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Obituary-Brenda Sue Liggett

Brenda Sue Liggett, 77, of Sterling, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024, surrounded by family, at Heritage Square in Dixon.

Brenda was born March 9, 1947, in Cairo, IL, the daughter of Kenneth and Beverly (Poole) Oller. She married Lyman Liggett on June 11, 1966, in Amboy. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2010. Brenda worked as a beautician for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sterling. She also served as a church secretary for 18 years. Brenda enjoyed singing with Sweet Adaline’s, bowling, golfing, taking trips to Jamaica, and quilting.

Survivors include one daughter, Kristan (Robert) Young; bonus daughter, Karen (Brian) Liggett; one sister, Jeannie (Mark) Lewis; bonus son, Ersin (Beril) Sakmar; stepmother, Bev Oller; four stepsiblings, Charlene (Bob) Lundstrom, Donna Leshko, Dennis (Sandi) Hay, and Steve (Debi) Hay; brother-in-law, Jack Liggett; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Meta) Liggett, Ben (Amber) Liggett, Blayke (Jocelyn) Willett, Nick (Corey) Liggett, Kaitlyn (Angel) Liggett, Mary Liggett, and Sezin Sakmar; seventeen great-grandchildren; and three nieces, Michelle Young, Margo Nack, and Laura Lingle.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyman Liggett; son Bradley Liggett; and grandson Dakota Willett.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2024, at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the funeral home. The burial will conclude at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.

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