Alberta Priebe, 100, of Burlington, died 8:53 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born on October 22, 1912 in Hannibal, Missouri, she was the daughter of Ewell and Nora (Elgin) Campbell. She married Lowell Priebe on November 6, 1937 in Mexico, Missouri. He died in April 26, 1990.
Mrs. Priebe was a graduate of Hannibal High School, Hannibal-LaGrange College and Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. She was a former third grade teacher for Washington School in Quincy, Illinois. She was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church in Quincy and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid reader.
Survivors include one son, Jim (Mary) Priebe of Burlington; two grandchildren, Susan (Ken) Thomas and Sara (Ed) Ring and two great-grandchildren, Aaron Thomas and Annika Linder
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Frances another sister in infancy and two brothers, Alfred and Edward.
The graveside funeral service for Mrs. Priebe will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25th, at Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois with Dr. Scott Grulke officiating.
Memorials have been established for First United Methodist Church and Burlington Municipal Band Foundation.
so very sorry for your loss Mr Priebe
I have so many fond memories of my Grandma. She knew how to reach children at their level. She was a 3rd Grade teacher for many years, and I remember how much fun she was to "play with" when I was a kid. She would take us to the park or the school playground, and would read us great books like the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.
Grandma's secret to living a long life was to "move a little bit every day" - which she did right up until the last week of her life. She would almost beat me down the hall when she would walk me to the door!
Grandma left me with many happy memories which I will treasure dearly the rest of my life, until we are reunited.
First want to thank you for allowing us to be part of Alberta's life the past few years. She was a joy. ALways had that beautiful smile for everyone. Her eyes would sparkle when she talk about "My son Jim". She will be missed.
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