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Debra J. Fry

June 28, 1957 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 62)



Debra J. Fry, 62, of Moline, passed away in her sleep on Monday, August 12, 2019 at her home.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, August 18, from 2 to 4 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island.

An early childhood educator and life-long child advocate, Debra touched the lives of thousands of children and families, most recently as a preschool teacher at Moline Kids Campus. She was a teacher, mentor, guide, and unofficial grandmother to every child she met, instilling a love of reading and learning for all.

Debra was born on June 28, 1957 in Rock Island, a daughter of Junior and Betty (Rooks) Fry. Survivors include her children, Clio (Bill) Hathaway, San Jose, CA., Jared Fry, Adam Fry and Aaron Fry all of Moline; siblings, Hal (Sue) Fry, Hampton; Gary Fry, East Moline; and Clarence Fry, Florida.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Child Abuse Council of the Quad Cities or to your local public library.



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Memorial Visitation
August 18, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

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