STERLING – Alma R. 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 Magdalena “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 (Nellie Christ) Cantu of Elgin; one daughter, Lexis Lerma; two stepsons, Terry (Lori Beth Susman) Lilly of Biloxi, Miss., and Ronnie (Teresa) Lilly of Rock Falls; one stepdaughter, Pamela 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, pastor 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 www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.