|Laurel Hull Schoon|
|September 18, 1952 - March 24, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m. Thursday March 29, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday March 28, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Private March 29, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Laurel Hull Schoon, 59, of Rock Island, longtime former teacher, died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island, following a courageous battle with breast cancer.|
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Private family inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the family to help with educational and medical expenses for her grandsons, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, or to the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City.
Laurel Hull was born September 18, 1952 in Moline, a daughter of Ralph and Ruth Linder Hull. She married Rick Schoon on August 19, 1984 on the Queen of Hearts Boat.
She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1970. Laurel received a BS in Education from Western Illinois University in 1974 and an MS in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1983, also from Western Illinois University.
Laurel loved kids and loved to teach. She taught her first two years at Washington Junior High in Rock Island instructing typing and general business classes. She retired in 2011, after teaching 35 years in the Orion School District, where she taught high school and middle school business classes. She was the sponsor for the National Honor Society for many years while teaching at Orion High School.
She was a life-time member of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association. She was also a member of the Junior Woman’s Club of Rock Island and Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Her favorite times were spent with her children and grandsons.
Survivors include her spouse, Rick; daughter, Katie Schoon, Rock Island; son, Geoff Schoon, Moline; grandsons, Brady and Blake Brunat, Rock Island; sister, Lynn (Roger) Rempe, Moline; brother, Norm (Mimi) Hull, Maitland, Fla.; nieces, Alison, Kristen and Rebecca; and nephew, Andrew. She is also survived by her special friends, Grandma Agnes Babeu, Karin, Chris, Mary, Deb, Robin, Carol, Freddi and Peg. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com
Katie and family:
We are keeping you in our prayers. We love you and will do anything for you.
Love, Janna, Jim, Katlynn, and Caley Jean
-- Janna Richards and family
I knew Laurel the last 4 years from grooming her dog Jupiter.I always enjoyed chatting with her and she always had a smile and a few kind words for the work I did on Jupiter. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones at this very difficult time.
-- Tammy Vaughn
My Sincere Sympathy to you all. Just remember:"Don't Cry Because It's Over:Smile Because It Happened." Laurel was a good friend for many years and I will miss her very much. Love and Prayers to you all.
-- Peg Smit
"Everything has always happened, always will happen, and is always constantly still happening." The moments she walked are not gone. She is there. Still and on.
-- Garrett Traylor
Laurel, was one of my teachers and later a co-worker. She had such a great smile and wonderful personality! Her eyes just sparkled when she talked about her kids and grandkids! She is now a very special angel!
-- Deanna Seys
I am so sorry to hear about your mother and the trial she went through with cancer. I thought she had it beat. I will miss running in to her and our conversations. My prayers are with you during this time of grieving. God bless!
-- Victoria Jeffers
I took multiple classes of Mrs. Schoon's while at Orion High School. She was a great teacher and a kind spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
I was so saddened to hear of Mrs. Schoon's passing. I was lucky to have her for a couple of classes in high school. She was a great teacher.
-- Toni Wilson
My prayers go out to the entire family as I have know Laurel for a very long time. She was my teacher as well as helping out with my sons Kindergarten class last year, she always had a smile on her face that lit up when she talked to you and she was ALWAYS willing to help.
I have seen Laurel at all the class of 1970 reunions and it was always nice to see her smiling face. I met Laurel on the first day of high school and she was always so nice and fun to be around. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy to her family
-- Donna (Hinkle) Downs
Sincere condolences to all the family. I have known you all for years, and wish I could be there to condole you in your grief.
-- John Fourdyce
On behalf of Trinity Regional Health System Education Department and Communications Department in the early 1990's- We wish to thank Laurel for her summer hours of contribution to our departments through the state grant funded teacher's program. We all enjoyed Laurel's strong work ethic, fun and positive attitude, and support to the hospital- always a team player. Laurel's talents and time made a difference and was greatly appreciated. Prayers and thoughts to Laurel's family~
-- Debra Day
My thoughts and prayers are with Laurel's family. I had her as a teacher at Orion High School. She was a kind and caring person and an excellent teacher.
-- Amy Coziahr
I am so sorry to hear that Laurel has left us.. She was such a wonderful person and we will all miss her.. She will be in my prays as will the family.
-- Larry Flaherty
To Rick, Katie and Geoff, our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your wife and mother. Having known Rick through the family, and Katie and Laurel through the hospital orientation, you have experienced a deep and personal loss, that the rest of us can only be sideline participants in. Our hearts and prayers so out to you all.
-- Ted and Marilu Wink
I was so sad to her about the death of Laurel. I have know Laurel for years thru Dr.Purani and Dr. Freed's office. She was a lovely lady and a joy to be around. I am so sorry for your loss and you will all be in my prayers. God Bless!
-- Marsha Edgington
Lynn and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.
-- Paula Efaw Scherbroeck
Dear Katie, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May wonderful memories and her loving spirit always live within your heart.
-- Susan Mills
Katie and family, you mom always had a beautiful smile on her face and lit up even more when she talked about you and the grandkids. She was a pleasure to work with and a joy to be around. My thoughts with you and you family at this time.
-- Anita Jackson
Rick, Our deepest sympathes. We breifly knew Laurel when she worked at Miss Mamies and knew she was the one to keep you straight. Sorry sorry!
-- Arno & Vivian Panicucci