Sara Mae McCoy

Sara Mae McCoy, 72 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, January 14, 2021 at her home.

Sara was born on January 12, 1949 in Sterling, the daughter of Clevie and Juanita (Thomas) Pillars. She worked at Winning Wheels as a dietician for many years. She also was a cook at Self Help, Head Start and Grandma for Tri-County. Sara loved her grandchildren and cherished her time spent with them.

Survivors include her three children, Christie (Roy) Maddox of Rock Falls, Cheryl (Tom) Rowzee of Rock Falls and Patrick (Megan) McCoy, Jr of Fort Collins, CO; one sister, June McCartney of Dixon; five grandchildren, Jessica, Kathryn, Maggie, Jillian and Finley; and two great grandchildren, Kalie Mae and Kayge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Madilynn Rowzee; two brothers, Bill and Ron Pillars and two siblings in infancy, Glenda Joyce and Richard Pillars.

Mask and social distancing will be enforced for a visitation on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Private family funeral service will follow with Pastor Bree Truax. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

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