Joann Cushman


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Posted Online: March 22, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Joann Maxine Cushman, 84, of Rock Island, died on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Trinity Rock Island.
Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Joann was born on Oct. 21, 1928, in Saginaw, Mich., a daughter of Louis and Doris Drew Burtscher. She married Charles Carryl Cushman on Dec. 16, 1950 in Marlette, Mich. He died on June 25, 1996.
Joann was an artist who enjoyed painting with oils and watercolors. She was well loved by her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Deborah A. (Richard) Thomas, Casco, Maine; sons, Robert Scott Cushman, Rock Island, and Charlie C. (Jean) Cushman, Geneseo; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carryl Cushman; two sisters; and grandson, Keegan Thomas.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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