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Cathy L. Landis

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK FALLS – Cathy L. Landis of rural Rock Falls passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home, after a 4-year battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 25, 1950, in Morrison, the daughter of Bob and Ann (Warner) Higley. Cathy married Alan Landis on March 22, 1974, in Sterling. She was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling. Cathy especially enjoyed time with friends and family, sewing, gardening, painting, and house restorations, as well as making a wide variety of craft items from scratch. She was a volunteer with Northern Illinois counseling service for a number of years. She really enjoyed being a farm wife and enjoyed traveling to Wisconsin.

Surviving are her husband, Alan; her sisters, Cindy (Scott) Jacoby of Belle, Mo., and Caren (Ken) Smith of Rock Falls; her brother, Bruce Higley of Sterling; her sister-in-law, Carolyn (Bob) Spurling of Dixon; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bob, in 1958; her son, Rob, in 1995, and her daughter, Sarah, at birth, in 1977.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling, with the Rev. William Sullivan officiating.

Memorials to New Life Lutheran Church and the Whiteside County Chapter of American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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