|Ethyl G. Kerfoot|
|October 15, 1926 - July 14, 2012|
|Graveside Service: 1 pm, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island|
|Ethyl G. Kerfoot, 85, formerly of Bettendorf, IA., died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg, IL. Graveside services for Mrs. Kerfoot will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Those wishing to attend the graveside services at the National Cemetery should meet at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 – 7th Avenue, Rock Island by 12:30 pm. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Ethyl was born on October 15, 1926 in Chicago, a daughter of William and Grace (Tobison) Kurz. She married Richard T. Kerfoot on January 27, 1951 in Rock Island, IL. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2009. Mrs. Kerfoot worked for the City of Bettendorf as the Captain of the Crossing Guard. She retired from the city in 2003 with over 20 years of service. Ethyl was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Davenport. Survivors include her daughters and sons in law, Christine K. and Raymond E. Needham, Fairview, IL., Julie A. and John Barman, Rio, IL., Angela M. and Neil DeVries, Burbank, CA.; grandchildren, Tammy, Regina, Cody and Carlie; a sister, Lee Parsons, San Diego, CA. Ethyl was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; and a daughter, Timberlee Schrier. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com|
I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing. Prayers are with you.
-- sara althiser
Dear Angela, Julie and Christine, I was deeply saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Your mom was such a nice and fun lady. When I think of school day memories, Mrs. Kerfoot is always among those. She always had a big smile and kind words. The gates of heaven now have the finest crossing guard. Thinking of you all during this time. God bless.
-- Kaye Tilton (Brethauer)
Dear Lee, I was so sorry to read about Ethyl's passing. I had always hoped our paths would cross again some day. Also shocked to learn that she had lost Timberlee. Deepest sympathy to you and the rest of her family.
-- Margaret Cornelison