Obituaries

Othel "Ozzie" Osborn

Othel "Ozzie" Osborn

December 28, 1933 — March 29, 2018
Service: April 4, 2018

Othel "Ozzie" Osborn, 84 of Prophetstown, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Ozzie was born on December 28, 1933 in Carbondale Twp, IL, the son of Charlie C. and Violet (Ward) Osborn. He was married to Yvonne Albus for 27 years, together they had two children, Rick and Marty. He then married Charlotte P. McKenna in June 1982 in Coleta. She preceded him in death. Ozzie worked at Northwestern Steel...

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Angela J. Jordan

Angela J. Jordan

May 11, 1959 — March 28, 2018
Service: April 2, 2018

Angela J. Jordan, 58, of Sterling, died on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on May 11, 1959 in Salina, Kansas to Virgil and Harriet (Sutton) Van Derryt. She married Chris Jordan in 2007 in Rock Island. Angela was an inventory specialist with Ray-O-Vac for 9 years. She was a member of Abiding Word Church in Sterling and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. Angela enjoyed sports of all kind...

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William T.  Williams

William T. Williams

June 14, 1932 — March 28, 2018
Service: April 3, 2018

William T. Williams, age 85 of Sterling, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his home. William was born on June 14, 1932 in Rolla, Missouri, the son of Vernon and Irene (Murphy) Williams. He married Lois J. Tarbill on October 22, 1951 in Sterling. William was a truck driver for over 40 years and retired from Roadway Trucking. He was a lifelong member of the Rock Falls Eagle's Club. Survivors include his wife, Lois; six children, Barbara (Don...

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Richard T. Horn

Richard T. Horn

December 16, 1933 — March 27, 2018
Service: April 2, 2018

Richard T. Horn, 84, of Morrison, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on December 16, 1933 in Ladora, Iowa to Frank and Martha (Timm) Horn. He married Sondra Stover on September 17, 1960 in Knoxville, Iowa. Richard was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison, and retired from Morrison Institute of Technology as an instructor. Survivors include his wife, Sondra; his daughters, Jill ...

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Pat Wiles

Pat Wiles

April 14, 1937 — March 27, 2018
Service: No Services

Pat Wiles, age 80 of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Pat was born on April 14, 1937 in Princeton. She married Allen Wiles on December 31, 1965. Pat retired from Kirlin's Hallmark in Sterling. She was a member of the 16th Avenue Church of Christ in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Allen; two daughters, Debra and Penny; one son, Chuck; two granddaughters; two great grandsons and...

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Sonia K. Larson

Sonia K. Larson

September 11, 1937 — March 26, 2018
Service: No Services

Sonia K. Larson, age 80, died Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Rock River Hospice House, Sterling. Sonia was born on September 11, 1937 in Dawson, Minn. the daughter of Olaf and Alice (Shaffer) Peterson. She married James L. Larson on October 21, 1958 in Sterling. He died January 24, 1992. Sonia was employed as a Caregiver with Dors in Rock Falls. Survivors include, four daughters, Dawn (Rick) Bright of Rock Falls, Pam (Lonnie) Parks,...

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Brandi J Laughlin

Brandi J Laughlin

January 13, 1979 — March 26, 2018
Service: April 3, 2018

Brandi J. Laughlin, 39 of Rock Falls died Monday March 26, 2018 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on January 13, 1979 in Sterling the daughter of Joseph and Renee (Zentz) Sibley. Brandi had earned her associates degree in Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse, working in family practice and dermatology for over 12 years before deciding to spend more time with her children and staying at home to be with them full-time...

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Brent Ricks

Brent Ricks

November 22, 1960 — March 24, 2018
Service: April 7, 2018

Brent Edward Ricks It is with great sadness that the family of Brent Ricks announces his unexpected passing on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the age of 57 years, in Houston, Texas. Brent was born November 22, 1960 in Sterling, the son of Edward and Nancy (Eshleman) Ricks. He was a 1978 graduate of Rock Falls High School. He attended Northern Illinois University. After college, Brent worked at National Manufacturing in Sterling. He then...

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Rose J. Thompson

Rose J. Thompson

June 28, 1934 — March 22, 2018
Service: March 26, 2018

Rose J. Thompson, age 83 of Sterling, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at her home. Rose was born on June 28, 1934 in Amboy, the daughter of Ray and Dorothy Newman. She married John Hinton. He preceded her in death. She then married Roy "Skip" Thompson on January 7, 2006 in Dixon. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Roy; four sons, John (Beth) Hinton of Glasford, IL, Tom...

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Curtis Varney

Curtis Varney

January 12, 1929 — March 22, 2018
Service: March 27, 2018

Curtis D. Varney, 89 of Sterling died Thursday March 22, 2018. He was born on January 12, 1929 in Sterling the son Elmer and Frances (Curtis) Varney and was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army. He married Rosemary Blase on August 11, 1957 in Oregon, IL. She died July 12, 2005. He later married Ramona (Rice) Elmendorf on December 28, 2007 in Rock Falls. Curtis had farmed his entire life on the family farm in rural...

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