Obituaries

Vicky K.  Ennis

Vicky K. Ennis

March 25, 1947 — May 28, 2015
Service: June 2, 2015

Vicky Kay (Stees) Ennis, age 68 of Dixon, IL, died May 28, 2015 at her home. Vicky was born on March 25, 1947 in Rock Falls, IL; the daughter of George and Edith (Van Dusen) Stees. She married Clifford Ennis on March 6, 1976 in Rock Falls. Vicky was employed by Lawrence Brothers as a machine operator. She was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church. Survivors include her husband, Cliff; two daughters, Leona Ennis of Des Moines, IA...

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Robert E. Hampton

Robert E. Hampton

February 24, 1932 — May 27, 2015
Service: Private Service

Robert Hampton, 83, of Sterling, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Regency Care in Sterling. Born February 24, 1932 he was a son of Clyde and Oma (Archer) Hampton. He married Jane Cassens on September 4, 1954 in Sterling. He worked in the construction and real estate business for several years. He was a US Army Veteran and proudly served his country. He enjoyed having coffee with friends and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. ...

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Sidney "Sid" Butler, Jr.

Sidney "Sid" Butler, Jr.

September 19, 1926 — May 21, 2015
Service: May 29, 2015

Sidney "Sid" L. Butler, Jr., age 88 formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Franklin Grove Living & Rehab, Franklin Grove, IL. Sidney was born on September 19, 1926 in Fairdale, IL; the son of Sidney L. and Alice (Dark) Butler, Sr. He is a United States Army Air Corps Veteran and served our country in WWII. Sid married Ina Woodworth on March 13, 1948; she preceded him in death in 1984. He was a longtime business man in Dixon, a...

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Sarah Anne Gnaedinger

Sarah Anne Gnaedinger

November 6, 1930 — May 21, 2015
Service: May 26, 2015

Sarah Anne Gnaedinger, age 84, residing in Rock Falls Rehabilitation center in Rock Falls, Illinois passed away at 8:27 pm May 21, 2015 from natural causes. Sarah was born November 6, 1930 in the town of Rosebush, Isabella County, Michigan to parents Roxie Graves Dubach and Richard Dubach. Her siblings are Fred, Roger, Bill, Melvin, Dolly, Francis, Earl and Elmer. Sarah is survived by her husband and their children Mark, Debra, Gary, Mary...

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Ronald L. Haynes

Ronald L. Haynes

October 10, 1946 — May 21, 2015
Service: May 27, 2015

Ronald L. Haynes, age 68 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Ronald was born on October 10, 1946 in Tazewell County, VA; the son of Leonard and Beatrice (Poff) Haynes. He is a United States Navy Veteran and served our county in the War in Vietnam. Ronald was employed by Mayflower Trucking for over 30 years before retiring in 2008. He married Sherry Wetzell on June 7, 1968 in Morrison. Ronald loved spending...

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Emma Roebuck

Emma Roebuck

May 22, 1932 — May 21, 2015
Service: May 26, 2015

Emma Iona Roebuck, age 82 formerly of Sterling, died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Freeport Rehab & Health Care. Emma was born on May 22, 1932 in Gadsden, AL; the daughter of Ellis and Zanie (Chasteen) Gwin. She married Lawrence Roebuck on November 11, 1950 in Gadsden, AL; he preceded her in death on March 28, 2004. Emma had been employed by GE in Morrison for 30 years before retiring in 2002. She was a member of Como Baptist Church. Survivors...

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Fredrick J Taylor

March 13, 1962 — May 21, 2015
Service: May 26, 2015

Fredrick J. "Rick" Taylor "RT", 53 of Rock Falls died Thursday May 21, 2015. He was born on March 13, 1962 in Sterling, the son of LaVon R. and Kathryn Ann (Moran) Taylor and was a 1980 graduate of Rock Falls High School. Rick worked for over 18 years for Shaw Newspapers in the I.T. department and later he worked at Ray-o-Vac in Dixon. He was a Minnesota Viking Fan and a St. Louis Cardinal fan. Surviving are his sisters: Annette (Jim) Hall...

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Elaine Mae Conley

Elaine Mae Conley

July 29, 1931 — May 20, 2015
Service: May 23, 2015

Elaine Mae Conley, age 83 of Sterling, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Regency Care in Sterling. Elaine was born on July 29, 1931 in Walnut; the daughter of Marion and Beulah (Parker) Glafka. She married Thomas M. Conley on February 24, 1951 in Walnut; he preceded her in death on October 7, 2010. Elaine attended the First Christian Church in Sterling, where she was an active member for many years. She taught Sunday school and had played in...

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Gerald R. Zigler

Gerald R. Zigler

April 21, 1930 — May 20, 2015
Service: May 28, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" R. Zigler of Sterling died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Regency Care Center in Sterling. Jerry was born April 21, 1930 in Prophetstown, the son of John and Lucille (Wirth) Zigler. He married Ellen Haskell on October 1, 1950 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2009. Jerry served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Jerry was the owner and operator of Ben Franklin Printing in Sterling for 27 years. ...

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Betty Jo Motisi

Betty Jo Motisi

August 20, 1951 — May 14, 2015
Service: May 16, 2015

Betty Jo Motisi, age 63 of Dixon, IL formally of Jacksonville, FL died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at her home. Betty Jo was born August 20, 1951 in Chicago the daughter of Wilbur and Josephine (Shank) Toepper. She worked in accounts payable for KEHE Food Distribution in Jacksonville, FL. Before moving to Jacksonville Betty Jo lived in the Joliet, IL area. She married David Motisi on June 16, 2009. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2014. ...

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