Helen Lessard


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Posted Online: Dec. 11, 2012, 5:21 pm
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Helen L. Lessard, 75, of Moline, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Kay James.
Memorial services are from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Garden Center, Riverside Park, 3400 4th Ave., Moline.
She was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Winfield, Ala., the daughter of Clarence and Alma Moore Prescott.
Survivors include her children, Kay James, Debbie Lessard, both of Moline, and Tina Parker, Hudson, Wis.; nine grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Wanda Sanders, Opal Ingle, Louis Prescott and Kenneth Prescott.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.














 



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