Edna Matilda Sullivan


ROCKFORD — Edna Matilda Sullivan, 92, of Rockford, formerly of Dixon, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center in Rockford. She worked for Lee County ASCS Office as an Office Manager and retired in 1990.

Edna was born May 27, 1929, in Dixon, to Mary (Pitzer) Benoodt Moeller and Prosper Benoodt. She married John E. Sullivan, Jr. on Dec. 10, 1949, in Franklin Grove. Edna and John farmed together until his passing on Nov. 22, 1984. She was a member of Fist Baptist Church in Dixon. Edna enjoyed being involved in church activities and with Habitat for Humanity. In her later years Edna traveled with her cousins and friends on cruises and train trips. She spent many winters in Arizona enjoying the sunshine. Edna loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was very proud of all of them.

She is survived by her, daughter, Judy (Randy) Carlson, of Rockford; three grandchildren, Sarah (Ross) Chiger, Dan (Stefanie) Carlson, Josh (Gina Marra) Carlson; four great-grandchildren, Maddie Chiger, Raegan Carlson, Lincoln Carlson, Quinn Carlson; several cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John E. Sullivan, Jr.; one son, John "Butch" E. Sullivan, III; and one sister, Alberta Gall.

Mask and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Dixon, with Rev. Bunyan Cocar, officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

A special thank you to her caregivers at Swedish American Hospital Orthopedic Unit, Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center and Northern Illinois Hospice.

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church of Dixon and Friends of the Children Medical Mission to Haiti.

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

Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.