Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Newman

Robert "Bob" Newman

June 10, 1950 — May 22, 2017
Service: May 26, 2017

STERLING –Robert (Bob) Lee Newman, age 66, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Stephenson County Nursing Home. Robert (Bob) was born on June 10, 1950 in Sterling the son of Bernice (Clark) Carew. He was employed as a Millwright with Northwestern Steel & Wire, Sterling for 15 years. He was a Mechanic, Carpenter, and did Construction Work throughout his life. Robert was enlisted in U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. His...

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Marjorie Helen Kontos

Marjorie Helen Kontos

March 1, 1931 — May 21, 2017
Service: June 3, 2017

Marjorie Helen Kontos, 86, of Sterling, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Morningside of Sterling. Margie was born March 1, 1931 in California, the daughter of Carlyle and Helen (Frye) Cameron. Her family moved to Sterling when she was a young child. She was a graduate of Sterling High School and Northwestern University. She graduated college on a Sunday and three days later was united in marriage on Wednesday, June 18, 1952 to Theodore ...

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Mary Elizabeth Burke

Mary Elizabeth Burke

May 14, 1940 — May 20, 2017
Service: June 5, 2017

PROPHETSTOWN, IL – Mary Elizabeth Burke, 77 of Prophetstown, died Saturday May 20, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 14, 1940 in Hopkinton, Iowa the daughter of J. Russell and Mabel M. (Wilgenbusch) Guthrie. She married Robert Richard Burke on November 14, 1959 in Sand Springs, Iowa. He died August 13, 1979. Mary had worked for 22 years at Thermolyne in Dubuque, IA. She moved to the Prophetstown area in 2009 from Dubuque. Mary was a...

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Jean L. Bogott

Jean L. Bogott

November 13, 1928 — May 18, 2017
Service: May 22, 2017

Jean L. Bogott, 88, of Dixon, died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Jean was born on November 13, 1928 in Sterling the daughter of William A. and Hazel (Geiger) Maynard. She was united in marriage to Lyle C. Bogott on August 3, 1947 in Rock Falls. Jean worked at J.C. Penney in Sterling for 12 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dixon and the United Methodist Women. Jean enjoyed making cookies...

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Evangeline M.  Guither

Evangeline M. Guither

April 23, 1923 — May 17, 2017
Service: May 23, 2017

Evangeline M. Guither, age 94 of Walnut, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Evangeline was born in Ohio, IL on April 23, 1923 to Henry and Harriet (Martin) Albrecht. She was a 1940 graduate of Ohio High School, attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and remained a lifelong participant in U of I Extension programs. She joined the US Army Signal Corps during WWII, serving as a Teletype inspector at Western Electric...

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Richard E. Hains

Richard E. Hains

May 14, 1929 — May 15, 2017
Service: No Services

Richard E. Hains, age 88, of Sterling, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Richard was born May 14, 1929 in Sterling the son of Charles and Leola (Sivits) Hains. He was a 1947 graduate of Sterling High School and later married Joyce Hunsberger on April 9, 1949. Richard retired from National Manufacturing and Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling. Late in life, he enjoyed a custodial job at Sterling Federal Bank...

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Carol I. Humphrey

June 10, 1931 — May 15, 2017
Service: May 18, 2017

Carol Humphrey passed away peacefully following a short illness with her husband of 65 years at her side, just shy of her 86th birthday. Carol was born on June 10, 1931 to Paul F. and Bertha (Peterson) Beveroth of Morrison, Illinois. After graduating from Morrison High School she was employed at Bull, Yost and Ludens, Attorneys at Law as their legal secretary. On August 11th, 1951, she married Dale J Humphrey, and has lived in their original...

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Genevieve Whetstone

Genevieve Whetstone

April 6, 1928 — May 15, 2017
Service: May 20, 2017

Genevieve Whetstone Genevieve Whetstone, age 89, of Forsyth, Mo., formerly of Rock Falls, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Cox Health Hospital in Branson, Mo. Genevieve was born April 6, 1928 in Qulin, Mo. the daughter of Edward and Essie (Brim) Mobley. She married Homer Whetstone on May 19, 1951. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2006. She was employed at Lawrence Brothers for 20 years. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Brad)...

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Frances D. Worrell

Frances D. Worrell

August 19, 1933 — May 15, 2017
Service: May 18, 2017

Frances D. Worrell, 83, of Milledgeville, died on Monday morning, May 15, 2017 at her home. Frances was born on August 19, 1933 the daughter of Delbert and Ethel (Meek) Tomlinson. She was united in marriage to Bruce Worrell on April 20, 1956. He preceded her in death February 13, 1987. Frances enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing scrabble and playing Skip-Bo with her neighbor and Euchre with her family. She enjoyed coffee with the...

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Kenneth R. Ervin

Kenneth R. Ervin

August 19, 1940 — May 12, 2017
Service: May 16, 2017

Kenneth R. Ervin, age 76 of Rock Falls, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ken was born on August 19, 1940 in Danville, IL, the son of Howard and Dovie (Clifton) Ervin. He married Judith E. Davis on July 17, 1959 in Danville. Ken was a United States Veteran and served in the Navy from 1959-1961. He worked as a manager for around 25 years for Western and Southern Life Insurance Company. Ken was an active member of the...

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