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Obituaries

Norris – Tobias J. Oatman, 38, of Norris, passed away at 12:05 PM on Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born on September 15, 1978 in Canton to Donnie Oatman and Rhonda Atchley. Surviving are his parents Donnie of Canton and Rhonda (Barry) Taylor Fairview; Cindy Horton another mother that helped raise...

Sesser – Zachary Cassidy Darr, 34, born May 14, 1982, raised in Pekin, IL passed on Friday, December 2, 2016. Preceded in death by his mother, Donita M.C. Darr. Surviving is his father, Jesse Darr, brother, Elijah Darr and nephew, Ezra Darr, and youngest brother Gabriel Darr all of Pekin. He was an avid outdoorsman...

Canton – Mary D. Strode, 73, of Canton, passed away at 4:31 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Graham Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1943 in Hot Springs, AR to James and Estell (Cozart) Jackson formerly of Hot Springs, AR. Surviving are three children, Elizabeth Ann Strode of Bushnell, Roger (Donna) Strode of...

Canton – Boden Douglas Florey, infant son of Kyle Florey and Kalee Dallefeld was stillborn on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Graham Hospital surrounded by his family. Surviving are his parents; paternal grandparents, Michael and Tina Kruzan of Canton and Cory (Becky) Johnson of Canton; maternal grandparents, Mike and Michelle Walker of Canton, Wayne (Sue)...

Canton – Nancy A. Massingale, 83, of Canton, passed away at 5:36 AM on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Graham Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on September 2, 1933 at Spring Valley, IL to William E. and Mary (Pederzani) Wellner. She married Howard D. Massingale on September 13, 1952 in Peru, IL....

CANTON- Randy E. Hilton, 60, of Canton, passed away at 11:21 AM on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on October 12, 1956 in Jacksonville, IL, a son Robert L. and Marcella Elaine Easley Hilton. He married the love of his life Cindy McLaren on June 15, 1979 in...

 Maureen J. Franciskovich, 73, of Canton, passed away at 12:01 PM on Friday, November 25, 2016 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on January 28, 1943 in Canton, a daughter of Maurice and Marie Hezlep Preece. She married James Franciskovich on January 7, 1977 in Canton. He survives. Also surviving is...

John F. Rench Sr., 73 of Canton, passed away at 10:15 AM on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 13, 1943 in Ottawa, Illinois, a son of John and Nellie Burkholder Rench. He married Judy Chambers in December of 1966 in Smithfield, IL. She survives. Also surviving are two sons,...

TRIVOLI- Martha M. “Bea” Oltman, 84, of Trivoli, passed away at 10:20 AM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL. She was born on October 1, 1932 in Princeton, IL, a daughter of Arthur and Minnie (Peterson) Eckoff. She married Merle Oltman on December 9, 1950 in Mississippi. He preceded...

BARTONVILLE- Nancy M. Koeppel, 87, of Bartonville passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Reflections Memory Care in Washington, IL. Nancy Briggs was born July 7, 1929, in Peoria, the daughter of Homer & Murriel J. (Byram) Briggs. She married Jack Koeppel on May 14, 1949 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on May 6,...