Mary J. Stage-Poff Naftzger

Mary J. Stage-Poff Naftzger, 65, of Sterling, died, Friday, April 12, 2019 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Mary was born April 18, 1953 in Freeport, the daughter of Clarence and Valera (Shepard) Stage. Survivors include three sons,Curtis Poff, Corey Poff and Stacy (Megan Borden) Poff, all of Sterling; one step-daughter, Shelly Naftzger; two step-sons, Michael…read more »

Mary Ann Gould

Mary Ann Gould, age 72, of Amboy, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Amboy, April 16, 1946, the daughter of Daniel T. and Eda Elva (Blan) Newman. Mary Ann worked as a housekeeper for Mapleside Manor in Amboy. She was also a waitress at the Long…read more »

Virginia L. Garrett

  Virginia L. Garrett, age 90, of Rock Falls, died Monday, April 15, 2019 at her home. Virginia was born July 14, 1928 in Streator the daughter of Howard and Mary (Richards) Leathers.  She married Vernon E. Garrett on April 17, 1948 in Flora.  He preceded her in death on October 15, 1990.  Virginia was…read more »


Allen C. Gillette

Allen C. Gillette, 86, of Rock Falls, died Monday, April 15, 2019 at Hope Creek Nursing Home, East Moline. He was retired from hunting and fishing sales and was an avid outdoorsman. Allen was born February 12, 1933 in Mendota, the son of Charles Emery and Esther (Smith) Gillette. He served in the United States…read more »


Herberto Hueramo Belmonte

Herberto Hueramo Belmonte, 72, of Sterling, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 13, 2019  at University of Iowa Hospital. Herberto was born March 10, 1947 in Dr. Miguel Silva Michoacan, Mexico, the son of Apolinar and Sophia (Hueramo) Belmonte-Rico. He married Julie Briseno in July of  1973 in Morrison, she preceded him in…read more »


Barbara J. Miller

Barbara J. Miller, 72, died, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Polo Rehab and Health Care Center after a long bout with Parkinson’s. Barbara was born May 04, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of Homer and Shirley (Warehime) Nye. She married Ivan Miller on August 5, 1972 in Milledgeville. He preceded her in death on November…read more »


Loraine “Lori” F. Sears

Loraine “Lori” F. Sears, age 77 of Rock Falls, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Lori was born on February 11, 1942 in Sterling, the daughter of Howard and Vivian (McCann) Denning. She worked in nursing for many years in various locations. Lori was involved in the Women’s Auxiliary…read more »


Edward I. Wells

Edward I. Wells, of Rock Falls, died, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home, Sterling. Edward was born in Sterling IL the son of J. Irvin and Buela (Kraft) Wells. He served in the United States Air Force. He married LaVonne C. Falk on November 16, 1951 in Dixon. She preceded him…read more »

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