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“Barb and Family, We are sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Blessings to your family. Greg & Phyllis Lutyens ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Gregory Lutyens - Rock Falls, IL

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Virginia M. Belisle, 97, of Sterling, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at her home.

She was born on April 10, 1921 in Lanark to Fred and Ena (Atherton) Wentz. She was united in marriage to Clifford Belisle on July 25, 1953. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2011.

Virginia was the manager of the former Gift Town Stamp Store in Sterling and Rock Falls for 20 years. She enjoyed music and playing the Cornet. She loved sharing her passion for music with her grandchildren and taught her grandson how to play the trumpet. Virginia also liked to read, crochet, garden and listen to books on tape.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Sharon Helms and Barbara (Ken) Harrington both of Sterling; a son, Tom (Donna) Slifer of Cowgill, Missouri; her grandchildren, Sally Hanrahan, Randy Helms, Tracy Kierczynski, Kim Slifer and Jeffrey Slifer; her great grandchildren, Tyler and Mikey Hanrahan, Lauren, Danielle and Jessica Helms, Jacob, Jenna and Katie Kierczynski, Zachary, Peighton, and Amber Slifer.

Virginia was also preceded in death by her 3 brothers, 2 sisters and her son in law Ralph Helms.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10-11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Kirk Neugebauer, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be directed to the Radio Broadcast Ministry at Messiah Lutheran Church in her memory.

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