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Adele Ford: 1938-2018


OTTAWA — Adele "Arlene"  Ford, 79, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Ottawa Funeral Home. Private burial services will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Wenona.

Adele "Arlene" was born May 31, 1938, in Streator, to Carl and Mildred (Heineman) Stencel. She was a registered nurse for her entire adult life and retired from Ottawa Regional Hospital after 32 years of service.

She was Barry Manilow's biggest fan.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her brother, Robert (Janet) Stencel; one nephew, Richard "Rick" Stencel; three great-nieces, Kelsey Stencel, Kaitlyn Stencel, and Allison Stencel; and one great-great-nephew, Ryker Rasmussen.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be directed to her family.
The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory
1111 La Salle St., Ottawa, IL 61350

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