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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