Sierra C. Burress

  • Born: January 23, 1996
  • Died: March 1, 2017
  • Location: Prophetstown, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sierra Christine Burress, age 21 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at home.

Sierra was born on January 23, 1996 in Sterling. Surviving her are her parents, David (Missy) Burress of Prophetstown and Denna Retherford of Sterling; her grandfather, Edward "Kenneth" Burress of Prophetstown; her grandmother, Carol Wilson of Carlinville, Ill.; two sisters, Kayla Smith and Jennifer Kliber both of Carlinville, Ill.; her brother, Michael (Tommy) Burress of Cleveland, Ohio and two nieces. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Janice Burress.

A private graveside service will be held at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Im so very sorry for you & your family's loss Michael.

Posted by Amy Galvin - Wadsworth, OH - Friend   March 12, 2017

Rest softly in heaven sweet angel. I'll miss your wonderful laugh and infectious smile. Gone too soon sweetheart.
Love, Andrea

Posted by Andrea Hieronymus - Creve Coeur, IL - friend   March 08, 2017


My heart Breaks to hear of this tremendous loss. Go rest High Upon the Mountain. Your Struggles here is Over. Fly High and FREE on Eagle Wings.
Prayers going up for all the Family.

Posted by JOYCE ANDERSON - BEECHGROVE, TN - Family   March 04, 2017

My prayers are with you.

Posted by Diane Johnson - Prophetstown, IL - Friend   March 04, 2017

My deepest condolences to all of the family. You are so loved and will be so missed. Rest in peace beautiful Sierra!! <3>

Posted by Newell and Kandra Cook - Sterling, IL - Family Friend   March 04, 2017

Rip Sierra you an my daughter were close friends you will be missed

Posted by Jesse Gillman - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 03, 2017

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Linda Tatum - Peoria, IL - Acquaintance   March 03, 2017

So sorry for this family how sad wish I could say something to give this family some peace with a heavy heart god bless

Posted by Carrie Adams - Rock Falls, IL - Family Friend   March 02, 2017


OMG I am so sorry for Family ... I am sorry but I am speechless ... I can't believe it She was such an awesome girl ... so bubbly... a dear friend... She will be missed dearly but she is with the Angels now n she will fly high n look over you all in your time of sorrow

Posted by Cynthia Anderson - Henderson, IL - Friend   March 02, 2017


so sorry for your loss !

Posted by tina conrad - clinton, IA - Friend   March 02, 2017

Rest in peace old friend.

Posted by Jenni Piatz - IA - acquaintance   March 02, 2017

It is with great sympathy, that we learn of Sierra's passing, our hearts are heavy and she and her family is in our prayers.

Posted by Jay and Jerry Wells - Mesa, AZ   March 01, 2017

Until we meet again my friend

Posted by Daniel Schick - rock falls, IL - Friend   March 01, 2017

Words can not express my deepest sympathy for your family. My daughter Charlie Bremer cheered with your daughter in high school. I remember your daughters beautiful smile and the sweet girl she was. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Mellissa Dykema - Fenton, IL - Friend   March 01, 2017


So sorry for your loss.If you need anything please let us no!!!!! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Posted by Lisa Vanderlaan(Stevens) - Morrison, IL - Family   March 01, 2017

So very very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by BRANDY WEBB - Rockford, IL - Acquaintance   March 01, 2017


My condolences to Sierra's family and friends on her passing.

Posted by Alice Beveroth - Morrison, IL - Friend   March 01, 2017

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Mary and Scott Lazarus    March 01, 2017

I remember sierra from her being friends with my daughter Kaitlyn Osborn.. she would come stay the night and also went on vacation w us to great America. She was always well behaved and a joy to have around.. such a beautiful smile& soul! and her laughter was contagious with all their goofiness.. my heartfelt condolences go out to her entire family! She will be truly missed❤

Posted by Chris Osborn - Morrison, IL - Acquaintance   March 01, 2017

Sierra and I have known each other for a very long time now. Used to be next door neighbors I'm so sorry for the loss of this wounderful girl.

Posted by Ingrid Anderson - Moline, IL - Friend   March 01, 2017

May God Bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Ralph Dyson Jr - Vinton, VA - Family   March 01, 2017

Sierra you will be truly missed. i remember the first time i met you back in middle school, you were always such a joy to be around and became a very close friend. you will be loved and missed always. Fly high sweet angel♡

Posted by rebekah olson - prophetstown, IL - Friend   March 01, 2017

May this beautiful soul Rest In Peace & fly high

Posted by Cari Argraves - Tampico, IL - Acquaintance   March 01, 2017

Rest in piece beautiful girl!

Posted by Sierra Piester - Prophetstown, IL - Friend   March 01, 2017