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Obituaries

Canton – Donald D. “Donny” Purtle, 57, of Canton, passed away at 7:45 PM on Friday, January 27, 2017 at OSF St. Frances Medical Center. He was born on June 6, 1959 in Canton to James and Laura (Breese) Purtle. Surviving are five brothers, Terry (Janet) Purtle of Cuba, Bill Purtle, Jack Purtle, Ricky Jo Purtle,...

Dunfermline – Evelyn June Chaney, 85, of Dunfermline, passed away at 5:05 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Renaissance Care Center. She was born on January 28, 1931 in Canton, IL to Thomas and Jennie (Franciskovich) Clark. Surviving are five children, Edgar H. “Sonny” (Rose) Thomas III of Bryant, Ellen Jo (Ron) Frasier of Canton,...

Bartonville – Ethan M. Ramsey, 15, of Bartonville, passed away at 5:11 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at OSF St. Frances Medical Center E.R. He was born on November 30, 2001 in Peoria to John Ramsey and Erica Hidden. Surviving are his parents, John Ramsey and Erica Hidden; step father, Bradley Lowe; two brothers, Dylan...

CREVE COEUR- Eugene L. Guess Jr., 80 of Creve Coeur, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at 12:25 PM on Friday, January 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born on September 12, 1936 in Terre Haute, Indiana, a son of Eugene and Dorothy (Schofstall) Guess Sr. He met the love of his life, Linda...

Hanna City – Donna Mae Wolford, 83, of Hanna City, passed away at 10:00 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at OSF St. Frances Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born on September 16, 1933 in Tama County, Iowa to Verle O. and Dorothy P. (Wiseman) Edwards. She married Merle Lee Wolford on September...

 Connie D. Smith, 55, of Lewistown, passed away at 2:00 AM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on May 6, 1961 in Canton, the daughter of William F. and Mary R. (O’Brien) Cumpston. She married Stephen L. Smith on July 25, 2005 in Lewistown. He survives. Also surviving are...

Canton – Clark Dewitt Wilson Jr., 69, of Canton, passed away at 9:51 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 11, 1947 in St. Louis, MO to Clark D. and Lorraine (Gilder) Wilson Sr. He married Linda S. (Kovachevich) on September 8, 1978 in Peoria....

Clifford A. Taylor Sr., 85, of Prairie City, passed away at 10:35 PM on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Prairie City Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born on November 22, 1931 in Middlegrove, a son of Ralph and Ruby (Phillips) Taylor. He married Geraldine Anderson on May 5, 1959 in London Mills, she survives. Also...

Peoria – Evelyn Virginia Nelson, 96, of Peoria, passed away at 4:40 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 16, 1920 in Peoria to August Charles and Pearl Edella (Lock) Demmin. She married Edwin Nelson on February 14, 1944 in Durham, N.C., he survives. Also surviving are four children,...

Farmington – Marcella V. Lindley, 94, of Farmington, passed away at 2:54 AM on Friday, January 13, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on February 4, 1922 in Wyoming, IL, a daughter of Ralph and Minnie (Larson) Cox. She married Robert Lindley on September 20, 1947, in...