|Barbara L. Worrell|
|February 03, 1920 - December 19, 2011|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: Will be at a later date. , at|
| Barbara L. Worrell, 91, of Rock Island, died Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Silver Cross Nursing Center at Friendship Manor, Rock Island. Memorial services for Mrs. Worrell will be held at a later date. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island is assisting the family. Inurnment will be in the Chester Cemetery, Chester, Nebraska. Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor, Rock Island. |
Barbara L. Peterson was born on February 3, 1920 in Seward, Nebraska, a daughter of Percy Peterson and Hazel Benneit Peterson. She married Delmar “Pete” Worrell on August 20, 1939 in Seward, Nebraska. He preceded his wife in death on November 25, 2010. Barbara was a homemaker.
Mrs. Worrell was a past president of the Kings Daughters, Rock Island and had served on the Board of Friendship Manor. She was also a past president of the Audubon Elementary School PTA, Rock Island. Barbara had also been the archivist for the Quad City Music Guild. She also enjoyed quilting.
Survivors include a son and daughter in law, John and Connie Worrell, Davenport; grandsons, Peter Worrell, Maryland, Curtis Worrell, currently serving in the United States Navy; a granddaughter, Sister Mary Anthony Worrell, OSF, Davenport; great grandchildren, Rebakah and Billy; a great -great grandson, Damian; a sister, Jane Loving, Texas; and a niece, Polly Sparks, Texas.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Pete. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
I met Mrs. Worrell over 40 years ago when I was a Junior King's Daughter. She was so devoted to that organization! I ran into her many years later when I had my own children, and guess what she was doing, trying to recruit for another Jr. KD circle! My condolences to her family.
-- Ruth Ann Beswick Jost
John and Connie: So sorry to hear of your loss - Barb was a wonderful, fun lady. We always enjoined our visits with your folks. Both of them lived good, long lives - and we were all blessed by knowing them and getting to be in their presence. We are thinking of you. Know it is difficult at this time of year - interestingly, my (Betty) mother died on the same day 4 years ago.
-- Jerry and Betty Worrell
To my extended Illinois family -
I regret your loss and remember so fondly the memory of my aunt, after whom I am named. I share lovely quilting story memories that she shared, as we both loved textile arts. I will be remembering her on her special family day, this June 8th.
-- Barbara Loving