Gertrude Culbertson


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Gertrude L. Culbertson, 94, of Moline, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to her family.
Gertrude was born on May 19, 1918, in Appanoose County, Iowa, the daughter of Gilbert B. and Pearl C. Terrell Utterback. She married James R. Culbertson on Dec. 31, 1937, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1979.
Gertrude was a 1935 graduate of Udell High School. She enjoyed playing piano, quilting, making crafts and reading cook books.
Survivors include her sons, Ray M. (Linda) Culbertson, Silvis, and Carl Culbertson, Moline; daughter, Linda Culbertson, Moline; grandchildren, Todd Culbertson, Naperville, Ill., and Cheri (Corey) Tomlin, Muscatine; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tiffany and Kyle. She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Larry and Roy Culbertson; and sisters, Hilda Utterback and Thelma McDanel.












 



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