Margaret Reidy-Smith


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 7:41 pm
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Margaret Elizabeth Reidy-Smith, 86, of Moline, passed away Wednesday, Jan, 30, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, after an extended illness with Alzheimer's disease.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Mary's Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a rosary recited at 3:30 p.m. by St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials can be made to Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Margaret was born June 24, 1926, in Harvey, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Kerkhoven. She married John F. Reidy in 1947 in Davenport. He preceded her in death in 1972. She married Raymond H. D. Smith, in 1981, in Moline. She considered herself blessed to have two wonderful, loving husbands in one lifetime.
Margaret was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church, Moline, and was a Gold Star member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was very active in volunteer work at St. Mary's Church and school and in the local community.
Margaret, with Ray, was a founding member of the Quad City Friendship Force and loved to travel throughout the United States and internationally. They were generous in hosting students and families from many countries through the Friendship Force. She also was a longtime member of the Quad City Stamp Club and enjoyed sewing, cooking, painting and writing poetry.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond; daughters, Patricia Reidy (Charles Tucker), Maureen (Daniel) Parsons, Kathleen (John) Linnertz and Eileen Reidy; sons, Michael Reidy and Timothy (Gina) Reidy; stepchildren, Louella (Dennis) Himan, Amy (Mark) McPeak, Jodi (Ted) Robbins, Sarah McCartney and Randy (Monica) Smith; 40 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gerry Manley and Betty Hayes; brothers, Bob and Tom Kerkhoven. She was preceded in death by her sons, Daniel and Kevin Reidy; sisters, Mary, Helen and Joan; stepchildren, Martha and Ray Smith; and two grandchildren.
Margaret's family is very grateful for the excellent care she received at Hope Creek Care Center and from Hospice Compassus.
Margaret touched many lives, and will be loved and missed by all. Although she is gone from our sight, she lives on in our hearts and memories.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 




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