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Obituaries

Canton – Bessie Witherell, 102, of Canton, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born on January 3, 1915 in Canton, to Charles and Emma (Werry) Williams. She was preceded in death by husbands, Albert White and John Witherell, son, Robert Lawver of Canton, granddaughter, Krisa (Lawver)...

CANTON- Barbara J. Aplin, 77, of Canton, passed away at 4:25 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Sunset Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on June 23, 1939 in Farmington, a daughter of George and Violet (Jennings) Phillips. She married Donald Aplin on July 11, 1955 in Farmington. He preceded her in death. Also,...

Canton – Howard H. Vohland, 87, of Canton, passed away at 9:27 AM on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Graham Hospital. He was born on October 30, 1929 in Washington, IL to Henry and Wilhelmine (Poehlman) Vohland. He married Lois Rohrer on July 15, 1950 in Fairview. He is survived by his wife of 66 years,...

Ruth M. Coonley, 91, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Farmington, Illinois. A fifty-eight-year resident of North Aurora, Illinois, Ruth moved to Canton, IL in 2013 to live near her daughter Jean and her family. Born October 18, 1925 in Selman, Oklahoma, Ruth spent her early years growing up on a family farm in...

Maquon – Teresa L. Jausel, 70, of Maquon, passed away at 10:42 AM on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. She was born on May 5, 1947 in Peoria to Edward and Mary (Ferguson) Lehman. She married Ervin Jausel on July 19, 1972 in Cheyene, WY, he survives. Also surviving is one...

Mildred E. “Millie” (Chipman) Shafer, 69, of Canton, IL, formerly of rural Lewistown, lost her courageous battle to breast cancer on June 2, 2017 at 7:50 P.M. at Graham Hospital extended care. Millie was born on October 1, 1947 in Canton, IL to Ray and Doris (Means) Chipman. She is survived by her son, Michael S. (Missy) Wilkinson...

 Joann E. Wisniewski, 84, of Canton, passed away at 5:28 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Graham Hospital. She was born on June 14, 1932 in Portageville, NY to Lawrence and Martha (Gautreau) Waldman. She married Tadeusz Wisniewski on September 17, 1949, he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her parents...

Canton – Jerome “Jerry” Rosich, 89, of Canton, passed away at 1:05 PM on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Renaissance Care Center. He was born on May 25, 1928 in Springfield, IL to John Rosich and Duncia Franciskovich. He married Zelma Gilmore on June 4, 1949 in Canton; she survives. Also surviving are two children, Jerry...

Anthony (Tony, Tony Chuck, Chuckie) Franciskovich, age 72, passed away at Graham Hospital on May 28th, 2017. He always boasted of his Texas roots, being born August 29th,1944 to Anthony and Irma (Powell) Franciskovich in Temple, Texas.  He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and then graduated from Canton High School in 1963.  Tony enlisted in...

Canton – Garnette May Dunning, 87, of Canton, passed away at 7:46 PM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 24, 1929 in East Peoria to Edward and Edna (Wheeler) Potts. She married Robert L. Dunning Sr. on July 5, 1947 in Canton, IL, he preceded her in death...