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Peggy J. Prescott

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

STERLING – Peggy J. Prescott, 79, of Sterling, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.  

Peggy was born Aug. 25, 1933, in Dixon, the daughter of John Henry and Helen (Seloover) Stanley. She married James L. Prescott on Dec. 30, 1956, in Rock Falls.

Peggy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls for most of her life. She graduated from Rock Falls High School and played in the high school marching band. She later graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a teaching degree. Peggy taught at Rock Falls Elementary schools. She dedicated her life to her family as a loving and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed hosting many family gatherings. She also loved her pets and had a passion for the game of tennis.  

Survivors include her husband, James; one daughter, Jackie (Norman) Prescott-Adell of Sterling; three sons, James (Sherry) Prescott II of Rock Falls, Patrick (Diana) Prescott of Newark, Ohio, and Peter (Deanna) Prescott of Sterling; one daughter-in-law, Tammie Prescott of Rock Falls; one brother, Jerry (Pat) Stanley of Rock Falls; and seven grandchildren, Katelyn and Austin Prescott; Jacob (Natalie), Colin and Emily Prescott; and Lynsey and Alexandra Prescott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marilyn Williams; and her brother, William Stanley.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Sullivan of New Life Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

A memorial has been established.  

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