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June 29, 1932 - August 16, 2014
Helen Mae Davies was born June 29, 1932 in rural Springhill, Portland Township, Illinois, the daughter of John W. and Inez (Maranville) Davies. Her father died when she was 8 months old and she was raised by her mother and step-father, Dale Redell. A lifelong resident of Erie, Helen married James L. Melton on October 27, 1950. She raised her family of 5 children and was an Avon Rep for 15 years.
Helen was a longtime member of the Erie Christian Church. She loved her family and spending time with them. She was a Red Hat Lady, a member of TOPs, and a Scout leader for her children. Her hobbies included reading, traveling and she enjoyed collecting elephants, teapots, spoons and thimbles.
Survivors include her five children and their spouses, James W. (Ruth) Melton, Erie, Ann (Terry) Dinges, Erie, Lisa (Jim) McCallister, Erie, Amber (James) Thomas, Orion, Scott (Sheri) Melton, Erie; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson; sisters, Janet (Joe) Quaintance, Springhill, IL, Kathleen Hayden, Council Bluffs, IA, and Mary (Geoff) Kucera, Loami, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jim in 1996, and sister, Marjorie Davies. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
July 10, 1923 - August 15, 2014
Duane Robert Teats was born July 10, 1923 in Mineral, IL, the son of Louis and Mary (Immesoete) Teats. He married Kathryn Dismer in Macomb, IL, on December 31, 1952. She preceded him in death in 1993. Duane worked at John Deere Harvester Works until retiring in 1976 as well as farmed for many years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Geneseo and the UAW Local 865. Duane loved fishing on his private lake and riding his four wheeler on the property.
Survivors include children and spouses, John (Jill) Teats, Erie, Robert (Sue) Teats, Erie, Kerry Teats, Pennsylvania, Susan Redell, Moline, Darlene Rowe, Rockford, Terrilee Johnson, East Moline; 13 grandchildren, including Gregory (Kelly) Teats, Normal, IL, Kimberly Teats, Erie and many great grandchildren as well as special friends, Roddy Huizenga and Don Berry. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natalie Teats in December 2002 and sister, Elaine Mohlman. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Medema Smith, Laurie
March 30, 1951 - August 10, 2014
Laurie Rae Medema was born March 30, 1951 in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Gilbert W. and Carol A. Medema. She graduated from Erie High School in 1969. Laurie worked as a flight attendant while living in Texas. She then earned her Certified Financial Planner certificate and worked as a financial planner. In recent years she lived in San Francisco where she was a property manager for Citiscape Property Management.
Laurie was passionate about her dancing, aerobics and yoga. She also found pleasure in helping others by volunteering at the San Francisco Food Bank.
Laurie is survived by her mother, Carol Medema Young, Erie; partner, Edward I. Dale, San Francisco; siblings, Bob (Becke) Medema, Erie, Teri Tegeler, Highlands Ranch, CO, Kris (Carl) Faye, Dolores, CO; five nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father, Gib; step-father, Gordon Young; and brother-in-law, Wayne Tegeler. Laurie will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
December 22, 1928 - August 10, 2014
Reva was born December 22, 1928 in Rock Island, IL, the daughter of Edward M. and Gladys (Taylor) Reeh. She married Kenneth E. Drummond on October 29, 1955 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Port Byron. Reva worked at Farmall Works for 18 years and then for Sandstrom Products in Port Byron for 18 years before retiring. She was a former member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Port Byron and was a member of the Port Byron American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Most of all she cherished her family and time with her grandchildren.
Reva is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Cindy Drummond, Erie; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi & Dave Pedersen, Moline; 3 grandsons, Nick and Tom Drummond and Mason Pedersen; and 2 great grandchildren, Brianna and Gabriel Drummond. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, Kirk, and a brother, George Reeh. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
March 14, 1936 - August 2, 2014
Shirley was born March 14, 1936 in East Moline, IL, the daughter of Charles and Celina (VanDaele) DeCapp. She married Alfons M. Veryzer on August 8, 1959 in East Moline. Shirley received her teaching degree from Western Illinois University and taught Language Arts at Riverdale Junior High. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Rapids City. She cherished her grandchildren and loved following their sports and activities. Some of her hobbies included ceramics, sewing, needlepoint and puzzles.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Curtis & Amy Veryzer, Hillsdale; grandchildren, Sean (Penny) Veryzer, Geneseo, Chad (Jennifer) Veryzer, Moline, Heather Hannabarger, Hillsdale, Chad Hannabarger, Moline; great grandchildren, Delaney Hannabarger, Hayden Veryzer, Ashtyn Veryzer, Carter Harper and Keira Veryzer. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Mary Weimer, Frank DeCapp and Janey DeCapp. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
December 5, 1916 - July 27, 2014
Sophia grew up on 19th Street in East Moline and graduated from UTHS. She married B. Edward Baumgartner on December 12, 1943 in Madison, WI. They owned and operated the family run Saddle Club night club, dairy operation, and farms in Cordova.
Sophia loved creating with her hands by making several appliquéd/cross stitched quilts for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Along with the 1000's of felt Christmas ornaments, tree skirts, and wall hangings, she also decorated the walls of a Saddle Club dining room with over 60 of her cross-stitched samplers. One of her favorite sampler sayings was "To Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine" which spoke volumes to the quality of her character. Sophia also loved to read, garden, feed the birds/squirrels and kept track of the tows/barges that passed by her home on the Mississippi River.
Survivors are daughters Bonnie (Spencer) Tipton, Winthrop Harbor, IL, Dena Baumgartner, Tucson, AZ, Dawn Baumgartner, Cordova; sons Ed Jr., Sidney (Cathy) of Cordova, James, Tempe, AZ; grandchildren Sean (Cheri) Baumgartner, Spencer and Dixie Tipton; great-grandchildren Leila and Connor Baumgartner; and a sister, Stella Malcolm.
Sophia was preceded in death by her husband, a son Alois, step-daughter Jean Mack, sisters Emily Graflund, Sadie Frederiksen Oaks; brothers Mike, Louis, Steve, Eli, and Dan Ligino.
Private services were held with burial in the Cordova Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to your favorite charity or to the Ligino Scholarship Fund at UTHS, c/o Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, 852 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA 52722
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (309) 523-3151 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (309) 523-3151 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
Grief SupportWelcome to the Griefwords Online Library
Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director
These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.
The Journey Through Grief
The Mourner's Bill of Rights
Helping Others with Grief
A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:
Helping a Friend in Grief
Helping a Man Who is Grieving
Helping a Friend Who is Dying
Helping a Friend Who is Seriously Ill
Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal
Helping a Homicide Survivor Heal
Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving
Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace
Helping AIDS Survivors Heal
Helping SIDS Survivors Heal
Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying
Helping Your Family When a Member is Seriously Ill
Helping Your Family Cope When a Pet Dies
Helping Your Family Decide if Organ and Tissue Donation is Right for You
Helping Yourself with Grief
Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.
Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth
Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies
Mustering the Courage to Mourn
Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies
Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season
Helping Dispel 5 Common Myths About Grief
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Seriously Ill
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Dying
Exploring the Uniqueness of Your Suicide Grief
Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 1
Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 2
Healing Your Grieving Body: Physical Practices for Mourners
The Spiritual Path to Healing: An Introduction
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 1
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 2
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 3
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 4
Dispelling the Misconceptions About Suicide and Grief and Mourning
Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?
Will I Grieve Or Will I Mourn?
The Capacity to Love Requires the Neccesity to Mourn
For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers
Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.
Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death
How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy
Helping Children Cope With Grief
Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief
Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief
Helping Children with Funerals
Helping Children Understand Cremation
Helping a Child Who is Seriously Ill
Helping a Child Who is Dying
Helping Grieving Children at School
Helping Bereaved Siblings Heal
Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics
The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.
Helping Your Family Personalize the Funeral
Helping Create a Meaningful Eulogy
Ten Freedoms for Creating a Meaningful Funeral
Why is the Funeral Ritual Important?
For Hospices and Other Caregivers
Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss.
Companioning the Bereaved: An Introduction
Tenet 1: Companioning Principle
Tenet 2: Companioning Principle
The Awesome Power of "Telling The Story"
Caregiver as Gardener: A Parable
Companioning vs. Treating: Beyond The Medical Model of Bereavement Caregiving
Growing Through Grief: The Role of Support Groups
Responding to Problems in the Support Group Setting
The Bereavement Caregiver's Self-Care Guidelines
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