Michael T. Little

Michael T. Little, age 48, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 23, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Michael was born October 26, 1969 in Sterling the son of Thomas and Sandra (Lawrence) Little.  He graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1987 and later graduated from Sauk Valley Community College.  Michael was employed…read more »

Betty Jane Harridge

Betty Jane Harridge, 89 of Morrison, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison surrounded by her family.  She was born in Morrison, the daughter of John and Louise (Rosenow) Popkins on July 10, 1929. She attended Morrison Schools. Betty married John A. Harridge on September 7, 1949. She was a former…read more »


Barbara A. Josephson

Mom was born November 21, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the daughter of Harley and Vera (Comport) Bowser. After graduating with her Registered Nursing Degree from KSB School of Nursing in Dixon, IL, Mom worked as a private duty nurse. Prior to her retirement, she had worked many years for the Lee County Health Department…read more »

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Patrick R. Jones Sr

Patrick R. Jones, Sr., age 83, of Dixon, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Heritage Square in Dixon. He was born October 30, 1934, in Dixon, the son of J. Willard and Elizabeth (Hennessy) Jones. Pat was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 50 years in Illinois and was the 3rd generation owner…read more »


Reatha Marie Carlson

Reatha Marie Carlson, formerly Reatha Magnafici, 83, of Dixon, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Reatha was born February 22, 1935, in Harmon, IL, the daughter of Fred and Eathel (Lincoln) Dale. She married Joseph Magnafici on October 10, 1959 at Shaw Station, in Amboy.  He preceded her…read more »


George J. Danek

George J.  Danek, 73, of Orlando, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. He was born April 21, 1944 in Queens, New York, the son of  Stanley A. and  Mary Ann (Griffin) Danek who moved to Dixon in 1947. Mr. Danek attended Dixon High School and N.I.U., DeKalb, where he met his future wife, Joyce Pardon. They…read more »


James R. Blair Sr

James R. Blair, Sr., age 76, of Chadwick, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. James was born December 26, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa the son of George T. and Theodora M. (Horton) Blair.  He served in the US Marines during the Vietnam War.  He married Judy Miller on February…read more »

Roberta Benevento

Roberta Benevento, age 69, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Roberta was born on November 26, 1948 in Princeton the daughter of Robert and Nona (Glaze) Parker.  She married Ronald Benevento on April 15, 1989 in Walnut.  He died in August of 2015.  Roberta and Ron owned and operated R&R…read more »

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