Marjorie “Lavon” Stickler, 89, formerly of Port Byron, Ill., died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at St. Mary Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Davenport.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home in Port Byron, Ill. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline, Ill. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Countryside Christian Church Youth Camp Program.
Mrs. Stickler was born Jan. 24, 1924 in Centerville, the daughter of Lenzy and Essie Hughes McDanolds. She married Jesse “Jack” Stickler on May 16, 1942 in Unionville, Mo. He died on Feb. 1, 2003. She graduated from the Mystic High School. She had been employed in the housekeeping department of the former East Moline State Hospital and Illini Hospital in Silvis, Ill.
She was a member of the Countryside Christian Church, Port Byron and the Colona Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Stickler was a volunteer for the Special Olympics. She and her husband had been named Senior Volunteer Citizens of the year. She had helped with church camps. After her retirement she had volunteered at Illini Hospital. She enjoyed playing cards and yahtzee, but most of all enjoyed attending the events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren never missing one of their sporting events.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Wayne Boyer, Davenport, Cathy and Willie Hemm, Port Byron, Ill. and Barbara and Larry O’Neil, Silvis, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Tammy Stickler, Livingston, Texas and Lenzy and Brenda Stickler, Port Byron, Ill.; a son-in-law, Robert Lund, Omaha, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ella Jean Graham, Creston.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter, Bonnie Lund; a son, John Stickler; two grandsons; and two brothers.
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