Elsie Menees

Elsie MeneesElsie I. Menees, 81, of Silvis died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island.

She was born May 27, 1921, in Ipava, a daughter of Bruce and Anna McCamant Pickering. She married Donald F. Brock on Dec. 16, 1936, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died in 1959. She then married James E. Menees on Dec. 5, 1966, in Ipava. He died March 7, 1991.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Kottmer; a stepson, Jim Menees Jr.; two sisters; and one brother.

Surviving are one daughter, Janice Brock of Silvis; three sons, Larry (and Phyllis) Brock of Cameron, N.C.; Charles (and Lucille) Brock of Laurinburg, N.C., and Donald F. (and Connie) Brock Jr. of Andalusia; three stepdaughters; four stepsons; two sisters, Alice Larson of Abingdon, and Anna Lee Derry of Astoria; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She owned and operated her own restaurant for many years and retired in 1991 after 16 years as a cook at Mulkey's Restaurant in Rock Island.

She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star Chapter #226 in Ipava.

Services were held Wednesday at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Rock Island. Burial was in Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline. Esterdahl Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/12/2003

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