Obituaries

Sue Z. Adams

Sue Z. Adams

April 26, 1948 — October 15, 2017
Service: No Services

Sue Zann Adams, age 69, of Prophetstown, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society - Prophets Riverview Home. Sue was born on April 26, 1948, in Prophetstown, IL, to Robert and Mary Louise (Martin) Hummel. She married William Adams on December 10, 1965, in Tampico, IL. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1969. Sue is survived by three children, Bliss (Jim) Naftzger of Prophetstown, IL, Wendy (Dan) Good...

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Arthur G. McDonnell

Arthur G. McDonnell

August 30, 1934 — October 12, 2017
Service: October 21, 2017

STERLING –Dr. Arthur G. McDonnell, age 83, died Thursday, October 12, 2107 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Arthur was born on August 30, 1934 in Sterling, the son of Ambrose and Athlene (Bracken) McDonnell. He served his country in the United States Navy. Arthur married Adele Novak on September 27, 1958 in Lemont. He practiced dentistry in Sterling for 30 years retiring in 1990. Survivors include his wife Adele of Sterling; two...

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Genevieve E. O'Malley

Genevieve E. O'Malley

May 15, 1927 — October 12, 2017
Service: No Services

Genevieve E. O'Malley, 90, of Sterling, died on Thursday afternoon, October 12, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 15, 1927 in Princeton to Albert and Mae (Parlier) Barth. She was united in marriage to Frank O'Malley on October 12, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He preceded her in death in 1982. Mrs. O'Malley worked in the catalog department at Sears and later became a teacher's aide with Bi County Co-Op serving the...

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Genevieve E. O'Malley

Genevieve E. O'Malley

May 15, 1927 — October 12, 2017
Service: No Services

Genevieve E. O'Malley, 90, of Sterling, died on Thursday afternoon, October 12, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 15, 1927 in Princeton to Albert and Mae (Parlier) Barth. She was united in marriage to Frank O'Malley on October 12, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He preceded her in death in 1982. Mrs. O'Malley worked in the catalog department at Sears and later became a teacher's aide with Bi County Co-Op serving the...

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Tamara L. Wolzfelt

Tamara L. Wolzfelt

January 29, 1958 — October 12, 2017
Service: October 18, 2017

Tamara L. Wolzfelt, 59, of Rock Falls, died on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. She was born on January 29, 1958 in Sterling to John M. and Geraldine (Lathrop) Wolzfelt. Tammy was a CNA with Franklin Grove Nursing Home and formerly owned and operated TLC Cleaning. She enjoyed Sundae's on Sunday at McDonald's and loved to watch her soap operas and Dr. Phil on TV. Tammy was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran...

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Delores A. Hinrichs

Delores A. Hinrichs

September 24, 1927 — October 11, 2017
Service: October 16, 2017

Delores A. Hinrichs, 90, of Sterling, died Wednesday morning, October 11, 2017 at Regency Care in Sterling. She was born on September 24, 1927 in Creighton, Nebraska to Maurice and Agnes (Johansen) Olsen. She was united in marriage to Arthur Hinrichs on November 21, 1945 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1996. Delores worked for General Electric in Morrison until her retirement in 1988 and was a member of Immanuel...

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Alvia  Payne

Alvia Payne

July 2, 1925 — October 11, 2017
Service: October 16, 2017

Alvia Lee Payne, 92 of Rock Falls, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m, on October 11, 2017 in Richard Owens hospice home, Peoria, IL surrounded by loved ones. Alvia was born in Iuka, IL on July 2, 1925 to Estel and Shirla Payne. Alvia married the love of his life, Theresa on March 14, 1950. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, both parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his brother Lowell (Loretta) Payne, three...

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Kaden Anthony Beer

Kaden Anthony Beer

January 13, 2007 — October 6, 2017
Service: October 11, 2017

STERLING – Kaden Anthony Beer, 10 of Sterling died Friday October 6, 2017 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Kaden was born on January 13, 2007 in Oak Lawn, IL the son of Jeffrey K. and Stacey A. (Drane) Beer. He was currently attending Lincoln School in Sterling as a 5th grader. He was a typical boy, yet throughout his life, Kaden overcame many challenges. He enjoyed playing outdoors, especially sports with his friends and cousins...

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Nancy E. Cox

Nancy E. Cox

November 21, 1954 — October 6, 2017
Service: October 12, 2017

Nancy E. Cox Nancy E. Cox, age 62, of Sterling, died Friday, October 6, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Nancy was born November 21, 1954 in Rock Island the daughter of John and Iva (Johnson) Lundeen. She married Andy Cox on October 16, 1982 in Rock Falls. She was employed at National Manufacturing for 34 years and was most recently employed at Larson's. Nancy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed...

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Thomas R. Billings

Thomas R. Billings

August 11, 1923 — October 1, 2017
Service: October 6, 2017

STERLING – Thomas R. Billings, age 94, formerly of Rock Falls, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Heritage Woods, Sterling. Thomas was born August 11, 1923 in Lacky, W. Va. the son of Ambrose and Amie (Duncan) Billings. He married Betty Hamilton on September 23, 1946 in Welch, W. Va. She died August 20, 2015. He was raised in Chilhowie, Va. before his family moved to Rock Falls in 1948. Thomas was employed as a Machinist for 31 years with...

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