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Elsie Yarde
Born: January 31, 1909
Died: June 22, 2009
Elsie M. Yarde, age 100, of Rock Falls, died Monday, June 22, 2009 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Elsie was born January 31, 1909 in Prophetstown the daughter of Frank and E. Maude (Arnett) Sibley. She was employed by Green River Ordinance Plant near Dixon and later worked at Sowles Department Store in Rock Falls. She was the oldest member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church and was a member of D.A.R. She also enjoyed birdwatching and playing the organ at area nursing homes.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Karen Huber of East Peoria and Kevin (Kim) Bohms of Rock Falls; five great grandchildren, Tyler Bohms, Jennifer (Ron) Caldwell, Kristi (Brandon) Emme, Natalee (Patrick) Green, and Kelsey Huber; and six great great grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Helen Church of Henry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Lois Bohms; one son-in-law, John Bohms; three brothers, F. Donald Sibley, Kenneth Sibley, and Roland Sibley; and two sisters, Dorothy Roese and Mary Dimond.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Reverend Thomas Moe of Rock Falls United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 - 10 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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