Gladys A. Plata

  • Born: August 31, 1932
  • Died: January 16, 2015
  • Location: Dixon, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gladys A. Plata, age 82 of Dixon, passed away on January 16, 2015 at home.

Gladys was born on August 31, 1932 in Aguada, Puerto Rico; the daughter of Juan and Juanita (Martinez) Arroyo. She married Ysidro Plata on December 24, 1951 in Sterling; he preceded her in death on October 13, 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Cropsey of Freeport and Gladys Leal of Dixon; three brothers, Miguel Arroyo of West Palm Beach, FL, Nelson Arroyo of Orlando, FL and Jesus Arroyo of Racine, WI; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sons, Ysidro Plata and Ysidro Plata, Jr. and one brother Carlos Juan Arroyo.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 10-11 A.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling (505 1st Avenue). Funeral service will follow. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.


Condolence & Memory Journal

She was one of the nicest neighoriI ever had and our thought and prayer go to the family my husband mow for her &enjoyed talking to her .he love to tease her

Posted by Ron &Brenda M itchell - Dixon, IL - Friends   January 20, 2015

Prayers to you all.

Posted by jackson family - PEORIA, IL - friends   January 19, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by jackson family - PEORIA, IL - friends   January 19, 2015

I will always remember the first time my aunt and uncle took me horseback riding. It was quite an exciting experience. I will always cherish the fun times I had when I visited my aunt during Christmas and throughout the year. Going to Rockfalls from Chicago always seemed like the trip of my life during my childhood years.

Posted by Carlos Arroyo (Edgar) - Rockford, IL - Nephew & God Child   January 19, 2015

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family.. May God Bless you and comfort you at this time. You will remain in my prayers.

Posted by Nelida Arroyo-Pharm - Milwaukee, WI - Niece (Jesus Arroyo)   January 18, 2015