Obituaries

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Paul D. Mekeel

Paul D. Mekeel, age 57, of Dixon, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, December 9, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon following a long illness. He was born June 27, 1961, in Sterling, the son of Arthur and Margaret (Merlo) Mekeel. Paul was a Graduate of Dixon High School in 1980. He…read more »

Donald E. Richards

Donald E. Richards, age 72, of Lyndon, died Monday, December 10, 2018 at his home. Donald was born October 24, 1946 in Streator the son of James and Fannie (Bryan) Richards.  He served in the US Army and later was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 30 years retiring in 1998. Survivors…read more »

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James Morgan Sr

James Morgan, Sr., age 93, of Sterling, died Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Morningside of Sterling. James was born December 29, 1924 in Sterling the son of John and Clara (Ammon) Morgan.  He married Deloras Russell on July 18, 1942 in Kahoka, Mo. and later served in the US Navy during WWII.  He was employed…read more »

Ramzey Hendrix Terrock

Ramzey Hendrix Terrock was born and died on Dec. 7th, 2018 surrounded by his family, his mother Sonya Terrock and Aunt Kayleen Terrock Uncle Cobie Terrock, first cousin, Zion Ruffin, great aunt, Elish Banks, Grandmother and Grandfather David and Koreen Terrock, Great Grandmother and Grandfather Mike and Laura Fitzgerald and Great Grandmother and Grandfather Randy and…read more »

Laurence A. Clayton

Laurence A. Clayton, age 95, of Franklin Grove, died Friday, December 7, 2018, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 14, 1923, at home in Lee Center, the son of Benjamin and Lena Amelia (Schmidt) Clayton. He attended Lee Center High School, and grew up learning the skills he needed from…read more »

Lonnie Earl Robinett Jr

Lonnie Earl Robinett, Jr, age 68 of Deer Grove, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Lonnie was born on October 8, 1950 in Sikeston, MO, the son of Lonnie Earl Robinett, Sr and Loretta Ruth (Hill) Robinett. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 35 years…read more »

Melvin Donald Yocum

Melvin Donald Yocum, 80, of Franklin Grove, passed away on December 6, 2018. He was born March 24, 1938 to Donald and Dorothy (Butterfield) Yocum in Ashton, IL. He served in the US Army from 1962 – 1964 in Germany. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved farming, trucking and raising his…read more »

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Joyce E. McGinn

Joyce E. McGinn, age 79, of rural Prophetstown, IL passed in peace Monday, December 3, 2018.  She was the beloved wife of Michael for 60 years, dear sister of Marilyn (Ralph) Westman and loving mother of Kendra Franklin, Steve (Denise) McGinn, Debbie Abrams, and Tom (Andrea) McGinn.  She was the proud grandmother of Connor, John,…read more »

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