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Obits > 2005 - William E. Eberley

Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen


Prophetstown Echo

William E. Eberley


            William E. Eberly, 88, of Sterling, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.

            William was born on September 1, 1916 in Sterling, IL, the son of Fred H. and Helen (Lendman) Eberley and was a veteran of WWII having served in the Army Air Corps.  He married Patricia Conneely October 16, 1946 in Sterling.  William was a pharmacist having been the owner/operator of the Eberley Drug Store in Sterling for many years retiring in 1993.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Sterling American Legion Post 296 and he served for 28 years on the Sterling Park District Board.

            Surviving is his wife, Patricia; their seven children: Helen Kay (Dr. Donald Frey) Eberley of Evanston, IL, William F. (Paula) Eberley of Sterling, Maureen (Tim) Dunphy of Sterling, Christine Demory of Kirkland, IL, Michelle (Dr. Gary) McKernan of Chariton, IA, Fred H. Eberley of Sterling and Mary Pat (Gary) Stewart of Sterling; 18 grandchildren: William A. Eberley, Erin Dunphy, Colleen Dunphy, Carrie Dunphy, Maggie Dunphy, John Demory, Kate (Greg) heiser, Andrea (Justin) Montgomery, Joe Demory, Caitlin (Greg) Slessor, Bridgette McKernan, Keely McKernan, Bonnie McKenan, Molly McKernan, Aileen McKernan, Haley Stewart, Cooper Stewart and Grant Stewart; two great grandchildren: Elizabeth Heiser and Sage Slessor.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Richard M. Eberley and one sister Anne Eberley.

            Family prayer services were held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. in the McDonald-Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, followed by the Celebration of the Mass of Christian at 10:30 A.M. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sterling with the Rev. Donald Ahles, Pastor and Celebrant officiating.  Burial with military honors followed at Calvary Cemetery.

            Memorials in his memory to St. Mary’s Church and or to Newman Catholic Central Catholic High School in his memory would be appreciated.



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