“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”
My sweet Auntie lost her battle to cancer this morning. My heart is very heavy and being here is hard. I won't be around for a bit. I'll check in when I can. It is an awful thing to "reunion" with family over a death. I'm hoping that they will honor her by not resorting to any drama. I can hope.
I want to thank everyone that kept my aunt and my family in their thoughts and prayers. It has helped us in so many ways. Thank you. If you don't mind, please keep us there for a bit. I know there will be some struggles ahead and we could use all the help through it that we can.

STERLING, IL – Alberta Leah Anderson, 72 of Sterling died Tuesday July 25, 2006 at her home following an illness. Alberta was born on July 30, 1933 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Feldhaus) May Sr. She married Ronald Anderson September 29, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband moved to Sterling in 1992 from Addison, IL. Alberta was dearly loved and will sorley be missed by everyone who knew her. Surviving is her husband, Ronald; her daughters Cathy (Dean) Schultz of Sterling and Chris (Walt) Hamilton of Nelson; her grandchildren: Amber (James)Walker, Ashley (Nick) Hamilton, Ronald (Jen) Schultz; great grandchildren Hunter, Sawyer, Baisey and Tucker Walker and Jordan and Riley Schultz; her sisters Marge Burns and June (Bill) Kortum; her brother Al (Debbie) May; her sister-in-laws Myra May and Gail (Bob) Maschak; and 23 loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Bruce May. Funeral services will be Friday July 28, 2006 at 1:30 PM in the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls with the Reverend Paul C. White of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.


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