Leonida Alava


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Leonida R. Alava, 80, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4107 21st Ave., Moline, with visitation one hour prior to service time at the church. Following services at the church, a time of fellowship and luncheon will follow in the church hall.
Leonida was born on June 30, 1932, in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of Gerardo and Perpetua Ramos. She married Potito Alava in the Philippines.
Mrs. Alava had been a teacher and nurse for many years.
She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline. Leonida was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend and a mother to everyone.
Leonida is survived by her seven children and 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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