Obituaries

Bobbie Cox

Bobbie Cox

May 13, 1933 — March 30, 2020
Service: April 2, 2020

STERLING – Bobbie L. Cox 86 of Sterling died Monday March 30, 2020 at Rock River Hospice & Home. She was born on May 13, 1933 in Fayetteville, NC the daughter of Dermont and Alta Mae (Melvin) Harris. She married Nathaniel Franklin Joseph Cox on December 23, 1951 in Bennettsville, SC. He died September 30, 2005. Bobbie was very active in the community. She was a member and past president of R.E.A.C.T; a past member of the Channel 6 Early...

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Mary Helen Dunn

Mary Helen Dunn

July 30, 1933 — March 28, 2020
Service: No Services

Mary Helen Dunn, age 86 of Sterling, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 at her home. Mary was born on July 30, 1933 in Mounds, IL, the daughter of Walter Graves and Easter Buckles. She married Herschel Dunn on September 23, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2007. Mary worked at the Ramada Inn in Rock Falls for 15 years. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her grandchildren. She was an active member of First Open Bible Church in...

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Bruce Webb

Bruce Webb

October 4, 1969 — March 25, 2020
Service: No Services

STERLING – Bruce R. Webb, 71, of Sterling, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home. Bruce was born in Sterling, the son of Dr. John and Lorene (Fennell) Webb. He married Linda Peugh on October 4, 1969 at St. Mary's Church in Sterling. Bruce and Linda owned and operated the Monogram Shoppe for 18 years. He loved fishing, train collecting, spending time with his grandchildren, and watching area sports. Bruce will be...

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William R. Stage, Sr.

William R. Stage, Sr.

June 19, 1950 — March 19, 2020
Service: No Services

William Ray Stage, Sr., age 69 of Milledgeville, died Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the University of Iowa Medical Center, Iowa City. William was born on June 19, 1950 in Clinton, IA, the son of Shirley Eugene and Dolores Betty June (Hayton) Stage. He married Marty Litwiller on July 3, 1976 in Milledgeville. William retired from construction and he and Marty owned and operated Bill-Mart T's in Milledgeville. He was a volunteer fireman for...

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Lucille M. Russell

Lucille M. Russell

August 13, 1929 — March 17, 2020
Service: No Services

Lucille M. Russell, age 90, of Rock Falls, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, Illinois. Lucille was born August 13, 1929 near Orion, Henry County, Illinois the daughter of James and Florence (Sanders) Thompson. She married Harris Russell December 2, 1948 in Rock Falls, Illinois. Lucille volunteered for several years at the Christ Lutheran School Thrift Shop in Rock Falls. She enjoyed...

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Bill D. Walls

Bill D. Walls

September 27, 1939 — March 16, 2020
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – Bill Walls, age 80, died Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Bill was born on September 27, 1939 in Myron, Ark. the son of Virgil G. and Clarice (Brown) Walls. He married Linda Buisker of Polo on October 24, 1959 in Rock Falls. Bill was employed as a Long Haul Truck Driver and Supervisor of Delivery for the Daily Gazette. He enjoyed camping, fishing, collecting hats, watching westerns and...

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Kevin Gyger

Kevin Gyger

September 17, 1959 — March 15, 2020
Service: No Services

STERLING – Kevin A. Gyger, 60, of Sterling died on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospital. Kevin was born in San Diego, CA, the son of Wayne and Marilyn (Kiner) Gyger. He worked as a mechanic for Volvo. Survivors include his spouse, Stacey Melsness of Sterling; two brothers, Keith (Jennifer) Gyger of Decatur, TX; Kris Gyger of Oregon, IL; one sister, Kay (Ken) Cardenas; and one step-son, Elliot Melsness of Chicago. Kevin...

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Jean M. Galloway

Jean M. Galloway

August 19, 1934 — March 12, 2020
Service: March 17, 2020

Jean M. Galloway, age 85 of Como, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at her home. Jean was born on August 19, 1934 in Sterling, the daughter of Clarence and Irene (Kaufman) Allen. She married Robert Galloway on August 15, 1954 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on September 19, 1992. Jean received her degree and worked as an X-Ray Technician for a few years before working alongside her husband and helping run the family business, Como...

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Cleone Stanley

Cleone Stanley

February 11, 1934 — March 12, 2020
Service: No Services

MILLEDGEVILLE- Cleone E. Stanely, 86, of Milledgeville died on Thursday, March, 12, 2020 at Resthave Home in Morrison. Cleone was born in Iowa on February 11, 1934, the daughter of Eli and Wauneta (Johnson) Meng. She married George Stanley in October 1955. He predeceased her in 1993. Cleone was a teacher for many years, and finished her career at Challand Middle School. She was very proud of her Danish heritage, and was also a well-known...

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Darryl E. Wahler

Darryl E. Wahler

June 24, 1935 — March 10, 2020
Service: No Services

Darryl E. Wahler Former CGH President and C.E.O., Darryl E. Wahler, age 84, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home. He is survived by his two adult children and a brother. Mr. Wahler was born 24 June 1935 in Berwyn, Ill. His family moved to Guttenberg, Iowa in 1946. After high school graduation, Wahler entered the U.S. Navy where he served as a hospital corpsman in San Diego, Calif. and Bremerton, Wash.;...

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