Charles Black

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CANTON - Charles E. Black, 76, of Canton, Ill., passed away at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton.

He was born June 9, 1938, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Ernest and Sadie (Hensley) Black. They preceded him in death.

Surviving are two children, Missy (Joel) DeTella of Mokena and Craig (Annie Kormick) Black of West Peoria; two grandchildren, Mia and Michael DeTella; and four sisters, Betty Myers of Eagleville, Mo., Anna Belle Rinehart of Hatfield, Mo., Mary Owens of Leon, Iowa, and Jeanie Seipp of Apple Valley, Minn.

Charlie was a teacher and coach for Spoon River College, starting in 1967 and retiring in 1994.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Canton Elks Lodge 626, Lewistown American Legion Post 5001 and Fairview American Legion Post 644. He was also a lifetime member of Canton VFW Post 1984.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Phillips Station in St. David. A graveside service, with burial of ashes, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Mount Ayr Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Memorials may be made to the Canton Elks Lodge.

Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home
Murphy-Sedgwick Funeral Home
209 East Chestnut Street Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1260
Funeral Home Details
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2014
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