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Alvina R. Stickels

November 18, 1926 — November 9, 2020

Alvina R. Stickels, 93, of Rockford, IL passed away Monday, November 9, 2020. She was born November 18, 1926 in DeKalb, IL to Walter and Mary (Miller) McAdams. Alvina married Colin Stickels in 1952 and they were married until Colin passed away in 1999. She spent over 26 years working at Sears as an Installation Scheduler. Alvina also volunteered many hours at OSF St. Anthony Hospital. She loved to crochet, knit, cross stitch, and enjoyed reading a good book. Alvina was a member of the Our Masters United Methodist Church in Rockford. She will be missed greatly by her family.

Alvina is survived by her son, Bob (Barb Colborn) Maness; daughter, Sheri (Brad) Pearson; her 14 grandchildren; her 35 great grandchildren; her 5 great-great grandchildren; and her 100 year old sister, Adaline Beck. Preceded in death by her husband, Colin; her daughter, Donna Rudzinsky; daughter-in-law, Karen Maness; her parents; brothers, Bill McAdams and Mick McAdams; and great-grandson, Kevin Thompson Jr.

Alvina’s daughter, Sheri, would like to extend a special thank you to her daughter Sara, daughter-in-law Rachel, and OSF Hospice for all of their compassion and care.

Services for Alvina will take place at a later date and will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Alvina’s name may be made to the OSF Hospice, 5501 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108. Share on-line condolences at

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