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“Herb & Diana I was very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You have our deepest sympathy at this time of you loss. Marshall & Denise Taylor ”
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“Diane and Dave, With deepest sympathy I send you my condolences. May the memories of your Mother/Mother in law help you during this sad and...Read More »
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Mary Lou Thorndyke, age 87, of Moline, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Comfort Harbor Home in Milan.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 6128 Airport Road, Moline. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Burial is at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Faith Evangelical Free Church or Comfort Harbor Home.

Mary Lou was born December 27, 1924 in Galesburg, the daughter of John and Edna Anderson Lundeen. She married Herbert E. Thorndyke on October 8, 1944 in Moline. He preceded her in death on January 4, 1998.

Mary Lou was a member of Faith Evangelical Free Church. She enjoyed sewing, doing ceramics, painting and going shopping.

Daughter Diana (Dave) Reynolds Colona
Sons Herbert (Janene) Thorndyke, Jr. Colona
Larry (Becky) Thorndyke Coal Valley
13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jeff; 1 brother; John and 3 sisters; Paulene, Gladys and Jane.

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