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Ethel Perez

Ethel V. Perez, 86, of Moline, passed away Friday, May 25, 2016 at Generations at Rock Island.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Food Pantry.
Ethel was born January 22, 1930 in Cass County, IL, the daughter of John & Dora (Towery) Pratt. She was previously married to the late Merritt Owens. She later married Harry Perez on September 21, 1964.
She had served as the food coordinator at the American Legion, Post 246 and was a Moline Trustee for 10 years.  
Survivors include her husband, Harry, daughter, Dixie VanAsch, son, Merritt Owens, step-daughters, Desnie Leander and Sandra McKay, step-son, Steven Perez 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and many sisters and brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jim Owens, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. 
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