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Obituaries

Wilma R. Courtney, 83, of Breeds, passed away at 10:15 PM on Monday, October 3, 2016 at her residence. She was born on March 5, 1933 in Fulton County, IL, a daughter of Sheldon and Ruth Mary Ashby Lingenfelter. She married Harold Courtney on January 29, 1952 in Lewistown. He survives. Also surviving are his children,...

CANTON- Barbara J. Cruser, 94, of Canton, passed away at 5:04 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on December 29, 1921 in Canton, a daughter of David Leigh and Margaret “Mattie” Drake Sprague. She married Sylvester “Cy” Cruser on September 2, 1939 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her...

Peoria – Erma M. Walters, 91, of Peoria, passed away at 11:10 AM at Proctor Place in Peoria. She was born on February 5, 1925 in Muscatine, IA to Clarence and Merle (Markley) Schrodt. She married Robert E. Walters on April 20, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2005. Also...

Sumner – James E. Hughes Jr., 53, of Sumner, formerly of St. David, passed away at 12:16 AM on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital E.R. in Lawrenceville, IL. He was born on September 3, 1963 in Canton, IL to James E. and Frances (Collins) Hughes Sr. Also surviving is one daughter, JoAnn...

Canton – Donald Lee Bennett, 70, of Canton, passed away at 12:50 PM on September 24, 2016 at Heartland Health Care in Canton. He was born on January 21, 1946 in Canton to William Leroy and Mary Jane (Wolf) Bennett. Preceding him in death were his parents, and step-father that raised him, Sammy Glass. Surviving...

Andrew "Andy" E. Almasi, 72, of Farmington, IL, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, September 23, 2016. Andy was born to Beatrice (Balagna) and Joseph Almasi on November 11, 1943, in Canton, IL. Andy met his wife, Linda Reynolds (Barrett), and they married in 1970.  He leaves his wife, Linda, of 45 years; his...

CANTON- James “Jim” R. Lewis, 51, of Canton (Breeds) passed away at 3:02 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was born on June 24, 1965, a son of Amos Auburn and Pasty Ann Grubb Lewis Jr. He married the love of his life Peggy Smith on May...

Farmington – Charlotte J. Clardy, 86, of Farmington, passed away at 7:54 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Graham Hospital. She was born on December 16, 1929 in Peoria to Lester W. and Mary (Gioannini) Scott. She married Danny M. Clardy on March 5, 1949 in Farmington, IL. He preceded her in death on...

Macomb – Sandra “Sandy” Jett, 68, of Macomb, passed away at 8:40 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb, IL. She was born on February 22, 1948 in Canton to Donald Dean and Ardis (Ward) Jett. She married Jimmie Gray in May of 1967 in Blandinsville, IL. He survives. Also surviving...

Lewistown – Larry D. Bedwell, 77, of Lewistown, passed away at 6:00 AM on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare Center in Pekin, IL. He was born on December 7, 1938 in Canton to John and Bertha (Kruschinsky) Bedwell. Surviving is one daughter, Laura A. Bedwell of Peoria, two grandsons, Trevor and...