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Alva Dean Sullivan

December 17, 1940 — August 4, 2018

Alva Dean Sullivan, nee McCoy, 77, of Waterloo, Illinois, died August 4, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born December 17, 1940, in Salem, MO.

She is survived by her husband Jerry Derrill Sullivan; children Donna L. (Brandon) Timpe, Sherry D. (Jeff) Bicklein, Christina M. Straub (Ron Embry), & Jeri D. Sullivan (Jason Plake); grandchildren Jaime Jaeger-Werner, Erin Straub, Lyndsay Straub, Andrew Bicklein, Natalie Bicklein, Samantha Chartrand, Thomas Whitehouse, & Madeline Bicklein; great grandchildren  Blayne Straub, Jimmy McCance, Iva McCance, Zoey Chartrand, Michael Middleton Jr., Justin McCance Jr., and Jacob Chartrand.

Alva is preceded in death by her parents Edward P. and Iva M. (nee Craig) McCoy, brother Jack McCoy, & sister Paula Coplin.

She graduated 8th grade at Gratiot School, St. Louis, MO. She worked at Deaconess Hospital and ran a bar in Waterloo, IL called the Half Way for 9 years. She was a member of NARVE (National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees Inc., and Piston Pushers- Retired Auto Club.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics Academic Gift Fund

4 PM to 8 PM Monday, August 6, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until 10:45 AM Tuesday 

Funeral Mass:
11:30 AM Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, IL
Msgr. Carl Scherrer officiating
Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

9:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Church

411 Palmer Rd, Columbia, IL 62236

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