Elaine Searl


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Elaine M. Searl, 63, of Port Byron, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Church of the Cross, Port Byron. Burial will follow at Zuma Cemetery, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of the Cross or Genesis Hospice.
Elaine was born July 29, 1949, in Moline, the daughter of Clarence F. and Alice V. Lippelt O'Hara. She married Dennis Searl on May 9, 1970.
She was employed as an administrative assistant at the Rock Island Arsenal for 29 years. Elaine was a faithful member of Church of the Cross and a past president of the Port Byron American Legion Auxiliary.
She found great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes included quilting, playing dominoes, 500 and euchre. She was a member of the 20th Century Card Club and the Quilting by the River group.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Searl, Port Byron; her children and their spouses, Gary (Katie) Searl, Port Byron, Penny (Jamie) VanDeWostine, Erie; four grandchildren, Morgan, Cameron, Brett and Bryce; and a brother, Mike (Diana) O'Hara, Port Byron. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Doris Wetzell.
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