Betty Fosbinder

Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
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Betty L. Fosbinder, 92, of Moline, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. As she wished, cremation rites have been accorded. Private inurnment will be at Moline Memorial Park at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family.
Betty was born June 15, 1921, in Moline, daughter of H.V. "Vic" and Louise Lebbert Nitzel. She married Clifford V. Fosbinder on Septr 5, 1936, in Aledo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1990.
Betty worked for the Blackhawk Area Education Center as the cafeteria manager for 19 years. She enjoyed playing cards and cooking. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include daughters, Vicki (Denny) Hess, Rock Island, Lynn (Dean) Styx, Rock Island, and Peggy (Morrie) Spaeth, Merritt Island, Fla.; son, Jerry (Linda) Fosbinder, Moline; daughter-in-law, Sandy Fosbinder, Rock Island; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Larry; sisters, Lucille and Dorothy; and grandson, Dean Styx.
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