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Obituaries

Bartonville – Elmer C. Vaughn, 90, of Bartonville, formerly of McLeansboro, IL, passed away at 2:56 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on September 7, 1930 in McLeansboro, IL to David Harrison and Mary (Ingram) Vaughn. He married Betty Beckman on May 20, 1950 in Hamilton,...

Canton – Phyllis Jane Franklin, 80, of Canton, passed away at 12:20 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Graham Hospital. She was born on December 24, 1939 in Galesburg, IL to Donald and Dorothy (Hoots) Franklin. Surviving are two brothers, John Franklin and David (Etta) Franklin, three sisters, Carol Franklin, Ruth (Lloyd) Gordon and Janice...

Donna M. Cotter, 83, of Farmington, passed away at 3:08 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on July 18, 1937 in Peoria, IL to Roy and Agnes (Holtz) Coake. Donna is survived by five children, Kellie (Ron) Streitmatter, Kim (Dan) Archdale, Kevin (Linda) Cotter,...

Bartonville – Darleen A. Gross, 88, of Bartonville, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 7, 2020 at The Loft in Canton. She was born October 19, 1932 in Kirksville, Missouri to Johnnie J. and Thelma (Thevel) Dorman. They preceded her in death. She than mourned her husband, David Gross who preceded her in death in...

Canton- David L. Breese, 68, of Canton, passed away at 8:20 AM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born on November 11, 1952 in Canton, a son of Ted and Mara Lee (Jarnigan) Breese. He married Gail Beiderwieden on October 5, 1975 in Havana, Illinois. She survives. Also surviving are his children,...

Shawn Charles Swanson, 54, was born on September 15, 1966 in Peoria, Illinois. He died from COVID-19 on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Shawn attended Farmington High School, where he was a member of the undefeated football team of 1984. Shawn was a member of the Illinois Angus Assoc. and...

William “Bill” Henry Stockham, 58, of Canton, passed away at 9:36 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 11, 1962 to Robert “Bob” and Audrey (Picton) Stockham. He married Debbie Lung on August 8, 2008 in Spearfish, South Dakota. She survives. Bill is also...

Amber Jo Walker, 46, of Peoria, formerly of Canton, passed away at 6:17 AM on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at her residence. She was born on November 19, 1974 in Canton, a daughter of Brent and Valerie (Fidler) Scalf. She married Aaron Walker on June 23, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. He survives. Also surviving are...

Mary M. (Senders) Barnes, 89, of Canton, passed away at 7:57 PM on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton, IL. She was born on November 13, 1931, in rural Salem Township, Knox County near Farmington, the fifth of eight children of Leonard and Nina (Spence) Senders. She married Carroll L. Barnes...

Peoria – William “Bill” B. Leach, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 4:13 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on February 25, 1937 in Peoria, IL to Pascal and Elizabeth (Downey) Leach. He married Patricia Shannon and she preceded him in death on February 12, 2015. Bill was...