James Sturgill

Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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James E. Sturgill, 96, Aledo Rehab and Healthcare, died Dec. 22, 2012, at the center.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Leon United Methodist, Prophetstown, with visitation at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.
He married Maxine Mack. He married Jacqueline Murphy. He married Bernadine Sippel-Ashpole. She died in 1999.
Surviving are children, Doug, Rita Crick, Phyllis Epperly, Lynn Frost; stepchildren, Lynn Butts, Ronald Ashpole; numerous grandchildren; sister, Irene Negley.


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