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Mary Jean Baroncini

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Mary Jean Baroncini, 85, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

She was born July 21, 1927, in Sublette, the daughter of Jacob and Thelka (Dinges) Full. She married Robert P. Blackburn on April 23, 1948, in Amboy. He died Oct. 1, 1974. She married George Baroncini on Aug. 4, 1984, in Rock Falls. He died June 6, 1990. Mary Jean was a registered nurse for many years, working in and about the Sterling and Rock Falls area. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling.

Surviving are her three daughters, Sue (Greg) Thome of Rock Falls, Barbara (Howie) Day of Sterling, and Julie (Frank) McCue of Hesperus, Colo.; her two sons, Robert (Carol) Blackburn of Sterling and Terry Blackburn (Karen McInnis) of Long Beach, N.Y.; four sisters, Carol (Jack) Koehler of Sterling, Mickie (Bob) Masini of Raleigh, N.C., Lois Full of Streator, and Janet Edwards of Australia; six brothers, Steve (Judy) Full of Maytown, Leon Full of Galesburg, Donald Full of Middleton, Md., Roland (Jane) Full of Galesburg, Jim Full of Freeport, and Tom Full of Galt; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; her daughter, Connie Kendell; her son, Steve Blackburn; and her brother, Michael Full.

A gathering of friends and family will be from 9 to 9:50 a.m. today and the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke, celebrant, officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

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