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“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Gene & Thelma Manley - Streator, IL

“To Richard, Diana and all of the Greening family. I am very sorry and sadden to read the passing of Karen. I hope everyone is doing as well as...Read More »
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STERLING – Karen R. Greening, 78 of Sterling died Friday December 22, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Karen was born on November 11, 1939 in Freeport, the daughter of Stacy and Ruth (Shilling) Kradle and was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. She married Richard H. Greening on April 4, 1959 in Rock Falls. Karen had worked for several years at the former Kradle's Lumber Yard and later at Tri-County Opportunity Council in Rock Falls, retiring in 2001. Karen enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; four daughters: Diana (Michael) Walters of Sterling, Barb Geesey of Clinton, IA, Donna (Dave) McDonald of Sterling and Stacey Greening of Clinton, IA; her sisters: Lavita McKinzie of Sterling and Patricia Kradle of Rock Falls; her brothers: Larry Kradle of Fleming Island, FL and Richard Kradle of Sterling; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Doris Graham; her brother Kenneth Kradle and her grandson Cody.

Visitation will be Tuesday December 26, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow on Wednesday at 10 AM at the funeral home with the Reverend Kathleen Burkheimer officiating. Private burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.