Isabelle Gordon


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Posted Online: March 02, 2013, 8:55 pm
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Isabelle Gordon, 85, of Moline, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home.
Services will be Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m., at First Christian Church, 1826 16th St., Moline, with a two-hour visitation from 9 a.m. until time of the service. Per her wishes, cremation rites will then be accorded. Inurnment will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens in Silvis. Memorials may be made to Wee Care Day Care in Moline.
Isabelle J. Smarr was born in Trenton, Mo., on March 31, 1927, to Melville and Josephine Mulford Smarr. She attended Augustana College in Rock Island. On June 2, 1945, in Moline, she married Allen L. Gordon Sr, who preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1955.
She was a secretary at Black Hawk College in Moline for 20 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of First Christian Church, where she was Elder Emeritus and was active in several church groups. She was vice president of the County Youth Center, and for 21 years, she was the chairman of Citizens Advisory Council on Urban Policy.
Survivors include three sons, Allen (Rosemary) Gordon Jr., of Washington state, Daniel (Joanne) Gordon, of Moline, and Melville (Lavonne) Gordon, of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Samantha, Melissa, Christian, Danielle, Michelle, Thomas, Teresa, Patrick and Robert; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a daughter-in-law, Delpha Gordon.
Online condolences may be sent at wendtfuneralhome.com.












 



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