Jean Swanson


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Jean Elizabeth Swanson, 75, of Rock Island, died Jan. 18, 2013, at Royal Oaks Care Center, Kewanee.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial is at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to District 22 at the Robert Young Community Support Center, Rock Island.
Jean Elizabeth Dice was born April 6, 1937, the daughter of Virgil Clifford and Jeannette Ovilla Brown Dice. She married Raymond V. Swanson on Aug. 23, 1957, in Colo, Iowa. He died Feb. 7, 2011.
Prior to her marriage, Jean had attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She was an accomplished pianist.
Survivors include her children, Beth (Derek) Mead, Covina, Calif., Stephanie (Tim) Wright, Roanoke, Va., and Melissa (Mike) Rush, Kokomo, Ind.; siblings, Patricia Dice, Colo, Sandra (Dean) Strand, Marshalltown, Iowa, Virgil Dice, Kingwood, Texas, Beverly (Richard) Lauer, Carmel, Ind., Robert Dice, Altoona, Iowa, and Kathleen (Hadley) Meyer, Nixa, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.














 




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