Obituaries

Virginia Patricia Scanlan

Virginia Patricia Scanlan

November 16, 1933 — February 3, 2018
Service: February 6, 2018

Virginia Patricia Scanlan, 84 of Rock Falls, passed away, Saturday, February 3, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born November 16, 1933 in Denver, CO, the daughter of the late Phoebe Bonnell McNinch and Carlos McNinch. Virginia married Joseph L. Scanlan, August 26, 1950 in Harmon, IL. She is survived by three sons, Joseph (Debra) Scanlan of Rock Falls, Cecil Scanlan of Rock Falls, and Gary (Teresa) Scanlan of Nelson; a...

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Guadalupe "Lupe" Duran

Guadalupe "Lupe" Duran

October 10, 1943 — February 2, 2018
Service: February 8, 2018

STERLING – Guadalupe "Lupe" Duran, age 74, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, in Hazel Crest. Lupe was born on October 10, 1943 in Galesburg the daughter of Pedro and Catalina (Zepeda) Martinez. She was employed for several years as a Homemaker with Tri-County Homemakers. Lupe was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sterling. Survivors include, one daughter, Catherine (William) Sewell of Chicago; two...

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Faye  Wise

Faye Wise

March 21, 1941 — January 30, 2018
Service: February 3, 2018

Faye Wise, age 76 of Sterling, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Faye was born on March 21, 1941 in Athens, Alabama, the daughter of Mabin and Mable (Brown) Chapman. She married Clifton R. Wise on June 27, 1959 in Alabama. Faye worked as a seamstress at Kline's Department Store in Sterling for many years and retired from Sterling Federal Bank. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and traveling. Faye was the...

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Patrick F. McCoy

Patrick F. McCoy

April 4, 1948 — January 29, 2018
Service: February 2, 2018

ROCK FALLS – Patrick F. McCoy, 69 of Rock Falls died Monday January 29, 2018 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born on April 4, 1948 in Mc Comas, West Virginia the son of Homer and Beatrice (Hicks) McCoy and then moved to this area in 1963. He married the former Sara Mae Pillars on September 10, 1966. Pat was employed for over 29 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Company as a crane operator. He was an avid...

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Ardella F. Stoudt

Ardella F. Stoudt

April 17, 1929 — January 29, 2018
Service: February 3, 2018

STERLING – Ardella F. Stoudt, age 88, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling. Ardella was born on April 17, 1929 in Rockford the daughter of William F. and Fannie L. (Schumaker) Kelley. She married Harry Stoudt on April 11, 1948 in Sterling. Ardella was employed as a Secretary with Sauk Valley Community College for 13 years. Survivors include her husband, Harry of Sterling; one daughter, Kelly Stoudt of Lena; two sons,...

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Nathaniel "Nate" Edwards

Nathaniel "Nate" Edwards

June 3, 1974 — January 26, 2018
Service: February 3, 2018

Nathaniel "Nate" Edwards, 43, of Sterling, died on Friday, January 26, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on June 3, 1974 in Chicago to Nathaniel and Alfredia Edwards. Nate enjoyed playing basketball and watching UFC Kick Boxing on TV. He was a fan of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls. Nate loved wrestling with his boys and his dad. He loved telling stories and jokes and was a very outgoing person. He loved helping...

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Ruth A Chastain

Ruth A Chastain

November 25, 1944 — January 24, 2018
Service: February 3, 2018

Ruth Chastain 73 of Prophetstown, IL passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Ruth Ann (Emerson) Chastain was born November 25, 1944 in Moline, IL the daughter of Denis and Anna (Dunning) Emerson. She was a 1962 graduate of Alleman High School in Rock Island, IL. In 1982 she graduated from the Nursing Program at Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL to become a...

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Dolores F. Cuevas

Dolores F. Cuevas

June 4, 1932 — January 24, 2018
Service: January 27, 2018

Dolores F. Cuevas, age 85, of Sterling, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at her home. Dolores was born June 4, 1932 in Sterling the daughter of Joseph and Trinidad Ybarra. She married Eliseo Cuevas in June of 1949. He preceded her in death in May of 1975. She was employed at Wahl Clipper retiring after 27 years of service. She volunteered as a Foster Grandmother at Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson schools through the Tri-County...

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David Anthony Clayton

David Anthony Clayton

July 3, 1976 — January 23, 2018
Service: January 27, 2018

David A. Clayton, 41, of Rock Falls, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born on July 3, 1976 in Sterling to Anthony Wayne and Karen Jean (Kelsey) Clayton. David worked at Mazel & Company in Rock Falls. He is survived by his mother, Karen, of Sterling; his daughter, Emily Clayton, of Montgomery; his son, Owen Clayton, of Montgomery; and his brother, John Clayton, of Denver, Colo. He...

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Robert S. Nichols

Robert S. Nichols

July 17, 1935 — January 22, 2018
Service: January 27, 2018

Robert S. Nichols Robert S. Nichols, age 82, of Dixon, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018. Robert was born July 17, 1935 in Oswego the son of Stanley and Elsie (Bryant) Nichols. He served in the US Air Force and was later employed at Fermilab in Batavia. Robert married Mary Lou Jacobs on July 14, 1956 in Aurora. He was a talented repairman who could fix anything and also had a great love of cars and for his cat, Calypso. ...

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