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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rest in Peace - Virginia Moffitt, Calvin Coolidge and Moline High School Teacher

Virginia Moffitt taught at Calvin Coolidge and Moline High School.

Virginia F. Moffitt, 91, of Milan, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
A memorial visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. A memorial service will be held later this summer. Memorials may be made to the Reynolds United Methodist Church.
Virginia Burrill was born on March 20, 1923, in Alexis, one of four daughters born to Roe and Edith Sedwick Burrill. She met Merle Moffitt, and they were married on Sept. 1, 1948, in Viola. He died Dec. 17, 2009.
She worked as a school teacher at the Reynolds Grade School for a year and later at Coolidge Junior High School, Moline, where she taught social studies until 1951.
Virginia spent the next few years raising her children. She later returned to teaching and taught English at Moline High School, retiring in 1984.
Virginia was a member of the Reynolds United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her sons, Duane (Brenda) Moffitt, Milan, and David Moffitt, McCoy, Fla.; son-in-law, Bob (Karen) Brooks, Moline; her grandchildren, whom she loved, Sarah Brooks, Durango, Colo., Patrick (Casey) Brooks, Rossville, Ill., Andrea Moffitt, Moline, Jeff (Jen) Moffitt, Lynn Center, Karen Christiansen, Milan, Kevin Crowe, Moline, Gage Zvonik, Milan, Tiffani Branham, Silvis, and Justin Moffitt, Rock Island; and her many great-grandchildren, whom she enjoyed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; and daughter, Dolores.

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We remember our Moline teachers with great fondness - most of them, at least.
We still talk about our grade school teachers, 60 years later.
They saw the future doctors, lawyers, engineers, ministers, business owners,
wives, husbands, and teachers among us.