Warren G. Humphrey, 90, of Moline, formerly of Coal Valley, died Wednesday, Aug, 17, 2011, at his residence. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Orion United Methodist Church. Visitation was Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. at Kirk, Huggins and Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., Orion.  Burial was in Glennwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Trinity Pathway Hospice.


   Warren G. Humphrey, 90, of Moline, formerly of Coal Valley, died Wednesday, Aug, 17, 2011, at his residence.

    A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Orion United Methodist Church. Visitation was Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. at Kirk, Huggins and Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., Orion.  Burial was in Glennwood Cemetery. 

    Memorials may be made to the church or Trinity Pathway Hospice.

    Warren was born on Feb. 24, 1921, in Aledo, to William and Ida (Murphy) Humphrey.  He married Madge Elaine Williams on Oct. 11, 1941, in Coal Valley. She preceded him in death Dec. 10, 1981.  He later married Jo Ann Jones on June 6, 1983 in Coal Valley.

    Through his working career Warren held various positions, first, for a winter, Warren was employed as a coal miner; he then went to work with John Deere Harvester as a grinder.  Later he became a longtime farmer in the area. Later he became a greens keeper and superintendent at a golf course on Lake Calhoun in LaFayette.  Warren ended his career with John Deere Harvester beginning in security and retiring as a supervisor.

    Warren enjoyed playing horseshoes, golfing, bowling and camping.  

    Survivors include: his wife; Jo Ann; daughters, Carolyn (Dean) Johnson of Aladdin, Wyo. and Barbara (Don) Hutcherson of Coal Valley; stepsons, Doug (Cindy) Leyendecker of Taylor Ridge and John (Merry McHie) Leyendecker of East Moline; grandchildren, Cindy (Ritch) Lieving of Aladdin, Wyo., Dustin (Deanna) Hutcherson of Coal Valley and Traci Hutcherson of East Moline; step grandchildren, Misty (Abdul) Misbah of Taylor Ridge, Dustin (Kim) Leyendecker of Taylor Ridge, Nicole Leyendecker of East Moline and Catherine Leyendecker of Milan; nine great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren and two siblings, Harry Humphrey of Cambridge and Ruthie Claymam of East Moline.    

    He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son and infant daughter.  He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Roy, Clarence, Glen and Wayne and two sisters, Helen and Gladys.