Emma E. Beardin Masek, age 81, of Rochelle, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at Rochelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Feb. 14, 1926 in Rochelle, the daughter of Harry G. Bertha H. (Jacobs) Peterson. She was a 1944 graduate of Rochelle Township High School. Emma married John F. Beardin on May 20, 1945 in Rochelle, and he preceded her on Dec. 21, 1983, and was also preceded by a son: John K. Beardin and 2 brothers: Robert and Harry Peterson. For 12 years, she managed the V.I.P. Yarn Store for Caron International. Emma married Percival L. Masek on July 19, 1986 and he preceded her. Memberships include the VFW Auxiliary and she was a Past Matron of Salome Chapter of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her son: James (Kay) Beardin of Rochelle and their children and grandchildren; a daughter: Linda Beardin of Rockford and her children and grandchildren; and step son: Harry (Kathy) Masek of Wales, WI and their children and grandchildren.
Services will be held at the First United Presbyterian Church on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dr. John Hamilton. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from 10 to 11 AM. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Ogle County Hospice.
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