Obituaries

Verna Duncan

May 4, 1935 — June 1, 2012
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ROCK FALLS, IL - Verna M. (Beach) Duncan, 77, of Rock Falls, IL, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Rock Fall Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Rock Falls, IL. Verna was born May 4, 1935, in Tennessee the daughter of William and Vada (Coats) Hill. She married Donald L. Beach Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Dixon, IL and later married Randy Duncan on February 1, 2001, in Rock Falls, IL. She was employed in the office of F.W. Woolworth, Dixon...

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Charles J. Stern

August 3, 1926 — June 1, 2012
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DIXON- Charles J. Stern, 85, of Dixon, died Friday, June 1, 2012 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was a welder at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for 23 years. Mr. Stern was born August 3, 1926 in Sterling a son of Charles C. and Mamie (Miller) Stern. He married Ruth Lacoursiere on February 26, 1972 in Dixon. She died December 26, 2003. Mr. Stern served in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre and the...

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Bernice B. Phillips

March 7, 1914 — May 30, 2012
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Bernice B. Phillips, age 98, of Rock Falls died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Bernice was born March 7, 1914 in Polo, the daughter of Oran and Bedelia Schultz. She married Zora Phillips in 1956, he died in 1996. Bernice worked as a laborer at Frantz Manufacturing in Sterling for 15 years. Surviving is one son, Bob Card of Sterling. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister...

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Wanda Holly

January 12, 1928 — May 28, 2012
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STERLING, IL - Wanda Holly, 74, of Sterling, IL, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at her residence. Wanda was born January 12, 1938, in Jonesboro, AR, the daughter of DeWitt and Verd (Monroe) Jones. She married Fred Holly on February 20, 1999 in Sterling, IL. She was employed by the Dixon State School, Dixon, IL. Survivors include her husband, Fred Holly of Sterling; 3 daughters, Paula Russell of Rock Falls, IL, Sherri Yaklich of Morrison, IL and...

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Mary M. Sanders-Brandt

Mary M. Sanders-Brandt

January 29, 1914 — May 25, 2012
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ROCK FALLS- Mary M. Sanders-Brandt, 98, of Rock Falls, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 25, 2012 at Four Seasons Living Center in Morrison, surrounded by her loving family. She was a manager at the former Food Lane Restaurant in Rock Falls for 15 years, retiring in 1982. Mary was born January 29, 1914 in Amboy a daughter of Howard and Mary (Blackburn) Weaver. She married Edward Sanders on July 15, 1943 in Morrison. He died September 15,...

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Lois L. Francis

August 8, 1929 — May 24, 2012
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MILLEDGEVILLE - Lois L. Francis, 82 of Milledgeville died Thursday May 24, 2012 at her home. She was born on August 8, 1929, the daughter of Clifford and Vivian (Gibson) Lancaster. She married Willard Francis on September 20, 1947. He died January 17, 1991. Lois was very active and dedicated member of the Dugger American Legion Auxiliary Post, Milledgeville and a supporter of American veterans. She was a passionate flower and gardener. ...

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Jessica Ann Gordon

Jessica Ann Gordon

May 6, 2002 — May 23, 2012
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Jessica A. Gordon, age 10, of Rock Falls died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a brave battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma or as she called it, Ebstein. Jessica was born May 6, 2002 in Sterling, the daughter of Dan and Lisa (Luttrell) Gordon. She was a 4th grade student at Montmorency School. Jessica loved animals especially her three at home: Spanky, Snowball, and Carmel. She enjoyed school, and spending time...

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Rosemary Egan

December 23, 1922 — May 21, 2012
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Rosemary Egan, age 89, of Sterling, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Rosemary was born December 23, 1922 in Sterling the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Hermes) Kelly. She married Francis Fritz on May 2, 1942 in Sterling. He preceded her in death in 1953. She later married Stanley Egan on October 17, 1953 in Sterling. She was employed by GE in Morrison for 26 years retiring in 1985. She was a member of...

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Edna Marie Howerton

March 2, 1914 — May 20, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Edna Marie Howerton, age 98, died Sunday May, 20, 2012 at the Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Rock Falls. Edna was born on March 2, 1914 in Peoria the daughter of James and Mary E. (Booher) Snyder. She married Edward Howerton on April 11, 1931 in Rock Falls. He died January 26, 1997. Edna was a homemaker. She enjoyed bicycling, social activities and was a bowling coach for several years. Edna was a member of...

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Owen Wayne Vetter

March 16, 1925 — May 20, 2012
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Prophetstown - Owen Wayne Vetter, age 87 of Prophetstown, died Sunday May 20, 2012 at Friendship Manor in Rock Island. Owen was born March 16, 1925 in Hoopole, the son of Roland and Mabel (Hilger) Vetter. He married Linda Wade-Lewey on July 16, 1983 in Prairieville, IL. He was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Owen enjoyed music, he loved playing gospel songs on his saxophone. He played in many bands in the area for many...

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