Merlin and Betty McGee Anniversary


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 8:46 am
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Merlin "Bill" and Betty E. McGee, East Moline, will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner.
Betty McNeill, East Moline, and Mr. McGee, East Moline, formerly of Bussey, Iowa, were married on April 25, 1953, at Moline Nazarene Church.
Their children are Loretta (Bob) Niles, Coal Valley; and Connie (Adam) Baumann, Moline. Their three grandchildren are Kristia (John), Heath and Addison. Their great-granddaughter is Jillian.
Mr. McGee was employed as a machine operator at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in January 1985.
Mrs. McGee is a homemaker.
They are members of First Church of the Nazarene, Rock Island.












 



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