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Harlan John Hedges

Glasford – Harlan John Hedges, 98, passed away at 12:53 AM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at The Loft in Canton. He was born on September 6, 1920 in Orion Township to Archie and Emma (Islie) Hedges. He married Virginia Scott, they were married for 72 years. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Bonnie (Randy Joe) Cremeens of Canton and Alvin Hedges of Murphysboro; six grandchildren, John (Sarah) Eveland, Bill (Christina) Eveland, Chris (Amy) Marshall, Randy (Renee) Eveland, David (Jenni) Knowles and Richie Hedges; 12 great-grandchildren, Maggie and Sada Eveland, Taylor and Rilea Marshall, Matt, Josh, Jessica Eveland, Warren and Vincent Eveland, Cadence and Kerigan Knowles, and Emma Hedges.

Harlan was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Roger Hedges.

Harlan was a farmer all of his life. He was a member of the Canton Moose and a lifetime member of the Canton VFW. Harlan enjoyed fishing, playing pool, gardening, dancing, and his family. He was an avid Cubs fan.

Harlan served in the Army during WWII.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10 AM-11 AM. Pastor Rebecca Gearhart will officiate. Burial will follow at Brunswick Cemetery in Rural Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to Canton VFW. To view Harlan’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Dorothy Ishmael

    Reply February 8, 2019 4:25 pm

    Sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayers and thou ghts.

  • Hallie hedges

    Reply February 8, 2019 4:33 pm

    I’m so sorry Hedges family. I had the pleasure of being part of this great mans family and he was nothing but a kind man. You all are in my thought late and prayers.

  • Trudy Trobaugh

    Reply February 8, 2019 6:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. ❤🙏❤🙏.

  • John Ford

    Reply February 8, 2019 6:57 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Sherril Phillips

    Reply February 8, 2019 9:10 pm

    Sorry for your loss. He was such a great person. Prayers for all.

  • Dean Selby Eveland

    Reply February 9, 2019 5:31 am

    My condolences to Harlan’s family and friends. Harlan was patient, a good teacher and mentor, and a superb example for all to follow.

  • Angie (Goyen)Oest

    Reply February 9, 2019 4:09 pm

    I’m very sorry for loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Dorothy Roach

    Reply February 10, 2019 5:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. He always put i smile on my face everytime i seen him.

  • Henry and John Johnson families

    Reply February 11, 2019 11:55 am

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family. Henry & John enjoyed farming for Harlan for many years. We remember going to the Moose with Harlan and Ginny, and having a great time together.

  • Shadi & Karen Frick

    Reply February 12, 2019 9:48 pm

    We send our condolences to the Hedges family and pray for comfort during this time of loss.

  • Howard(Danny)Soper

    Reply February 17, 2019 8:26 am

    To Bonnie and Randy and families:So sorry to hear about Harlan’s passing-God bless you all at this time.Howard(Danny)Soper

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