|Birth: ||Apr. 21, 1927|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 2011|
March 4, 2011 - Rockford Register Star
FRANCES P. BIRDSALL, 83 ROCK ISLAND - Frances P. Birdsall, 83, of Rock Island, formerly of Orion, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. The former Frances Pearl Chance was born April 21, 1927, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of the Rev. Jay C. and Clella Brown Chance. Married Paul P. Birdsall on July 15, 1948, in Rockford. She had been employed as a charge aide at the former Oak Glen Home. Longtime member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church, Milan, where she was very active in all areas of the church. She loved gardening and spring flowers and enjoyed gospel music and playing the piano. Survived by her husband of 62 years, Paul; four children and their spouses, David Birdsall of Oklahoma City, Cynthia and Robert Garner of Rock Island, Daniel and Geraldine Birdsall of Lynn Center, and Connie and Robert Dietz of Orion; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and siblings, Pauline Watkins of Rockford, Margaret Martin of Franklin, Tenn., Mildred Johnson of Rockford, Virginia Tucker of Kennett, Mo., Dorothy Newnham of Milan, Donald Chance and William Chance of Rockford, and Doris Rosener of Milan. Predeceased by son, Robert Birdsall; daughter-in-law, Patricia Birdsall; three sisters; and two brothers. Service at 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, with Pastor Samuel Henderson officiating. Burial in Western Township Cemetery. Visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the funeral home.
Western Township Cemetery
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
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