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“I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Chavez raised a wonderful family. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Maggie Wike - Sterling, IL

“Very sorry , I worked with Frances, she always laughed about the way I made tacos. She had the best since of humor. I will miss seeing her. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Judy Repass - Coworker


STERLING – Frances M. Chavez, 77 of Sterling died Thursday August 13, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on February 9, 1943 in Dixon, the daughter of Adolph and Josephine (Magana) Perez and was a 1961 graduate of Newman Central catholic High School. She married Lee Chavez in November 1962 in Sterling. Frances had been employed by CGH Medical Center in Sterling for 30 years retiring as a Unit Secretary. Frances was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Librado "Lee"; four daughters: Teresa (Dan) Rodriguez of Sterling, Rosie (Raymond) Garza of Huntley, Liz (Rene) Rodriguez of Belvidere, IL and Margie (Kurt) Clevenger of Sterling; her brother Michael Perez of Sterling; nine grandchildren: Daniel (Carly) Rodriguez, Brandon Rodriguez, Jordan Rodriguez, Elisha (Brad) Tepper, Vanessa Garza, Shantae Rodriguez, Reyna Rodriguez, Breanna Clevenger and Kurtis Clevenger; four great grandchildren: Adriana Valenciano, Alyssa Tepper, .Isabella Rodriguez, and Ronan Rodriguez,

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Elizabeth Fredericks and Margaret Perez.

Masks and social distancing requirements will be enforced for a public visitation to be held on Wednesday August 19, 2020 from 9 – 11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church with the Reverend James R. Keenan officiating. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice & Home; Alzheimer research; St. Mary Church; Newman Central Catholic High School.