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Ana Maria Lopez

Obituary of Ana Maria Lopez

STERLING -Ana Maria Lopez, 93, died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Ana Maria was born September 02, 1926 in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, the daughter of Luis Antonio “Leoncio” and Virginia (Aguila Rocha) Velasquez Galvan. She married Vincent Lopez on April 15, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He preceded her in death on July 08, 2006. Survivors include four daughters; Marina (Dave) Cantu, Rosalinda Lopez both of Sterling, Sonia (Ronald) Lopez Cronk of Montgomery IL, Violet (Dan) Buntjer of Cibolo, TX; two sons, Vincent Lopez Jr. of Moline, John (Karyn Smeltzer) Lopez and Melissa Love of Sterling; two brothers, Jose “Pepe” Velazquez of Lyndon, Rojelio (Francisca) Velazquez of Rock Falls; eighteen grandchildren; Julio (Barb) Cantu, Sarah (Travis) Cantu-Thom, Phillip Cantu, Eric (Christi) Cantu, Joshua (Deandra) Epperly-Lopez, Adam (Shawna) Epperly-Lopez, Katrina Epperly-Lopez, Natalie Ramirez, Vanessa (Vince) Ramirez-Escobar, Hannah (Juan) Ramirez-Trujillo, Elizabeth (Nick) Lopez-Walter, Daniel B. Buntjer, Andrew (Sarah) Buntjer, Hilaria (Derek) Knetchel, Ivy (Paul Ornelas) Martinez, Paige Love, John "Johnny" V. Lopez and Jordan (Raechel) Lopez; and thirty-five great-grandchildren; three brother-in-laws Alfred Lopez, Jesse (Adela) Lopez, and Frank (Diana) Lopez; and numerous nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her husband; two children in infancy; four brothers, Carlos Velazquez, Rodolfo Velazquez, Antonio Velazquez, Juan Velazquez; four sisters, Eustolia Moreno, Genoveva Alcantar, Carmen Galvan, Maximina Marquez; one daughter-in-law Deidre Epperly. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM Thursday, January 16, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Reverend Richard Russo officiating. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 5PM-8PM Wednesday with Rosary recited at 7:30PM at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. There will also be visitation one hour prior to Mass of the Christian Burial at St. Anthony's in Rock Falls from 9:30-10:30 Thursday. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to www.schillingfuneralhome.com
Wednesday
15
January

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Schilling Funeral Home
702 First Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States
Thursday
16
January

Visitation

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday, January 16, 2020
St. Andrew Catholic Church
708 10th Avenue
Rock Falls, Illinois, United States
Thursday
16
January

Mass Of The Christian Burial

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Thursday, January 16, 2020
St. Andrew Catholic Church
708 10th Avenue
Rock Falls, Illinois, United States