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Dorothy Jean Tribbett

Dorothy Jean Tribbett, 78, of East Moline, IL, passed away July 24, 2016 at her home.

Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, East Moline, IL, Rev. Kent Umbarger will officiate.

Dorothy was born September 10, 1937 in Weldon, IL, daughter of William E. (Sport) and Dorothy (Brown) Griswold. She married Ronald Floyd Tribbett on February 2, 1963 in Moline. They were divorced in 1991.

Dorothy was raised near Argenta, went to Illinois State University, and lived in Moline and Albany, IL for about 20 years. She returned to Decatur in 1984. Later she moved to Moline to be near her sons. Dorothy worked as a secretary most of her life and retired from First United Methodist Church of Decatur in 1999. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was formerly blessed to be part of the Reach Prison Ministry teams that took Christ to the men and ladies in the Macon County Jail and Rock Island County Jail, Dwight Women’s Prison and the Decatur Women’s Prison.

Surviving is her son and his wife, Brad and Pam Tribbett of Moline; daughter-in-law, Denise Tribbett of Bettendorf, IA; daughter, Roseann Higgins of Phoenix, AZ, and another daughter; brother, Mick Griswold and his wife, Joyce of Decatur; sister-in-law, Bonnie Griswold of Decatur; sister-in-law, Barbara Tribbett of Moline; grandchildren, Alex and Samantha Hansen of Moline, Tristina Lewis, Mason Wilson, Gabriel and Briggett Tribbett of Bettendorf, IA; niece, Lee Ann Dial and her children Thomas, Stephanie and Ashley.

Her son, James (Jimmy) Michael Tribbett, parents, her brother, Robert Griswold, sister, Patricia Griswold, brothers-in-law, Ed, Mike and Bill Tribbett, sister-in-law, Teresa Tribbett, and her grandchild, Devon Michael Tribbett, preceded in death.

To her family and friends she says: “I love you. Keep your sense of humor. Know that I am in Heaven and I look forward to seeing you there, too!!!”

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