Obituaries

Kambri Folkers

Kambri Folkers

December 17, 2014 — February 25, 2015
Service: March 2, 2015

STERLING - Kambri Lynn Folkers, 2 months of Sterling, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at CGH Medical Center. Kambri was born on December 17, 2014 in Sterling the daughter of Addison Folkers and Ashley Heffelfinger. She is survived by her parents of Sterling; maternal grandparents, Ted (Lynn) Heffelfinger of Sterling; paternal grandparents, Bradley (Dianna) Folkers of Sterling; maternal great grandparents, Kenneth (Theresa) Heffelfinger...

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Ray Calloway

Ray Calloway

December 26, 1944 — February 24, 2015
Service: February 28, 2015

Ray Calloway, age 70 of Sterling died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ray was born December 26, 1944 in Blackton, AR, the son of Joe and Juanita Calloway. He served in the US Navy. Ray worked as a recorder at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 31 years. Survivors include one daughter Michelle (Duain) Altepeter of Rochelle, one son Donald (Nancy) Calloway of Sterling, two sisters Joanne and Brenda of...

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Miriam A. Schultz

Miriam A. Schultz

July 16, 1929 — February 24, 2015
Service: February 28, 2015

Miriam A. Schultz, age 85, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Alden Debes Nursing Home in Rockford. Miriam was born July 16, 1929 in Chicago the daughter of Leslie and Ruby (Brewer) Brown. She married Raymond C. Schultz on April 23, 1966 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on January 12, 2006. She owned and operated Jean Ann's Hobbies and Gifts in Rock Falls where she taught many classes. Miriam was a member of St. Andrew...

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Maxine L. Howard

Maxine L. Howard

March 10, 1913 — February 23, 2015
Service: February 27, 2015

Maxine L. Howard, age 101, of Sterling passed away peacefully with her family by her side Monday, February 23, 2015 at Heritage Woods in Sterling. Maxine was born March 10th, 1913 in Marquand, MO, the daughter of Edmond and Grace (Keel) Garner. She attended Dixon Schools while she became a family helper with the Hope Coss family that took her in. Maxine worked at the shoe factory in Dixon. She then met William P. "Tubby" Howard. They...

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Barbara Ann Doty

December 31, 1937 — February 21, 2015
Service: February 24, 2015

FULTON, IL – Barbara Ann Doty, 77 of Fulton died Saturday February 21, 2015 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. She was born on December 31, 1937 in Amboy, Illinois the daughter of William Frank and Beatrice Anne (Kaminky) Full. She married Thomas P. Doty on January 2, 1965 in Dixon, IL. Barbara was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton and was very committed to her prayer life. She enjoyed horseback riding;...

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Coco Franco

Coco Franco

January 18, 1932 — February 20, 2015
Service: February 25, 2015

Socorra "Coco" Franco, 83, of Sterling, died Friday, February 20, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Born January 18, 1932 in Sterling she was a daughter of Peter and Delores (Pizarro) Mendez. She married Manuel Franco on July 17, 1954 in Sterling. He died February 17, 2006. Coco was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a Pink Lady at CGH for many years. She was adored by her many 1st graders at Jefferson School who loved her...

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Alice J. Bushaw

Alice J. Bushaw

January 14, 1954 — February 19, 2015
Service: February 22, 2015

Alice J. Bushaw, age 61, of Rock Falls died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Alice was born January 14, 1954 in Sterling the daughter of Donald P. and Irene D. (Newark) Bushaw. She married Armando Moya, he preceded her in death in 1991. Alice worked as a bartender and waitress at Bennigan's Restaurant in Rock Falls, and Canal House in Rock Falls. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Alice loved her dog...

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Keven G. Dean

Keven G. Dean

June 25, 1954 — February 19, 2015
Service: February 24, 2015

Keven Glenn Dean, age 60 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Keven was born on June 25, 1954 in Sterling. He was the son of James Dean and Sam and Donna (Glenn) Crady. He was a US Army Veteran. Keven married Janet Helfrich on May 4, 1991 in Rock Falls. He enjoyed cooking, baking and woodworking. Keven was an avid NASCAR fan and was the past president of the Twin City Cruizers Car Club. ...

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Gerald Ray Barsema

Gerald Ray Barsema

May 14, 1950 — February 18, 2015
Service: February 21, 2015

Gerald Ray Barsema, age 64 of Fulton, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his home. Gerald was born on May 14, 1950 in Clinton, the son of Zepe and Charlotte Bell (Remrey) Barsema. On October 25, 1969, he married Phyllis Oberheim in Fulton. Gerald worked as a supervisor at Schafer's Fisheries for many years. He also owned and operated Barsema's Fireworks in Thomson and Barsema's Pumpkins in Fulton. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of...

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Toney Searing

Toney Searing

June 26, 1923 — February 18, 2015
Service: February 21, 2015

ROCK FALLS – Toney E. Searing, 91 of Rock Falls died Wednesday February 18, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on June 26, 1923 near Huron, SD the son of Emil and Rebecca (Kleinsasser) Searing and was a veteran having serving in the US Army during World War II. After serving in the military, Toney farmed in South Dakota for a few years then moving his family to the Sterling Rock Falls area over 61 years ago. Here he worked...

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