Lola O'Brien


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Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 7:23 pm
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Lola D. O'Brien, 82, of Port Byron, died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at East Moline Nursing & Rehab Center.
No services will be held. Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, is handling the arrangements for the family. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 3910 38th Ave., Moline.
Lola Darlene Nolan was born in Des Moines, on June 29, 1930, to James and Flossie Huggins Nolan. She married Edward H. O'Brien on July 26, 1947, in Des Moines. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1982.
Lola and her husband moved to the Quad-Cities in 1966. She was a wife, a mother and a homemaker whose husband and children were her life. In her later years, she worked for G.N.C. in SouthPark Mall, and for Bishop's Cafeteria, also in SouthPark Mall.
Survivors include daughters, Pamela (Leo) Fitch, Port Byron, Sheila (Jim) Kent, Moline, and Gwen Corey, East Moline; sons, Chris O'Brien, Moline, and Michael (Teri) O'Brien, Des Moines; a sister, Helen Porter, Arkansas; a brother, Jimmie Nolan, Des Moines; grandchildren, Gretchen, Kayla, Cody, Bryce, Cole and Faith; and great-grandchildren, Keon and Alayna. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a sister, Marie Purcell.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wendtfuneralhome.com.












 




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