Mary Reeves Tinnian

December 2, 1931 - September 21, 2012
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Mary E. Reeves Tinnian age 80 of Lima, Ohio and formerly of Rock Island, Illinois, and LeClaire, Iowa, died at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 in St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born December 2, 1931 in Wisconsin; the daughter of the late George W. and Cora M. (Hann) Holden. Mary’s family moved to LeClaire, Iowa when she was a young child and she graduated from LeClaire High School. Mary was formerly married to Harry Reeves, who is deceased. She married Darwin Tinnian in 1970 who preceded her in death in 1999.

Mrs. Tinnian was a homemaker and retired cook with Eagle Food in Illinois. Upon Darwin’s retirement from Alcoa Aluminum they traveled in their RV spending the winters in Texas and enjoyed fishing and camping. One of their traveling highlights was a special camping trip to Alaska. Mary also
enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Bingo with her grandchildren and winning at video poker at Jumer’s Casino Riverboat.

Survivors include 2 sons – Randy L. (Kathryn) Reeves of Elida, Ohio; Terry Reeves of Davenport, Iowa; a step-son – Darwin E. (Lynda) Tinnian Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida; and a step-daughter – Linda S. Cunningham of Davenport, Iowa; 15 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; 2 sisters – Dorothy Swanwick (Archie) of Riverdale, Iowa; and Helen (Bill) Duex of Davenport, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son – Dennis Reeves of Davenport, Iowa who died in 1981; four brothers – Glen Holden; Everett Holden, Ralph Holden; and Lawrence Holden.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2012 and funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at The Runge Mortuary and Crematory, 838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52807. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 730 W. Market St., Lima, OH 45801 or Trinity Hospice, 2701 17th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

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Born: December 2, 1931
Died: September 21, 2012

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