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“Our sincere condolences for your family's loss. Prayers and thoughts being sent! ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Dave and Toni Gallardo - Forsyth, MO

“Bennie, I am so sorry fir your loss. May God give you and your family strength in the coming days. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Rebecca Herrera - Sterling, IL

“Our condolences, our heart and prayers to the family ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Andres Quintana - Sterling, IL

“I am very sorry to learn of the passing of Frances, she was such a lovely lady. My deepest sympathy for her family, may God Bless you all. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Coppotelli - Acquaintance

“She was a nice lady! My condolences to John and the rest of her family. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Spencer - Morrrison, IL

“I will miss seeing her smiling face. Rest in peace dear Francis. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy L Flenner - Friend

“We had many times together and she will be fondly remembered. Give Jane a hug for me and I will see you again someday. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ginny Whitebread - Tampico, IL

“I want to tell the family of my dear friend Frances how very sorry I am for your loss. Although I sadly will not be able to attend her visitation, my...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Fischer - Sterling, IL

“Remembering so much fun in Panama City, Fl. Swimming, laughing and bar-b-qing while our children grew from babies to adults. She will forever watch...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mary and Tom Gibbons - Antioch, IL

“My most sincere condolences for your loss of a very sweet lady!! ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Farwell - Sterling, IL

“So sorry for ur loss sending prayers to her family and to all her siblings ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Sandra Velasquez smith - Friend

“Many heart felt feelings go out to family. Such great friends. Francis was such a great person with such a touching voice when she sang. When talking...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bradley Popejoy - Sterling, IL

“Loved hearing Her and her sisters get up at the Moose and sing! She always had a big smile and nice things to say to everyone. Rest In Peace sweet...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Helen - Acquaintance


STERLING – Frances C. Clark, 63 of Sterling died Saturday July 18, 2020 at her home.

She was born on March 9, 1957 in Sterling the daughter of Juan and Refugia (Ruiz) Mendoza. She married John L. Clark on April 29, 1989 in Rock Falls. Frances had worked as a tele communicator / supervisor for the Sterling Police Department from 1977 – 1990. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had enjoyed singing in the church choir and singing karaoke. Frances was also a member of the Sterling Family Moose and the Sterling American Legion Auxiliary. She had enjoyed working in her yard and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, John; their two sons: John Mark Clark of Fort Worth, TX and Matthew Luke Clark of Sterling; her sisters: Marie Merced of Sterling, Lola Rodriguez of Montgomery, IL and Esther Mossey of Sterling; her brothers: John (Bennie) Mendoza of Sterling, Raul (Bonnie) Mendoza of Clinton, IA and Arthur (Sally) Mendoza of Rock Falls.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Masks will be required as well as social distancing requirements will be enforced with a 50 person at a time rotation for a visitation to be held on Tuesday July 21, 2020 from 4-6 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Wednesday at 10 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Reverend Bruce Ludeke officiating. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in her memory to the Mayo Clinic and Hospitals.