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Patricia Quillin

February 26, 1941 — October 2, 2014

Patricia L. Quillin, 73, of Cleveland, Ill., completed her earthly journey Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Schroder Mortuary, Colona. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Colona Food Pantry or Quad City Animal Welfare Center. Patricia was born on Feb. 26, 1941, in Moline, the daughter of Wallace and Doris Bailey Anderson. She married James O. Quillin on July 5, 1958, in Green River. He passed away on Jan. 8, 1999. Patricia received a master's degree from Augustana College. She was in Saudi Arabia dodging scud missiles during Dessert Shield and Dessert Storm, as a civilian serving her country. She retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1998 as a quality assurance for M1A Abram's tanks. In her younger years, she was a Sunday school teacher and a Cub Scout den mother. She loved to travel with her husband and was an expert fly fisherman. She had a soft spot for "critters" and collected unique rocks. She also enjoyed gardening, especially planting trees. Survivors include her sons, James (Debra) Quillin, Coal Valley, Michael (Rebecca) Quillin, Colona, Rusty (Tammy) Quillin, Cleveland, Scotty (Cynthia) Quillin, East Moline, and David (Peggy) Carlson, Imperial, Mo.; grandchildren, Jimmy Joe (Lilly) Quillin, Josh (Olivia) Quillin, Jessica (Carl) Spoljoric, Scotty Quillin, Amber Christian, Patrick Quillin, Amanda Parsons, Rachel and Rylea Quillin, Cecilia (James) Garner, and Kayla (Michael) Bazylak; great-grandchildren, Kylee Quillin, Stacy and Jennifer Parsons, Amelia Shannon, Alyssa Mae and Isabelle Spoljoric, Audrey Quillin, Joshua, Christian and Gabriella Garner, and Elizabeth Bazylak; sisters, Norma Koontz, East Moline, Madelyn (Ernie) Comp, Mountain Home, Ark., and Cecilia Paz, Moline; uncle, John (Linda) Bailey; aunt, Gari Takes; and her loving dogs, Gizzy and Itty Bitty. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Doug Anderson; sister, Diane Red; and nephews, Richard Diekman and Randy Carmella.
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