Alice C. Garland

January 12, 1928 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Alice C. Garland, 95 formerly of Deer Grove, died Wednesday August 30, 2023 at the Hiawatha Care Center, Hiawatha, IA.

Alice was born on January 12, 1928 in East Grove Twp in Lee County, IL the daughter of John and Alice (Donovan) McCoy and was a graduate of Amboy High School.  She married Edward J. Garland on August 17, 1946 in Maytown. He died December 5, 1993. Alice was employed for 27 years at CGH Medical Center in Sterling as an account representative. She had also been the owner / operator of Alice’s Prosthesis Shop in Deer Grove for many years. Alice was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Sterling, a past member of the Sterling Family Moose, the former Green River Country Club in Walnut, a past Democratic Precinct Committee person in Hahnaman Twp, and a former member of St. Mary Church and Altar and Rosary Society member in Tampico.

Survivors include her daughter Patricia Long of Coraopolis, PA; her sons: Thomas (Deb) Garland of Putnam, Mark (Deb) Garland of Beaufort, SC, Edward (Sheila) Garland of Grand Detour, Norbert Garland of Florence, KY, Donald (Mary Pat) Garland of Marion, IA and Phillip (Donna) Garland of Cedar Rapids, IA; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother James McCoy and three sisters: Patrice, Lillian and Esther.

Visitation will be held on Sunday September 3, 2023 from 2-5 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling with the Reverend Thomas Doyle, Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at Holy Cross Cemetery, Harmon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in her memory to EWTN Global Catholic Television Network or Newman Central Catholic High School of Sterling, IL.


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September 3, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Garland Funeral Home
14733 IL HWY 92
Walnut, IL 61376

Mass of Christian Burial
September 4, 2023

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Sterling)


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