Eileen Alexander


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Posted Online: Nov. 21, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Eileen Thomas Crosby Alexander, 69, East Moline, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at East Moline Nursing and Rehab.
At Eileen's request, her body has been cremated and there will be no services.
Eileen was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Joliet, Ill. She had worked as a special education teacher.
She is survived by a daughter; a son; and special friends, Shirley Rylander and Roberta Berthoud, both of East Moline.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Ebert and Mary Thomas.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 




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