41°FOvercastFull Forecast

Lucille G. Grennan

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Lucille G. Grennan

STERLING – Lucille G. Grennan, 95, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her home.

Lucille was born April 17, 1918, in Tampico, to Leslie and Carla (Olsen) Whaley. She married Edward Grennan on July 10, 1937. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1989.

Survivors include seven daughters, Carlene Jenner of Tempe, Ariz., Veronica (Edward) Tschosik of Rock Falls, Suzanne (Chuck) McCormick of Geneva, Joan Goncalves of Canada, Kathleen (Charlie) Hurches of Michigan, Bernadette (Matt) Hermes of Dixon, and Rosemary (Bruce) Buckert of Sterling; three sons, Eugene (Peggy) Grennan of Rock Falls, John Grennan of Gamaliel, Ark., and Terry (Rosemary) Grennan of Rock Falls; four sisters, Ethel (Jake) Barkdoll of Sterling, Dorothy (Merrit) Laubenheimer of Colorado, Bette (Dick) Weaver of Florida, and Helen Flucke of Missouri; one brother, Bill (Karen) Whaley of Rockford; 44 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, one grandson, and one great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:30 p.m., Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Paul White officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

More News

National video

Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion