Mildred Catherine George

November 2, 1926November 12, 2020

HAMPTON ~ Mildred Catherine George, 94, of Hampton, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Hope Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Moline.

Born November 2, 1926 in East St. Louis to Caleb and Lillian G. (Smith) Rendleman, she married Charles W. George, Jr. on August 2, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He died September 12, 1978 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rebecca Sonderman; one son, Robbie George; two grandchildren and one brother.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Charles) Carmichael of Hampton and Rae (Bill) Wheeler of Pekin; two sons, Charles (Gale) George of East Peoria and Louis “Kenny” (Pat) George of Wiggins, Mississippi; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and 43 great-great-grandchildren.

Mildred had worked in housekeeping at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for 20-plus years, retiring in 1978.

An avid reader, Mildred enjoyed crocheting, doing ceramics and embroidering. She also enjoyed doing crafts and fishing.

Mildred was a member of Northcrest Calvary Baptist Church in Moline, where she was involved in the Women’s Missionary Union.

Her visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing of masks will be required. Private family services will be held. Pastor Ron Philpot will officiate. Burial will be at Spring Bay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614 or Northcrest Calvary Baptist Church, 3004 56th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265.

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Heather Koch

November 21, 2020

tina gibbons

November 18, 2020

i remember grandma trying to to teach me how to crochet and teaching me to do this needle point with this plastic stuff craft

Stacy Jones

November 15, 2020

I will always carry with me the sweet memories of the Apple Dumpling Gang, Crotchet lessons, pottery lessons, and her famous Monster cookies. I am thankful for having known her in my life and blesses to have been apart of her creation in family. What an amazing, courageous and fearless woman of the Lord. I know He is welcoming her to join Aunt Becky and Uncle Robbie and she is peaceful.

Beth Rosenbush

November 14, 2020

What a great lady. I remember attending WMU conferences with her and Brenda. She loved missions and was always ready to travel to the retreats.

James Sonderman

November 14, 2020

Grandma George basically raised me my first 9 years, and oh the memories. I remember the painstaking time and patience she had with all of us grandkids teaching us all the crafts but distinctly remember the Trichem paints and making Christmas tree ornaments. She spent hours upon hour teaching me how to crochet. There are so many memories that come flooding back to me but mostly how much she loved and cared for us all. I have really missed you for several years Gma and now it's setting in you have gone home to be with Grandpa and your babies. Very sad. 😪 but very happy that you were my Grandma.

Nancy George

November 14, 2020

I will always remember her monster cookies she made when we were younger. I will always remember one time she taught me how to crochet. I remember not only done ceramics but made porcelain dolls.

Kat Smart

November 14, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of grandma I dont even know where to begin so ill just attach a picture of a time when I went to visit her and she remembered me for a brief 10 minutes...I love you grandma and I'm glad your no longer suffering with Alzhiemers

Paula Hale

November 14, 2020

Mildred taught me how to embroidery in Bible school @ Bayview Gardens Southern Baptist church 50yrs ago. I still embroider. Always the sweetest lady!!


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