Recent services from Recent services from Dorothy W. McConnell passed away on May, 20, 2017 DOROTHY W. MC CONNELL STERLING- Dorothy W. McConnell, 89, of Sterling, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at CGH Medical Center. Dorothy (Dottie) was born July 20, 1927 in Ashland, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Balliet) Watters. She married John (Jack) W. McConnell on J... Sun, 21 May 2017 15:36:21 EDT Linda Smith passed away on May, 17, 2017 STERLING- Linda J. Smith, 69, of Sterling, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. Linda was born June 18, 1947 in Sterling, the daughter of Ruth McCoy. She married Bruce Smith on August 22, 1992 in Oakfield, WI. Linda enjoyed her time spent with family and friend... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:05:24 EDT Jose Rivera passed away on May, 16, 2017 ROCK FALLS-Jose Luis Rivera, 64, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Memorial Hermann Hospice, Houston, TX. He was an assistant foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad for 47 years until his retirement in 2012. Jose was born December 30, 1952 in San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico, the so... Wed, 17 May 2017 17:40:49 EDT Earl T. Stanley passed away on May, 15, 2017 STERLING- Earl T. Stanley, 77, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at his home. Earl was born September 4, 1939 in Coleta, the son of Clark and Macie (Hogge) Stanley. He worked as an engineer with GE until his retirement in 1995. Earl had many hobbies and interests including gardening, nurturing his f... Tue, 16 May 2017 14:55:07 EDT Arlene J. Loos passed away on May, 14, 2017 ARLENE LOOS STERLING-Arlene Loos, 98, of Sterling, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Regency Care Center of Sterling. Arlene was born August 23, 1918 in Hopkins, Township, the daughter of Harry and Lena (Balster) Onken. She married Raymond Loos on September 23, 1939. He preceded her in dea... Mon, 15 May 2017 12:55:28 EDT Marion G. Nunemaker passed away on May, 09, 2017 MARION G. NUNEMAKER STERLING-Marion G. Nunemaker, 97, of Sterling died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Avonlea Cottages of Sterling. Marion was born June 6, 1919 in Buda, the daughter of William and Anna (Hartzler) Eigsti. She married Weldon Nunemaker on June 8, 1947 in Buda. He preceded her in ... Wed, 10 May 2017 12:39:43 EDT Gayle Voorhees passed away on May, 06, 2017 GAYLE L. VOORHEES DENVER, IA-Gayle L. Voorhees, 77, of Sterling, died, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Denver Sunset Home, Denver, IA. She was employed at Fitzgerald Drug Store, Morrison Hospital, Sterling Clinic and Northwestern Life Insurance, at one time. Gayle was born July 8, 1939 in Sterli... Tue, 09 May 2017 15:07:08 EDT Mary Jo Tresenriter passed away on April, 12, 2017 MARY JO TRESENRITER VANCOUVER, WA-Mary Jo Tresenriter, 67 of Vancouver, Washington passed away peacefully at Legacy Hospital in Vancouver on April 12, 2017. Mary Jo was born in Sterling, Illinois on November 14, 1949 the daughter of Robert “Joe” and Virginia (Foster) Tresenriter. Mary J... Mon, 08 May 2017 13:10:01 EDT Leona M. McKenna passed away on April, 28, 2017 STERLING- Leona M. McKenna, 82, of Sterling, died Friday April 28, 2017. Leona was born February 16, 1935 in Sterling, the daughter of Anthony Coppotelli and Hazel Stern. She graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1953. Leona married Richard McKenna on October 1, 1960 in Rock Falls. She was a... Mon, 01 May 2017 14:33:21 EDT Marie Porter passed away on April, 24, 2017 MARIE C. PORTER JACKSONVILLE, ALABAMA-Marie C. Porter, 92, formerly of Sterling, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 24, 2017, surrounded by her family. Marie was born July 1, 1924 in Holden, WV, the daughter of Robert H. and Lula (Doane) Burgess. Marie was ra... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:37:57 EDT Frank J. Harts passed away on April, 20, 2017 Frank Harts, Jr., 60, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Sauk Valley Senior Living Center, Rock Falls. Frank was born April 24, 1956 in Shelby, Mississippi, the son of Frank J. and Bobbie Mae (Johnson) Harts. Survivors include his parents, one son, Frank J. (Shelley) Har... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:58:26 EDT Ann Kane passed away on April, 13, 2017 ANN KANE STERLING – Ann Kane, 90, of Sterling, died peacefully Thursday at CGH Medical Center. She was a homemaker, farm wife, real estate agent, and advocate for people with disabilities. Ann was born Aug. 26, 1926, to Joseph and Ethel Bartel, who farmed north of Sterling. She ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:37:04 EDT Barry K. Fenton passed away on April, 08, 2017 STERLING- Barry K. Fenton, 69, of Sterling died Saturday April 8, 2017 at CGH Medical Center. Barry was born November 28, 1947 in Sterling, the son of Dwight and Janet (Purdue) Fenton. He graduated from Rock Falls High School, and recently inducted into the Rock Falls High School Hall of Fame fo... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:09:15 EDT Maureen K. Cocking passed away on April, 05, 2017 MAUREEN KAY COCKING STERLING-Maureen Kay Cocking, 75, of Sterling, passed away, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at CGH Medical Center. Maureen was born January 1, 1942 in Aurora the daughter of John M. and Eileen (Nease) Bland. She graduated in 1960 from Shabbona High School, attended Illinois St... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:43:35 EDT Kenneth G. Dirks passed away on March, 28, 2017 Kenneth G. Dirks, 90, of Sterling, died Tuesday March 28, 2017. Kenneth was born December 9, 1926 in Sterling, the son of Lester and Florence (Onken) Dirks. He married Helen Miller on November 3, 1950 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on August 28, 2007. Survivors include one daughter B... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:15:17 EDT Leora Mae Beveroth passed away on April, 03, 2017 LEORA MAE BEVEROTH STERLING- Leora Mae Beveroth, 89, of Sterling, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 3, 2017, surrounded by her family. Leora was born June 7, 1927 in Sterling the daughter of Roy J. and Olga (Buhrow) Wolber. She married Herman Beveroth on June 6, 194... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:34:29 EDT William D. Willis passed away on April, 03, 2017 William “Bill” Willis, 82 , of Sterling died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. He was nursing home administrator for Francis Home Inc. Bill was born March 18, 1935 in Cairo, the son of John Louis and Louise (Gray) Willis. He served in the United States Army. He married Judi... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:42:32 EDT Rose Marie Ritenour passed away on April, 02, 2017 Rose Marie Ritenour, 88, of Coleta, died peacefully, Sunday, April 2, 2017 at her home. Rose taught in a one room schoolhouse (Elm School) in rural Coleta and worked as a secretary for the Milledgeville school district before marrying George D. Ritenour on August 15, 1948. He preceded ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:38:16 EDT Laverne Jim Latta passed away on March, 22, 2017 LAVERNE “JIM” LATTA ROCK FALLS- Laverne Latta, known to all of us as Jim, 75, was called to his eternal resting place on March 22, 2017, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL. Jim was born July 19, 1941, the son of Harry and Mary (Clayton) Latta. He was married for more than 35 years to Jo Anne (Ede... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:50:01 EDT Beverly A. Olsen passed away on March, 29, 2017 BEVERLY A. OLSEN PROPHETSTOWN- Beverly A. Olsen, 83, of Prophetstown, died Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Good Samaritan in Prophetstown. Beverly was born August 2, 1933 in Sterling, daughter of Clarence and Linnie “Dolly” (Mock) Miner. She married Duane Olsen August 18, 1953 in Rock Falls. ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:43:24 EDT