Helen Bottoni


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Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 7:55 pm
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Helen G. Bottoni, 91, of Rock Island, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7thAve., Rock Island.Entombment will be at Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island.Visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral services.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Humane Society, Niabi Zoo or Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Helen was born March 28, 1921, in Rock Island, a daughter of Walter C. Sr. and Emma Arp Webster. She married Paul P. Bottoni on July 31, 1942, in Harrisburg, Pa. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1991.They celebrated 48 years of marriage.
Helen was a loving wife, doting mother, skilled seamstress and homemaker. She had a passion for animals, especially her pet dogs.
Helen was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. She enjoyed reading, sketching, painting, bingo and the occasional visit to the casino.
Surviving are her sisters (and spouses), Mary (Gerald) Baker, Davenport, and Donna (Jim) Nelson, Hillsboro, Texas; brother, Ray Webster, Rock Island; brother-in-law, Kenny Baker, Milan; best friends, Margaret Lage and Vicky and Brian Borzick, all of Rock Island; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Frances K. Bottoni; two sisters, Betty Luckenbihl and Bernice Baker; and three brothers, Walter Webster Jr., John Webster and George Webster.
Online condolences may be left for the family atwheelanpressly.com.












 



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