Merrilee Ann McCue

  • Born: August 18, 1948
  • Died: July 23, 2018
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Merrilee Ann McCue, 69 of rural Sterling entered the gates of Heaven peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday July 23, 2018.

She was born on August 18, 1948 in Sterling, the daughter of David Lamont and Mary Elizabeth (Leach) McCombs and was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. She married Robert J. McCue on September 23, 1965 in Sterling. Throughout her working career, Merrilee worked at various positions: as a realtor for Century 21; operator of the former White Hen Pantry in Rock Falls; she had worked at the former Don Mullery Ford in Dixon; and had operated the former Transitions Breast Cancer Shop in Rock Falls. Merrilee was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; her daughters: Michelle E. McCue of Sterling, Marcia McCue of Sterling and Elizabeth (Brent) Fischbach of Morrison; her sister Patricia (Don) Stranberg of Sterling; her ten grandchildren: Sara (Javier) Padilla, Heather McCue, Ashley McCue (Josh Kirkland), Sydney McCue, Alex Fischbach, Samantha Fischbach, Ethan Fischbach, Grace Fischbach, Jordan Magill, Kora Magill; five great grandchildren:Isabelle, Victoria, Rosalind, Lennon and Brohnx.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother John McCombs; her sisters: Francise Richey and Sandra Druien.

Visitation will be held on Thursday July 26, 2018 from 10 AM – 12 noon at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. Private family burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My prayers are with the family. We give to Saint Jude's monthly

Posted by Lindy Ferneau - Sherwood, AR - Friend   July 26, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. I remember her beautiful smile and great love for her family. Merrilee always attended and supported the girls in their music endeavors!

My thoughts are with this precious family!

Linda Norris

Posted by Linda Norris - Knoxville, TN - Friend   July 25, 2018

She is with Jesus singing her heart out. You will miss her but later it will soften to a ache.

Posted by Betty Waters - Brownsville, TX - Friend   July 25, 2018

Worked with Merrilee at Rock Falls Walmart. What a very nice lady. My Thoughts and Prayers to her family.

Posted by Tracy Koeppen - Rock Falls, IL - Coworker   July 24, 2018

This is the Merrilee I remember. So beautiful , lived her smile. We were so close as kids . It has been years since I saw her but I have wonderful memories of her. I am praying for the family .

Posted by Becky Massey Wiener - Lake Charles, LA - Family   July 24, 2018

God gained an ANGEL!!! We will miss her, but my memories of Merrilee will live forever with me, and the special realtionship we had with her growing up, and babysitting her children!!! She was a special friend to our Mom, and for that I will always be Thankful. They shared alot of similar interests in life, especially the LOVE she had for her whole family. God Bless, and my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Lisa Adami Taylor - Sterling, IL - Family Friend   July 24, 2018