Charlotte N. Walbright, 97, Iowa City, IA, formerly of Moline, IL, passed away Monday February 24, 2020, at Bickford Senior Living of Iowa City.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Both the visitation and the funeral service will be at Christ United Methodist Church, 3801 7th Street, East Moline, IL. Luncheon to follow at the church. Private family burial will be on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bickford Senior Living of Iowa City, Christ United Methodist Church, Iowa City Hospice, the American Cancer Society or to the family to be donated to these organizations.
Charlotte N. Walbright was born June 7, 1922 in Primghar, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Mern Sybil (Potter) Vollink. Charlotte married Calvin Lee Walbright February 26, 1955, in Archer, IA. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1979.
Charlotte worked as a clerk for Royal Neighbors Insurance in Rock Island for 30 years. She was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, East Moline, IL. Charlotte was very involved with retiree groups at Royal Neighbors Insurance. Charlotte enjoyed traveling, boating on the Mississippi and volunteering at Playcrafters Barn Theatre. The most important things in Charlotte’s life were her family and her close friends. She will be fondly remembered and loved by her large extended family. Aunt Charlotte always had smiles, hugs and advice when needed for her nieces and nephews and loved attending and hosting family gatherings. Charlotte also had many close friends throughout her life. She traveled extensively and seemed to always be planning another adventure with friends. She will be remembered fondly by her friends of the Birthday Club.
Charlotte is survived by her nieces and nephews and their families: Linda Graham, Elaine (Fred) Palmer, Dennis (Linda Gottlieb) Graham, Bill (Kathy) Vollink, Gloria Dorr, Steve (Julie Gilbert) Graham, Larry (Jill) Graham, Gary (Holly) Graham, Kurt (Diana) Olson, and Carla (Steve) Franklin. She is also survived by niece-in-law Carol Olson, nephew-in-law Ron (Sarah) Olson, and sister-in-law Doris Vollink. Other survivors include many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, special friends Rusty and Bev and many other loving friends whom she considered family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings and their spouses: James (first wife Thelma, second wife Eileen) Vollink, Jeanette (Robert) Graham, Marian (Glenn) Olson, and Carl Vollink. She was also preceded in death by her beloved nephew Doug Olson, great nephew Scott Vollink and nephew-in-law Tim Dorr.
Charlotte’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Bickford Senior Living of Iowa City. Their kindness, caring and support of our beloved Aunt Charlotte during her final years will always be remembered.
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