Sheila Gerard


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Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Sheila Gerard, 78, a resident at Royal Oaks Care Center in Kewanee, formerly of Galva, died Feb. 23, 2013, at the center.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rux, Galva. Private inurnment is at Galva Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Warrington, England, to William and Eva Sutcliffe. She married Kenneth Gerard on Sept. 26, 1953. He died March 16, 2007.
She is survived by children, Kevin Gerard and daughter, Rhonda Ballard, both of Galva, four grandchildren; brothers, William, Raymond and Graham, all of Warrington.












 



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