Obituaries

Donald F. Blair

Donald F. Blair

March 30, 1932 — March 1, 2015
Service: March 5, 2015

STERLING – Donald F. Blair, age 82, died Sunday March 1, 2015 at Morrison Community Hospital. Don was born on March 30, 1932 in Chicago the son of Fred and Susan (Mack) Blair. He married Carole Miller on June 4, 1960 in Maywood. Don was employed in Customer Relations with Northern Illinois Gas Company for 37 years retiring in 1988. He served his country in the Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include one daughter,...

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Roland F. Stewart

Roland F. Stewart

December 6, 1932 — March 1, 2015
Service: March 5, 2015

Roland F. Stewart Roland F. Stewart, age 82, of Milledgeville, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his home. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5 – 7 PM at the Milledgeville United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the church with Pastor Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

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Robert A. Brockman

December 6, 1923 — February 27, 2015
Service: March 4, 2015

ROCK FALLS – Robert A. Brockman, 91 of Rock Falls died Friday February 27, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, in Sterling. He was born on December 6, 1923 in Clinton, IA the son of Henry and Emma (Hoffman) Brockman and was a veteran of WW II having served in the US Army. He married Audrey Cook on July 31, 1949 at the former 2nd Avenue Lutheran Church in Sterling. Bob was one of the original co-owners of Central Heating and Cooling in Sterling...

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Kambri Folkers

Kambri Folkers

December 17, 2014 — February 25, 2015
Service: March 2, 2015

STERLING - Kambri Lynn Folkers, 2 months of Sterling, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at CGH Medical Center. Kambri was born on December 17, 2014 in Sterling the daughter of Addison Folkers and Ashley Heffelfinger. She is survived by her parents of Sterling; maternal grandparents, Ted (Lynn) Heffelfinger of Sterling; paternal grandparents, Bradley (Dianna) Folkers of Sterling; maternal great grandparents, Kenneth (Theresa) Heffelfinger...

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Ray Calloway

Ray Calloway

December 26, 1944 — February 24, 2015
Service: February 28, 2015

Ray Calloway, age 70 of Sterling died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ray was born December 26, 1944 in Blackton, AR, the son of Joe and Juanita Calloway. He served in the US Navy. Ray worked as a recorder at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 31 years. Survivors include one daughter Michelle (Duain) Altepeter of Rochelle, one son Donald (Nancy) Calloway of Sterling, two sisters Joanne and Brenda of...

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Miriam A. Schultz

Miriam A. Schultz

July 16, 1929 — February 24, 2015
Service: February 28, 2015

Miriam A. Schultz, age 85, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Alden Debes Nursing Home in Rockford. Miriam was born July 16, 1929 in Chicago the daughter of Leslie and Ruby (Brewer) Brown. She married Raymond C. Schultz on April 23, 1966 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on January 12, 2006. She owned and operated Jean Ann's Hobbies and Gifts in Rock Falls where she taught many classes. Miriam was a member of St. Andrew...

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Maxine L. Howard

Maxine L. Howard

March 10, 1913 — February 23, 2015
Service: February 27, 2015

Maxine L. Howard, age 101, of Sterling passed away peacefully with her family by her side Monday, February 23, 2015 at Heritage Woods in Sterling. Maxine was born March 10th, 1913 in Marquand, MO, the daughter of Edmond and Grace (Keel) Garner. She attended Dixon Schools while she became a family helper with the Hope Coss family that took her in. Maxine worked at the shoe factory in Dixon. She then met William P. "Tubby" Howard. They...

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Barbara Ann Doty

December 31, 1937 — February 21, 2015
Service: February 24, 2015

FULTON, IL – Barbara Ann Doty, 77 of Fulton died Saturday February 21, 2015 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. She was born on December 31, 1937 in Amboy, Illinois the daughter of William Frank and Beatrice Anne (Kaminky) Full. She married Thomas P. Doty on January 2, 1965 in Dixon, IL. Barbara was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton and was very committed to her prayer life. She enjoyed horseback riding;...

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Coco Franco

Coco Franco

January 18, 1932 — February 20, 2015
Service: February 25, 2015

Socorra "Coco" Franco, 83, of Sterling, died Friday, February 20, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Born January 18, 1932 in Sterling she was a daughter of Peter and Delores (Pizarro) Mendez. She married Manuel Franco on July 17, 1954 in Sterling. He died February 17, 2006. Coco was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a Pink Lady at CGH for many years. She was adored by her many 1st graders at Jefferson School who loved her...

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Alice J. Bushaw

Alice J. Bushaw

January 14, 1954 — February 19, 2015
Service: February 22, 2015

Alice J. Bushaw, age 61, of Rock Falls died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Alice was born January 14, 1954 in Sterling the daughter of Donald P. and Irene D. (Newark) Bushaw. She married Armando Moya, he preceded her in death in 1991. Alice worked as a bartender and waitress at Bennigan's Restaurant in Rock Falls, and Canal House in Rock Falls. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Alice loved her dog...

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