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John P. Bowton

Canton – John P. Bowton, 78, of Canton, passed away at 6:23 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born on April 13, 1942 in Peoria, IL to Roscoe and Ethel (Abbadusky) Bowton.

Surviving are three sisters, Joyce (Bob) Dixon of Livermore, CO, Lois (Gordon) Lock of Fairview, IL, and Rosetta Shrock of Indianapolis, IN; brother-in-law, Mark Tomich of Canton, IL; five nephews; five nieces; and several great nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Fredrick Bowton, and one sister, Victoria Tomich.

John worked as a farmer. He loved auctions, hunting, and being an outdoorsman.

John served in the United States Navy.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. Rev. Dean Austin will officiate. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. To make online condolences you may go to


  • Janice Bowton Rilea

    Reply July 19, 2020 3:08 pm

    John was a good man that will be missed. My condolences for all the family. May God watch over and protect him now.

  • Gerald Miller

    Reply July 19, 2020 6:01 pm

    A good man from a good family.

  • Ronald Jackson

    Reply July 21, 2020 2:44 pm

    So sorry to learn of John’s death. Another member of the “Class of 1960” has entered his heavenly home. John and his sisters used to visit Jim Bolton when we were in grade school. My heartfelt condolences to all!

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