|Gloria "GiGi" Lease Hutt|
|June 25, 1926 - June 29, 2011|
|of Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 04, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3205-60th St., Moline, IL|
|Interment: July 05, 2011 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
|Gloria “GiGi” Lease Hutt, 85, of Rock Island, IL, died Wednesday June 29, 2011, at Trinity, Rock Island.|
Services are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Naibi Zoo, Coal Valley, IL
GiGi was the only child of Harold Lester and Loretta VanBuer Lease. She was born June 25, 1926 in Savanna, Illinois.
She attended St. John's Catholic Elementary School and Savanna Township High School in Savanna. She also attended St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria, Illinois and
Mt. Saint Clare College in Clinton, Iowa before moving to Moline, Illinois
She worked for N.C. Barwasser, MD, Health Education for the State of Illinois, and the last forty years of her employment for Ben Virginia of Ben's Gourmet House. She retired in 1995.
She married Lt.Col. William W. Hutt in 1968 at LaSalle-Peru, upon his retirement from the U.N. Command in Paris, France. He died in 1982.
She is survived by old cherished friends Bonnie Virginia and Rexie Tyson, one aunt Dorothy Holling of Savanna, Illinois, and many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, the love of her life "Col" Bill, her cherished friend Maggie Carlson, and her close friend and companion, Ben Virginia. She also was preceded by “Fisher”, her adopted dog.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com
Goodbye dear friend. What fun we had in Acapulco.
-- Punky Cozad Hunter
Sincerest Condolences. My mother and father (Pat and Pete) loved GiGi dearly. I remember her when my folks would take us to Ben's. GiGi was always the warm welcoming heart. Peace.
-- Tom Pappas
My condolences to Gigi's family and her close friend Bonnie Bell. Gigi was a staple at City Limits, where I work. I had the opportunity to listen to many of their wonderful stories. They were facinating, funny and sometimes blushing! Gigi will not be forgotten. R.I.P.
-- Jayne Aversing
As a first cousin to Gloria, I remember her smile, laughter and zest for life with great fondness. I so admire her care of her mother(my Aunt Loretta). I regret that I will not be able to attend her services.
-- Ann Bouseman Zimmerman
Sorry to hear of Cousin GiGi's passing.
-- Crystal J. Nelson