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“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
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“To Mike, Jeannie & Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. When I worked in Bergner's I enjoyed her coming by to see me everytime she...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Fields - Sterling, IL

“Genie and Debbie, I'm so sad to here of you're mother's passing. I saw her often here and there. She was one of my favorite people. I will truly miss...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Jackley - Dixon, IL

“So very sorry for your loss. What a lovely picture. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Kerr - Dixon, IL - Friend

“Dear Mike and family: My deepest sympathy for you all at the loss of your Mother. So many words come to mind to describe her, loving, gracious, kind...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Julie Sutton - Friend

“Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Matt & Cheryl Sisson - Milwaukee, WI

“So sorry to hear of Gen's passing. She was one of the nicest people I've ever met ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Segneri - Phoenix, AZ

“Gen will truly be missed!! ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Duval - Clinton, IA

“Genevieve was lovely from the first time I met her in the late 1970's, so it is fun to see her youthful prettiness in this picture. I did not get to...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Smith - Denver, CO

“What a wonderful image! I see her beauty in all three of you girls. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all. Love, Jill ”
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Genevieve E. O'Malley, 90, of Sterling, died on Thursday afternoon, October 12, 2017 at her home.

She was born on May 15, 1927 in Princeton to Albert and Mae (Parlier) Barth. She was united in marriage to Frank O'Malley on October 12, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Mrs. O'Malley worked in the catalog department at Sears and later became a teacher's aide with Bi County Co-Op serving the children of Franklin and Dillon Schools.

She was a leader of both Girl and Boy Scouts and active with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's school activities throughout the years. She especially loved to listen to her great-granddaughters play the violin and was active in the Reading Grandparent Program. Genevieve enjoyed going for walks and playing cards with friends and in her younger years she candled chicken eggs. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, the Alter and Rosary Society, was a Vital Volunteer and delivered communion to shut-ins.

Survivors include her daughters, Jeannie Greenwald of Chadwick, and Debbie (John) Thompson of Dixon; a son, Michael (Kattie) O'Malley of Sycamore; her grandchildren, Angela (Andy) Shaw, Jessica (Peter Schillaci) Greenwald, Erin Thompson, Christopher (Catherine) Thompson, Amanda O'Malley and Shannon O'Malley; her great grandchildren, Ava and Sophie Shaw, Gracie and Cecilia Schillaci, Palmer Thompson, Carter Hunter and Kenna O'Malley; and her sisters, Alberta Nusbaum of Dixon and Arlene (Lloyd) Johnson of Deer Grove; and special friend Harvey Waldschmidt of Sterling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son in law, Kerry Greenwald, a brother Ed Barth and a great grandson Anthony Shaw.

Cremation rites have been accorded and memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are through McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls. To send condolences visit