Obituaries

Francis I. Gracey

Francis I. Gracey

February 8, 1930 — May 22, 2017
Service: May 24, 2017

STERLING – Francis Irene Gracey, age 87, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Alpine Fireside Nursing Home, Rockford. Francis was born on February 8, 1930 in Lisbon, Iowa the daughter of Karl and Ethel Ann (Powdell) Miller. She married James Gracey on September 7, 1977 in Huntsville, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1993. Francis was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Linda (David) Bond of Poplar Grove, Joyce Van Horn of Morrison...

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Jean L. Bogott

Jean L. Bogott

November 13, 1928 — May 18, 2017
Service: May 22, 2017

Jean L. Bogott, 88, of Dixon, died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Jean was born on November 13, 1928 in Sterling the daughter of William A. and Hazel (Geiger) Maynard. She was united in marriage to Lyle C. Bogott on August 3, 1947 in Rock Falls. Jean worked at J.C. Penney in Sterling for 12 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dixon and the United Methodist Women. Jean enjoyed making cookies...

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Evangeline M.  Guither

Evangeline M. Guither

April 23, 1923 — May 17, 2017
Service: May 23, 2017

Evangeline M. Guither, age 94 of Walnut, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Evangeline was born in Ohio, IL on April 23, 1923 to Henry and Harriet (Martin) Albrecht. She was a 1940 graduate of Ohio High School, attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and remained a lifelong participant in U of I Extension programs. She joined the US Army Signal Corps during WWII, serving as a Teletype inspector at Western Electric...

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Richard E. Hains

Richard E. Hains

May 14, 1929 — May 15, 2017
Service: No Services

Richard E. Hains Richard E. Hains, age 88, of Sterling, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Richard was born May 14, 1929 in Sterling the son of Charles and Leola (Sivits) Hains. He was a 1947 graduate of Sterling High School and later married Joyce Hunsberger on April 9, 1949. Richard retired from National Manufacturing and Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling. Late in life, he enjoyed a custodial job at...

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Carol I. Humphrey

June 10, 1931 — May 15, 2017
Service: May 18, 2017

Carol Humphrey passed away peacefully following a short illness with her husband of 65 years at her side, just shy of her 86th birthday. Carol was born on June 10, 1931 to Paul F. and Bertha (Peterson) Beveroth of Morrison, Illinois. After graduating from Morrison High School she was employed at Bull, Yost and Ludens, Attorneys at Law as their legal secretary. On August 11th, 1951, she married Dale J Humphrey, and has lived in their original...

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Genevieve Whetstone

Genevieve Whetstone

April 6, 1928 — May 15, 2017
Service: May 20, 2017

Genevieve Whetstone Genevieve Whetstone, age 89, of Forsyth, Mo., formerly of Rock Falls, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Cox Health Hospital in Branson, Mo. Genevieve was born April 6, 1928 in Qulin, Mo. the daughter of Edward and Essie (Brim) Mobley. She married Homer Whetstone on May 19, 1951. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2006. She was employed at Lawrence Brothers for 20 years. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Brad)...

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Frances D. Worrell

Frances D. Worrell

August 19, 1933 — May 15, 2017
Service: May 18, 2017

Frances D. Worrell, 83, of Milledgeville, died on Monday morning, May 15, 2017 at her home. Frances was born on August 19, 1933 the daughter of Delbert and Ethel (Meek) Tomlinson. She was united in marriage to Bruce Worrell on April 20, 1956. He preceded her in death February 13, 1987. Frances enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing scrabble and playing Skip-Bo with her neighbor and Euchre with her family. She enjoyed coffee with the...

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Kenneth R. Ervin

Kenneth R. Ervin

August 19, 1940 — May 12, 2017
Service: May 16, 2017

Kenneth R. Ervin, age 76 of Rock Falls, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ken was born on August 19, 1940 in Danville, IL, the son of Howard and Dovie (Clifton) Ervin. He married Judith E. Davis on July 17, 1959 in Danville. Ken was a United States Veteran and served in the Navy from 1959-1961. He worked as a manager for around 25 years for Western and Southern Life Insurance Company. Ken was an active member of the...

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Colin "Jude" Buyno

Colin "Jude" Buyno

January 31, 1976 — May 11, 2017
Service: May 14, 2017

PROPHETSTOWN – Colin "Jude" Buyno, age 41, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Colin was born on January 31, 1976 in Streator the son of Philip and Sallie (Powell) Buyno. He was employed as a Carpenter with Platinum Construction of Tampico. Survivors include his parents, Philip and Sallie Buyno of Prophetstown; fiancé Annette Garcia of Sterling; one daughter, Eden Buyno of Sterling; three sons, Amos...

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Sharon K. Bearce

Sharon K. Bearce

January 29, 1942 — May 9, 2017
Service: May 27, 2017

PEKIN- Sharon K. Bearce, 75, of Pekin and formerly of Savanna, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The daughter of Harrison E. and Charlotte (Helle) Osborn, Sharon was born on January 29, 1942 in Savanna IL. Sharon worked at the Savanna Army Depot and then went on to become the Detroit area manager for the U.S. Federal Government for 4 years. When she retired in 2001, she had served a total of 30 years...

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