Alice C. Garland

Alice C. Garland

Alice C. Garland


Alice C. Garland, 95, formerly of Deer Grove, Ill., died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, at the Hiawatha Care Center, Hiawatha, Iowa.

Alice was born on Jan. 12, 1928, in East Grove Twp in Lee County, Ill., the daughter of John and Alice (Donovan) McCoy and was a graduate of Amboy High School. She married Edward J. Garland on Aug. 17, 1946, in Maytown. He died Dec. 5, 1993. Alice was employed for 27 years at CGH Medical Center in Sterling as an account representative. She had also been the owner / operator of Alice’s Prosthesis Shop in Deer Grove for many years. Alice was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Sterling, a past member of the Sterling Family Moose, the former Green River Country Club in Walnut, a past Democratic Precinct Committee person in Hahnaman Twp, and a former member of St. Mary Church and Altar and Rosary Society member in Tampico.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Long of Coraopolis, Pa.; her sons, Thomas (Deb) Garland of Putnam, Mark (Deb) Garland of Beaufort, S.C., Edward (Sheila) Garland of Grand Detour, Norbert Garland of Florence, Ky., Donald (Mary Pay) Garland of Marion, Iowa, and Phillip (Donna) Garland of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, James McCoy; and three sisters, Patrice, Lillian and Esther.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Monday, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Thomas Doyle, Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at Holy Cross Cemetery, Harmon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in her memory EWTN Global Catholic Television Network Newman Central Catholic High School of Sterling, Ill.

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