Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Isabella Sturgell, 80, of Aurora, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1932, in Camden, N.J., the daughter of John and Isabella (Ritchie) Focht. She was a farmer.

Survivors include: her husband, Dorman; one son, Randall Sturgell, of Jenkins; one daughter, Donna Watts, of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Jim Focht, of Florida; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ed and John Focht.

Graveside services were held Dec. 22 at Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under the direction of Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora.