Mary Scholfield


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Posted Online: April 22, 2013, 6:20 pm
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Mary D. Scholfield, 99, of Rock Island, formerly of Moline, died on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in her residence at The Fort Armstrong, Rock Island.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, Moline, with the Rev. Sonia Alvarado officiating. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, is entrusted with arrangements.
Mary Denton Simmons was born on April 29, 1913, in Greene County, Ill., to John Rawls and Nora Myrtle Simmons. She was educated in White Hall, Ill., and graduated from Brown Business College in Alton, Ill. She married Keith Rawlings Scholfield on May 26, 1935, in White Hall. He died on Aug. 23, 1990.
She was a member of Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, serving in various capacities, including member of United Methodist Women (past president), Naomi Circle and Senior Fellowship Group. She served on the senior board of directors for the Visiting Nurse Association in Dubuque, Iowa, and also served on the board of directors of the Dubuque YMCA. She was a member of the Margaret Bottome-McGee Circle of King's Daughters and the B.L. Chapter of PEO.
Mary is survived by a son, Paul (Linda) Scholfield, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Sherill Shreefer, Merriam, Kan.; a daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Scholfield, Plainfield, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many friends, including Mary Ann Harvey. She was preceded in death by three sons, Thomas Denton Scholfield, who died in infancy, Keith Duane Scholfield, who died April 1994, and John Frederic Scholfield, who died September 2010.
The family invites you to share stories and condolences and light a candle in Mary's memory at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.














 



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