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Obituaries

CANTON – Edythe Leona Sommers, 88, of Canton, passed away at 11:25 PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. She was born on January 20, 1928 in Eureka, a daughter of Allen Dexter and Edith May (Homan) Ladd. She married William Jack Mckechie, RPH. on November 6, 1950 in Peoria....

YATES CITY- Pauline M. “Polly” McDonald, 88, of Yates City, passed away at 3:36 PM on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 22, 1928 in Hanna City, a daughter of Harry and Cora Clark Hudson. She married Dean I. McDonald...

 Claude E. Garzee Sr., of Canton, passed away at 2:41 PM on Friday, November 11, 2016 at his residence. He was born on November 16, 1946 in Canton, a son of Claude D. and Zelma Garzee. He married Lila Whiteman on June 29, 1967 in Palmyra, Missouri. She survives. Also surviving are his two sons, Claude...

Farmington – Leonard Hartzog, 66, of Farmington, passed away at 1:37 PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on February 13, 1950 in Canton to George and Juanita (Bollinger) Hartzog. Surviving are two daughters, Paige O’Neill and Cheryl Bryant both of Joppatowne, MD; five grandchildren; one sister, Linda (Paul)...

Bartonville – Raymond S. Leverton, 98, of Bartonville, passed away at 11:15 AM on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Courtyard Estates of Farmington. He was born on July 13, 1918 in Mount Sterling, IL to John E. and Arley (Moke) Leverton. He married Helen M. Davis on December 3, 1938 in Palmira, MO. She preceded...

Darlene G. Hofmann, 93, of Chillicothe, passed away at 9:35 AM on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe. She was born on October 8, 1923 in Effingham, IL, a daughter of Thomas G. and Pansy J. Walls Morris. She married Harold F. Hofmann on January 17, 1964 in Peoria. He preceded her...

Canton – David P. VanDyke, 72, of Canton, passed away at 10:45 AM on Monday, October 31, 2016 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born on January 6, 1944 in Canton to Cecil F. and Mildred (Anderson) VanDyke. He married the love of his life, Victoria “Vicky” Frank on October 25, 1969 in...

Fairview – Robert D. Kinzer, 88, of Fairview, passed away at 5:14 AM on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Red Oaks Memory Care in Canton. He was born on February 6, 1928 in Rapatee to Russell and Nellie (McElroy) Kinzer. He married Eva Mae Steck on July 20, 1946. She preceded him in death on...

Canton – Richard N. Daily, 84, of Canton, passed away at 6:03 PM on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Graham Hospital. He was born on October 5, 1932 in Canton to Bernard and Violet (Hancock) Daily. He married Judith Caruso on July 3, 1955 in Canton, she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death...

Vermont – Leroy A. “Grandpa Cows” Selph, 83, of Vermont, passed away at 7:35 AM on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Mason County Hospital. He was born on November 28, 1932 in Hermon, IL to Mylon and Beulah (Bramlett) Selph. He married Betty Shinn on March 31, 1951, she preceded him in death on January...