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Mary Garner

Mary E. "Betty" Garner

Sunday, April 6th, 1924 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Mary E. “Betty” Garner, 95, of Moline, IL, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at UnityPoint Trinity Medical Center West in Rock Island, IL. Visitation will be Monday, February 10 th , from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 11 th , at 10:00 a.m., with burial at National Cemetery on Arsenal Island, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation. Mary Elizabeth Christensen was born in Fairfield, IA, on April 6, 1924, to Arthur X and Blanche (Starr) Christensen.  On September 25, 1949, in Davenport, IA, she married Richard F. Garner, who preceded her in death March 21, 1980. Betty graduated with the Davenport High School Class of 1942, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA, with the Class of 1947.  She worked at the Moline Public Library from 1975 until 1994. She volunteered for 25 years with APRIS, the Augustana Public Radio Information Service, and at Trinity West surgical waiting in Rock Island.  Betty had a life-long love for the written word. Survivors include daughters, Carol Garner, and Nancy (James) Ebert, all of St. Paul, MN; sons, Jim (Jenny) Garner of Sherrard, IL, and David (Jill Seaholm) Garner of Rock Island, IL; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ebert. In addition to her parents and her husband, Richard, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Christensen in 1924, and James Christensen in 2010.
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Robert Knox

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry Eberts. We liked Betty.
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Anthony Cook

Posted at 12:00am
I will always remember Betty! She trained me in my first library position at Moline Public Library. Lifting her family and friends up in prayer. Grace and Peace ~ Anthony Cook
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sally goodwin vogel

Posted at 12:00am
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at the
passing of Betty. I am so sorry to learn this
news. Betty was a delightful person, and I so
enjoyed visiting with her at Quad City Symphony and other events. May your great
memories of her bring you much comfort and
peace, Sincerely, Sally and Walter Vogel
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Joe Johnson

Posted at 12:00am
My condolences to the family. We were lucky to have grown up in such a close-knit neighborhood and be influenced by all our parents. Your mom was one of the best.
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Elisabeth Thorsell

Posted at 12:00am
I never met Betty, but the stories I have heard about her, she must have been a very nice person.
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