Vera Vance


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Vera M. Vance, 99, of Milan, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Amber Ridge, Moline.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Interment will be at the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Milan.
Vera Marie Spitznogle was born Feb. 9, 1913, in Joy, the daughter of Levi and Pearl E. Poland Spitznogle. She married Rex A. Vance on June 29, 1933 in Aledo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2012.
Vera was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Milan, and the "Cover Girls" sewing circle of the church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and traveling.
Surviving are her children (and spouses), Janet (Ronald) Gaylord, Rock Island, and James (Sonya) Vance, Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents; husband and one brother at birth.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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