Obituaries

Wanda Lou Hemminger

Wanda Lou Hemminger

December 14, 1943 — June 28, 2015
Service: July 1, 2015

Wanda L. Hemminger, 71, of rural Chadwick, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at home. Born December 14, 1943 in Centralia, she was a daughter of Elvin Earl and Lizzie Louise (Simer) Bass. She married Harold Hemminger on December 8, 1971 in Waupun, Wisconsin. Survivors include her husband, Harold, of Chadwick; her daughters, Penny (Kendal) Helms, of Sterling, Dana Sanders, of Rock Falls, Brandy (Bruce) Darby, of Morrison, and Becky Eagan, of...

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Marin Rae Williams

Marin Rae Williams

March 7, 1978 — June 28, 2015
Service: July 3, 2015

Marin R. Williams Marin R. Williams, age 37, of Milledgeville, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at her home. Marin was born March 7, 1978 in Sterling the daughter of James and Kathy (Burgess) Williams. She was a member of the Milledgeville United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Isabella; her son, Alexander; and her parents all of Milledgeville. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Visitation...

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Ella M Pierce

Ella M Pierce

September 22, 1919 — June 27, 2015
Service: July 1, 2015

Ella M. Pierce, 95, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Born September 22, 1919 in West Brooklyn, she was a daughter of Jule and Minnie (Hoerner) Weiser. She married Thomas Pierce on May 1, 1941 at Tampico. Ella was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother and three...

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Geneva M. Dravis

Geneva M. Dravis

August 2, 1930 — June 25, 2015
Service: Services Pending

Arrangements are pending

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E. Paul Johnson

E. Paul Johnson

November 11, 1924 — June 25, 2015
Service: No Services

E. Paul Johnson, age 90 of Sterling, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Paul was born on November 11, 1924 in Sterling; the son of Volney Miller and Edith (Huntley) and Fred Johnson. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and served our country in WWII as a P51 mechanic. Paul married Pearl Brunsvold on July 29, 1950; she preceded him in death on October 1, 2000. He was employed by Northwestern Steel & Wire for...

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Evelyn C. Reynolds

Evelyn C. Reynolds

August 7, 1931 — June 24, 2015
Service: June 26, 2015

Evelyn C. Reynolds, 83, of Fulton, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. Born August 7, 1931 in Fulton, she was a daughter of George and Undean (Balk) Van Zuiden. She married Harold Reynolds in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1987. Evelyn was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Windcrest in Clinton for over 20 years. She attended First Christian Reformed Church. Surviving are her daughters, Debbie (Stan)...

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Clarence R. Shumaker

Clarence R. Shumaker

November 17, 1943 — June 24, 2015
Service: No Services

Clarence R. Shumaker, age 92, of Sterling, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Regency Care of Sterling. Clarence was born October 29, 1922 in Chicago the son of Clarence Compton and Gladys Louise (Patterson) Shumaker. He married Betty Bennett on November 17, 1943 in Morrison. They enjoyed almost 72 years together. Clarence served in the US Navy for four years. He was employed by International Harvester and later at Northwestern Steel and...

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Rodger L. Hampton, Sr.

Rodger L. Hampton, Sr.

May 13, 1950 — June 23, 2015
Service: June 26, 2015

Rodger Hampton, Sr. age 65 of Rock Falls died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Rodger was born May 13, 1950 in Seattle, WA the son of Marshall Calvin-Coolidge and Vivian Lee (Sutton) Hampton. He served in the US Army and retired from the military. Rodger was currently working at AutoZone in Rock Falls, and had been working there for 15 years. He was a member of Firehouse of God Ministries in Sterling. ...

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Lowell  P.  Rippy

Lowell P. Rippy

July 9, 1955 — June 23, 2015
Service: June 26, 2015

Lowell P. "Hawkeye" Rippy, age 59, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Lowell was born on July 9, 1955 in Sterling; the son of Robert and Grace (Rhodes) Rippy. He was employed by Tyson Foods for ten years. Survivors include his other half, Robin Peterson of Erie, Illinois; one son, Kristopher Rippy of Camanche, Iowa; three step daughters, April McManus of Erie, Illinois, Trisha Peterson of Erie, Illinois and Sophia Hamilton of Camanche, Iowa...

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Sara Jo Gibson Voss

Sara Jo Gibson Voss

July 31, 1974 — June 22, 2015
Service: June 29, 2015

Sara Jo Gibson Voss, age 40 of Milledgeville, died Monday, June 22, 2015. Sara was born on July 31, 1974 in Morrison; the daughter of Edward D. Gibson and Patricia J. Wilkins and adopted parents, Ed and Hollie Wille of Morrison. She is a graduate of Morrison High School and a graduate of cosmetology school. Sara was creative and funny. She loved her daughters unconditionally. She had a love for animals on the farm and enjoyed accompanying and...

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