Martha VanTieghem


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Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 5:41 pm
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Martha VanTieghem, 97, Silvis, died on the eve of her 98th birthday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Silvis. Private family entombment will be held at St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline, at a later date. As per Martha's request, there will be no visitation.
Her family will have a rosary on Thursday evening at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where she was a member, to Multiple Sclerosis Association or to St. Jude's.
Martha L. DeVos was born Jan. 3, 1915, in East Moline, the daughter of Alois and Anna DeDoncker DeVos. She married Julius VanTieghem on April 17, 1935, in East Moline. He passed away on Sept. 5, 1993.
Martha was a homemaker and an excellent cook. She loved caring for her family and her home. She loved to play euchre with her family and friends and usually won. She also enjoyed working crossword and cryptogram puzzles. Martha was a member of the Ladies Club at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Survivors include her son, Denny (Nancy) VanTieghem, Silvis; daughter-in-law, Marilyn VanTieghem, Moline; granddaughters, Shari (Jim) Armstrong, Omaha, Neb., Lisa Clark, Moline, Sheli (Matt) Williams, East Moline, Amy (Randy) Johnson, North Liberty, Iowa, and Stefanie (Mike) Armstrong, Omaha, Neb.; great-granddaughters, Alexa, Jayme, Kayla and Matison; great-grandsons, Dillon, Hayden, Brandon, Noah, Isaac and Jacob; her sister, Jeanette Nagle, El Cajon, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Mary; brothers, Fred and John; sons, David and Duane; and daughter, Denise.
The family would like to thank the staff of Illini Sheltered Care and Illini Hospital for their excellent care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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