Mary Lucille Nepil

Mary Lucille Nepil, age 98, of Dixon, died Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Dixon Healthcare Center.  She was born July 12, 1920, in Dixon, the daughter of John and Katherine (Haley) James. Mary had worked for Commonwealth Edison in Dixon for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Dixon…read more »

Debby Smith

Debby Smith, age 64, of Dixon, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  She was born in Greenville, MS, June 9, 1954, the daughter of Richard and Thelma Bernice (Hunt) Schafer. She had worked for Borg Warner. Debby was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling. She married Randy Smith…read more »


Gladys M. Welch

Gladys M. Welch, age 88, of Amboy, and formerly of Maytown, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at Maple Crossing.  She was born January 5, 1930, in Hazlehurst, GA, the daughter of Enoch and Lucille (Bryant) Newborn. Gladys had farmed with her husband in Maytown, and raised and sold Christmas Trees.  She also drove school bus…read more »


Dianne Lynn Geiger Schwarz

Dianne Lynn Geiger Schwarz, 66, of Ashton, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018, at her home. She worked at Borg Warner for 40 years prior to her retirement. Dianne was born July 24, 1952, in Dixon, the daughter of Charles Leroy and Phyllis Ann (Rhodes) Geiger.  Dianne married Robert Schwarz on November 19, 2002, in…read more »

Betty Jane Carter

Betty Jane Carter, 88, of Dixon, died Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center. Betty grew up in Greentown, Indiana and married Adam Carter after high school. Adam was a career Air Force Officer and Betty an active member of the Officers Wives Club. They shared many adventures and friendships in New York,…read more »

Regina H “Jean” Morrissey

Regina H. “Jean” Morrissey, age 92, of Dixon, died Saturday October 13, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  She was born April 24, 1926, in Dixon, the daughter of Clarence and Margaret (Friel) Morrissey. Jean was a graduate of Community Catholic High School in Sterling in 1944. She had been a School Teacher for 50…read more »


Gary Lee Downs

Gary Lee Downs, age 75 of Lanark, died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home. Gary was born on May 6, 1943 at his paternal grandparents’ home in Lanark, the son of Harlan L. and Mary L. (Endress) Downs. He was very active all his life as a Boy Scout. He served his country in…read more »


Paula L. Bryant

Paula L. Bryant, age 71 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Paula was born on April 3, 1947 in New Albany, IN, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Stroud) Skaggs. She married Kenneth Walker Bryant in August, 1996 in Rock Falls. She was a nurse’s…read more »

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