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Obituaries

Marcella E. Hand

ROCK FALLS – Marcella E. Hand, 89, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was employed by Dixon Developmental Center for 6 years, retiring in 1973.

Marcella was born May 20, 1924, in Woodbine, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Katherine (Roth) Ostermeyer. She married John B. Hand on Feb. 15, 1948, in Sioux City, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Constance (Harlan) Peckham of Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara (Ralph) Gillen of Rock Falls; two sons, David (Ruth) Hand of Rock Falls and Robert Hand of Dixon; two sisters, Margaret Hiller of Iowa and Evelyn VanMeter of Missouri; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James; three brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services will be private. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Memorial donations can be mailed to Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 IL Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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