Margaret Poelvoorde


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Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Margaret Y. Poelvoorde, 89, East Moline, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her home.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial is at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. A memorial fund has been established.
Margaret was born July 28, 1923, in Grafton, Ill., the only child of Oscar and Frances Allmendinger. She worked 30 years as a bookkeeper at the former Ben Franklin, East Moline. She married Arthur Poelvoorde on Feb. 2, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa. He died Aug. 10, 1997.
Survivors include her children, Diane (Richard) Keithley, Moline, and David (Nancy) Poelvoorde, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and son, Dennis.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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