Obituaries

Mildred Wortley

October 16, 1922 — July 24, 2012
Service: August 17, 2012

Mildred "Mid" O. Wortley (nee O'Connell), 89, formerly of Sterling, IL, died peacefully on July 24, 2012. Beloved wife of 68 years of Franklin P. Wortley. Loving mother of John R. "Rick" (Cheryl) Wortley, Geoffrey A. (Victoria) Wortley, and Celia W. (David) Preston. Also survived by grandchildren Joshua R. (Jopy) Wortley, Miranda R. (Daniel) Budde, Carrie P. (Jason) Malavolta, and Michael D. Preston, and great-granddaughter Grace E. Wortley. ...

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Shirley Ackerson

Shirley Ackerson

April 24, 1937 — July 23, 2012
Service: No Services

Shirley Ackerson Shirley E. Ackerson, age 75, of Dixon, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at her home. Shirley was born April 24, 1937 in Susquehanna, Pa. the daughter of Chester and Edna (Slocum) Ross. She was employed as a truck driver for 30 years. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also loved animals, crocheting, cooking, riding motorcycles and boating. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (George) Schofield of...

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Allene Galloway

Allene Galloway

December 14, 1924 — July 23, 2012
Service: No Services

Allene Galloway Allene Galloway, 87, of Sterling, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at her home. Allene was born December 14, 1924 in Chinook, Montana the daughter of Willis and Katherine (Garman) Smoot. She married Weldon "Joe" Galloway on July 13, 1943 in Sterling. Allene was a member of 1st Christian Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband; Joe Galloway of Sterling, and one son; Steve (Julie) Galloway of Iowa City, 2 grandchildren,...

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Joyce G. McMurry

Joyce G. McMurry

June 16, 1917 — July 23, 2012
Service: July 26, 2012

Joyce G. McMurry, 95 of Sterling died Monday July 23, 2012 at her home. She was born on June 16, 1917 in Sublette, the daughter of Jesse and Ethel (Mensch) Morris and was a graduate of Dixon High School. She married James H. McMurry on November 20, 1939 in Clinton, IA. He died in 2007. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, Sterling. Joyce loved to bowl, play golf and collecting cardinals. Surviving are two sons, Larry (Barb)...

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Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore

January 25, 1967 — July 23, 2012
Service: No Services

Patricia A. Moore, age 45, of Sterling died Monday, July 23, 2012 at her home. Patricia was born on January 25, 1967 in Chicago, the daughter of Paul and Sharon (Kelly) Provasoli. She married Michael Moore in 1992 in Sterling. Survivors include her husband; Michael of Sterling, one daughter; Samantha Nicole Moore of Sterling, and three brothers; Erik Halvorson of Rock Falls, Ned Halvorson of Sterling, and Douglas Halvorson of Sterling. ...

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Robert W. Crowe

June 16, 1932 — July 16, 2012
Service: No Services

Robert W. Crowe Robert W. Crowe, age 80, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Robert was born June 16, 1932 in Sparta, Wis. the son of Henry and Frances (Marx) Crowe. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. After the war, he joined the National Guard in Sparta, Wis. He was employed at Lawrence Bros. as a fork lift driver for 23 years retiring in 1994. Robert was a loving, giving and...

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Juan J. Velazquez, Jr.

August 24, 1954 — July 16, 2012
Service: No Services

Juan J. Velazquez, Jr. Juan J. Velazquez, Jr., age 57, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Morrison Community Hospital. Juan was born August 24, 1954 in Sterling the son of Teodoro and Isabel (Gonzalez) Velazquez. He was employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad. Survivors include four sisters, Maria (David) Garcia of Georgetown, Texas, Irma (Juan) Chavez of Sterling, Hope Rhodes of Sterling and Delia (Miguel) Escribano of...

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Arvilla Eaglin

February 4, 2012 — July 14, 2012
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS- Arvilla Jean Eaglin, 82, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Transitions Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Rock Falls. Arvilla was born February 4, 1930 in Ogallah, KS, a daughter of Clyde and Inez (Minot) Thome. She was united in marriage to Thomas Eaglin on August 18, 1950 in Rock Falls. Surviving are her husband, Thomas of Rock Falls; her children Hollie Eaglin of Rock Falls and Terry (Cindy) Eaglin of Rock...

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Richard D. Lappin

September 20, 1953 — July 11, 2012
Service: No Services

HARMON- Richard D. Lappin, 58, of Harmon, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Richard was born September 20, 1953 in Belvidere a son of Leverett and Maxine (Yerk) Lappin. He married Caryl L. Unger on November 22, 1985 in Dixon. Surviving are his wife Caryl, of Harmon; children Jenifer Grobe of Dixon, Christopher Letcher of Pontiac and Jonathan Grobe of Harmon; sister, Mary Rodarte not of the area; and brothers, Larry...

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William Bill Beightler

William Bill Beightler

April 17, 1930 — July 10, 2012
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS- William "Bill" Beightler, 82, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was a truck driver with Rock Falls Cartage for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was born April 17, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio a son of Earl and Edna (Meir) Beightler. He married Patricia Putman on June 9, 1951 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2001. Surviving are his children, Debra (Joseph) Scanlan, Jr. of Rock...

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