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Canton - Farrell Till, 79, of Canton died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on April 26, 1933, in Wardell, Mo., to Harry Paul "Buster" and Nell (Wallace) Till. He married Sandra Lou Heathcock on June 21, 1954. She survives.

Other survivors include three children, Roger (Michelle) Till of Lewistown, Victor Till of Lewistown and Kelly Till of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren, Brock, Bethany and Breann; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Verlon (Sue) Till of Wardell, Mo.

Farrell was a longtime English professor at Spoon River College and had been a high school English teacher in Gallup, N.M.

He was a missionary in Europe and had been an ordained minister.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and a breeder and showman of dachshunds. He will be greatly missed by his loving dog, "Tuffy."

Cremation rites have been accorded. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of Farrell's life will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the American Legion Post 16 in Canton.

Memorials may be made to a .

Online condolences may be posted at www.oakshinesfuneralhome.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 5, 2012
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