James “David” Bartlett-Reynolds

James “David” Bartlett-Reynolds, 61, of Dixon, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home. He was a sergeant at the Dixon Correctional Center for 18 years, prior to his retirement.  He also owned and operated PeeWee’s Restaurant in Dixon from 2004 – 2006. James was born October 19, 1956, in Dixon, IL, the son of…read more »


Geneva L. Beane

Geneva L. Beane, age 94, of Sterling, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home. Geneva was born October 15, 1923 in Fancy Farm, Ky. the daughter of Coleman and Mattie (Clark) Handley.  She married Donald O. Beane on June 10, 1944 in Dixon.  She was a homemaker and was part owner of People’s Market…read more »

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James R. Hollaway Jr

James R. Hollaway, Jr., 28, of Memphis, formerly of Rock Falls, died on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born on July 24, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif. to James Hollaway and Kelli Larkin.  Jim enjoyed horses, being outdoors, and spending time with his friends.  He moved to Memphis two months ago…read more »

Ruth A. Borth

Ruth A. Borth, age 88, formerly of Milledgeville, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Polo Rehab and Health Center, Polo. Ruth was born on August 19, 1929 in Milledgeville the daughter of John L. and Marie T. (Winkey) Schryver.  She married William Borth on November 25, 1964 in Milledgeville.  Ruth was employed as a Secretary…read more »


Georgea Mae Clever

Georgea Mae Clever, 95, of Prophetstown, died on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.  She was born on February 15, 1923 in Rock Falls to George and Charlotte (Penny) Sprankle.  She married George Clever on December 22, 1945. He preceded her in death.  She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic…read more »


L. Caryl Westlund

L. Caryl Westlund, 89, of Prophetstown, died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Prophets Good Samaritan Home in Prophetstown.  She was born on February 27, 1929 in Kewanee to C. Russell and Ethel (Stephens_ Thurwachter.  She married Gene T. Westlund on August 7, 1948 in Kewanee.  He preceded her in death on July 23, 1998.…read more »


Janet R. Hallman

Janet R. Hallman, age 75, died peacefully at her home in Dixon Thursday, June 7, 2018.  Janet was born on June 1, 1943 in Mankato, Minn. the daughter of Victor and Norene (Severns) Freeberg.  Janet married George Hallman on May 9, 1964 in Mankato, Minn and were married for 52 years. She was Owner and…read more »


Margaret M. Mekeel

Margaret M. Mekeel, age 89, of Amboy, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Maple Crossing of Amboy.  She  was born in  Amboy, February 19, 1929 the daughter of Frank and Fannie (Mule) Merlo.  She was a graduate of St. Anne Grade School in Amboy and Amboy High School Class of 1947. She was a member…read more »

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