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Obituaries

Rebecca ‘Becky’ A. Roux

Rebecca 'Becky' A. Roux
Rebecca 'Becky' A. Roux

STERLING – Rebecca “Becky” A. Roux, 55, of Sterling, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL, surrounded by her family. She worked in the customer service industry her entire career, always putting other people before herself. 

Becky was born March 29, 1964 in Dixon, the daughter of Leonard and Stella (Colwell) Roux. She met the love of her life, James “Jim” O’Neil, playing pool at one of the local establishments in town, and they have been life partners for 32 years. Becky enjoyed taking long road trips with no particular destination in mind as long as it ended with some good food. She was fond of the outdoors, fishing and animals, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.  

She is survived by the love of her life James “Jim” O’Neil; one son, Justin O’Neil of Normal; one daughter Charish (Dalton) Hill of El Paso, TX; her siblings, Linda (Dave) Heinrich, Terina Gladle, Leonard (Theresa) Roux, Randy (Cathy) Roux, Michael J. Roux, Kenneth B. Roux, Anita (Jeff) Roux; nieces and nephews, Shannon Lee, Frederich Gladle, Zacheriah Gladle, Jayna (Rene’) Valdez, Aaron Roux, Andrea Ferguson, and Nate (Ashley) Roux; and several great nieces and nephews.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be 4 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the funeral home, with the Pastor Jack Briggs, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the family.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Condolences may be sent to prestonschilling.com

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