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Mary Fowler


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Posted Online: March 15, 2014, 5:59 pm
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Mary E. Fowler, 89, of Rock Island, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Amber Ridge Memory Care Center, Moline.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Online condolences can be shared at hodgsonfuneralhome.com.
Mary Benton was born May 1, 1924, in Fayette County, Ala., to Martin and Verla Langston Benton. She was united in marriage to Oscar Colburn on Aug. 12, 1945, in Fayette County. He preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1975. Mary then married Calvin Fowler in June 2002, and he preceded her in 2012.
Mary worked at Servus Rubber in Rock Island for 33 years, retiring in 1998.
She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island, where she was active with senior citizens and babysitting.
Survivors include grandchildren, Edie Quilty, Rock Island, and Lawrence Colburn, St. Charles, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Andrew Herrick, Elaina Quilty, Maria Quilty, Ella Colburn and Oscar Colburn; and a sister, Merel Webb.
Mary was preceded in death by her two husbands; a son, Roy Colburn; and a great-grandson, Alex Herrick.












 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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