Frances Santee


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Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 5:41 pm
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Frances L. Santee, 85, of Colona, formerly of Moline, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care, Rock Island.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at New Life Fellowship Church, Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to the church.
Frances was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Knoxville, Iowa, the daughter of Franklin and Florence Peiffer Edmonston.
Frances owned and operated a daycare out of her home.
She was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church and TOPS.
Survivors include her children, Donna Case, Branson, Mo., Joyce Couchman, Arizona, JoAnn Cady, Minnesota, Leonard Palmer, Knoxville, Thomas Beaulieu, Knoxville, Kandi Graff, Wilton, Iowa, William Santee Jr., Rock Island, Peggy Santee, Colona; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Trimble, Davenport, Jean Spray, Davenport; brother, Vernon DeWild, Omaha, Neb. She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.














 




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