Mrs. Janet Egbert


April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Tillman  Mrs. Sarah E. Tillman, age 83, of Rockford passed away on Monday, April 19, 2010. She worked as an administrator for Wolverine World Wide. Since 1975, Mrs. Tillman was a member of Rockford United Methodist Church. She will be remembered as a bubbly, outgoing person whose presence filled the room. Mrs. Tillman is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 63 years, Keith; children, Roger and Nancy Tillman, Barbara and Mark LaBelle, Richard and Maureen Tillman, Mary and Jack Best, Carol and Daniel Schultz; grandchildren, Jason and Elizabeth Tillman, Adam Tillman, Brett Tillman, Christopher and Lydia LaBelle, Lauren and Ronnie Tolliver, Kevin Tillman, Steven Tillman, Audrey Best, Alexander Schultz; great-granddaughter, Madelyn, and the much anticipated arrival of one more; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Eugene and Rod. The service for Mrs. Tillman will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Riley officiating. Interment will be in Rockford Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Rockford United Methodist Church. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. Egbert  Mrs. Janet Egbert, age 52, of Rockford passed away very unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. While Jan was growing up, she attended Centreville High School where she was valedictorian of her class, participated in the band, and was a member of the track team. She received a scholarship for academics and still holds a top track record at Central Michigan University. Jan was playing in a powder puff football game. Her brother and his roommate Dan watched as she plowed over an opponent. Dan decided that this was the girl for him. After a loving courtship, they married, and Dan transferred to Central Michigan University, and then the children arrived. They would hustle the babies between their commitments in track, student teaching, and working at 7-11 Store and Jo Ann Fabrics. Jan’s first teaching position was in Dodgeville, Wis. In order to be closer to their families, Jan and Dan moved back to Michigan. After attending an in-service at Rockford Public Schools, Jan was […]