Sonya C. Haws

STILLMAN VALLEY – Sonya C. Haws, 48, of Stillman Valley died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. She was born Aug. 5, 1969 in Moline.

She married James Haws Jr.; he died in 2015. Sonya enjoyed animals, nature, and especially being outdoors in her flower garden. She truly loved her family.

Survivors include her son James “Kenny” Haws of DeKalb; parents, Fran and Sam Vincent of Monroe Center; sisters, Deb (Roy) Lindburg of S.C., Cheryl Shepard of Monroe Center, and Beth (Pat) Sarver of Oregon; brothers, Scott (Linda) Anderson of Texas, Richard (Yvonne) Shepard of Alsip, Mike (Irma) Anderson of Rockford, Scott (Victoria) Vincent of Chicago, and Chris Vincent of Chicago; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica in 2016.

Memorial funeral mass was held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at noon in St. Mary Catholic Church, 220 E. 2nd St., Byron. Visitation was Saturday at the church from 10 a.m.-noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Stillman Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.

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