Obituaries

Hick

Cynthia “Cindy” S. Hicks

Cynthia “Cindy” S. Hicks, 65, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at home. Cindy was born December 9, 1954, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Robert and Shirley (Middleton) Mooney. She married Gregory “Greg” Hicks on October 19, 1991, at St. Paul Lutheran in Dixon IL. Cindy was a lifetime member of St.…read more »

Alex Thomas “Tom” Hall

Alex Thomas “Tom” Hall, age 72 of Sterling, died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.   Tom was born on February 22, 1948 in Chicago, the son of Roy and Elizabeth (Castrogiovanni) Hall. He married Betty Fox on August 26, 1967 in Cicero, IL.   Survivors include his wife, Betty; his…read more »

Moore

Fred Anton Moore

Fred Anton Moore, 63, of Key West, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, FL. He served as an officer in the Sterling Police Department for 7 years prior to joining the Illinois State Police where he was recognized as the first officer to serve on land, sea,…read more »

North

Clara “Betty” Elizabeth North

Clara “Betty” Elizabeth North, 81, of Dixon, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at her home in Dixon, IL surrounded by her family. Betty was born December 3, 1938, in Lee County, IL, the daughter of Jess and Anna (Griffith) Partington. She married Edwin “Butch” North on June 17, 1961, in Dixon. He preceded her…read more »

Law

James M Law

James M. Law, age 76, died at his home Friday, June 19, 2020. Jim was born on August 13, 1943 in Sterling the son of Lester and Lenora (Brown) Law.  He married Loretta Fay Williams on January 29, 1966 in Rock Falls.  Jim was employed as a Brick Mason for 35 years with Northwestern Steel…read more »

Zulma M “Babe” Rote Coville

Zulma M. “Babe” Rote Coville, age 88, died Friday, June 19, 2020 due to complications from a car accident in February. Babe was born on May 21, 1932 in Yorktown Township, the daughter of August and Florence (Becker) DeWaele.  She married Lowell Rote on April 21, 1951 in Walnut.  He died on April 6, 2008.…read more »

Higgins

Debra Higgins

Debra Higgins, age 58, died Friday, June 19, 2020 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Debra was born on October 4, 1961 in Silvis the daughter of Richard and Priscilla (Stanley) Thomas.  She married Danny Higgins on July 24, 1982 in Erie.  Debra was employed with Super Pantry in Dixon for several years.  She…read more »

Morris,

Mary E Morris

Mary E. Morris, 86, of Rock Falls, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her home. Mary was born in Knobel, AR on September 29, 1933, the daughter of Clarence and Nancy (Britton) Smith. She married D.J. Morris on September 10, 1960 in Morrison. He predeceased her on August 5, 2016. Mary was employed…read more »

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