Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings, 95, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Prophets Riverview, Prophetstown. Janet was born May 13, 1923 in Ashton, the daughter of Aaron and Charlotte (Sanders) Meling. She married Dean Jennings on July 16, 1944 in Ashton. He preceded her in death on October 21, 1993. Survivors include one daughter,…read more »


Screlda “Shorty” Martin

Screlda “Shorty” Martin, 93, of Port Orange FL, and formerly of Sterling, died, Monday, April 15, 2019 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Screlda was born August 22, 1925 in Tamms IL, the daughter of James and Laura (Stanford) Ford. She married Benjamin F. Martin on February 22, 1942 in Jackson, MO. He preceded her in…read more »

Carrie Burgess

Carrie Burgess, 76, a resident of Rock Falls, died on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019 at Central Du Page Hospital in Winfield. Carrie was born on February 6, 1943 in Skygusty, West Virginia to Calvin and Eula (Duncan) Harman. She married Ronald Burgess on March 2, 1961 in Dixon. Carrie enjoyed sewing, doing arts and…read more »


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 »

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