Beatrice 'Bea' Rogers Shebesta


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Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Beatrice "Bea" Rogers Shebesta, 101, of Rock Island, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Silver Cross Health and Rehabilitation Pavilion, Rock Island.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Inurnment will be private. Memorials may be made to Jordan Catholic School or Alleman High School.
Bea was born on Dec. 18, 1911, in Melcher, Iowa, a daughter of Edward and Katherine Gass Wadle. She married Verle Rogers in 1930, in Iowa City, Iowa. He died in 1974. She later married Raymond Shebesta in 1983, in McAllen, Texas. He died in 2008.
Bea retired in 1970, after 27 years from the Servus Rubber Company, Rock Island.
She is survived by her grandchildren, David (Kathy) Burton, Durant, Randy (Sue) Burton, Rock Island, John (Patty) Burton, Normal, Ill., and Jackie (Andrew) Braet, Rock Island; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, seven sisters, one brother, and her daughter, Audrey Burton who just passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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