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“My sincere condolences to Mona and Ben, my old SHS Science Club buddies. Prayers for you on losing both parents so close together. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Jim Pepper - Dixon, IL - Friend

“With Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your Parents. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Lynn (Rohlik) Forbes - Yorkville, IL

“Together. I am glad Ray and Delores are together. Growing up 2 doors down from the Blackards, they have always been part of my life. Dolores is one...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Becky Reitzel - WINTER PARK, FL

“Mona, Bennett and Cindy-Such a double blow with both your parents passing within a short time of each other! I have no words only a hug for you all....Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Liz Barajas Waltemade - NC


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Sterling – Dolores A. Blackard, age 88, died Saturday October 2, 2021 at The Citadel of Sterling.

Dolores was born in Spring Valley Illinois on January 5, 1933, the daughter of Chester and Mary Dezutti. Dolores Married Raymond Blackard on August 29, 1953.

Dolores's education includes a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in education from Northern Illinois University. She taught second grade at Coloma School until here retirement.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Raymond. Survivors include 3 children, Cynthia Dale (Sterling), Ramona Stone (Ft Collins, CO), and Ben Blackard (Sterling). They also have 5 grand children, 11 great grand children, and 5 great great grand children.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There are no services. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.