Chloe (Libby) Sterba was born on August 8th, 1937, in Brevard, North Carolina. She was the oldest of 6 children. Despite her love for the mountains of North Carolina, she married a handsome young sailor and moved to Illinois to start her life. With a passionate love for writing, she spent the rest of her life creating beautiful poetry that was shared with everyone in her life. In addition to her poetry, she worked for a small newspaper and even penned two books. As her life progressed, she moved to Baltimore where she raised her four children and began her career as a Legal Secretary. With no training in this field, she worked tirelessly with the attorneys and gained her skills as a paralegal. She created a very successful career and remained in the legal profession for the next 50 years.
After her retirement, her consistent love of writing and dedication to her faith lead her to create a "Card Ministry" for the residents of her senior apartment complex. She kept track of the birthdays of all 300 residents and each of them received a decorated birthday card and fresh muffins all delivered personally. In addition to birthdays, every resident received an Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas card with a treat. Her commitment to her Lord kept her dedicated to this project even as health began to fail. While the Card Ministry gave her such happiness, the greatest joy in her life was her beloved family and countless friends. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel with perfectly coordinated earrings and a basket of muffins... that will be desperately missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by her sisters, Vicki Ruckman, and Karen Bowman, and brother, James Ruckman, numerous beloved nieces and nephews; daughters: Lois Fort husband, David and Heather Evans husband, Lee; sons: Allen Jensen wife, Lee, Walter Jensen wife, Lisa; and grandsons: Matthew Kneip and Shawn Kneip; granddaughters: Katie Farley, Camlin Jensen and Dakotarose Andersen; great-granddaughters: Alyssa Kneip, and Hannah Kneip and great-grandson, Maxx Andersen.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., FRENCH - Westside.