Helen Shearer


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Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
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Helen M. Shearer, 97, of Moline, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to King's Daughters and Preservation Society, where she was a lifetime member.
Helen was born on Dec. 2, 1915, in Moline, the daughter of Carl and Mennie Stober Carlson. She worked as an accountant for the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1980. She married Jack Shearer. Helen was a member of Hope United Church of Christ in Moline.
Survivors include her sons, Terrance (Vicki) Shearer, Tucson, Ariz., Brad (Kathy) Shearer, Moline; daughters, Jacqueline Shearer, Moline, Salli (DeWolff) Roberts, Blair, Neb.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Caroline Moon, Des Moines, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting her obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 




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