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February 19, 2020


Kelly Suzanne Adkins Guerrero, 45

Kelly Suzanne Adkins Guerrero, 45, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Stockton, Illinois on Monday, February 10, 2020. Kelly was born January 10, 1975 in Decatur, Illinois to Richard Adkins, Rockford, IL and Paula Wolfe Adkins (Fulton), Stockton, IL.

Kelly spent most of her childhood in Ottawa, IL and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1993. Kelly lived in Stockton, Illinois with her three sons and her dog Gibson. She worked at Country Roads Real Estate for 7 years, operated a daycare in her home, helped start Forever Green Lawn Care, worked at Stockton Schools, and this last year she was a tax preparer for HR Block in Stockton, IL. Kelly was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton, IL where she was admired for her strong faith and spiritual soul.

Kelly’s smile lit up a room and the hearts of all who loved her. Her kind heart and wonderful sense of humor could bring a laugh from everyone. She dedicated the last 20 years to being the best mom to her three boys. Kelly loved animals and volunteered at Noah’s Ark in Rockford. Art was her passion whether she was painting signs and boards for her home or doing crafts and sidewalk chalk with her boys.

Kelly is survived by her parents, her three sons, Chaz, Seth, and Drue and their father, Craig Guerrero, her sister Erica Adkins Grabbe (Clark) all of Stockton, half- brother Ricky Todd, Ft. Myers FL , step-sister Cymi Fulton Nappe (Tony) Mansfield, Illinois, step-brother Doug Fulton (Audrea) River Forest Illinois her aunt Vicki Adkins ,Uncle Packey Adkins both from Rockford, Uncle Les Wolfe (Linda), Ramona, CA, nieces and nephews Lexie Bartolucci, Zach Grabbe, Jordan Ryan, Jack and Lilli Fulton, and her loving dog Gibson.

Kelly was preceded in death by her sister Aimee Leigh Adkins, maternal grandparents, Robert and Patricia Wolfe, her paternal grandparents Kenneth Adkins and Frances Adkins and her stepfather Darrel Fulton.

The memorial service was held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton. There was a visitation on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared with Kelly’s family at

Melva Ruby Law, 94

Melva Ruby Law, age 94 of Stockton, IL passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Lena Living Center.

She was born October 3, 1925 in Stockton to the late Herman and Ruby (Wilcox) Pohl. Melva married Burdette (Butch) Wenziker on December 23, 1942. He passed away on June 7, 1996. She then married Blendon Law on October 3, 1998 and he passed away on March 23, 2005.

Melva attended Stockton Schools and completed Beauty School Training in Sterling, IL. She was a hairdresser for 55 years, doing business as “Melva’s Woodland Acres” and was an election judge for 22 years. She played guitar with Butch’s band “Butch and the Buckaroos” and Blendon’s band “The Blendonaires”. Melva loved to dance and was a member of “The Stockton Twirl-A-Ways” square dance club. She was also a member of the “Rock River Restorers Antique Car Club”. Melva and Butch were farmers, did fancy work, and belonged to Horse Club. Melva had her own horse “Buttercup” which she raised from a baby up.

She is survived by her daughter, Sally (Robert) Foley; her granddaughter, Megan (Kenneth) Huckabee; her great granddaughter, Gracie; her brother, Clyde (Janice) Pohl; her daughter-in-law, Jane Law; her sister-in-law, Pat Pohl; her step sons, Bob (Ginger) Law and Jerry Law; and her step granddaughter, Debbie (Richard) King. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sister Jean Breed, twin brother Melvin, brothers Joe and John, and step son Herb Law.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 at Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery. There were no graveside services. A memorial fund has been established for Calvary United Methodist Church and Hospice of Northwest IL. Condolences may be shared at


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