|Lela McGoldrick Cates|
|October 01, 1922 - August 05, 2011|
|of Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 08, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 09, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: August 09, 2011 at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery |
| Lela McGoldrick Cates, 88, of Rock Island, IL, died Friday August 5, 2011, at Trinity, Rock Island.|
Services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Ave., Rock Island, IL. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Moline Church of Christ.
Lela was born on October 1, 1922, in Grimmet, MO, a daughter of Joseph O. Bennett and Elizabeth Endicott Bennett. She married Paul McGoldrick on December 12, 1941 in Hocomo, MO. He preceded her in death in January of 1978. She later married Garner Cates in October of 1982 in Bettendorf, IA. He preceded her in death in 1994.
Lela was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, all of whom loved her very much. She will be greatly missed.
She was an active member of Moline Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting and cooking.
Survivors include her children (and spouses), Roy (Paulette) McGoldrick, Moline, IL, Shirley (Donald) Wehr, Milan, IL, and Vickie (Les) Baych, Robins, IA; grandchildren, Kimberly (J.R.) Howell, Moline, David (Katy) Wehr, Bettendorf, Leah Cullis (John Liipfert), Austin, TX, Amanda Wehr (fiancÚ, Angelo Vallejo), Chicago, IL, Claire Cullis (fiancÚ, Paul Vercruyssen), Seattle, WA, and Michael Cullis, Cedar Rapids, IA; great-grandchildren, Brooke Densmore, Riley Wehr, and Connor Wehr; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Lela is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, two brothers, and four sisters.
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a truly wonderful person. During this difficult time, may you feel God's loving arms around you.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Tony, Cindy & Brooke Densmore
-- Tony and Cindy Densmore
Shirley--you and your entire family are in my thoughts. You have my deepest sympathy. Carol
-- Carol Petersen
Been thinking about you and hoping that all of the great memories you have stored through the years are flooding into your mind, and you are all sharing those memories, and finding moments to laugh with joy at the life you shared with your Mom. We're very sorry for your loss. Jack and Susan
-- Jack and Susan Bauswell
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Members of Moline Church Of Christ
-- Jim & Bonnie Rathburn
Kimberly - you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- Gene and Sharon Howell
Aunt Lela was a wonderful person.
Please know that you are in our thought and prayers.
Donna and Opal
-- Donna Ghrist Sanders and Opal Ghrist
Shirley, Sorry about your loss. Hopefully you have many fond memories to sustain you during this difficult period. I am sure you have loving support from Don and your entire family. It has been a long time since our days at the Arsenal(remember the visit to Sophie's Silver Moon as part of National Secretary Day; how could anyone forget). I hope you and your entire family are enjoying good health and enjoying life.
-- Dan Wessel
Our thoughts are with you. If you are interested, please wear the caps in cold weather as a reminder of the wonderful caring you showed your mother during her illness.
-- judy brumbaugh