Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez

  • Born: January 29, 1952
  • Died: March 23, 2016
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

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Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez, 64 of Sterling died Wednesday March 23, 2016 at CGH Medical Center.

She was born on January 29, 1952 in Sterling, the daughter of Matthew and Helen (Blackburn) Grennan. She attended St. Mary Grade School and was a graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School. Teresa married J. Arnold Rodriguez on April 24, 1971 in Sterling. She had worked for 16 years (1985-2001) at Wahl Clipper Corporation in Sterling and was the lead person in Foreign Shipping. Teresa was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and a sports fanatic. Teresa always looked forward for travel visits to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold; four daughters: Bridget (Robert) Mena Jr of Burke, VA, Jennifer (Jason) Babin of South Bend, IN, Helen (Seth) Nelson of Chesterfield, MO and Melissa (Nick) Kyarsgaard of Galt, IL; ten grandchildren: Bobby Mena, Sonia Mena, Jake Babin, Jamie Babin, Nathan Sharp, Kaylyn Sharp, Jack Nelson, Corey Kyarsgaard, Kinnick Kyarsgaard and Lucas Kyarsgaard; one great grand daughter due soon, Marlee Babin; seven sisters: Norma McDonald of Sterling, Kay Adams of Sterling, Peggy (Jerry) McDonnell of Rock Hill, SC, Virginia Propheter of Baltimore, MD, Nancy McGinn of Sterling, Sally (Bert) Davis of Rock Falls and Martha Hurd of Grove City, OH; two brother: James (Juana) Grennan of Scottsdale, AZ and Pat "Dugan" (Karla) Grennan of Maynard, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters: Susie Kostoff and Judy Grennan.

Visitation will take place on Sunday March 27, 2016 from 4-8 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 600 Avenue B in Sterling, IL. with the Rosary being recited at 3:45 PM. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 10:30 AM in the church with the Reverend James R. Keenan, Pastor and Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society.