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Alma R. Cantu Lilly

Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING – Alma R. Cantu Lilly, 63, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at her home.

Alma was born Dec. 13, 1950, in San Benito, Texas, the daughter of Eleuterio and Helen Lerma. She married Ronald Lilly on Oct. 12, 1996, in Sterling. She was a member of City of God in Rock Falls.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Robert (Omega) Cantu of Sterling, Reuben Cantu of Marietta, Ga., and Rene (Dr. Nellie Christ) Cantu of Elgin; one daughter, Alexis Lerma; two stepsons, Terry Lilly of Biloxi, Ms., and Ronnie (Teresa) Lilly of Rock Falls; one stepdaughter, Pam Buhlman of Rock Falls; two brothers, Arnulfo “Role” Lerma of Sterling and Reuben Lerma of Rock Falls; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Harts of City of God officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to offset medical bills due to her cancer.

Visit schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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