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 longtime member of The Polo Historical Society.

Jane married James P. Gribbins of Rock Falls, Illinois in 1942. He predeceased her in July, 2007.

She was employed at National Manufacturing, and later by Schryver Insurance Agency in Polo.
She then sold AVON Products for over 25 years, making many good friends in the process.

Jane is survived by two sons, Richard Gribbins of Oregon, II. and David (Joanne) Gribbins of Torrance, Calif. One niece, Roberta Schoonhoven of Forreston, II.
Also five grandchildren, Neil Gribbins, Heather Steckling, Sarah Giannone, Allison DeFranze, and Kate Gribbins, along with eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James and her sister Virginia (Powell) Galor.

An open house/reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. on July 18, 2017 at the St. Marks Lutheran Church in Polo.  A private graveside service will be at Fairmount Cemetery prior to the reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon.

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