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Obituaries

Farmington – Steven L. Schnetzler, 72, of Farmington, passed away at 11:35 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at his residence. He was born on September 26, 1946 in Peoria, IL to Charles E. and Francis (Keyes) Schnetzler. He married Ruthie Smith on April 22, 1972 in Peoria, IL, she survives. Also surviving are four children,...

Marjorie Ruth Ubell, 92, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at 7:56 AM at Farmington Country Manor. She was born on March 24, 1926, in Canton, the daughter of Fred and Zelma (Rowe) Melgreen. She married Billie R. Ubell on May 1, 1947, in Canton. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1992. Also...

Francis Lee “Brownie” Brown, 75, of Canton, passed away at 8:36 a.m. Friday (December 21, 2018) at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born December 4, 1943, in Canton, the son of Merton and Lucille (Johnson) Brown, he married Gloria Jean Stevens on June 6, 1970. She died April 27, 2000. He later married Barbara Bree...

Bartonville – Melba Joan Collins, 80, of Bartonville, passed away at 7:02 PM on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Unity Point Methodist. She was born on November 1, 1938 in Kennett, MO to John and Thera (Knighten) Nolen. She married Vernon Collins on November 4, 1955 in Corinth, MS, he preceded her in death on...

Canton – It is with great sadness that the family of Jerry Leon Lefler announces his passing on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the age of 71 years. A native of Canton, IL, Jerry married Sue Stairwalt on September 4, 1965 in Canton. He worked at the Dog and Suds before starting his career with Caterpillar....

Lewistown – Donna M. McCoy, 75, of Lewistown, passed away at 1:41 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born on June 5, 1943 in Macomb, IL to Lyman and Pearl (Calhoun) Gibboney. She married Gerald H. McCoy on October 15, 1961 in Bushnell, IL....

Farmington – Donald E. Wright, 88, of Farmington, went to be with his wife at 9:11 PM on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Graham Hospital. He was born on February 21, 1930 in Canton to Shelby and Anna Mae (Flowers) Wright. He married Barbara Diva Rolando on March 25, 1950 in Canton, IL. She preceded...

Peoria – Doris B. Turner, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 5:30 PM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on March 23, 1936 in DuQuoin, IL to Howard and Dorothy (Carpenter) Felts. She married Charles D. Turner Sr on December 18, 1952. He preceded her in death....

Springfield- Judith Karol (Vaira) Bowen, 73, of Springfield, formerly of Farmington, passed away after a prolonged illness at 4:20 PM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield surrounded by her family. She was born on May 12, 1945 in Canton, a daughter James and Oladeen (Stell) Vaira. She married George...

Havana – Betty R. Sanders, 79, of Havana, passed away at 5:30 PM on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on November 1, 1939 in Atlanta, IL to Louis and Mildred (Phillips) Kessinger. She married Bill Sanders on September 26, 1956. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death...