Lillian <I>McCartney</I> Atwater

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Lillian McCartney Atwater

  • Birth 27 Nov 1910 Biggsville, Henderson County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 12 Jun 2006 Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 15659496

Mrs. Lillian E. Atwater, 95, of Moline, passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, Ill. Burial will be in LaHarpe Cemetery. The family will meet with friends Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Beecher or LaHarpe Christian Church.

She was born Nov. 27, 1910, in Biggsville, Ill., to Amory and Margaret Bigger McCartney. On April 23, 1933, she married Lee Atwater in Mount Carroll, Ill. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1981.

She was a graduate of Oquawka High School and Western Illinois University, Macomb. She taught in various schools for 26 years, the last 12 in Monee, Ill. She was a resident of Beecher, Ill., for 38 years and moved to Moline eight years ago. She was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, the church's Women's Guild, Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, the Women's Club and Senior Citizens, all in Beecher. She was also a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by two nephews and seven nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Martha McCartney; three brothers, Albert, Sammuel and Preston McCartney; and one nephew.


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  • Created by: Mike & Robbie
  • Added: 7 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15659496
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lillian McCartney Atwater (27 Nov 1910–12 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15659496, citing La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mike & Robbie (contributor 46773123) .