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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1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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