She married Delwyn L. “Dick” Butler on May 3, 1941 in Canton, MO, he preceded her in death on...

Lewistown – Laurence “Pat” Bloyd, 91, of Lewistown, passed away at 8:22 AM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Sunset Rehab & Health Care. He was born on September 29, 1927 in Lewistown to Richard and Anna (O’Donnell) Bloyd. He married Martha Dell Atwater on September 9, 1949 in Ipava, IL, she preceded him in...

Canton – Jane Mahan, 83, of Canton, passed away at 10:25 AM on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Graham Hospital E.R. She was born on April 2, 1936 in Canton to Guy and Thelma (Byrum) Kipling. She married Paul Mahan on December 9, 1955 in East St. Louis, IL, he preceded her in death. Jane was...

Cuba – Ethel Mosher, 72, of Cuba, passed away at 9:10 AM on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her residence. She was born on January 3, 1947 in Canton to Robert and Melba (Hukill) Markley. She married Russell “Pete” Mosher on March 24, 1978, he survives. Also surviving is her mother, Melba; two children, Teresa Mosher...

Hanna City--Robert M. “Shag” Sheckler 60, of Hanna City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Unity Point-Methodist Hospital in Peoria after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Macomb, Illinois on April 18, 1958 and when he was still a toddler his family moved to Hanna City where he grew...

Canton – Willard G. “Jumpy” Jump, 86, of Canton, passed away at 7:20 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Graham Hospital. He was born on May 30, 1932 in Canton to Raymond and Crystal (Thompson) Jump. He married Betty Chasteen on October 18, 1954 in Canton, she preceded him in death on September 28,...