Fulton Obituaries

Susan Kumer

Susan Kumer, 64, of Lewistown passed away at approximately 4:20 pm, Tuesday, February 25 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on September 4, 1955 in Monmouth to Jack and Rosemary (Redfern) Gillette. Susan married Jim Kumer in 1978 in Canton. He survives along with three children; Terri (Jim) Sollo of Canton, Kelli (Greg)…

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Frederick Benns

Frederick Benns, age 90, of Pinckneyville, formerly of St. David, passed away on Sunday, March 1 at 9:46 p.m. in his home. Freddie was born August 23, 1929 in St. David, IL, a son to Edward and Frances (Mustred) Benns. On November 22, 1952, Freddie married Clara “Pat” Mason in Canton and she survives. He…

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Dr. James V. Burch

Dr. James V. Burch, 61, of Lewistown passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday February 27, at University of Iowa Hospital at Iowa City. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lewistown with Father David Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lewistown. Visitation…

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Paul L. Hurst

Paul L. Hurst, 89, passed away on Thursday, February 26 at his residence. He was born on September 8, 1930 in Canton to Tom and Nettie (Clutter) Hurst. Survivors include his wife, Betty (Dixon) Hurst and his children, Wendy Hurst of Canton, Kim Hurst of Tucson, AZ, Tom (Judy) Hurst of Ninnekah, OK and one…

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Jill M. Coleman

Jill M. Coleman, 68, of Liverpool passed away at 3:28 a.m.Monday February 24 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born December 1, 1951 at Lincoln, IL; the daughter of H.J. and M. Lorene (Melton) Tangman. Surviving are two children, J.W. and (Emilie) Coleman of Jacksonville and Katie (Ryan) Westerfield of Liverpool, one brother, Jeff…

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Norma L. Russell

Norma L. Russell, 95, of Canton passed away peacefully at 6:52 am Saturday, February 22 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. She was born on October 5, 1924 in Pleasant Township to William R. and Addie F. (Smith) Graham. Norma married Maurice A. Russell on April 18, 1943 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in…

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Frances Sue Barnett

Mrs. Frances Sue Barnett, 77, of Canton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Graham Hospital, in Canton. Born Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26, 1942, in Cuba, the eighth child of Lloyd Edward and Kathryn Lucille (Hughes) Swise. After the death of her father in 1949, her mother later remarried, making Lloyd “Buck” Moore, her stepfather.…

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Keith Hyzer

Keith Hyzer died on February 19. He was the son of Harold and Beulah (McKinney) Hyzer born on September 24, 1931 in Lewistown, Illinois. He was a graduate of Lewistown High School where he was the valedictorian of his class of 1949. He played basketball and baseball for 4 years and was captain of his…

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Ilene R. Derry

Ilene R. Derry, 88, of Smithfield passed away at 7:17 AM Saturday February 15, at OSF Health Care in Peoria. She was born November 16, 1931 in Smithfield the daughter of Estey and Elsie (Tarter) Stevens. She married Richard W. Derry on January 14, 1950 at Canton. He died September 9, 2003. She was also…

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Betty J. Ramey Keene

Betty J. Ramey Keene, 87, of Lewistown, passed away at 5:20 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at The Loft in Canton. She was born on April 21, 1932 in Clinton, IN to James Mckinley and Iva Grace (Cox) Graves. She first married Donald R. Ramey on August 28, 1948 in Vincennes, IN, he preceded…

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