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Susie E. Tomlinson turns 95

Staff reports

Susie E. Tomlinson recently celebrated her 95th birthday.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1914. She was raised in Alexis schools. Cards would be appreciated and can be mailed to her at Hope Creek 4343, Kennedy Drive, East Moline, IL 61244.

Celebration plans included a family get-together.

On Oct. 18, 1933 she married Robert Tomlinson in Galesburg. He retired in 1979 from farming. Robert passed away on Nov. 29, 1997.

She has three children; daughter Janice (Chuck) Pappas, daughter Sharon (Robert) Bates, and son Robert (Theresa) Tomlinson. Eight grandchildren; Charles (Emelie) Pappas, Mark (Cyndy) Pappas, Chris Secymore, Staci Weston (Ed Minear), Chas Yerkey (Julia Lindsey), Jay (Rhonda) Yerkey, Scott Tomlinson, and Susan (Mike) Iverson; 14 great-grandchildren, Christopher (Allison) Pappas, Chelsea Pappas, Haleigh Pappas, Bryce Pappas, Alicia (Joe) Jensen, Jennifer (Matt) Carlson, Lisa (Jeremy) Secymore, Savanah Yerkey, Lee McMaster, Justin Weston, Dylan Iverson, Ryan Iverson, Brock Iverson and Baily Iverson and two great-grandchildren, Karie Sanders and Brian Sanders.

Susie is a member of Swedona Lutheran Church in Swedona. Her activities include Bingo, playing cards, and she bowled on two leagues. She also enjoyed visiting Texas in the winter.