Funerals today, Monday, March 25, 2013


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Posted Online: March 24, 2013, 8:25 pm
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Atkins, Margaret L., 84, Abingdon, Ill.; 11 a.m., Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Abingdon.
Blaser Erikson, Loretta, 89, Bettendorf; 10:30 a.m., Wendt, Moline.
Gregory, Jim, 74, Moline; 2:30 p.m., Rock Island National Cemetery (meet 2:15 p.m., Trimble, Moline).
Johnston, Betty A., formerly Bettendorf; 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Martin, Franklin M., 79, Beverly Hills, Fla., formerly Sherrard; 10:30 a.m., Hodgson, Rock Island.
Ripley, Theodora Marguerite "Dora," 86, formerly Rock Island, Taylor Ridge and Andalusia; 10 a.m., Rafferty, Moline.
Thompson, Beverly E., 59, Carbon Cliff; 6 p.m., Trimble, Moline.
VanDamme, Richard R., 80, Moline; 1 p.m., Rafferty, Moline.
Vogel, Bartholomew Joseph "Bud" Jr., 87, Silvis; 10 a.m., Christ the King Catholic, Moline.
Wilson, Gordon H. "Abe," 88, Moline; 11:30 a.m, Trimble, Moline.

















 



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