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Obituaries

Patrick Alan Phillips, 67, of Canton, passed away Sunday, February 12, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Patrick was born on January 17, 1950 in St. Louis, MO to Frank Wright “Bud” and Charlotte (Sebree) Phillips. He married Hila Robertson in Savannah, Tennessee. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Eric (Heather) Phillips of Davidson,...

John Junior Voorhees, 89, of Canton, passed away on Saturday, February 11, at his residence in Dunlap, IL. John was born on November 7, 1927 in Canton, IL, the son of John and Viola ( Miller ) Voorhees. He married Helen Zeglen on December 28, 1951 in Farmington, IL, she preceded in death in 2014....

Canton – Larry W. Ernst, 74, of Canton, passed away at 2:33 AM on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born on October 1, 1942 in DuQuoin, IL to Oscar W. and Irene (Manis) Ernst. He married Elizabeth Ann Thomas on October 24, 1974, she survives. Also surviving...

James Earl Eldridge, 90, of Brimfield, passed away at 1:37 PM on Friday February 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born on January 9, 1927 in St. Petersburg, Florida, a son of Richard H. and Ruby (Hunter) Eldridge. He married Fern Neuhaus on March 2, 1951 in Peoria; she preceded him in death on...

Corda Jones, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 9:50 AM on February 2, 2017 at Garden Court Liberty Village in Peoria. She was born on December 17, 1931 in Farmington, the daughter of William and Mary (Veterani) Macklin. She married Jack E. Larson on September 1, 1956 in Peoria; he preceded her in death in...

Lewistown - Larry Dean Rilea, 80, of Lewistown, formerly of Liverpool, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. Larry was born on January 22, 1937 in Liverpool, IL, the son of Arnold and Sylvia (Riley) Rilea. Surviving are four children: Echo Wilson, Larry Daniel Rilea, Marcena Gabrielson, and...

Frostproof – Eugene C. “Swede” Johnson, 83, of Frostproof, FL, formerly of Yates City, IL, passed away at 5:10 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Community Hospice Anne & Donald McGraw Center for Caring in Jacksonville, FL. He was born on July 16, 1933 in Peoria, IL to Lester and Berniece (Honts) Johnson. He...

Canton – Charles E. Mulligan Sr., 82, of Canton, passed away at 12:33 AM on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on January 19, 1935 in Canton to Louis and Ruth (Fourdyce) Mulligan. He married Bonnie Griggs on May 10, 1960 in Canton. She preceded him in death...

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,...