Obituaries

Gail D. Bell

Gail D. Bell

March 4, 1952 — September 18, 2018
Service: September 24, 2018

Gail D. Bell Gail D. Bell, age 66, of Rockford, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Gail was born March 4, 1952 in Taylorville the daughter of Herschel and Glenda (Modlin) Deadmond. She married Dennis Bell on April 11, 1981 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on January 29, 2011. She was employed as a CNA at Mercy Healthcare and Mercy Page Nursing. Gail was a member of Esmond United Methodist...

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Marian and Lawrence Zink

Marian and Lawrence Zink

— September 18, 2018
Service: September 21, 2018

Marian W. Zink, age 89, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home. Lawrence A. Zink, age 89, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday September 18, 2018 at his home. Marian was born February 9, 1929 in Savanna the daughter of Frank and Frances (Halfman) Wires. She was a homemaker. Lawrence was born August 4, 1929 in Mossbach the son of Mauritz and Lillian (Haas) Zink. He was employed as a truck driver for Consolidated Freight for...

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Frances "Franny" Clevenger

Frances "Franny" Clevenger

October 19, 1950 — September 17, 2018
Service: September 21, 2018

Frances "Franny" Clevenger, 67 of Rock Falls died Monday September 17, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. She was born on October 19, 1950 in West Helena, AR the daughter of Robert L. and Nora G. (Calloway) Williams. She married Eddie R. Clevenger on December 2, 1967 in Hannibal, MO. Franny had worked as a manager of the Rock Falls McDonald's, for 15 years before retiring. She had enjoyed bowling in past and was an avid reader. ...

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Gary Egan

Gary Egan

September 1, 1947 — September 17, 2018
Service: No Services

Gary T. Egan, 71 of Rock Falls died Monday September 17, 2018 at his home following an illness. He was born on September 1, 1947 in Sterling, the son of Paul F. and Helen (Buxton) Egan. He married Cheryl L. Burall on November 1, 1974 in Rock Falls. He had worked at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; two sons: Gary R. Egan of Champaign, IL and Terry J. Egan of Rock Falls; his daughter...

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Cherry Lou Ebenezer

Cherry Lou Ebenezer

May 1, 1937 — September 14, 2018
Service: September 19, 2018

Cherry Lou Ebenezer, 81 of Dixon, formerly of Rock Falls, died, Friday, September 14, 2018 peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones. Cherry was born on May 1, 1937, the daughter of Leo G. and Iva R. (McGlaughlin) Strike. She married Donald Ebenezer on November 24, 1955 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Cherry worked at Lee Wayne Advertising (now Halo) for over 30 years and retired in 1997. She enjoyed traveling, camping,...

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Robert N. McMurren

Robert N. McMurren

March 8, 1946 — September 14, 2018
Service: No Services

Robert N. McMurren, 72, of Ashton, formerly of Aurora, died on Friday, September 14, 2018 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born on March 8, 1946 in Burlington, Iowa to Robert and Delores (Vieu) McMurren. He married Judy Hamm on September 5, 1964. Bob was a union carpenter for over 20 years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Aurora; a daughter, Julie Martin, of Aurora; 2 sons, Robert (Sharon) McMurren of Clare, Ill...

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Ardree Jean Fogel

Ardree Jean Fogel

July 23, 1929 — September 13, 2018
Service: September 18, 2018

Ardree Jean Fogel, age 89 of Milledgeville, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Mt Carroll. Ardree was born on July 23, 1929 in Sterling, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Reiger) Conley. She attended Sterling Schools. Ardree married John "Jay" B. Fogel on April 24, 1948 in Milledgeville. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2005. She was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Milledgeville. Survivors...

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Eric J. Kithcart

Eric J. Kithcart

March 14, 1980 — September 11, 2018
Service: No Services

Eric J. Kithcart, 38, of Rock Falls, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born on March 14, 1980 in Sterling to Charles and Donna (Hoster) Kithcart. He is survived by his parents Charles and Donna of Sterling; uncles and aunts, Donald Kithcart of Sterling, Gary Kithcart of Normal, Kenneth Kithcart of Rock Falls, Deb (Jon) Block of Sterling and Brian (Terry) Hoster of Princeton along with several cousins. He was preceded in...

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Mary Louise Sitter

Mary Louise Sitter

February 20, 1929 — September 9, 2018
Service: September 15, 2018

Mary Louise Sitter, 89, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2018 in Sterling, Illinois with family at her bedside. Her final hours were spent with family and friends who stopped by and shared memorable stories of her life's adventures. She was definitely a bright spot in the hearts of many. Mary was born February 20, 1929 in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of Thomas E. and Florence Helen (Rickert) Flynn. She was married to Delmar E. ...

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Margaret O'Bryan

Margaret O'Bryan

March 20, 1925 — September 6, 2018
Service: No Services

Margaret O'Bryan, 93 formerly of Sterling, died on September 6, 2018 at Pine Acres Nursing Home in DeKalb, IL. She was born on March 20, 1925 in Union Township, IL, the daughter of Christian and Ema (Reggelum) Madsen. She attended Lyndon IL Schools. Margaret married Donald W. Johnson in 1944. He passed away in 1946. She then married Edward P. O'Bryan in 1951. He passed in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband,...

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