Olive E. Stallings, 90, of East Moline, Illinois formerly of Aledo, Illinois died Wednesday January 29, 2014 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00AM Monday February 3, 2014 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Aledo. Burial is in St. John's Cemetery Viola, IL. Visitation is from 2-5 PM Sunday at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where a Rosary will be recited at 5 PM. A memorial fund will be established and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com
She was born August 4, 1923 in Keithsburg, IL to Wilburn and Ellen Welch Lingafelter. She graduated from the Viola High School in 1941. She married Earl Stallings Jr. October 21, 1944 at St. Catherine's in Aledo. He died October 20, 1995.
During World War II she was employed at Farmall in Rock Island. She later worked for Miller Container in Milan, IL and most recently worked at Henderson Ford Co. in Aledo.
Olive was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. Other memberships include the Red Hat Society, Mercer County Senior Citizens Center and the former Mercer County Hospital Auxiliary.
She enjoyed reading, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Sister Magdalene Ellen Stallings of Peoria, IL, Teresa Mayfield of Moline, IL, 4 sons, William (Mary) Stallings, John "Tim" (Linda) Stallings all of Rock Island, IL, Bob (Barbara) Stallings of Sherrard, IL, Joe Stallings of Pensacola, FL, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, 2 infant daughters Caroline & Anne, a daughter Mary Munson, 1 grandson Benjie, 1 great grandson Aaron, 2 sisters Rachel Garmer, Pauline Morris and 5 brothers Blaine, Scott, Don, Russell and Warren Lingafelter preceded her in death.
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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
Monday, February 3rd, 2014, 10:00am, St. Catherine's Catholic Church
St. John's Catholic Cemetery (Viola)