Madeline Jane Gribbins

Madeline Jane Gribbins, 98, passed away at CGH Hospital in Sterling on July 13,2017. “Jane” as she was known to most, was bom in Bloomington, Illinois on April 14, 1919, the daughter of Harold and Mae Powell. Although she spent most of her life in the Polo area, she did attend school in both Rockford and Polo. Jane was a devoted life-long member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Polo., and a...
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Roger Lee Saaijenga

Roger Lee Saaijenga, 71, of Ocala passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. He was from Dixon, Illinois and moved to this area in 2007. Roger achieved the rank of Command Sergent Major in the US Army and retired after 26 years of service in 1988. After “retirement”, he managed a regional branch of a national security firm before becoming an independent security contractor for many...
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Alice Ruth Rebuck

Alice Ruth Rebuck, 95, of Polo, passed away June 28, 2017 at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.  Alice was born November 12, 1921 in Ogle County, the daughter of Ben and Etta (Girard) Rowland.  On March 7, 1937 in Rockford, she was united in marriage to Earl Rebuck, he preceded her in death in 1945; also preceding Alice in death are her brothers Lloyd, Floyd and Jesse Rowland; sister Elva Earl...
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Linda Anne Perrine

Polo – Linda Anne Perrine, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on June 21, 2017, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was surrounded by her family and close loved ones. Linda was born April 26, 1939 in (Berwick) Sterling, Illinois at home. She was the eldest daughter of Oscar Golden Lehman and Helen Marie (Buyers) Lehman. She was called “Lindy Girl” solely by...
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Mary E. Smith

Mary E. Smith, 92, of Forreston, passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Mary was born January 27, 1925, in Science Hill, KY, the daughter of Ernie P. and Evelyn (Massey) Robinson. On November 9, 1945 in Pulaski County, KY, she was united in marriage to Fred T. Smith (he preceded her in August 1989).  Mary worked for Polo Community School District for over 20...
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Patricia A. Conkrite

Patricia A. Conkrite, 72, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.  Patricia was born February 28, 1945, in Sterling, the daughter of Donald B. and Dorothy (Letcher) Sanders. On September 4,1964 in Polo, she was united in marriage to Michael Conkrite.  Patricia volunteered at Centennial School in Polo and made lunches faithfully for her grandchildren...
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