Obituaries

Elaine Mae Conley

Elaine Mae Conley

July 29, 1931 — May 20, 2015
Service: May 23, 2015

Elaine Mae Conley, age 83 of Sterling, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Regency Care in Sterling. Elaine was born on July 29, 1931 in Walnut; the daughter of Marion and Beulah (Parker) Glafka. She married Thomas M. Conley on February 24, 1951 in Walnut; he preceded her in death on October 7, 2010. Elaine attended the First Christian Church in Sterling, where she was an active member for many years. She taught Sunday school and had played in...

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Betty Jo Motisi

Betty Jo Motisi

August 20, 1951 — May 14, 2015
Service: May 16, 2015

Betty Jo Motisi, age 63 of Dixon, IL formally of Jacksonville, FL died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at her home. Betty Jo was born August 20, 1951 in Chicago the daughter of Wilbur and Josephine (Shank) Toepper. She worked in accounts payable for KEHE Food Distribution in Jacksonville, FL. Before moving to Jacksonville Betty Jo lived in the Joliet, IL area. She married David Motisi on June 16, 2009. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2014. ...

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Marjorie E. Potts

Marjorie E. Potts

December 13, 1940 — May 14, 2015
Service: May 18, 2015

Marjorie E. Potts, 74, of Rock Falls, died Thursday morning, May 14, 2015 at Avonlea Cottages in Dixon. Born December 13, 1940 in Sterling, she was a daughter of Robert and Theresa (Zahn) Hermes. She was united in marriage to Leo Aberle in 1959 and he preceded her in death in 1968. She later married Jerry Potts on May 6, 1972 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Marjorie was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and the Altar...

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Marilyn A. Handel

Marilyn A. Handel

August 25, 1938 — May 13, 2015
Service: May 23, 2015

Marilyn A. Handel Marilyn A. Handel, age 76, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Marilyn was born August 25, 1938 in Morrison the daughter of Arthur and Gladys (Dohner) Kraft. She married David Handel on May 20, 1972 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2008. Marilyn was employed in the child care and restaurant industries. She loved dogs and used to make pencil drawings of her...

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Lily M. Lloyd

August 25, 1916 — May 12, 2015
Service: May 15, 2015

Lily M. Lloyd Lily M. Lloyd, age 98, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Sauk Valley Senior Living in Rock Falls. Lily was born August 25, 1916 in Wellington, Kan. the daughter of Melvin O. and Clara (Reglin) Gant. She married George Lloyd on August 4, 1931 in Winfield, Kan. He died May 31, 2010. She was a homemaker and a member of Rock River Christian Center, Assembly of God. Survivors include two daughters, Jo (Paul) Ross of...

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Margaret A. Arthurs

Margaret A. Arthurs

November 15, 1939 — May 11, 2015
Service: May 16, 2015

Margaret A. Arthurs, age 75 of Sterling died Monday, May 11, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Margaret was born November 15, 1939 in Merrill, Oregon the daughter of Henry F. and Clara Belle (White) Mabrey. She married Walter Arthurs, Jr. on March 24, 1978 in Sterling. Margaret worked as a waitress in area restaurants for many years. Survivors include two daughters Vicki Voss of Rock Falls, and Marina Voss of Sterling, two sons...

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Elaine Faye Wolf

Elaine Faye Wolf

January 11, 1944 — May 10, 2015
Service: May 14, 2015

Elaine Faye Wolf, age 71 of Prophetstown, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. Elaine was born on January 11, 1944 in Dixon; the daughter of William "Emmett" and Clara "Blanche" (Ackley) Johnson. She married Nathan Wolf on June 23, 1967 in Rock Falls. Elaine was employed by Climco Coils in Morrison for 15 years as an assembler. She enjoyed crafting, sewing and playing dominos. Elaine loved to travel and most...

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Gene Carey

Gene Carey

July 21, 1944 — May 8, 2015
Service: May 16, 2015

Gene Carey Gene Carey, age 70, of Erie, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Gene was born July 21, 1944 in Milan into a very large family being one of five boys and nine girls. His loving parents were Leo and Gertrude (Reed) Carey. He was employed at International Harvester in East Moline for 15 years, Murphy Brothers in East Moline for 10 years and ran his own gas station and wrecker...

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Ned A. Hartman

Ned A. Hartman

February 22, 1932 — May 2, 2015
Service: May 8, 2015

MORRISON – Ned A. Hartman, age 83, died Saturday May 2, 2015 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford. Ned was born on February 22, 1932 in Chadwick the son of Lee C. and Rhua M. (Leavens) Hartman. He married Nancy E. Thorp on November 22, 1956 in Lansing. She preceded him in death on February 4, 2001. Ned retired as an Inspector with the Texas State Chemist Office located at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He served his...

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Norman "Bud" Lubbs

Norman "Bud" Lubbs

October 19, 1925 — May 1, 2015
Service: May 9, 2015

Norman C. "Bud" Lubbs, 89, of Sterling, died Friday, May, 1, 2015 at Sterling Pavilion. Born October 19, 1925 in New Bedford he was a son of Gus and Mae (Norman) Lubbs. He married Beverly J. Graham, who passed away, then later married Donna T. Gerber and she preceded him in death in 2006. Bud was a US Army Veteran serving proudly in the 344th Transportation Corps Harbor Craft Company. Based out of Camp Gordon Johnston in Florida, he...

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