Jane Allison


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Posted Online: May 02, 2013, 8:53 pm
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Jane Allison, 92, of Rock Island, died on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Avonlea Cottage in Milan.
Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline, on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., and a one-hour visitation prior to the service. Private inurnment will be at National Cemetery on Arsenal Island, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Animal Shelter, Arrowhead Ranch or to Genesis Hospice.
Jane Gustafson was born in Moline on Sept. 20, 1920, to John and Martha Schmidt Gustafson. On Oct. 1, 1944, in Corpus Christi, Texas, she married Donald E. Allison, who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2007.
She graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island in 1942, with a degree in economics. She was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church, a past member of King's Daughters, a longtime member of Short Hills Country Club, an American Red Cross volunteer for many years and an avid bridge player.
Survivors include two sons, Brent (Patti) Allison, Juneau, Alaska, and Bruce (Helen) Allison, Moline; a granddaughter, Heidi (Rajul) Gandhi, Champaign, Ill.; a grandson, Bruce (Carrie) Allison, Moline; two great-grandsons, Keshav and Shoorsen Gandhi, both of Champaign; and two stepgreat-grandchildren; Gretchen and Gavin Grace, Moline.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and a half-brother.
Online condolences may be sent at wendtfuneralhome.com.














 



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