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Mary E. Carlson

August 24, 1927 — July 14, 2015

Mary E. Carlson, 87, of Moline, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, Illinois, with her children at her side.

Services are 4 p.m. Saturday in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline, with The Reverend Dan Witkowksi officiating. Private entombment will be Monday in Moline Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation is 3 p.m. until funeral time. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Moline Public Library.

Mary E. Feinger was born August 24, 1927, in Dixon, Illinois, to Ruth Elizabeth (Moore) Feinger and Frank Edward Feinger, and grew up in Moline. On June 25, 1949, she married Wayne Martin Carlson, of Orion.

Mary worked a variety of jobs, beginning as a teenager at the Rock Island Arsenal during World War II, summers at a Greenbush, Michigan, resort, and Desaulniers. She was a telephone operator with Illinois Bell and later worked the switchboard at Sears. She worked retail at Montgomery Ward, The New York Store, and Kresge. As a mother, she was active in the Girl Scouts and PTA. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and her yard. The greatest joy of her life was being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Those who knew Mary will remember her strength and perseverance.

Mary is survived by her children, Sally and Tim John of Oceanside, California, Cindi Cox of East Moline, Thomas Carlson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jeff Carlson of East Moline; her grandchildren, Christopher and Tracy John, Elizabeth and Troy Johnson, Joshua Watson, and Cassandra Carlson; and her great-grandchildren, Kaiya John, Aliah John, and Jonah Johnson. Survivors also include her siblings, Harvey Finger of Columbus, Mississippi, Arline Brown of Silvis and Nancy Schaeffer of Moline, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings Marceline Hundley and Herb Mullins.

Mary's family thanks the staff at Hope Creek Care Center, especially those on 4-2 for their care and support, and invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a free candle in her memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, July 18, 2015

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory at Trimble Pointe, Moline, Illinois

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Service

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory at Trimble Pointe, Moline, Illinois

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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