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“Sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arm around you and hold you tight through this loss of your sweet sister. ”
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“Glenn and I are sorry to hear about the death of your mother Joe. I know she will be sorely missed. ”
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“Good bye dear friend. Will miss sharing your kitty, playing cards, sharing birthday cake and meals with you. You will be missed. God Bless and...Read More ยป
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Frances Real, 66, of Sterling, IL, died Tuesday, April 5th, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
She was born on August 12, 1955 in San Diego, California, to Albert and Mary (Bartel) Real. They precede her in death. She attended St. Mary's and Newman Schools before graduating in 1973 from Milledgeville High School.
Survivors include her three sons, Chris (Brooke) Ballard of Decatur, IL, T.J. (Krista) Ballard of Dixon, IL, and Nick Ballard of Fayetteville, TN; one brother, Joe (Karen) Real of Rock Falls, IL; three sisters, Jean (Tim) Livengood of Milledgeville, IL, Mary (Mike) Saathoff of Sterling, IL, and Kathy Torres of Mt. Carroll, IL,; and her grandchildren, Raegan, Renee, Dean and Bria.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10:00 AM until Noon at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.