Dorothy 'Jean' Laughead


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Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Dorothy "Jean" Laughead, 87, formerly of Moline, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at OSF Hospital, Peoria, Ill.
She will be buried next to her huband on Arsenal Island, Rock Island. Services are pending.
She was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Wm. Henry and Edna Emma Biebigheuser Rueter. She was a graduate of Quincy High School and Gem City Business College. In 1947 she married C.W. "Bill" Laughead. The couple raised three childern.
Jean worked as a secretary for John Deere and as a sales clerk at JC Penney.
She is survived by her children, Robin (Kathy) Laughead, Zwingle, Iowa, Donald Laughead, Moline, and Janet Berfield, Peoria; four grandchildern, Elyse Laughead, Amber Laughead, both of Davenport, Laura Berfield, Chicago, and Tom (Elizabeth) Berfield along with two great-grandchildern Lillianne and Flora Berfield of Louisville, Ky. She was preceeded in death by her husband Bill; her brothers, Kennith, Maurice and Donald; and her beloved sister, Wilma.














 



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