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Alex Schell

Services for Alex Schell, 70, formerly of Rock Island, are 9:30 a.m. Monday at
Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island, and 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, Rock Island, where he was a member. Burial is in Fairmount Cemetery,

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been

Mr. Schell died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at the home of his son, Alex
Schell, Davenport.

He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Sterling, Colo., the son of Gregory and Rose
Schell. He married Margurite Harper April 14, 1960, in Rock Island. She died
in 1988.

He worked as greenhouse assistant at the Greenhouse in Longview Park for 12
years before retiring in 1991.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Pearl Schell, Davenport,
with whom he lived; and grandchildren, Darbie, DeLana, Heather, and Tamara
Schell, all of Davenport, and Margurite, Jacklyn, Mistie and Jamie Schell, all
of Mayfield, Ky.


Sterling Booth Sr.

Sterling R. Booth Sr., 83, Peoria, formerly of Moline, died Thursday, Sept.
23, 1993, at Bellwood Nursing Home, Peoria.

Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home, Peoria.
Burial is Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Peoria.

Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's
Children's Burn Center.

Mr. Booth was born April 13, 1910, in Spring Lake Township, Ill., the son of
James and Lily Howell Booth. He married Greta G. Golden. Oct. 31, 1929, in

He was a former salesman for Moline Body Co. retiring in 1975.

Survivors include the widow; daughters, Barbara Peterson, Moline, and Sharon
Whitney, East Moline; sons, Sterling R. Booth Jr., Yates City, Ill., James
Booth, Galesburg, Michael and Robert Booth, both of Peoria, and Patrick Booth,
East Peoria; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a brother, John
Booth, Bartonville, Ill.

Mary Turney

Mary T. Turney, 86, of 2200 1st St. A., Moline, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1993,
at home.

Services are 9 a.m. Saturday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 9:30 a.m. at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline, where she was a member. Burial is in St.
Mary's Cemetery, East Moline.

Visitation is 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. A rosary will be
recited at 4 p.m. by Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society, of which she was a

The former Mary Coppens was born Oct. 16, 1906, in Gladstone, Mich., the
daughter of Louis and Pharailda Sarasyn Coppens. She married William Turney
Sept. 21, 1926, in Moline. He died in 1951.

Mrs. Turney lived in California and moved back to Moline in 1983.

She retired in 1953 as a cashier at the former New York Store, Moline.

Survivors include several cousins, including Margaret Dolleslager, Moline.

Ronald VanVooren

Services for Ronald D. VanVooren, 50, of 223 28th Ave., Moline, are 11 a.m.
Monday at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline, where he was a member.
Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Moline American Legion Post
246 will conduct military rites.

Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Memorials
may be made to an education fund for his children.

Mr. VanVooren died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at Trinity Medical Center, East
Campus, Moline.

He was born March 7, 1943, the son of Raymond and Florence Kain VanVooren. He
married Helen Bykowsky Sept. 25, 1965.

He was a graduate of Black Hawk College, Moline.

He was employed for 30 years at John Deere Harvester, East Moline, most
recently as an industrial engineer.

He was a deacon, trustee, treasurer, usher and chairman of the missionary
board at the church. He was also a member of Blackhawk Hiking Club.

He was a Vietnam War Army veteran.

He enjoyed photography, gardening and boating.

Survivors include the widow; daughters, Kelene Henning and Stephanie
VanVooren, a son, Dean VanVooren, his mother, and a sister, Debra Hope, all of
Moline; and brothers, Allan VanVooren, Boise, Idaho, and Michael VanVooren,


Herbert Stephens

Herbert D. Stephens, 67, of 428 15th Ave., East Moline, died Wednesday, Sept.
22, 1993, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial
is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Mr. Stephens was born Nov. 16, 1925 in Macomb, the son of Carl and Annetta May
Race Stephens.

He worked for 25 years at International Harvester, East Moline.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

He enjoyed making jewelry, crafts, bingo and fishing.

Survivors include his mother, East Moline; a sister, Ilene Hoobler, Deltona,
Fla.; and brothers, Harold Stephens, Port Byron, and Howard Stephens, Satuma,

Ruth Wiley

Services for Ruth L. Wiley, 75, East Moline Care Center, are 10 a.m. Tuesday
at Christ United Methodist Church, East Moline. Burial is in Hopeland
Cemetery, Buda, Ill.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East
Moline. Memorials may be made to University Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa.

Mrs. Wiley died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1993, at East Moline Care Center.

The former Ruth Low was born Feb. 21, 1918, the daughter of Charles and
Adelaide Milne Low. She married Claire Wiley Dec. 6, 1941.

She was a bookkeeper for a farm implement dealership in Henry County, Ill.,
and earlier sold Watkins Products.

She was former head of the Sunday school department and on the church board of
United Methodist Church, Cambridge.

She enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling and crocheting.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Wiley, Widby Island, Wash.; sons, Alan
Wiley, Coralville, Iowa, Dean Wiley, Brighton, Mich., and Keith Wiley, East
Moline; five grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Wright, Vero Beach, Fla.


Hazel Freed

Services for Hazel C. Freed, 90, of 612 E. 3rd Ave., Milan, were held today at
McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Burial is in Pleasant
Valley, Iowa, Cemetery.

Mrs. Freed died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at home.

The former Hazel Pieper was born Jan. 17, 1903, in Pleasant Valley, the
daughter of William and Sophie Harden Pieper. She married Harry Freed May 28,
1949, in Davenport. He died in 1983.

Survivors include nieces, Ruby Lakers and Grace Swope, both of Davenport,
Rosalie Imhof, Phoenix, and Evelyn Hahn, Milan; and nephews, Howard Drummond,
Azusa, Calif., Donald Drummond, Phoenix, and Ronald Drummond, Rushville, Neb.

Sara Shepard

Sara M. Shepard, 63, of 1815 27th Ave., East Moline, formerly of Milan, died
Thursday, Sept. 23, 1993, at home.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Larson Funeral Home, Milan. Burial is in
Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island.

Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. A memorial fund has been established.

The former Sara Congen was born March 28, 1930, in Rock Island. She married
Nevin Shepard Nov. 10, 1950, in Trenton, Mo.

Mrs. Shepard was a Protestant.

She enjoyed shopping and going to movies.

Survivors include the widower; daughters, Kathleen McFadden, Hampton, and
Joyce Malamphy, Moline; a son, Joseph Shepard, Moline; five grandchildren; and
a great-grandson.


Emily Large

Memorials for Emily Jane Large, 98, Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm,
Davenport, formerly of 940 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, and Winona, Minn., may be
made to Kahl Home or St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Silvis, where she was a

Memorial services are 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The body
was cremated. Burial is in Village Cemetery, Ontario, Wis.

Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, Ltd., East Moline, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Large died Monday, Sept. 20, 1993, at Kahl Home.

David VanBunnen

David M. VanBunnen, 47, of 125 13th St., Silvis, died Wednesday, Sept. 22,
1993, at Illini Hospital, Silvis, after a lengthy illness.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to American Liver

Mr. VanBunnen was born Sept. 14, 1946, in Peoria, the son of Harold and Gladys
Barnes Rogers. He married Julie Ann Stout March 28, 1970, in Silvis.

He was a commercial fisherman for many years in Port Orford, Ore.

He attended First Assembly of God Church, Bettendorf.

Survivors include the widow; a son, Michael VanBunnen, Silvis; and a grandson,
Jesse VanBunnen.


Mildred Braunagel

Mildred I. Braunagel, 95, Peoria, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at St.
Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home, Peoria.
Burial is in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.

Visitation is 10 a.m. to service time. Memorials may be made to Southside
Mission, Peoria.

The former Mildred I. Grider was born March 10, 1898, in Peoria, the daughter
of Richard and Mary Niederee Grider. She married Joseph H. Braunagel April 28,
1917, in Peoria. He died Sept. 17, 1957.

Mrs. Braunagel was one of the first 10 secretaries hired by Holt Co., Peoria,
which later became Caterpillar.

She was a member of Unity Church, Peoria; charter member of American
Association of Retired Persons and Southside Mission Auxiliary.

Survivors include daughters, Joan McShane, Davenport; three grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

Edward `Gene' Jones

Edward E. "Gene'' Jones, 62, of 1006 NW 2nd St., Aledo, died Thursday, Sept.
23, 1993, at Mercy Hospital, Davenport.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Reiser- Trimble Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial
is in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Perryton Township.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to First United
Methodist Church, Aledo, where he was a member; or American Lung Association.

Mr. Jones was born March 13, 1931, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., the son of William
Edward and Bertha Delila Tyler Jones. He married Alice Darlene Hampton June
14, 1952, in Bono, Ark.

He retired in 1986 after farming in Perryton Township for many years. He had
previously been employed with John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, for 15
years, and the State of Illinois Department of Highways.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter and son-in-law, Sara Diann and Randy
Slater, Sheboygan, Wis.; a son, Kevin Jones and his friend, Judy Bunnell, both
of Aledo; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Amy Jones, Eliza; seven
grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother, James Jones, Imboden, Ark.

Tad Forber

Tad Dean Forber, 24, Spring Lake, Mich., formerly of Coal Valley, died
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, in an automobile accident in Spring Lake Township,
Ottawa County, Mich.

Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Spring
Lake. Burial is in Spring Lake Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Foundation for Children of
St. Mary's, Spring Lake.

Vanzantwick, Bartel and Kammeraad Funeral Home, Grand Haven, Mich., is in
charge of arrangements.

Mr. Forber was born April 17, 1969, in Ottawa, Ill., the son of Harry and
Karen Beard Forber.

He attended John Deere Middle School, Moline, and Gulf Breeze, Fla., High

He was employed as a pattern maker helper at Rapid Pattern, Grand Rapids.

He enjoyed traveling, water sports and snowboarding and was an avid skier and
volleyball player.

Survivors include his mother, Karen Ann Forber, St. Petersburg, Fla.; his
father and stepmother, Harry and Patty Forber, Spring Lake; a grandmother,
Vicki Beard, Reddington, Fla.; a great-grandmother, Ottawa, Ill.; sisters,
Susan Forber Johnson and Kimberlee Forber, both of Moline; a brother, Patrick
Forber, Littleton, Colo.; and several aunts and uncles.

Stephen Lavric

Stephen J. Lavric, 70, Lansing, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1993, at St.
Margaret-Mary Hospital, Dyer, Ind.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Memory Gardens, Kewanee, with
military rites by Galva Fusiliers.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rux-Schuster Funeral Home, Galva.
Memorials may be made to Grace Reformed Church, Lansing, where he was a
member; or Lansing Paramedics.

Mr. Lavric was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Chicago, the son of Stephen and Frances
Klun Lavric. He married Marie Clague on Sept. 21, 1950 in Peoria.

He retired from U.S. Gypsum, after 47 years, as superintendant of quality
control of building products.

He was a board member for the Lansing American Association of Retired Persons.

He was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Linda Sterling, Schererville, Ind.; a
son, Michael Lavric, Lansing; seven grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Dorothy
Clague and Hazel Pahlow, both of Galva; and a brother-in-law, Dale Clague,
East Peoria.

Linda McClelland

Services for Linda Scott McClelland, 37, of 509 8th Ave., Rock Falls, formerly
of Tampico, are 1 p.m. Saturday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. The body
will be cremated.

Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight. A memorial fund has been established.

Mrs. McClelland died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at C.G.H. Medical Center,

The former Linda Remy was born on March 15, 1956, in Torrance, Calif., the
daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Wallace Remy. She married Clarence `Al'

Survivors include the widower, Dixon; a daughter, Heide Scott, Gretna, La.; a
stepdaughter, Heather McClelland, and a stepson, Michael McClelland, both of
Mount Morris; her mother, Elizabeth Conger, Rodondo Beach, Calif.; a sister,
April Hinton, Mount Carroll; a brother, Jeff Remy, Calif.; and several nieces
and nephews.

Lucille Mueller

Services for Lucille Clara Mueller, 72, Aledo Health Care Center, formerly of
Taylor Ridge, are 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Taylor
Ridge, where she was a lifelong member. Burial is in Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Cemetery, Taylor Ridge.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock
Island. Memorials may be made to Aledo Health Care Center or the church.

Miss Mueller died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo.

She was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Taylor Ridge, the daughter of Louis John and
Mary Emma Wellnitz Mueller.

Survivors include sisters, Dorothea Potter, Illinois City, and Eleanor Warder,
Winter Springs, Fla.; brothers, Donald and Lavern Mueller, both of Milan, and
Julius Mueller, Taylor Ridge, with whom she formerly lived; and many nieces,
nephews, and cousins.

Gary Pipes

Memorial services for Gary Don Pipes, 57, Willowhaven Trailer Court, Colona,
are 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairman Funeral Home, Green Rock. The body was

Mr. Pipes died Friday, Sept. 17, 1993, at home.


Evangeline Burkle

Evangeline "Angie'' Burkle, 76, Fredonia, formerly of Wapello, Iowa, died
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at home.

Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Fredonia Independent Full Gospel Church,
Fredonia, where she was a member. Burial is in Morning Sun Cemetery.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus
Junction, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the church.

The former Evangeline Ruggles was born Dec. 30, 1916 in Anita, Iowa, the
daughter of Ira and Estella Willison Ruggles. She married Lawrence Kelmish in
1935. She married Goven Disney in 1937. They divorced in 1950. She married
Elmer Burkle in 1956. He died in 1973.

Mrs. Burkle graduated from Davenport Technical School.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse in several nursing homes in

Survivors include daughters, Carel Ramery, Rowland Height, Calif., Joyce
Kardux, Muscatine, Florence Greer, Lebanon, Mo., and Janet Sue White, of
California; sons, Terry Disney, Deer Park, Texas, Ted Disney, Fort Knox, Ky.,
and Tom Disney, West Covina, Calif.; stepchildren, Leland and LaVern Burkle,
both of Davenport, Lillian Forrester, Weavbleau, Mo., and LuElla Shephard,
Moline; 37 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Holland, Dexter; and a brother,
Harold Ruggles, Peoria Heights, Ill.

Weldon Froehner

Services for Weldon E. Froehner, 85, Marlette, Mich., formerly of Davenport,
are 10 a.m. Saturday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport
Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. today.

Mr. Froehner died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at Golden Home Retirement Center,

He was born April 9, 1908, in Muscatine. He married Mildred Johannsen in 1937
in Davenport.

He was employed by R.I. Bayers Realty, Davenport, for four years, and was a
contractor for Bendix Corp., Davenport, for 15 years.

He was a member of United Methodist Church, Marlette; a 45-year member St.
John's United Methodist Church, Davenport, where he was Adult Fellowship
president for three years and program chairman for nine years; 15-year member
of Moline Senior's Club and Painters, Decorators Contractors Association;
former member of Quad-Cities Builders Association, Davenport; and a member of
American Federation of Musicians, Davenport Local 67; Painters National
Organization, as a business agent and a 1954 national delegate in Seattle;
Roosevelt Masonic Lodge 626, Blue Lodge, Consistory, and High Twelve 47; Quad
Cities Plus 60 Club; and Collins Senior Citizens, Davenport.

He enjoyed all forms of jazz, swing, and Dixieland music. He played the
trombone for 50 years and had two eight-piece orchestras. He was an small
aircraft pilot and enjoyed traveling, fishing and all sports, including the
Indianapolis 500.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Charme Wilson, Marlette; a son,
Frayne Froehner, North Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren; a sister, LeOrra
Fahy, Muscatine; a brother, Kenneth Froehner, Harlingen, Texas; and a
sister-in-law, Arlene Froehner, Ridgecrest, Calif.

Frank `Bud' Glover

Frank "Bud'' Glover, 58, of 1821 W. 70th St., Davenport, died Tuesday, Sept.
21, 1993, while visiting in Providence, R.I.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport.
Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with services conducted by
American Legion, Donahue, Iowa, where he was a member.

Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Memorials
may be made to a favorite charity.

Mr. Glover was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Providence, R.I., the son of Robert
Glover. He married A. Lorraine Heroux in 1953, in Pawtucket, R.I.

He retired in 1989 as inspector-supervisor from the Rock Island Arsenal.

He was on the board of directors of Rock Island Federal Credit Bureau; past
president of Lodge 81, IAM; and a member of Davenport Moose Lodge.

He was a Korean War Navy veteran.

He had been a Boy Scout leader and Little League Baseball coach.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Lynn Brown, Davenport; sons, Robert
Glover, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Raymond Glover, Rapid City, S.D., Michael Glover,
Warwick, R.I., and Ronald and Brian Glover, both of Davenport; 17
grandchildren; and a brother, William Glover, North Kingstown, R.I.

Jane Schaefer

Jane E. Schaefer, 89, formerly of Davenport, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1993, at
Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm, Davenport.

Services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Christian Science, First
Church of Christ, Scientists, Davenport, where she was a member.

The former Jane Kuehl was born May 5, 1904, in Davenport, the daughter of
Louis and May Ryder Kuehl. She married John "Jack'' Schaefer in 1923. He died
in 1977.

Mrs. Schaefer was a member of Davenport Outing Club.

Survivors include sons, Jack H. and Don Schaefer, both of Davenport; four
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Rohlwing,

Edith Wright

There are no services or visitation for Edith M. Wright, 89, formerly of 1000
Blythewood Place, Davenport, Rio Rancho, N.M., and Vista Verde Memorial Park,
Rio Rancho.

Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wright died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at Fejervary Health Care Center,

The former Edith Warman was born July 6, 1904, in Bussey, Iowa, the daughter
of Jesse and Jessie Coffman Warman. She married Lacey Wright in Iowa. He died
July 8, 1965.

She was employed as a secretary for many years at Younkers Department Store,
Burlington, Iowa.

She was a member of Eagles Lodge Auxiliary and the Drill Team in Burlington,
Order of Eastern Star and National Secretaries Association.

Survivors include sisters, Virginia Ryder and Edna Jones, a niece, Linda
Conway, and a nephew, Kenneth Jones, all of Davenport.


ARMSTRONG, Luella I., 84, Morrison; 2 p.m. Sunday, Morrison United Methodist
Church. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Morrison Chapel, Bosma-Renkes.

BRECHBIEL, Janice M., 59, Aledo; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aledo Cemetery.

DIERKS, Esther M., 91, Morrison; 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Peter's Lutheran Church,
Morrison. Visitation 7-8:30 tonight, Morrison Chapel, Bosma-Renkes.

HAYES, Leona V., 86, formerly of Kewanee; 1 p.m. Saturday, Rux, Kewanee.
Visitation noon Saturday.

JONES, Dale Ross Jr., infant son of Geraldine Carley, Milan, and Dale Ross
Jones, Rock Island; 2:30 p.m. today, Babyland, Moline Memorial Park.

MCCONNELL, Michael Charles, 37, Provo, Utah, formerly of Davenport; 3 p.m.
Saturday, Faith United Methodist Church, Davenport.

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