Obituaries

Heather L. Smith

Heather L. Smith

July 21, 1981 — March 3, 2019
Service: No Services

Heather L. Smith, age 37, formerly of Abingdon died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Heather was born on July 21, 1981 in Galesburg the daughter of Ray E. and Julie C. (Larsen) Smith. She loved doing crafts, shopping and watching WWF Wrestling. She is survived by her father, Ray Smith of Springfield, Mo.; her mother Julie Smith of Yates City; one sister, Kristen Smith of Quincy; two nephews, Trenton and Colton...

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Florence Genny Bogle

Florence Genny Bogle

June 6, 1930 — February 28, 2019
Service: March 5, 2019

Florence "Genny" Bogle, 88, of Fulton, passed away on Thursday morning, February 28, 2019 at the Alverno in Clinton, Iowa. She was born on June 6, 1930 in Florence, Illinois, to Harvey and Juanita (Tucker) Wade. She was united in marriage to Richard Bogle on May 26, 1951 in Shannon, Illinois. Genny attended First Baptist as well as Assembly of God in Fulton for many years. She enjoyed worshipping, playing piano and growing, cutting &...

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Bonnie Lee Moreno

Bonnie Lee Moreno

November 11, 1946 — February 28, 2019
Service: No Services

Bonnie Lee Moreno, age 72 of Sterling, died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at her home. Bonnie was born on November 11, 1946 in Mountain Home, Idaho, the daughter of James and Lenora Oltman. Survivors include her three children, Kimberly Bodmer of FL, Steven (Heather) Bushman of Rock Falls and Kathryn (John) Dunaway of Sterling; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson and...

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Elizabeth "Betty" Murphy

Elizabeth "Betty" Murphy

December 21, 1930 — February 28, 2019
Service: March 7, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" E. Murphy, 88 died at home surrounded by her family on February 28, 2019 Betty was born December 21, 1930 the daughter of James and Roslyn (Cumrine) Lauff. She married John J. Murphy on May 27, 1950, at St. Mary Church. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2009. Betty was a life long member of St. Mary Church Sterling and Altar and Rosary Society. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Survivors include six...

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Laura "Betty" Spinka

Laura "Betty" Spinka

April 22, 1938 — February 28, 2019
Service: March 2, 2019

Laura E. "Betty" Spinka, 80 of Rock Falls, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport. Betty was born on April 22, 1938 in Sterling, the daughter of Tom and Edna (Jackson) Buckingham. She married Lee Spinka on September 7, 1958 at the First United Methodist Church in Sterling. She was a member of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with her family. ...

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Rosa M. Castillo

Rosa M. Castillo

August 30, 1938 — February 26, 2019
Service: March 2, 2019

Rosa M. Castillo, 80, of Edinburg, formerly of the area, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Windsor Arbor View Nursing Home in Edinburg. Born on August 30, 1938 in Mercedes, Texas she was a daughter of Daniel and Soledad (Menchaca) Garcia. She married Bonidacio Castillo on August 15, 1983 in Edinburg. He died on December 27, 2014. She worked for BRK Electronics in Aurora for 8 years. She is survived by a sister, Maria Belen Garcia of...

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Lanette K. Hinrichs

Lanette K. Hinrichs

January 21, 1968 — February 24, 2019
Service: February 28, 2019

ROCK FALLS – Lanette K. Hinrichs, age 51, died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Lanette was born on January 21, 1968 in Sterling the daughter of Glenn and Elnora (Wierema) Hinrichs. She was employed with Self Help Enterprises in Sterling. Lanette was a member of the First Lutheran Church of West Jordan, Sterling. Survivors include, two sisters, Linda Retherford of Rock Falls and Cindy (Allen) Bannick of Deer...

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Darrel Onken

Darrel Onken

January 3, 1950 — February 24, 2019
Service: No Services

MORRISON, IL – Darrell J. Onken, 69 of Morrison, died Sunday February 24, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born on January 3, 1950 in Morrison, the son of Russell C. and Arlene (Thompson) Onken. Darrell had attended Morison schools and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as a millwright with Union Local 2158 in Bettendorf, IA before retiring. Surviving is his wife, Patricia; two sons: Bill Onken of Morrison and...

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Lowell Wechsler

Lowell Wechsler

July 1, 1920 — February 23, 2019
Service: March 1, 2019

STERLING – Lowell E. Wechsler, 98 of Sterling, died Saturday February 23, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling. He was born on July 1, 1920 in Prairieville, IL the son of George and Anna Gladys (Millhouse) Wechsler. He served in the USAF during World War II. He had worked many years as an auto mechanic and had operated the former Wechsler Texaco & Gulf Service Stations in Rock Falls for 15 years. Lowell was a founding member of the...

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Olga B. Bon

Olga B. Bon

November 6, 1931 — February 21, 2019
Service: February 23, 2019

Olga B. Bon, age 87 of Sterling, died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehab. Olga was born on November 6, 1931 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the daughter of Eduardo and Francisca (Nivar) Bon. She was an architect and had a love for art, music and flowers. Survivors include her three children, Odile (Angel) Blazquez of Sterling, Ramon Calderon of Algonquin, IL and Odette Calderon of Chicago; five...

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