Obituaries

Timothy R. Rippy

Timothy R. Rippy, 59, of Lyndon, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Timothy was born in Sterling on September 3, 1960, the son of Jack and Marilyn (Waller) Rippy. Survivors include his mother, Marilyn (Gene Simmons) Rippy of Lyndon; one daughter, Stacey Deboer of Johnson City, TN; one son, Tim (Julie) Denning; two sisters, Sherrie…read more »

Slyvia J Gilroy

Sylvia J Gilroy, 74, of Dixon, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. Sylvia was born September 12, 1945, in Belvidere, IL, the daughter of Simon and Margaret (Daubert) Buse. She married Michael “Mike” Gilroy on March 4, 2000, in Rochelle. She is survived by her husband, Michael “Mike”…read more »

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Carolyn J. (Hoffman) Johnson

Carolyn J. (Hoffman) Johnson, 84, of Walnut, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling. Carolyn was born in rural Walnut on February 11, 1936, the first child of Vernon and EvaDell (Anderson) Hoffman.  She attended Walnut schools and was a 1954 graduate of Walnut Community High School.  Carolyn…read more »

Cynthia A. Garcia

Cynthia A. Garcia, age 63, of Sterling, died Monday, June 8, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Cynthia was born December 28, 1956 in Morrison the daughter of Frederick and Alberta (Faber) Michels.  She married Monserrate “Pete” Garcia on August 1, 1980 in Sterling.  Cynthia was employed by DORS in Sterling as…read more »

Susan “Kravitv” Redell

Susan L. “Kravitz” Redell, 62 of Milledgeville, died. She was born on March 3, 1958 in near Erie, IL the daughter of Elbert D. and Ruth Ann (Morris) Redell. She was employed as an LPN for several years having worked at the former Tammerlane and other facilities. Susan also was an instructor in Tae Kwan…read more »

Mina Jean Price

Mina Jean Price (78) of Oregon, Illinois, returned home to her Lord on June 4, 2020 in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born to Amos and Vivian Conley on August 9, 1941, and raised in Grand Detour, IL. She is survived by her husband, Spencer G. Price of whom she was…read more »

James Jones

James L. Jones, age 53 of Nachusa, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony after an extended illness. James was born on October 11, 1966 in Dixon, the son of Charles and Verna (Mills) Jones. He married Christine Burke on September 24, 1994. James enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time…read more »

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Shirley A. Schlemmel

Shirley A Schlemmel age 83 of Dixon died Tuesday June 9, 2020 at Serenity Hospice and Home.  She was born Feb. 17, 1937 in Maywood, IL the daughter of Christian and Ermine (Scherer) Henning.  Shirley married Alois H. “Al” Schlemmel April 10, 1959.  He preceded her in death Aug. 11, 2013.  She was also preceded…read more »

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