Obituaries

John L. Jones, Sr.

John L. Jones, Sr.

April 29, 1953 — February 26, 2013
Service: No Services

John L. Jones, Sr. John L. Jones, Sr., age 59, of Dixon, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. John was born April 29, 1953 in Dixon the son of Charles and Lila (Helfrich) Jones. He married Diane Madden on March 25, 1972 in Dixon. He was employed by Freeman Shoes, Northwestern Steel and Wire and Shippert Moving and Storage / Allied Vanlines. John enjoyed fishing and was an avid Nascar and Chicago Bears fan. Survivors...

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Timothy J. McGinn, Sr.

Timothy J. McGinn, Sr.

April 5, 1950 — February 26, 2013
Service: March 4, 2013

Timothy J. McGinn, Sr., age 62, of Rochelle formally of Sterling died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Tim was born April 5, 1950 in Sterling, the son of Edward Martin and Clarise Ann (Hellem) McGinn. He married Debbie O'Brien on August 16, 1969 in Sterling. He enjoyed doing genealogy work, shooting his guns, spending time on his computer. He definitely was a computer geek. Tim was very proud of his...

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Michael E. Shaw

Michael E. Shaw

April 8, 1965 — February 25, 2013
Service: March 2, 2013

Michael E. Shaw, age 47 of Brownstown, died Monday, February 25, 2013 in Knoxville, TN. Michael was born April 8, 1965 in Sterling the son of Herman and Lena F. (Gammon) Shaw. Michael married Pamela Dial on January 30, 1993 in Rock Falls. He was a truck driver for 25 years. Survivors include his parents, Herman (Lena) Shaw of Rock Falls, his wife, Pamela Shaw of Brownstown, four daughters, Sherri (Dave) Triplett of Aurora, Stephanie (Rick...

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W. E. Cherry D.D.S.

W. E. Cherry D.D.S.

July 11, 1935 — February 23, 2013
Service: February 27, 2013

Dr. W.E. Cherry, D.D.S., 77, of Sterling, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Sterling Pavilion. Born July 11, 1935 in Augusta, Montana he was the son of Wesley and Florence (Mullaney) Cherry. He was united in marriage to Mary Susan Hey on December 29, 1957 in Sterling. He served in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Cherry received his under graduate degree from Montana State University and graduated from Northwestern University receiving his D.D.S....

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Marilyn Appenzeller

Marilyn Appenzeller

May 17, 1938 — February 22, 2013
Service: February 26, 2013

ROCK FALLS – Marilyn J. Appenzeller, age 74, died Friday February 22, 2013 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Marilyn was born on May 17, 1938 in Rock Falls the daughter of Lloyd and Leona (Alberts) Palmer. She married Jack Appenzeller on August 19, 1962. Marilyn was a Florist for many years, employed for 30 years at Scott's Store in Rock Falls and 20 years at the Red Apple in Rock Falls. She was a 40 year member of the Rock Falls Eagle's...

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Donna JoAnn Bowman

Donna JoAnn Bowman

September 11, 1941 — February 21, 2013
Service: February 23, 2013

STERLING – Donna Jo Ann (Keeling) Bowman died at home Thursday February 21, 2013 at the age of 71 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Wanda Keeling (Vandalia, IL); her brother, Douglas "Skip" Keeling (Rockford, IL) and daughter, Dana (Kraus) Walker (Greenwwood, MS). Donna is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Bowman (Sterling, IL); her daughter Kimberly (Bowman) Bird ...

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Eric J. Peterson

Eric J. Peterson

February 22, 1967 — February 21, 2013
Service: No Services

Eric J. Peterson, age 45, of Sterling died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his home. Eric was born February 22, 1967 in Sterling, the son of Eldon Peterson and Donna Barber. He was formally of Loves Park and Camdenton, MO. Eric worked at Bullet Stop Gun Shop in Rockford for three years and enjoyed target practice with his guns. He also enjoyed spending time on Ebay, cooking and baking. Eric really loved the time he spent with his dogs, Lucky,...

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Leta Thome Cummings

Leta Thome Cummings

January 27, 1920 — February 19, 2013
Service: February 21, 2013

STERLING- Leta R. Thome Cummings, 93, of Sterling, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born January 27, 1920 in Ohiowa, Neb., the daughter of Harry and Effie (Andrew) Johnson. She was married to Ralph Thome in 1942 until his death in 1986. She married Edmund Cummings in 1997 and he died in 2001. During World War II she served as a Wave in the U.S. Navy stationed at Pensacola, Fla. In 2010 she was...

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Jessica Lynn Strader

Jessica Lynn Strader

March 29, 1983 — February 17, 2013
Service: February 22, 2013

STERLING- Jessica Lynn Strader, age 29, died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at home. Jessica was born on March 29, 1983, the daughter of James and Sherry (Bright) Coleman, in Sterling, IL. She married Jared R. Strader on June 13, 2009 in Sterling. She graduated from Prophetstown High School in 2001. She then went on to complete her undergrad through Ashford University in Clinton, IA, and finished up with her master's degree at National Louis...

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Clifford Barry

Clifford Barry

September 20, 1935 — February 15, 2013
Service: No Services

MORRISON – Clifford L. Barry, age 77, of Morrison died Friday, February 15, 2013 at his home. Clifford was born September 20, 1935 in Ethel, Mo. the son of Kenneth D. and Opha M. (Peavler) Barry. He was united in marriage to Leona Wallace on July 9, 1955 in Kirksville, Mo.. Clifford was employed with Common Wealth Edison Nuclear Plant in Cordova retiring in 1992 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #919 in Elmwood. Surviving is his...

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