Obituaries

Glenda Marlene Collins

Glenda Marlene Collins, 89 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Marlene was born on December 25, 1930 in Bradford, Ark., the daughter of Oscar Alva and Arlie Mae (Rutledge) Wells. She married Joseph L. Collins on August 23, 1950 in West Plains, MO. He preceded…read more »

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Rita E. Thompson

Rita E. Thompson, age 72, of Dixon died at her home surrounded by her family Wednesday Oct. 14, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 7, 1948 in Dixon, IL the daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth (Kramer) Blackburn. Rita worked in quality control at Dixon Direct, formally known as Dixon…read more »

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Frances Willet-Jomant

Frances Willett-Jomant, age 87, died at her home Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Frances was born on January 29, 1933 in Roodhouse the daughter of Edward and Ruby (Sanders) Jones.  She married Frank Willett on October 15, 1949. He died May 11, 1982. She later married William Jomant on August 31, 1998. Frances was employed at…read more »

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Merle G. Wolfley

Merle G. Wolfley, 87 of Sterling, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Merle was born on June 5, 1933 in Morrison, the son of Glen and Helen (Isenhart) Wolfley. He was a United States Army Veteran. Merle married Lucille Hinrichs on May 6, 1956 in Sterling. She preceded him in…read more »

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Joseph “Joe” Wayne Brown Sr.

Joseph “Joe” Wayne Brown, Sr., 75, of Harmon, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. He was a self employed truck driver for many years. Joe was born, August 9, 1945, in Dixon, IL, the son of Joel and Jessie (Hilborn) Brown. He married Linda “Kay” Troxell on January…read more »

Susan M Henkel

Susan M. Henkel, age 62, of Dixon died at home on Monday Oct 12, 2020. She was born on Oct 15, 1957 in Sterling, Il the daughter of Harland and Ruth (Meyer) Chamberlain. Susan worked as a Bookkeeper at the Dixon Food Center for over 40 years and also with her husband at Rock River…read more »

Gale Wayne Staples

Gale Wayne Staples, 70, of Sterling passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Gale was born in Sterling on February 21, 1950, the son of Wayne Staples and Janet (Billings) Love. He was a US Army Veteran. Gale married Corina Marquez on September 21, 1988 in Las Vegas,…read more »

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Thomas K. Bonnell

Thomas K. Bonnell, 70, of Franklin Grove passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020 at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon, IL. He was born on Aug 28, 1950 in Mendota, IL the son of Orville “Big O” and Irene (Salz) Bonnell. Thomas worked in Technical Operations with the FAA for 42…read more »

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