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“Such a sweet, sweet woman. So many of my favorite childhood memories revolve around the Hannan family and spending time at their home. Mrs. Hannan...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Chris Knisley - Rock Falls, IL

“My condolences to all the family. I know that she will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Shirley Dave - Gainesville, FL

“I am granddaughter to Loretta Penrose whose brother Bill Hannan was Gladys father in law. My mother Irene Gorski took us to Sterling regularly to...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Gorski Farley - Racine, WI

“Gladys was one of the warmest & most loving people I have ever known. She fostered a family that is not afraid to love each other or to help others....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Debb McRoberts - Biscoe, NC

“Gladys and I meet as the 1st in Rockford Diocese as ministers to the shut ins. A wonderful lady.Later meet our Dear friends Ken and Karen. Love her...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Joe and Joan Kreps - Friend

“Aunt Gladys, You set the standard for what it means to be a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandma and aunt. It's a very high standard,...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jeanne LaBella - Arlington, VA


STERLING – Gladys M. Hannan, of Sterling died Friday January 5, 2018 at her home.
She was born on November 28, 1932 in Nelson, IL the daughter of Joseph Patrick and A. Bernice (Brown) Murphy. She married William F. Hannan on July 3, 1954. He died December 18, 1990. Gladys had worked at the former Kline's Department Store in Sterling for many years. She was an active and faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Gladys's family was of the utmost importance in her life.
Survivors include five daughters: Karen (Ken) Reynolds of Sterling, Kathy (Lew) Wescott of Sterling, Barb (Ron) Newlon of Rock Falls, Janet (Bob) Chandler of Marion, IA and Joleen (Oscar) Cortez Sterling; two sons: David (Andrea) Hannan of Arlington Heights, IL and William (Marybeth) Hannan of Savannah, GA; her sister, Glenna (Wade) Wickline of The Colony, TX; her son-in-law Paul Little of Marion, IA; her sister-in-law Phyllis Hannan of Sterling; 18 grandchildren: Denice (John) Froiland, Daniel (Tracy) Rivera, Seth Wescott, Thad Wescott, Tyler (Amanda) Wescott, Renee (Grant) Gilliland, Carrie (Trent) Fish, Ryne Newlon, Kim (Mike) Biechler, Mike Hannan, Nicole Cortez (Nick Dowdy), Shea Newlon, Sam Hannan, Tim Hannan, Isaac Hannan, Mateo Cortez, Maggie Hannan and Brayden Cortez; and 18 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William; her daughter Mary Little and her great granddaughter Ruby Gilliland.
Visitation will be held on Sunday January 7, 2018 from 1-3 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling with the Rosary being recited at 12:45 PM. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 11 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Reverend James Kennan officiating. Private family burial will conclude at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
Memorials in her memory to St. Mary Catholic Church.