Thursday, December 24, 2009
Marcella Lowe Workman, 1921-2008
Quad-Cities Online - 8 April 2008
Marcella V. Workman, 87, of Rock Island, passed away at home on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Chippiannock Cemetery in the interment chapel. Inurnment will follow at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to A.R.C. of Rock Island County or Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan.
Marcella was born on Feb. 18, 1921, in Numa, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Mamie Followel Lowe. She married Forrest D. Workman on Jan. 27, 1941, in Numa. He passed away on Dec. 19, 1988.
Marcella loved her family. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching the birds and wildlife in her backyard. She also enjoyed spoiling her buddy, Bandit, who shared her bed in her last days. She enjoyed great-granddaughter MacKenzie's entertainment each and every night after school and her great-grandson, Jesse's, hugs and kisses.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice M. Foster, Rock Island; grandchildren, Robert L. Noppe, Peoria, James L. Noppe, Milan, and Jennifer L. Noppe, Rock Island; great-grandchildren, Jesse and MacKenzie Noppe, Rock Island; step-grandchildren, Mike, John, Dan, Kris and Elizabeth Foster; none step-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Lloyd and Luella Lowe, Fla.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bud and Dorothy Workman, Moline; many nieces and nephews; and best friends, Louise Tacey and Bernice Hovey, both of Rock Island. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Gary Foster.
A special thanks to Drs. Stoffel, Cady and Olson; Option Care nurses Denise and Rita and physical therapy nurse John; Sheri and Cindy at Rosewood; Donna Sparrow from Guardian Care; and Heartland Hospice nurses, Sarah, Linda, Connie, Kathy, Dawn, Lordes, Velvet and Pastor Jack.
Forrest Dan Workman was born 29 August 1921 in Appanoose County, Iowa, son of J. W. Workman and Zelda Loofbourrow, and died 19 December 1988 in Rock Island County, Illinois.