Frances 'Frannie' Shaffer


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 5:38 pm
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Funeral services for Frances "Frannie" Shaffer, 84, of Silvis, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
She died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Frannie was born on Sept. 7, 1928, in Cranston, Iowa, the daughter of Lyle and LaVona Davis Shaffer. She worked for the former Servus Rubber, Rock Island, retiring after 37 years of service.
She had been a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. She enjoyed listening to Franky Lane and had been a cat lover. She loved her family and never forgot her nieces and nephews on their birthdays.
Survivors include her sister, Phyllis Gomez, East Moline; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Bonnie Stanlake, Jackie Duhlstine and Mal Phelps; and brothers, Ernest and Wayne Shaffer.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
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