Obituaries

Cody J. Bragg

Cody J. Bragg

January 30, 1989 — July 27, 2012
Service: August 2, 2012

Cody James Bragg, 23, of Sterling died Friday July 27, 2012. He was born on January 30, 1989 in Sterling, the son of Maurey and Kristy (Ganther) Bragg and was a 2007 graduate of Sterling High School. Cody enjoyed all outdoor activities, recreational events and he enjoyed life. Surviving are his parents, Maurey and Kristy Bragg of Davenport, FL; his brother, Wyatt Bragg of Davenport, FL; his girlfriend, Kelsey Schroeder of Sterling; his...

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Priscilla  C. Burton

Priscilla C. Burton

April 27, 1921 — July 27, 2012
Service: August 1, 2012

Priscilla C. Burton, 91, of Rock Falls, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at her home. Priscilla worked at Lawrence Brothers as an assembler for 35 years until retiring in 1982. She was born April 27, 1921 in Lengby, Minnesota a daughter of Reverend William B. and Elizabeth (Antell) Rice. She was united in marriage to Joseph Chivatero in 1946. He died in 1970. She later married Chauncey Hasbrouck and he also preceded her in death. ...

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Chester Lee Sliger, Jr.

Chester Lee Sliger, Jr.

December 9, 1944 — July 27, 2012
Service: July 30, 2012

STERLING – Chester "Bill" Sliger Jr., age 68, died at home Friday July 27, 2012 following an extended illness. Chester Jr. was born December 9, 1944 in Johnson City, Tenn. the son of Chester and Margaret (Rogers) Sliger Sr.. He married Ida Cavazos on November 2, 1985 in Sterling. Chester was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire in Sterling. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church Sterling. ...

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David  R. Lewey

David R. Lewey

March 24, 1944 — July 24, 2012
Service: July 28, 2012

David R. Lewey, 68, of Tampico died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at CGH Medical Center. David was born March 24, 1944 in Sterling a son of David R. and Helen (Upton) Lewey. He was united in marriage to Shery (Hinrichs) Belcher on October 7, 1977 at the home of his parents in Tampico. Dave was the assistant superintendent at the Whiteside County Highway Department for 35 years until his retirement on April 9, 2010. After his retirement, he...

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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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