STERLING – Lola E. Chaffee, 91, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Lola was born May 18, 1921, in Rock Falls, the daughter of Anthony and Maria (Jiulianni) Mariani. She married William L. Chaffee on April 12, 1945, in Sterling. Lola was employed by Lawrence Brothers, and later was a waitress at Bevilacqua’s in Rock Falls. She was a member of Women of the Moose in Sterling.
Survivors include one daughter, Julie (Barry) Cox of Sterling; two sons, Rick (Sue) Chaffee of Dixon and Chris (Laura) Chaffee of Hampton; nine grandchildren, Tiffanie (Mike) Beck, Brooke (Allen) Dir, Kyle Cox, Zachary Chaffee, Alison Chaffee, Shawn (Becky) Chaffee, Corey (Autumn) Chaffee, Amanda Chaffee, and Ashley Chaffee; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one grandson, Todd Cox; and one sister, Anne Napolitano.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.
A memorial has been established to Sterling Moose Family Center.
Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.