Melody Anselmi

Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 7:09 pm
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Melody Ann Anselmi, 55, of Rock Island, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
Melody was born on Jan. 22, 1958, in Davenport, the daughter of Paul and Mary Ann McGuire Kite. She married Daniel Anselmi on Jan. 27, 2001, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2012.
Melody most recently worked for Goodwill in Davenport. She previously had worked for Barjan in Rock Island. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing and going to yard sales. She also was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline.
Survivors (and spouses) include her daughters, Mary Jo (Chris) Rohde, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chris Burgeson, Bettendorf, and Sarah Hamerly, Davenport; grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Avery, Anthony, Skye, Zachary and Marishka; brothers, Dave, Joe, Gordon and Tori Kite; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Norm and Mary Anselmi; sisters-in-law, Crystal (fiance, John) Adams, Carmela (Larry) Ward; brothers-in-law, Troy (Sonya) Anselmi, Matthew (Jen) Anselmi and Christopher Anselmi; dear friend, Bridget Rockwell; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Melody was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Nina; and her former in-laws, Ward and Edith Hamerly.
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