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STERLING - Blanch L. Slifer, age 77, died Wednesday June 20, 2012 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Blanch was born on March 5, 1935 in Ramsey the daughter of Louie and Jennie (Hicks) Rhodes. She was employed with Anixter Manufacturing in Rock Falls for 25 years. Blanch loved to camp and spend time with family and friends. She was a great mom, grandmother, aunt and friend to all who knew and loved her. She has touched many lives.
Survivors include, four daughters, Paula Schueler of Rock Falls, Debbie (Dave) Matznick, Becky Bailey and Berta (Scot) Beyer all of Sterling; one sister, Corkie Brown of Vandalia; two brothers, Bill (Roberta) Rhodes of Sterling and Darrell (Patricia) Rhodes of Cussetta, Ga.; thirteen grandchildren, Shonda Abrams, Dawn Hooper, Shane Schueler, Paulie Sanders, Christy Sharp, April Robbins, Seth Nelson, Nikki Wolber, Terry Greene, Blake Grimm, Mandy Bailey, Jason Schneider and Jacob Beyer; nineteen great grandchildren, Dylan, Nathan, Gavin, Kyle, Jadon, Joseph, Calleigh, Teddy, Allie, Austin, Brianna, Andrew, Braydon, Joey, Cylee, Colton, Corey, Cameron and Jared.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three daughters, Thelma, Wilma and Barbara; two sisters; three brothers; two son-in-laws; one grandson.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday June 25, 2012 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling with Reverend Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation is Sunday from 2-4:00 PM at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established to Coventry Living Center.