Mary Stewart

Posted Online: May 09, 2014, 5:43 pm
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Mary L. Stewart, 84, of Moline, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Mary was born Aug. 6, 1929, in Crosby, Minn., daughter of Roy and Nora O'Brien Fanth. She married Clifford R. Stewart on July 16, 1966, in Moline. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2014.
Mary retired from Prudential Insurance Co. in 1979.
Mary was a member of First Congregational Church, Moline, and Congregators. She enjoyed bird watching, golfing and dancing.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
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