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“RIP Julie, Sending.thoughts & prayers to her family. ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Marsha Schriber - Sterling, IL

STERLING – Julia Ann Stevenson, 72, of Sterling, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home, surrounded by loved ones. Julie, the daughter of Joseph and Opal (Prater) Cox, was born in Orange County, CA on October 7, 1947. Julie will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, optimism, and sunshiny presence that lit up the room. Her goofy antics could bring a smile to anyone's face. Julie had an unmatched ability to always be empathetic, and constantly offered her unconditional support to those around her. Her loved ones will miss her endless entertaining stores and her wisdom and encouragement. Julie was a friend to many.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Lathe of Sterling, and Sally Albright of Amboy; one brother, Wally Prater of Rock Falls; six grandchildren, Ryan, Justin, Terrah, Megan, Amanda, and Rachel; and many nieces and nephews, Tim, Jeff, Mari, Creedy, Cory, Destry, and Daniel Prater.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Living Bread Church in Sterling, with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Granny Rose Animal Shelter, as Julie was a lifelong animal lover.