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“Our sincere condolences to Teresa's husband and family. Teresa is now with God and has no more pain. My parents John & Betty Meyer were friends of...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Bob & Jean Meyer - Henderson, NV

“How lucky I am to have been a friend of Teresa. To many of us, she was always our guidance, our best listener, and our directional finder to life's...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Rose - Fond du Lac, WI

“My deepest condolences to the family. Teresa was such a wonderful person, always a small on here face when you saw her. May God comfort you at this...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Segneri - Oregon, IL

“Teresa was a grand person. Enjoyed all of grade school and high school with her. Great Lady ”
4 of 29 | Posted by: Tim McMillin

“Our sympathy to the family. Prayers for all. ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy (Miller) McMunn - Dixon, IL

“Missy, Nick and family, I was deeply saddened to read of your Mother's passing. My family and I extend our deepest sympathy to both of you and your...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Dianne Behrens - Morrison, IL

“Praying for all of you at this time of tremendous loss......a mother is so precious to each of us and I know you each loved her in such a special way...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Father Richard R. Kramer - HARMON, IL

“we were heartbroken to hear of teresa's passing. always enjoyed our talks. know grandma helen was once again at the gate to welcome her home. what a...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: flora whitman - rock falls, IL

“So very sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in m prayers. ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Chris Morgan

“I'm so sorry my Mcginn family!! Love to you all!! ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Sarah - Cincinnati, OH - Friend

“My condolences to all the Grennan family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Theresa! ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Sharon McKee Fuglestad - WI

“My sincere condolences to the family and Arnold. She was a great lady. Will be missed. ”
12 of 29 | Posted by: Letty Cervantez - Sterling, IL

“What a great person Teresa was!! She will surely be missed. from our family The Rivera's we send you all our prayer's and love. Santos&Polly! ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: santos j rivera - Montgomery, IL

“Avenue G bridge wasn't long enough to keep us from visiting. Being a small town girl I would walk over to the Grennan house and we would talk into...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Tina Cooney - Caler, AL - Friend

“Condolences to your family. You're a Beautiful woman with an equally beautiful spirit. Rest in peaceful tranquility my friend. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Jay Anschutz - Sterling, IL

“This is so sad, we worked together at Harlan's Years ago. To know Theresa was to love her. The world will be a darker place without her. ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Bonnie Haag Dunn - Rockford, IL

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. Teresa was a wonderful lady who could always make you smile. May you all know peace ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: Brenda Greer - Sterling, IL

“God Bless her! ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Brown - Galt, IL - Coworker

“She always had a sweet smile and was so friendly we have known her for years. She will be sadly missed we are very sorry for the family. ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Curt and Judy Repass - Fort Myers, FL

“I am extremely saddened about Teresa's passing. She was such a good and caring person. We would sit together at times at 5:00 Mass and I will miss...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Haenni Olalde - Sterling, IL

“Our prayers for Teresa and her family. She was such a great person, she will be missed. ”
21 of 29 | Posted by: David and Mary (Hernandez) Ortiz - IL

“Teresa was a very special friend and co-worker. She was a very gracious and giving person She will be sadly missed condolences to the family Kathy...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Lamb - Dixon, IL - Friend

“My deepest heartfelt love to all of Teresa's family. She always put others first before herself. When you were down,she knew exactly what to say to...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Donna Grennan - Sterling, IL

“She was a very nice lady..and will be missed ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Tom Weir - Streator, IL

“Arnie & Family, I am so saddened to learn of Teresa's death. She was a special person and will be missed by so many. I am so sorry you had to loose...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Julie Pratt - Friend

“I will always remember the love and support from Teresa and her family while I coached at Newman. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I extend to...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Van Der Leest - Geneseo, IL

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Teresa's passing. I have been honored and blessed to have Teresa as my Godmother. She was a true blessing in my life...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Maggie DeVries - ROCK FALLS, IL

“Our prayers are with Teresa and her family. May you find comfort in your faith and the wonderful memories you shared with Teresa. God Bless all of...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Louis and Carol Ybarra - Tucson, AZ

“Our hearts go out to all of Teresa 's family at this sad time. We love you ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Ruben and yolanda Moreno - IL


Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez, 64 of Sterling died Wednesday March 23, 2016 at CGH Medical Center.

She was born on January 29, 1952 in Sterling, the daughter of Matthew and Helen (Blackburn) Grennan. She attended St. Mary Grade School and was a graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School. Teresa married J. Arnold Rodriguez on April 24, 1971 in Sterling. She had worked for 16 years (1985-2001) at Wahl Clipper Corporation in Sterling and was the lead person in Foreign Shipping. Teresa was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and a sports fanatic. Teresa always looked forward for travel visits to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold; four daughters: Bridget (Robert) Mena Jr of Burke, VA, Jennifer (Jason) Babin of South Bend, IN, Helen (Seth) Nelson of Chesterfield, MO and Melissa (Nick) Kyarsgaard of Galt, IL; ten grandchildren: Bobby Mena, Sonia Mena, Jake Babin, Jamie Babin, Nathan Sharp, Kaylyn Sharp, Jack Nelson, Corey Kyarsgaard, Kinnick Kyarsgaard and Lucas Kyarsgaard; one great grand daughter due soon, Marlee Babin; seven sisters: Norma McDonald of Sterling, Kay Adams of Sterling, Peggy (Jerry) McDonnell of Rock Hill, SC, Virginia Propheter of Baltimore, MD, Nancy McGinn of Sterling, Sally (Bert) Davis of Rock Falls and Martha Hurd of Grove City, OH; two brother: James (Juana) Grennan of Scottsdale, AZ and Pat "Dugan" (Karla) Grennan of Maynard, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters: Susie Kostoff and Judy Grennan.

Visitation will take place on Sunday March 27, 2016 from 4-8 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 600 Avenue B in Sterling, IL. with the Rosary being recited at 3:45 PM. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 10:30 AM in the church with the Reverend James R. Keenan, Pastor and Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society.