Doris Gardner, 79, of Moline, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at Allure of Geneseo. Cremation rites have been accorded and per her wishes no services will be held. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo, 14606 Roos Hill Road, Geneseo, IL, 61254 (www.henrycountyhumanesociety.org).
Doris was born November 18, 1941, the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Mourisse) Tank, in Davenport, IA. She graduated from Black Hawk College with an Associates Degree. On September 8, 1967, she married Bernie Gardner. He preceded her in death on July 8, 2016. She was employed by JI Case until her retirement in 1986. She then went on to work for the Visiting Nurse and Homemaker Association. Doris was an avid crafter, especially miniatures. She was a member of Metro Mini Makers. She enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs, and especially loved her cat, Addy.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Jake (Nancy Patterson) Gardner, Moline, IL, Susan (Darrin) Johnson, Geneseo, IL; and grandchildren, Claire Johnson, Derek Johnson, Emily Flippo, and Camryn Flippo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Margaret; husband, Bernie; sister, Marie Brobston; brother, Jim Tank; aunt, Irene Mourisse; and her cat, Addy.
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