Leo Stearns

Friday, May 23, 2003

C. Leo Stearns, 91, of Rapids City, Ill., died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Trinity Medical Center East Campus in Moline, Ill.

He was born July 23, 1911, in Elk City, Okla., son of Jefferson and Dona Drum Stearns. He and Vera Adams were married April 15, 1938, in Elsberry, Mo. She died May 20, 1998.

Stearns worked 33 years at John Deere Harvester in East Moline, Ill., retiring in 1974. He had also worked at Lucianni's Restaurant and Track Masters. He was a member of First Baptist Church in East Moline, and UAW Local 865.

Survivors include three sons, Regginal Stearns of Port Byron, Ill., Richard Stearns of Moline, Tracy Stearns of Linwood, Kan.; a brother, Lawrence Stearns of Jackson; five grandchildren; and two stepgrandsons.

The funeral was held May 19 at First Baptist Church in East Moline. Burial was in Rapids City Cemetery.

Gibson Funeral Home in Port Byron was in charge of arrangements.