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Cladene Elsa Becker

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Cladene Elsa Becker

Sherrard - Cladene Elsa Becker, 81, of Sherrard, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity, Rock Island, IL. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Inurnment will be held at Moline Memorial Cemetery, Moline, IL. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hope Life Pregnancy Center, PO Box 286, Sterling, IL, 61081 and GOD International, 401 Center Street, Old Hickory, TN, 37138.

Cladene was born January 26, 1941, the daughter of James and Louise (Johnson) Boyle, in Moline, IL. She married David Becker. He preceded in death on March 16, 2021. In her younger years, Cladene – or Clay as her friends called her, loved to go roller skating, which she was quite good at. She enjoyed dancing and was a baton twirler in high school. She loved being surrounded by family, whether it was to share a meal and have some laughs, or something more exciting like taking a trip. She had a quiet demeanor but with her bright red hair came a sassy, dry humor. She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends over the years to destinations like Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Hawaii, and Ireland. As the years passed, she was grateful to travel to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her faith and Christian walk were evident in her daily life. She loved the Lord with all her heart and is now walking streets of Gold. She was an avid Cubs fan and a self-proclaimed vegetarian whose favorite foods were chicken wings and bacon.

Those left to cherish her memory include, daughters, Trudee J. (Joe) Hill, Nashville, TN, and Teresa J. (Brad) Boraas, Sherrard, IL; grandchildren, Cameron (Laurie) Kagay, Canaan (Liz) Kagay, Colin (Chelsie) Kagay, Sarah (Ross) Ryan, Jacob (Jaclyn) Boraas, Lucas Boraas, Isaac Boraas; ten great grandchildren and one on the way. Cladene was an only child, but she had such dear friends that were so close to her, she considered them sisters.

Cladene was preceded in death by her parents, James and Louise Boyle; her loving husband, David T. Becker; son, Jon D. Becker; and infant grandson, Christian D. Boraas.

Posted online on March 15, 2022

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