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Esther A. Lamport

December 14, 1918 — July 29, 2016

Esther A. Lamport, 97, of Silvis, Illinois, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at home.

There will be no public services. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The former Esther Anagnes Needham was born December 14, 1918, in Newton, Illinois, the daughter of John William and Nora (Matheny) Needham. She married Ivan Richard Lamport on May 30, 1940, in Peoria, Illinois. She graduated from Brown Business School in Peoria, going on to work in the training department at Caterpillar for 10 years.

Esther was a wonderful cook, and was a repetitive ribbon winner for her candy at the Illinois State Fair. She was very athletic, playing basketball for the Caterpillar intramural team, and was a very good dancer. She also enjoyed knitting and playing cards. Above all else, family was the most important thing to Esther.

She is survived by her beloved husband of over 76 years, Ivan; children, Michael Lamport of Gold River, California, John Lamport, Marilyn and Douglas Blauser of Kansas City, Missouri, and Janet and Greg Pelz of Washington, Illinois; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Marianne Shaffer of Omaha, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Needham and John Needham, Jr.

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