Moline Memories - MHS 66 Friends

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Liz Copeland's Clancy Died at the Age of 20.
Here Is a Gallery, with Her Permission


Liz Copeland's mother was very much loved as a teacher at Garfield Elementary School.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Happy 93rd Birthday - Colly - Mother of Lawrence Eyre MHS 66

From Lawrence Eyre -  "Greg, my Mom's lifelong nickname is 'Colly'--her family name was Collier. My sister's name is Colleen."

"Lawrence, get down from there at once!"

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Rest in Peace, Louise Maloney, age 96, Coolidge Gym Teacher, Daughter of Russian Immigrants

Louise Maloney

November 12, 1923-July 21, 2020
ROCK ISLAND — Louise S. Maloney, 96, formerly of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Amber Ridge, Moline.
In accordance with her wishes, no service will be held. Private inurnment will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Quad City Animal Welfare Center, 724 2nd Ave. West, Milan, IL 61264.
Louise was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Kewanee. She was the daughter of Russian immigrants, Anton and Maria Tsebolka Shinkevich. She married Robert J. “Bob” Maloney on June 14, 1946, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2002.
Louise was a physical education teacher for 33 years at Coolidge Junior High School, Moline. In retirement, she always enjoyed seeing former students and keeping up with their lives and accomplishments.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Rock Island, Blackhawk Chapter of Retired Teachers and the Rock Island Women's Club. She enjoyed being active, playing tennis until the age of 86, and attending Plus 60 theater trips.

Rest in Peace, Karen Techlin

 Karen R. Techlin was very much loved as a teacher at Coolidge and Moline High.

Karen R Techlin

October 23, 1942 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 77)


Karen R. Techlin, of East Moline, passed away, Monday, September 7, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Private services will be held at Greenview Memorial Gardens.  There will be no visitation.  Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.  Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, 724 2nd Ave W, Milan, IL 61265 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline is assisting the family. 
Karen was born October 23, 1942, in Moline, the daughter of Raymond M. and Geraldine G. Techlin.  She was graduated from Moline High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in 1966 from Augustana College.  She went on to earn a master’s degree from Marycrest College in Davenport, IA, and did further graduate study at several other universities. 
            During her thirty-one-year career in Moline School District 40, she taught English and was English Department Chair at both Calvin Coolidge Junior High School and Moline High School.  She received the Western Illinois Master Teacher Award, The Deere/Moline Partnership Award, District 40 Award for Excellence, and membership in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
            While teaching, she was a member of the Moline, Illinois, and National Education Associations, Delta Kappa Gamma, National Council of Teachers of English, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  In addition, she was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline and a life member of the Rock Island County Humane Society.
Upon retirement, she became a member of AARP and the Blackhawk unit of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.
There are no immediate surviving family members.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Raedene Lee, who died in infancy.
Memories may be shared online by visiting the tribute wall.
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Happy 48th Anniversary Ron and Marilyn Rue Lindberg

48th Anniversary - Ron Lindberg and Marilyn Rue

45th anniversary

Augustana College - Lucia Biorn and Al Bofinger holding the rose.
Marilyn Rue and Ron Lindberg.