|Deborah L. McMaster|
|December 04, 1949 - May 02, 2009|
|Rock Island, Illinois
|Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 08, 2009 at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Visitation: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 08, 2009 at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St.,, Rock Island, Ill.|
|Deborah L. McMaster, 59, of Rock Island, died Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf.
Memorial services are 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Visitation is 9:00 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Her body has been donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Angel Food Ministry of Broadway Presbyterian Church. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Deborah was born on December 4, 1949 in Davenport, a daughter of George and Esther Odelberg McMaster.
She received her Bachelorís Degree in biology from Illinois State University and Masterís Degree in library science from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Deb worked as a medical research librarian and began her working career at Eppley Medical Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She later joined the Bowman Gray Medical School at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, and then joined the Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Deb later worked for Abbott Laboratories, Chicago. She returned to the Quad Cities in 1999 and became more involved in the life of Broadway Presbyterian Church.
She was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church, where she was coordinator of the Angel Food Ministry Program, was an Elder, sang in the choir and was a member of the bell choir. Deb was also a member of the Presbyterian Women, was a circle leader and member of the prayer chain. She enjoyed sewing and quilting.
Survivors include her brother, Brian A. McMaster, Rock Island; nieces and their husbands, Karen and David Fialek, and their son, John and Kristin and Jason Clark, all of Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Kathy McMaster.