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Irene Acord

d. May 21, 2015

Irene E. Acord, 95, formerly of Andover, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center of Moline.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.  Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate.  Burial will be at the Andover Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Irene Acord Memorial Fund.

Irene Eugene Buttrey was born April 27, 1920, in Perkins, MO the daughter of Charles H. and Della E. Gray Buttrey.  She attended school in Bell City, MO.  Irene married Gunlek Bergland on June 4, 1944 in Savanna, IL.  He died August 16, 1954.  Her marriage to Sherman J. Acord took place on August 31, 1957 in Advance, Missouri.  He died September 9, 1991.

She had worked at the Savanna Ordinance Depot during World War II.  Irene was primarily a homemaker.  She was a very active member of the Andover United Methodist Church until it closed.  Her other memberships included the Davenport VFW and the Andover American Legion Auxiliary.

Those surviving are a daughter, Barbara Sandberg, Cambridge, a son, Gary W. Bergland, Moline, a stepson, Merle (Marilyn) Acord, Pinceton, IA, three grandchildren, Robert (Julie) Sandberg, Cambridge, Michele (Inku Hwang) Sandberg, Wenatchee, WA, and Jason Bergland, Moline, eight great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, and a brother, Alfred “Ray” Buttrey, Desloge, MO.  Her parents, her two husbands, a sister, and four brothers preceded her in death.

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