Delores Asquith


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Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Dolores E. Asquith, 96, of Moline, formerly of Reynolds, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 801 W. Edgington St., Reynolds, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Dolores was born on Jan. 9, 1916, in Burlington, Iowa. She married Harry J. Asquith on April 21, 1935, in Milan. He preceded her in death in 1991.
In earlier years, Dolores worked at The Rock Island Argus, and later for McCabes Department Store, Rock Island. She then worked at the Rock Island Arsenal, from which she retired in 1978.
Surviving are her daughter, Marvel J. Asquith, Davenport; and one grandson, William J. Asquith, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Sandra E. Asquith; and one son, John S. Asquith.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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