Wilda Mosher


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Posted Online: June 26, 2014, 11:01 pm
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Wilda J. Mosher, 81, formerly of East Moline, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Meridian Care Center, Meridian, Idaho.
Visitation will be today from noon to 1 p.m., at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, East Moline, with services following the visitation at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dan Cullett will officiate. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Wilda was born in East Moline on June 28, 1932, the daughter of Oren and Mildred Anthony Loding. She married Ralph L. Mosher on April 21, 1963. He passed away in 1983.
Wilda worked as nurse's aid for years at various state hospitals and nursing homes, retiring at age 62.
Her favorite hobby was reading; she loved hunting for new books at yard sales.
Survivors include son, Kenneth Meeks, Medford, Ore.; daughters, Julie (John) Moden, East Moline, and Tina (George) Aitken, Meridian; stepdaughters, Peggy (Charles) Colburn, Barbara (Chuck) Wilson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters.
Condolences may be left for the family at sullivanellisltd.com.












 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
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