Myrtle Tolson


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Posted Online: Feb. 10, 2013, 6:36 pm
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Myrtle Tolson, 94, of Moline, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Services will be Thursday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Church of the Quad Cities, 4700 53rd St., Moline.
Myrtle B. King was born in Tolona, Ill., on Jan. 2, 1919, to William and Joaie Groves King. On Jan. 13, 1937, in Covington, Ind., she married Glen Tolson, who preceded her in death in 2007.
She began employment in 1945 at the Rock Island Arsenal and then worked for Montgomery Ward. She was a certified nurse practitioner for Dr. Leonora Nash for 14 years, retiring in 1977, and then joined Aldens Catalog Company as a manager. She was a member of New Life Church in Moline, South Park Presbyterian Church in Rock Island and Calvary Church of the Quad Cities in Moline. She also was a member of Eastern Star and enjoyed baking, shuffle board and fishing.
Survivors include a son, Richard, and wife, Kay Tolson, Moline; granddaughter, Sandy DeVore, Davenport; and stepdaughters, Nancy Dennison, Florida, and Doris Williams, Roseville, Calif.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William; and sisters, Dorothy, Ruby and Crystal.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wendtfuneralhome.com.














 



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