Mary Lynne Tobin


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Posted Online: Jan. 13, 2014, 5:44 pm
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Mary Lynne Tobin, 74, of Rock Island, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan.
Mary Lynne Unferth was born July 27, 1939, in Davenport, a daughter of Buell and Helen Heitzman Unferth. She married James E. Tobin on May 2, 1964, in Andalusia.
Lynne retired from the Moline School District in 2001, where she worked 21 years as a secretary at the Allendale building.
She was a member of the Rock Island/Milan Booster Club. Lynne enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino and especially loved attending her grandchildren's events.
Survivors include her husband, Jim; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Kenneth Adkins, Moline, and Julie and Darrell Thorpe, Coal Valley; son, Jeff Carstens, Rock Island; grandchildren, Alice, Skylar, Shawn, Emily, Kristie and Katie; and her sister, Barbara Cook, Moline. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Michael.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
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