Elaine 'Rose' Oles

Posted Online: Dec. 06, 2012, 5:08 pm
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Elaine "Rose" Oles, 80, Bettendorf, passed away Dec. 4, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist, Bettendorf. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, and 10 a.m. to services Saturday at the church. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
She was born Jan. 7, 1932. She married Raymond Oles June 12, 1954. He died Jan. 20, 1982.
Surviving are her children, Laura Strub, Gary and Mark.; five grandchildren; two brothers.


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