Sheila Gerard


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 8:43 pm
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Sheila Gerard, 78, of Royal Oaks Care Center, Kewanee, formerly of Galva, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the center.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rux Funeral Home, Galva. Private inurnment is at Galva Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Warrington, England, to William and Eva Lowe Sutcliffe. She married Kenneth D. "Kenny" Gerard. He died March 16, 2007.
Surviving are her children, Kevin (Lisa) Gerard and Rhonda (Kim) Ballard, both of Galva; grandchildren, Nick, Savannah, Sam and Ana; brothers, William, Raymond and Graham, all of Warrington; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.












 




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