STERLING – Jessica Lynn Strader, 29, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at home.
Jessica was born March 29, 1983, in Sterling, the daughter of James and Sherry (Bright) Coleman. She married Jared R. Strader on June 13, 2009, in Sterling. She graduated from Prophetstown High School in 2001. She then went on to complete her undergraduate work through Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, and finished up with her master’s degree at National Louis University in Chicago.
Jessica was passionate about her career as an elementary special education teacher at Jefferson School, and was very involved in the Unit 5 school district. Jess loved spending time with her family and friends, and she truly cherished each moment with them.
Survivors include her husband, Jared; one son, Dominique; one daughter, Khloe; her parents, James and Sherry of Tampico; one sister, Jamie (Rob) McIntire of Tampico; and her maternal grandparents, Joe (Linda) Bright.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Suzette and A.J. Coleman Jr.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Abiding Word Church in Sterling. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Scott Porter officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.
Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
Jess would like to thank everyone for the love and support. Team Jess will live on, and remember to live and love life!