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OBITUARIES 1-21-98

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OBITUARIES 1-21-98

ROCK ISLAND

Molly Childers Chambers

Services for Molly Marie Childers Chambers, 76, Rock Island, are 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island, with the Rev. David Ulseth
and Rev. Steve Rigdon officiating. Burial is in National Cemtery, Rock Island.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials may go to Pathway
Hospice, Bethel Assembly of God, Village Baptist Church, Alexis.

Mrs. Chambers died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at her daughter's home.

The former Molly Childers was born July 10, 1921, in Unionville, Mo., to Henry
and Mattie Whitson Childers. She married Neil Chambers Aug. 29, 1940, in
Centerville, Iowa. He died Feb. 3, 1983.

She retired in 1986 from the former Case Co., Rock Island, where she was
employed for 18 years in housekeeping. Prior to that, she had worked at the
former R.I. Produce & Nuway Co., Rock Island and Milan. She also had cleaned
homes in the Q-C area and worked in housekeeping at the former Fort & Rocket
theaters, Rock Island.

She was a member of Memorial Christian Church and was very helpful to other
people. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also
enjoyed gardening, traveling and walks with her cats.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Edward Bowers Sr., Rock
Island; sons and daughters-in-law, Neil and Darlene Chambers, Galesburg, John
Chambers, Rock Island; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers,
Jake Childers, Davenport, George Childers, Newton, Mo., and Noel Childers,
Centerville, Iowa.

Felicia Collins-Vesey

Felicia Collins-Vesey, 24, of 1845 6th St., Rock Island, died Monday, Jan. 19,
1998, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

Evelyn Frances

Evelyn M. Frances, 76, Rock Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Trinity
Medical Center, West, Rock Island.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial
will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where a wake
service will be conducted at 5. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's
Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Evelyn Cortese was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Decatur, the daughter of Luciano
Pasquale and Neva Watson Cortese. She married Sam Frances May 15, 1946, in
Rock Island. He died Jan. 19, 1996. She and her late husband had owned and
operated Sam's Place in Rock Island since 1937.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, and the Ladies
Sodality of the church. She also was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Circle 532 Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Santha Kay and Raymond Gordon,
Moline; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Cathy Frances, Minneapolis,
Minn., David and Kathy Frances, West Des Moines, Iowa, and Joe Frances, Rock
Island; grandchildren, Kara Gordon, Moline, Sam and Christopher Frances, West
Des Moines, and Ryan Gordon, Moline; and a special niece and nephew whom she
raised, Elaine Reynolds, Bethany, Ill., and Ron Elsea, Eldridge, Iowa.

Pamela Franklin

Services for Pamela Eileen Franklin, 51, of 2243 32nd St., Rock Island, are
9:30 a.m. Friday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart
Church, Moline, where she was a member. Burial is in National Cemetery, Rock
Island.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with a
Christian wake service at 6. Memorials may be made to Christian Rescue Center,
Rock Island, or to the church.

Mrs. Franklin died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at her home.

The former Pamela E. Haney was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Moline, the daughter of
William and Bernice Day Haney. She married David John Franklin Oct. 23, 1970,
in Glenn Ridge, N.J.

She was a homemaker and a volunteer at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley. She was a
member of Pastoral Care at Sacred Heart, having worked with Rosie Pancrazio,
Adult Education and Family to Family at church.

Survivors include her husband, David; daughters, Joanna K. Franklin and
Jacqueline E. Franklin, both of Rock Island; her mother and stepfather,
Bernice K. and Robert O. Carter, Rock Island; sisters, Deborah Kerr,
Pensacola, Fla., and Beverly Lee, Davenport; brothers, Donald Haney,
Davenport, and Thomas Haney, Rockford; and a special friend, Ina Rieker, Rock
Island. She was preceded in death by her father in 1978, and her uncle, Russ
Haney, in 1995.

Gertrude Johnson

Gertrude L. Johnson, 91, formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998,
in Elmhurst, Ill.

Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock
Island, where further arrangements are pending.

Ethel Welch

Ethel Mae Welch, 89, Rock Island, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Trinity
Medical Center, West, Rock Island.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island, with
the Rev. Danny Shaner officiating. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock
Island. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Ethel Mae Julian was born Nov. 3, 1908, in Van Orin, Ill., the daughter of Asa
and Cynthia Kissick Julian. She married Ford F. Wallace May 3, 1926, in
Ottawa, Ill. She later married John M. Welch April 3, 1948, in Princeton, Ill.
He died in February 1971.

She had been employed for 25 years at the former International Harvester Co.,
Farmall Plant, Rock Island, retiring in 1970 as a packaging clerk.

She enjoyed her family, crossword puzzles, gardening and helping others.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Wallace Perfi, Rock Island; a son, Raymond
Wallace, Silvis; grandchildren, Reverend Danny Shaner, Springfield, Patrick
Shaner, Moline, Reverend Dennis Wallace, Hixson, Texas, Barbara Shaner,
Hartseil, Bloomington; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Julian,
Texas; seven nephews; and four nieces.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

MILAN

Alfred Atnip

Alfred E. Atnip, 71, Milan, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Trinity Medical
Center, West, Rock Island.

Visitation is noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock
Island, where further arrangements are pending.

MOLINE

Christine Ganey

Christine J. Ganey, 64, Newport, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at UAMS
Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Free Will Baptist Church, Diaz, Ark.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Richmond County Memorial Park,
Rockingham, N.C. Visitation is 6 to 9 tonight at Jackson's Newport Funeral
Home, Newport, Ark. Memorials to Free Will Baptist Foreign Mission Fund.

She taught school in North Carolina, Florida and Illinois for 20 years prior
to retiring. Eighteen of those years were spent teaching in private Christian
schools.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Owen Ganey; daughters, Anita Forlines,
Batesville, Ark., and Kathy Jo Ganey, Moline; three grandchildren; and
brothers, Joe Justus Jr., Gene Justus and Charles Justus, all of
Hendersonville, N.C.

Thomas Johnson

Thomas V. Johnson, 81, Moline, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Oak Glen Home,
Coal Valley.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Jinks Family Funeral Services, Milan.
Inurnment is in Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville.

Visitation is 12 to 2 p.m. prior to memorial service. Memorials may be made to
the family.

Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Coats, N.C., the son of John and Minnie
Johnson Johnson. He married Dora Reedy Brock June 19, 1976, in Chicago.

He worked for Remington-Ram in Chicago for 26 years. He also drove for Gray's
Trucking Co. in Florida. He co-owned Dora's 5 Point Tap in Moline.

He was a lifetime member of East End Club in Moline.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Reedy Brock Johnson; daughters, Carolin and
Elizabeth; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gordon Morse, Cedar
Rapids, Iowa; a sister, Betty Wrenn, Ashville, N.C.; granddaughters, Danette
Jacobs, Kelly Ethridge, Brandy Emo, Theresa Morse and Heather Morse;
grandsons, Jack Ethridge, Richard Ethridge and Gordon David Morse; 15
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He
was preceded by his parents; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; three sisters;
and two brothers.

Mildred Kruzich

Mildred Lucille Kruzich, 83, of 3021 4th St., No. 5, Moline, formerly of
Chicago, Mt. Pleasant and Arizona, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Heartland
Health Care Center, Moline.

Memorial inurnment services are noon Saturday at Greenview Memorial Gardens,
East Moline, Reverend Al Beck officiating. There is no visitation. Memorials
may be made to Arthritis Foundation or St. James Lutheran Church.

She was born May 8, 1914, in Mystic, Iowa, the daughter of Frank J. Davis and
Cora F. McFall Davis. She married Joseph W. Kruzich Feb. 21, 1935, in
Centerville, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Mrs. Kruzich was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed sewing, reading and watching sports.

Survivors include a sister, Gertrude Stroud, Davenport; a brother, Bobby
Davis, Rock Island; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
by four brothers; three sisters; and her parents.

Cleone Wadman

Cleone M. Wadman, 96, of Moline, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Trinity
Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, with visitation
from 9 a.m. to service time.

Further arrangements are pending.

EAST MOLINE

Robert Lievens, Sr.

Graveside services for Robert F. Lievens Sr., 59, of East Moline, are 10 a.m.
Friday at National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal, where Moline American
Legion Post 246 will present military honors.

Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.

Mr. Lievens died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in his residence.

He was born March 26, 1938, in Moline, the son of Wilbur "Bud'' and Louise
Freeburg Lievens. He married Donna Bright on June 28, 1969, in Rock Island. He
was employed at International Harvester and Case-IH in East Moline for 28
years, retiring in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed watching
sports, especially the Chicago Bulls and Bears.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert F. Jr.
and Celeste Lievens of Moline; a daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Shelby Foss
of Palatine, Ill.; five grandchildren, Daebriana, Micheal and Robert C.
Lievens and Hunter and Mackenzie Foss; and a sister and brother-in-law,
Patricia and Kenny Johnson of Columbus, Ohio.

COAL VALLEY

Richard Lingafelter

Richard E. Lingafelter, 64, of Coal Valley, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in
Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

A memorial service will be held later. Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley, is
in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lingafelter was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Keithsburg, Ill., the son of
William and Stella Watts Lingafelter. He married Carol Leathers on Dec. 1,
1956, in St. Charles, Ill. He was employed at Dove Equipment, Moline, for
eight years, retiring as service manager in 1996. He served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean Conflict. He was an avid treasure hunter.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter, Mary Lingafelter of Flora,
Ill.; a son, Leslie Lingafelter of Milan; two granddaughters, Marjorie Jordan
and Melissa VanNorman, and a great-granddaughter, Nicole Jordan, all of Flora;
and a brother, Melvin Lingafelter of Chicago.

SILVIS

Lonnie Bert

Lonnie J. Bert, 81, Silvis, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1991, at home.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East
Moline, where further arrangements are pending.

AREA

Herman Bruns

Herman E. Bruns, 70, Alexis, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at home.

Services are 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis. Burial
is 2 p.m. Friday at St. Bruno's Cemetery, Pinckneyville, Ill. Friends may call
after 3 p.m. Thursday, with family present from 6 p.m. to service time. A
memorial fund has been established to be designated later.

Mr. Bruns was born July 20, 1927, in Pinckneyville, to John and Regina Martin
Bruns. He married Barbara J. Brown June 20, 1953, in Alexis. He was a heavy
equipment operator, last working for H. Snyder Bulldozing & Farm Drainage Inc.
in Monmouth.

Surviving are his children, Robert E., LaHarpe, Ill., Diane M., Roseville,
Ill., David C., Washington, Iowa, and Richard L., Huxley, Iowa; seven
grandchildren; his mother, Pickneyville; brothers, Carl, Alexis, Bernard
"Bill,'' Edward, and a sister, Betty Smith, all of Pinckneyville.

Terry Davison

Terry J. Davison, 56, Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Aledo, died suddenly on
Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in St. Louis, Mo., where he was working.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Reiser-Trimble Funeral Home, Aledo.

Bernice Hartman

Services for Bernice L. Hartman, 91, of 989 N.W. Spruce, Corvallis, Ore.,
formerly of Morrison, are 2 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home,
Morrison. Burial is in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Samaritan Hospice, Clinton, Iowa.

Mrs. Hartman died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital in
Corvallis.

She was born Sept. 9, 1906, in Aurora, to Gustav and Ulricha Tews Kadler. She
married Melvin Kell in June 1928 in Germany. She married Alfred "Hardy''
Hartman Oct. 31, 1941, in Rockton. He died May 7, 1995.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Don Ellinwood, Corvallis,
with whom she resided; and grandchildren, Jason Ellinwood, Boise, Idaho, and
April Ellinwood, Sun Valley, Idaho. She was preceded by one granddaughter, one
sister and one brother.

Alfhild `Eik' McFarland

Alfhild "Eik'' S. McFarland, 85, of 102 East Hunt, Alexis, died Monday, Jan.
19, 1998, at home.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Alexis United Presbyterian Church. Burial is
in Alexis Cemetery. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at Hoover-Hall Memorial
Chapel, Alexis, with family present from 7 to 8. Memorials may be made to
Alzheimer's Association, Community Hospice or the church.

She was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Park Falls, Wis., to Benjamin and Sarah Olson
Eik. She married Loyd "Packy'' McFarland in 1939 in Monmouth. He died April
1953.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Mary McFarland, Alexis;
grandsons, Michael, Pecatonica, Ill., Patrick, Rhinelander, Wis., and Peter,
Milwaukee, Wis.; a granddaughter, Andrea, Random Lake, Wis.; and four
great-grandchildren.

Janet Orr

Janet Elaine Orr, 62, Kewanee, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Oakwood Health
Care Center, Kewanee.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral Home,
Kewanee. Elder Clifford D. Wys of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness is
officiating. Burial is in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. There is no
visitation.

She was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Kewanee, to William and Evelyn Swearingen Orr.
She worked in housekeeping in the Chicago area, returning to Kewanee in the
early 1970s.

She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Kewanee.

She enjoyed religious studies, cooking and bike riding.

Surviving are her mother, Evelyn Orr, Kewanee; brothers, Keith Orr, Kewanee,
and William Orr, Hanna City, Ill.; and sisters, Patty Aumiller, Leslie, Ark.,
Joyce Nosal and Cheryl Orr, both of Kewanee.

IOWA

Dolores Cary

Dolores Marion Cary, 65, Bettendorf, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Genesis,
East Campus, Davenport.

Memorial services are 3 p.m. Thursday at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass,
Bettendorf. There is no visitation. Contributions in her memory may be made to
Scott County Humane Society or Bettendorf Fire & Rescue Department.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Danette and Randy Webber, sons
and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Kathy Cary, all of Bettendorf, and Richard and
Kathy Cary, St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren; and a sister and
brother-in-law, Joan and Harold Nevius, Fort Worth, Texas.

William Fuss

Services for William H. Fuss, 90, Davenport, are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Runge
Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport.
Visitation is one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to St.
John's United Methodist Church or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Mr. Fuss died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Crest Health Center, Davenport.

He was born Feb. 19, 1907, in Windsor Township, Mich., the son of Adam and
Effie Stapleford Fuss. He married Leila Wolford in January 1935 in Saginaw,
Mich. She died in August 1984.

He retired in 1969 as a professional engineer. He was a member of St. John's
United Methodist Church, Davenport, Masonic Lodge, and High Twelve.

Survivors include nephews, Robert Fuss, Saginaw, and Robert Phillips,
Oskaloosa, Iowa; a niece, Marylee Sindt, Dixon, Iowa; and a special great
niece, Melissa Steinke, Bettendorf.

Robert Horton Sr.

Robert W. Horton Sr., 68, Davenport, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at home.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport.
Inurnment is 1:30 p.m. Friday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation
is 4 to 7 p.m. today at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass, Bettendorf. Memorials to
the church.

He was born July 28, 1929, to Bert and Helen Ming Horton.

Survivors include his wife, LouDene; daughters, Shonnie Holmes, Kimbra Guzzo
and Renea Frandsen, a son, Robert Jr., all of Davenport; seven grandchildren;
two stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Howard Johannsen Jr.

Howard William Johannsen Jr., 57, Davenport, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at
Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with visitation from
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Further arrangements are pending.

Agnes Palmer

Agnes Palmer, 84, Naples, Fla., formerly of Davenport, died Tuesday, Jan. 20,
1998, at her home in Naples.

Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, for the week of
Jan. 26.

Dale Sanders

Memorial services for Dale E. Sanders, 86, Davenport, are 1 p.m. Saturday at
Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Inurnment will be at Pine Hill Cemetery at a later
date. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Mr. Sanders died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center, West
Campus, Davenport.

He was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Scottland, Ill., to Robert E. and Anna Mae
Ingram Sanders. He married Lois Taylor May 31, 1947, in Clinton, Ind.

He retired in 1975 from the Rock Island Arsenal after 25 years as a machinist.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughters, Tonya McGinnis and Sandy Cox, a
son, Robert D. Sanders, all of Davenport; 10 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; a sister, Wanetta Howard, Thorton, Colo.; and a brother,
Marion Sanders, Davenport.

Richard `Dick' Wolters

Richard A. "Dick'' Wolters Sr., 88, Davenport, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998,
at the Kahl Home, Davenport.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial
is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Memorials may go to Holy Family Church,
Kahl Home or a favorite charity.

He was born Nov. 17, 1909, in Davenport, to Albert "Red'' and Hilda Ahrens
Wolters. He married Eleanor Weber June 21, 1938, in Oxford Junction, Iowa.

He was owner and operator of Wolters Service Station in Davenport for many
years.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Richard Wolters Jr., Cadillac, Mich., and
Roger Wolters, Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
and sisters, Lucille and Dolores Wolters, both of Davenport.






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