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“Mrs. Sutton was an important part of our lives for many years as we had lots of cats and dogs that stayed with her. She seemed to be just as fond of...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Kay and Gary Campbell - IL

“Avis was an Awesome lady!!! Sorry for your loss... ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Bob &Kathy Huizenga - Morrison, IL

“Avis was a kind and generous mother in law, she taught me a lot about caring for babies, cooking, and canning. I know she will be greatly missed by...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Kothmann - Floresville, TX

“Mrs. Sutton took wonderful care of our three Huskies. She worried they would get cold and offered them a rug or blanket to sleep on only to find out...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Janet and Bob Arnold - Sterling, IL

“So sorry for your loss! ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Arlyn Madsen - Lyndon, IL

“Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Avis Sutton. Our prayers are with you. Sterling First Church of the Nazarene ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sterling First Church of the Nazarene - IL

“So sorry for your loss. We use to board are dog there and he always came back looking so much better than when we left him, sometimes I wonder if the...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ernie & Gail Brooks - IL

“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult and sad time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Richard Tichler - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Gerald Armstrong - Prophetstown, IL


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Avis E. Sutton, 94 of Prophetstown, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Allure of Prophetstown.

Avis was born on July 26, 1926 near Harmon, IL, the daughter of Henry and Mabel (Hettinger) Geldean. She married James Heiden on June 12, 1943 in Harmon. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1953. She then married Chester Sutton on January 14, 1956 in Sterling and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1998. Avis ran a boarding kennel for 40 years in Lyndon. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling.

Survivors include six children, Sandy (Hugh) Hartman of Prophetstown, Jim Heiden of Fredericksburg, TX, Marty (Mike) Watt of New Lenox, Tom (Sue) Heiden of Geneseo, Dan Sutton and Gary Sutton of Lyndon; one sister, Helen Nelson of Walnut; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; sister, Trudy, Hedrick and three brothers, Howard Geldean, Earl Geldean and Don Geldean.

Masks and social distancing will be enforced for a graveside service to be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Lyndon Cemetery in Lyndon.

Memorials may be made in her memory to the Whiteside County Humane Society or to St. Jude Children Research Hospital.