Obituaries

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

May 19, 1938 — June 16, 2013
Service: June 20, 2013

Ann Taylor Kathryn Ann Taylor, age 75, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born May 19, 1938 in Sterling the daughter of John and Ethel (Rhode) Moran. She attended Sterling High School in the late 50s. Ann married LaVon Taylor on November 22, 1958 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2004. She was employed by several places over the years including Gene's Drive Inn...

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Lois M. Fulrath

Lois M. Fulrath

March 2, 1926 — June 14, 2013
Service: June 29, 2013

Lois M. Fulrath, 87 of Rock Falls, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home. Born March 2, 1926 in Freeport she was a daughter of Roland and Frieda (Bornemeier) Graff. She married Paul F. Fulrath on January 13, 1945 in Lanark. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1988. Surviving are her children, Dennis Fulrath of Rock Falls, Lana Fulrath Nugent of Morrison and Gary (Jeanna) Fulrath of Polo; a sister Carol Lizer of Freeport; a brother...

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Dorothy Jones

Dorothy Jones

April 6, 1925 — June 14, 2013
Service: June 18, 2013

Dorothy Jones, 88, of Rock Falls, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home. Born April 6, 1925 she was a daughter of Benny V. and Ruth (Pillman) Hays. She was united in marriage to Howard D. Jones on December 3, 1941 in Wayne County, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2013. Dorothy attended First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls. Surviving are her children, Helen Joann Jones of Rock Falls, Betty Schutt (Roger Cruse) of...

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Kathrine M. Moore

Kathrine M. Moore

October 28, 1916 — June 12, 2013
Service: June 17, 2013

Katherine M. Moore, 96 of Rock Falls died Wednesday June 12, 2013. She was born on October 28, 1916 in Sterling, the daughter of Fred J. and Effie (Harmon) Hague. She married John Henry Moore on July 21, 1935 in Sterling. He died August 13, 1971. Surviving are two daughters: Shirley (Terry) Eberly of Rock Falls and Vickie Bryant of Rock Falls; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in...

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Joshua Thomas Shannon

Joshua Thomas Shannon

April 10, 1981 — June 11, 2013
Service: June 15, 2013

ROCK FALLS – Joshua T. Shannon, age 32, died at home Tuesday, June 11, 2013 following a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Josh was born April 10, 1981 in Sterling the son of Myron and Janet (Saathoff) Shannon. He married Megan Wilcox on October 2, 2010 in Sterling. Josh was employed with the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Sterling and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid fan...

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Joe Canady, Jr.

Joe Canady, Jr.

June 20, 1936 — June 10, 2013
Service: June 13, 2013

Joe Canady, Jr. 76, of Rock Falls, IL, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at his residence. Joe was born June 20, 1936, in Bee Branch, AR, the son of Joe and Vera (Holland) Canady, Sr. He married Jo Ann May on July 6, 1957, in Sterling, IL. He was employed as a pipe fitter for Northwestern Steel & Wire for 36 years. After his retirement he drove school bus for Ryder and then First Student Bus Company of Rock Falls, IL for 14 years. He enjoyed...

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Stella S. Wilinski

Stella S. Wilinski

December 15, 1927 — June 10, 2013
Service: June 12, 2013

Stella Wilinski, age 85 of Rock Falls, was called to her home to be with her Savior at 9:45 A.M, Monday, June 10, 2013 at CGH Medical Center. Stella was born on December 15, 1927 to Walter and Stella Wilinski in Rockford. She attended schools and worked in Rockford, then later moved to the Rock Falls/ Sterling area. Stella was active in Civic Plaza 1 activities and was a volunteer worker. She enjoyed reading and doing puzzles. Survivors...

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Deloris I. Wessels

Deloris I. Wessels

February 18, 1930 — June 9, 2013
Service: June 13, 2013

Deloris I. Wessels, age 83, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Deloris was born February 18, 1930 in Harmon the daughter of Avery and Edna (Bien) Sutton. She married Richard J. Wessels. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2009. After raising eight children, she went to work at National Manufacturing for 23 years. Deloris enjoyed watching soap operas, doing puzzle books, collecting bird houses,...

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W. Patricia Heren

W. Patricia Heren

July 14, 1929 — June 8, 2013
Service: June 22, 2013

STERLING – W. Patricia Heren, age 83, died Saturday June 8, 2013 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Prophetstown. Patricia was born on July 14, 1929 in Wheeling, W. Va. the daughter of Joseph W. and Lillian K. (DeRouffignac) Adlam. She married Robert A. Heren on March 30, 1960. Survivors include her husband, Robert Heren of Sterling; three daughters, Lucinda Kay (Keith) Zoeller of Sterling, Eva Marie (Steve) Newnam of...

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Helen M. Bushaw

Helen M. Bushaw

July 1, 1931 — June 7, 2013
Service: June 11, 2013

Helen M. Bushaw, age 81, of Rock Falls, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Helen was born July 1, 1931 in Bunker Hill the daughter of Charlie and Verna Throne. She married Donald Bushaw in 1980 in Morrison. She was employed by GE in Morrison for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Gordon of Rock Falls and Luva Watts of Edgewater, Fla.; three sons, Donald Gordon, Greg Gordon and Mark Watts; two...

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