Sterling, Illinois Funeral Homes

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Sterling, Illinois Funeral Homes
202 4th Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
(815) 626-0122
505 1st Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
(815) 626-0470
702 1st Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
(815) 626-1131
Sterling, Illinois Obituaries and News
Joseph Henderson February 23, 2017

STERLING – Joseph David Henderson, 85, of Sterling, Illinois passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at CGH Medical Center of septic pneumonia. Joe was born in Ridge Farm, IL on August 4, 1931 to Ted Henderson and Susie Mae (Satterlee) Henderson. (The News-Gazette)

Wendell Parsons February 21, 2017

He went on to receive his teaching degree from Olivet Nazarene University and his master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University ... young people and spent the next 27 years in the Sterling area as a schoolteacher, coach, principal and ... (The Daily Journal)

Mosby Jr., James R. February 11, 2017

of Sterling, CO, Todd Thompson (Mary) of Denver, CO, brother-in-law, Robert J. McNish (Sue Hirsch) of Chicago, IL, Pam McNish of Glenview, IL, nephew, Sam McNish (Gabriela) of Parker, CO, niece, Emily McNish of Glenview, IL, two great-nephews and three ... (MLive)

Mary E. Pirch February 16, 2017

Mary taught school in Illinois and Michigan while continuing her education in behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. While a stay-at-home mom, she was a substitute teacher in the Clinton and Camanche school districts. She later taught in Sterling ... (Quad-Cities Times)

Jane Garnett February 05, 2017

Garnett, Jane A. (nee Near) 84 passed away Monday February 6, 2017 at her residence in Plainfield, IL, formerly of Sterling, IL. Jane was an avid gardener and a lover of all animals, with a special fondness of dolphins. She is survived by her loving ... (

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Funeral Home Reviews
Savoy, Illinois
Most obit's have an area where condolences may be sent, however this one is only possible to send flowers. Crass commercialization at the begining and the end I see.

Chenoa, Illinois
The sympathy flowers where more beautiful than on the picture. Very fresh and the arrangement was just wonderful. I would buy from this store any time again with confidence. Thanks for your outstanding and friendly service.

Bloomington, Illinois
Your computer system is of no value, other than posting you phone number. I wasn't able to use it to find a funeral let alone the obituary. totally unacceptable.

Dwight, Illinois
I tried to leave a condolence message for the Bennington family, but could only find where I could leave a card for $6.90. I will try later, but was disappointed that I couldn't since we will be out of town for the service.

Chicago, Illinois
I am writing on behalf of the family of deceased, Larry S Edwards. I came to Chicago, from Ohio, to attend the funeral of Larry Edwards. I accompanied my family to your facility to help with the arrangements for Larry's funeral, on several occasions. I just wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the professionalism of your entire staff. With so much involved with the loss of a loved one and then having to plan a funeral, it was so comforting to walk into your offices and leave feeling as if the funeral was one less thing we had to stress about. We felt that Gatlings would take care of not only our loved one, but our family as well. The staff at Gatlings did exactly that. Your drivers were always on time and courteous. Your entire staff were extremely well dressed. Your facility was immaculate and all of your workers were very well organized. They were also very patient, especially at the end of the funeral when everyone was saying their goodbyes to loved ones, your driver said for us to take as long as we needed. Your drivers assisted everyone in and out of the cars, they drove as if they were carrying precious cargo. We never felt rushed or as though we were an inconvenience in any way. Your office staff were extremely patient with my family members. We made several changes to the obituary after the draft had been printed. Your staff continually told us, 'We are here to do whatever you need, we'll take care of you.' Our loved one, Larry Edwards, had been very sick for a very long time. When we viewed the body, everyone kept saying how peaceful he looked and what a wonderful job Gatlings had done. We cannot thank you enough for taking care of our loved one and our family. By the time our experience with Gatlings came to an end, we felt as though we had gained a new family. Please share this letter with your employees. I want them to know how very much they are appreciated. The family of Larry S. Edwards