Beverly Ruth Prentice

  • Born: December 9, 1922
  • Died: March 27, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Beverly Ruth Prentice, age 92 of Sterling, died March 28, 2015 at Regency Care Center in Sterling.

Beverly was born on December 9, 1922 in Sterling; the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Tarvin) Oswald. She married Anthony Prentice on August 8, 1942 in Dekalb, IL; he preceded her in death in December 1978. She worked as an LPN for many years and was employed by the Dixon State School. Beverly was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Sterling.

Survivors include one daughter, Pam (Richard) Luptak of Sterling, IL; two sons, Chuck (Cindy) Prentice of Eugene, OR and Gary Prentice of Sterling, IL; one sister, Phyllis Oswald of Sterling, IL; two brothers, Bob (Almeda) Oswald of Arlington Heights, IL and Bill (Sue) Oswald of Orville, WA; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Twila Garrett and Imogene Kroll; one brother, Chuck Oswald and two grandchildren, Anthony Prentice and Audrey Prentice.

Private family services will be held.

A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church in Sterling.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to you, Pam. My memory goes back to 1987 when I moved to Sterling. I was out job hunting and came across your mom's little store, The Rocking Horse. She had no one other than you, Pam, to run the store. I talked with her and she knew I was so over qualified but hired me anyway, after conferring with you! I will never forget my time with her in the store! May each moment you had with her be cherished forever!
God bless,
Darlene Holland

Posted by Darlene Bouras Holland - Rock Falls, IL - friend   March 30, 2015

We are all so very sorry to learn about this. We are thinking of all of you with love from all of the Garretts: Pat, Ann, Joe, Mackie, Britte, Maia, and Katie.

Posted by Ann Garrett - Mt. Vernon, IL - wife of nephew   March 29, 2015