Christine Birley

October 7, 1926 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 91)


Christine A. Birley, 91, of East Moline, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Private services were held.  Burial was at the National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal.  Memorials may be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.  Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory Ltd., Moline, are assisting the family with arrangements.

Christine was born on October 7, 1926, in Bulloch County, GA, the daughter of Horace and Beatrice Nessmith Akins.  She married Vernon L. Birley on April 11, 1953, in Savannah, GA.  He preceded her in death on January 25, 2011.  Christine was a member of Wildwood Church in East Moline.

Survivors include her children, Terry (Cynde) Birley, Richard (Lanie) Birley, Pamela (David) Hood; siblings, Sally Akins Deal, Ronald Akins, Barbara McNure, Beatrice Kay Respess; grandchildren, Sgt. James Eastman, Michael Eastman, Hunter Birley; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Birley; brothers, Leffler, Leo, Ben, Dedrick, and Lavern Akins; and a sister, Jonnie Wynn.

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