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Theda N. (Campbell) McManus

October 21, 1932 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Theda McManus Obituary

Theda N. McManus, 91, of Milan, formerly of the Reynolds area, died Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at Avonlea Cottage of the Quad Cities, Milan.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Monday, November 13, 2023 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Matherville, Illinois.  Visitation will be from 2-4 pm Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 801 W. Edgington Street, Reynolds.  Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the Calvary Cemetery Road Fund.

Theda was born at home in Brazil, Iowa on October 21, 1932, a daughter of James and Mildred Polich Campbell.  She married Patrick McManus on September 3, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline.  He preceded her in death in January of 2014.

Theda was a homemaker who enjoyed canning, baking, dancing and roller skating.  She was a wonderful seamstress.

Theda is a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Matherville, Illinois and former member of the Croatian Crest Club, Moline.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Mary (Don) Hessman, Reynolds, John (Linda) McManus, Milan, Karen McManus, Rock Island, Bill (Shelly) McManus, Rockford, Ann (Steve) Jahn, Taylor Ridge and Lori (David) Welsh, Milan; grandchildren, Matthew (Alison) Hessman, Mark (Brittany) Hessman, Elizabeth Hessman, Zach (Maria) Frere, Ben (Jen) Frere, Matt (Toni) Frere, Cody (Brianna) Jahn and Ryan (Ashley) Jahn; and twelve great-grandchildren with one lovingly expected.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings, Joyce Sederquist, Theresa Strayhall, Harold Campbell and Dick Campbell.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Avonlea Cottage for their tremendous care and compassion shown to Theda and her family.

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November 12, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
801 W. Edgington Street
Reynolds, IL 61279

Mass of Christian Burial
November 13, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
1386 252nd St.
Matherville, IL 61263


Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island
1500 31st Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201