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OBITUARIES 3-10-96

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OBITUARIES 3-10-96

Roy Lear, former

Moline alderman,

dies at age 82

Services for Roy Everett Lear, 82, 2522 23rd Ave. B, Moline, a former alderman
for the city of Moline and Republican official, are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trimble
Funeral Home, Moline. Burial is in Moline Memorial Park.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to a memorial fund in
his name or to the Dialysis Center.

Mr. Lear died Thursday, March 7, 1996, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus,
Moline.

He was born April 10, 1913, in Canton, Ill., the son of Fred and Eva Dyer
Lear. He married Freda Kistenmacher Nov. 1, 1933, in Rock Island. She died
Dec. 30, 1990.

He was employed at International Harvester, East Moline Works, for 32 years,
retiring as general foreman in 1978.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Moline; Moline Elks Lodge;
and Salaried Employees Retirees Club of the East Moline plant. He was a
professional musician. He had formerly conducted his own orchestra in Chicago,
and had been choir director at First Presbyterian Church, Moline.

He enjoyed golfing and hunting and was very fond of his cat, Blackie.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Col. James Boddie, in
New Jersey; granddaughters, Wendy Price, Huntsville, Ala., and Andrea Smith,
Decatur; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Raymond Smith, Davenport, Nina
Lyndley, Milan, Toots and Henry Miles, Rock Island, Mary Rothwell, Rock
Island, and Jeanne and Hal Jackson, Davenport; a brother and sister-in-law,
Fred and Carol Lear, Rock Island; and a special friend, Ruth Collins, Moline.
A son, Roy E. Lear Jr., is deceased.

ROCK ISLAND

Barbara Karstens Keller

Barbara J. Karstens Keller, 73, 4512 27th Ave., Rock Island, died Saturday,
March 9, 1996, at University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.

Marie Lange

Services for Marie Georgia Lange, 91, 1530 33rd St., Rock Island, are 1:30
p.m. Tuesday at Kirk, Huggins and Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion. Burial is in
National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation is one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to Oak
Glen Home Auxiliary.

Mrs. Lange died Thursday, March 7, 1996, at the home of her daughter in
Phoenix.

The former Marie Georgia Fry was born Aug. 11, 1904, in Chicago, the daughter
of William G. and Anna M. Brandt Fry. She married Paul A. Lange Aug. 10, 1921,
in Rock Island. He died in November 1972.

She was the first female turret lathe operator at the Rock Island Arsenal
during World War II. She was also a desk clerk at the Harms Hotel, Rock
Island, and several resorts in the Heyward, Wis., area and Tele-A-Mark Ski
Resort in Cable, Wis.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Switchman\'s Union of North America.

She enjoyed all types of craft work, including leather work, basket weaving,
painting and rug weaving.

Survivors include a daughter, Harriet Rasmussen, Phoenix; a son and
daughter-in-law, Albert and Eleanor Lange, Orion; seven grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Jacqueline Rudd

Jacqueline R. ``Jackie\'\' Rudd, 62, 3320 25th Ave., Rock Island, died Saturday,
March 9, 1996, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus, Moline.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial is
in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to Memorial Christian
Church, Rock Island, where she was a lifelong member.

The former Jacqueline Barbee was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Rock Island, the
daughter of Homer and Eunice Cochran Barbee. She married Donn Rudd Aug. 29,
1953, in Rock Island.

She had been a cheerleader at Rock Island High School, graduating in 1951.

In earlier years, she worked for the former International Harvester, Farmall
Works, Rock Island. She later worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.

She enjoyed oil painting, swimming and traveling.

Survivors include the widower; daughters, Dr. Jody Rudd, West Salem, Wis., and
Jill Rudd, St. Paul, Minn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Kelly and Kristin
Rudd, Tomah, Wis.; an adopted daughter, Nora Naab, Moline; grandchildren,
Alisa, Aaron, and A.J. Rudd, all of Tomah; a sister, Barbee Beintema,
Davenport; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Barbee and Rosemary Rudd Aversing, both of
Rock Island, and Pat Rudd, Maquoketa, Iowa; and her mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Doris and Orville Rudd, Rock Island.

MOLINE

Agnes Bowman

Services for Agnes L. Bowman, 98, formerly of 909 4th St., Orion, are 10 a.m.
Monday at Orion United Methodist Church. Burial is in Swedona Cemetery.

Visitation is one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to the
church.

Kirk, Huggins and Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bowman died Friday, March 8, 1996, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Geneseo.

The former Agnes Johnson was born Dec. 4, 1897, in Henry County, the daughter
of August and Josephine Shult Johnson. She married Carl R. Bowman Dec. 28,
1927, in Moline. He died Jan. 8, 1958.

She was a member of Orion Methodist Church and a former member of the Women\'s
Club and the Society of the church.

She enjoyed embroidery.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Lisle Hubbard, Orion;
sons and daughters-in-law, Harmon and Joanne Bowman, Orion, and Dennis and
Sally Bowman, Waterloo, Iowa; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Irving Johnson, Geneseo.

Blanche Dismer

Blanche Dismer, 83, 230 31st Ave., Moline, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, at
Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

Services are 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10 a.m. at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline, where she was a member. Burial is in
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with a rosary recited at
6:30. Memorials may be made to the church.

The former Blanche Bloominger was born June 14, 1912, in Minneapolis, the
daughter of Floyd and Kathryn Balow Bloominger. She married Arnold Ruefer in
1944 in Davenport. He died in 1963. She married Arthur R. Dismer Feb. 22,
1975, in Davenport.

She had been employed as an assistant manager in the cafeteria of Marycrest
College for 12 years, retiring in 1975. In earlier years, she had worked at
the Rock Island Arsenal.

She was a Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing cards.

Survivors include the widower; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and
Priscilla Bloominger, Davenport; and a nephew, Ronald Bloominger, Davenport.

Marianna Viviani

Marianna Viviani, 93, 1727 13th St., Moline, died Friday, March 8, 1996, at
Trinity Medical Center, East Campus, Moline.

Services are 9:30 a.m. Monday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10 a.m. at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline, where she was a member. Burial is in
National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation is 2 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a rosary recited
at 2 p.m. by the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society, and a public rosary at
5.

The former Marianna Conicella was born Dec. 17, 1902, in Lama Dei Peligni,
Province, Di Chieti, Italy, the daughter of Guiseppe and Luisa DiLallo
Conicella. She married Arthur Viviani Nov. 15, 1923, in East Moline. He died
June 27, 1971.

She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of the church and Moline
American Legion Auxiliary Post 246.

She enjoyed crocheting and cooking.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Irene Viviani, Moline,
and Nicola ``Nick\'\' and Ruth Viviani, Moline; three grandchildren; 10
stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three
stepgreat-grandchildren.

SILVIS

Clarence `Joe\' Liggett

Services for Clarence ``Joe\'\' Liggett, 78, 529 15th St., Silvis, are 10:30
a.m. Tuesday at Immanual Lutheran Church, East Moline, where he was an active
member. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, Silvis.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Memorials may
be made to the church.

Mr. Liggett died Friday, March 8, 1996, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.

He was born July 30, 1917, in West Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Clarence and
Theresa Sonel Liggett. He married Alma Warhurst Sept. 23, 1945, in Lexington,
Mo.

He had been employed for 42 years at the former Rock Island Railroad as a
switchman out of Silvis, retiring in 1981.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the 713th Battalion of the
Army in Africa, Italy and Germany.

He was a member of the United Transportation Union.

He enjoyed fishing, animals and model airplanes.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Ruth M. Kronfeld, Moline; grandsons,
Keith B.

Kronfeld, Omaha, Neb., and Neil Kronfeld, Moline; and sisters, Audrey Tyler,
Davenport, and Betty Hofer, San Diego, Calif.

AREA

Lloyd Arthur

Lloyd Arthur, 77, Monmouth, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, at Community
Memorial Hospital, Monmouth.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith United Presbyterian Church, Monmouth.
Burial is in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is after noon Monday at Hoover Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, with
the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church or
Monmouth College.

Further arrangements are pending.

I. Beulah Lyon

I. Beulah Lyon, 86, Geneseo, died Friday, March 8, 1996, at Hillcrest Nursing
Home, Geneseo.

Graveside services are 3 p.m. Monday at Dayton Cemetery, Colona.

There is no visitation.

Fairman Funeral Home, Green Rock, is in charge of arrangements.

The former I. Beulah Perry was born April 1, 1909, in Jennings, Okla., the
daughter of

Thomas and Mary Wagoner Perry. She married Alonzo Lyon Sept. 9, 1968, in Rock
Island. He died in 1988.

She had been employed at the former Moline Public Hospital as a dietician, and
also worked in the kitchen at the former Plantation in Moline.

Survivors include grandchildren, Rex Newman, Hampton, Roy Dunbar, East Moline,
and Brenda Williams, Silvis; four great-grandchildren; and a niece, Mary
Robinson, Jennings. A daughter, Norma Dunbar, died in 1994.

Darla VanKlaveren

Darla D. VanKlaveren, 54, 4105 193rd St. N., rural Port Byron, died Saturday,
March 9, 1996, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus, Moline.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis,
where further arrangements are pending.

IOWA

N. Neom Benda

Graveside services for N. Neom Benda, Davenport, formerly of Des Moines, are
11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Willow Lawn Cemetery, Plainfield, Iowa.

There is no visitation.

Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Benda died Friday, March 8, 1996, at home.

The former N. Neom Finch was born in Hampton, Iowa, the daughter of Owen
Albert and W. Marie Seamon Finch. She married Harold Benda in 1929 in Kansas
City, Kan. He died in 1975.

She had worked as a sales clerk in a clothing store in Iowa City.

Survivors include a niece, Patricia Ericksen, Davenport.

Robert Daley

Services for Robert Louis Daley, 73, Davenport, are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Weerts
Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park cemetery.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to Left Bank Art
League.

Mr. Daley died Thursday, March 7, 1996, at home.

He was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Davenport, the son of William Henry and Emily
Schroeder Daley. He married Betty Jean Brown Oct. 1, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo.

He was owner of Daley Lathers Company, retiring in 1987. He was a carpenter
and lather for more than 50 years locally.

He was a member of Left Bank Art League and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
15016, and a volunteer with Hearts and Hammers. He was also a member of
Carpenters Local 4, American Legion Post 26 and Davenport Moose. He was past
president of State of Illinois International Lathers Association and past
secretary of Lathers Union 197, Rock Island.

He enjoyed restoring antique furniture, geneology, watercolor painting and
gardening.

He was a World War II Army Amphibian Engineer 594 veteran.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Nicki Nelson, Bettendorf; a son,
Rickard Daley, Moline; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister and
brother-in-law, Alice and Arthur Shaw, Pekin; and his stepmother, Viola Daley,
Banning, Calif.

Laura Fowler

Laura Fowler, 38, Winnetka, Ill., formerly of Davenport, died Friday, March 8,
1996, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Toledo, Ohio.

Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John\'s United Methodist Church, Davenport.
Private burial is in Oakdale Memorial Park, Davenport.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Memorials
may be made to the church or Scott County Humane Society.

Ms. Fowler was born April 3, 1957, in Davenport, the daughter of Gordon and
Sharon Fuqua Fowler.

She graduated from St. Katherine\'s in Davenport and Iowa State University.

She was employed as an accountant at Northfield Laboratory, Evanston.

She enjoyed traveling,

photography, whitewater kayaking, hang gliding, gardening, painting and music.

Survivors include her parents, Davenport; sisters and a brother-in-law, her
twin, Linda Fowler, Cleveland, Ohio, and Paula and Bradley Witt, Davenport;
and a brother, Keith Fowler, Dallas, Texas.

Kenneth Jordan

Services for Kenneth L. Jordan, 77, Iowa Masonic Nursing Home, Bettendorf, are
11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf, where
he was a member. Burial is in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the church.

McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf, is in charge of
arrangements.

Mr. Jordan died Friday, March 8, 1996, at Davenport Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 27, 1919, in Parnell, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Ellen Hogan
Jordan.

He was employed as a semi driver for 40 years, retiring from the Yellow
Freight Company of Chicago in 1986.

He was a former member of the Teamsters Union Local 710 of Chicago.

He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the South Pacific.

Survivors include sisters and brothers-in-law, Sister Esther Jordan, C.H.M.,
Davenport, Dorothy and John Gilroy and Lenore F. Clark, all of Bettendorf, and
Elaine and Gary Morrow, Wabash, Ind.; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Clair
and Faye Jordan, Denver, Colo., and James and Helen Jordan, Dallas, Texas.

Lloyd Pollitz

Lloyd E. Pollitz, 81, Davenport, died Saturday, March 9, 1996, at Iowa Masonic
Nursing Home, Bettendorf.

Arrangements are pending at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.

SERVICES

BODEN, Miriam, 96, West Liberty, Iowa; 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oak Ridge Cemetery,
West Liberty. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Barker, West Liberty.

BORDER, Collette, 91, Davenport, formerly of Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley;
11:30 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Lourdes, Bettendorf. Visitation 3-8 p.m. today,
Halligan-McCabe, Davenport.

DESAUNOY, Elizabeth, 90, Milan; 10 a.m. Monday, St. Ambrose, Milan. Visitation
2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Wheelan, Rock Island.

EBERDT, Sister Mary Clarice, CHM, 86, Johnston, Iowa; 10:30 a.m. Monday,
Humility of Mary, Davenport. Visitation after 4 p.m. today at the church.

LEDFORD, Leslie, 95, Moline; 1 p.m. Monday, Esterdahl, Moline. Visitation
noon-1 p.m. Monday.

PORTER, Donald, 63, Rock Island; 1 p.m. Monday, Wheelan, Rock Island.
Visitation 2-4 p.m. today.

PRICE, Elvie, 91, formerly of Galesburg and Galva; 1:30 p.m. today, Rux,
Galva. Visitation 12:30-1:30 p.m. today.

RENSINK, Irene V., 76, Lowden, Iowa; 1:30 p.m. Monday, Ralph J. Wittich,
Muscatine. Visitation 2-7 p.m. today.

SALE, Richard Raymond, 44, Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Moline; 1 p.m.
Monday, Dulle, Jefferson City.

WARD, Ida A., 92, Geneseo; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Stackhouse-Moore, Wright Chapel,
Geneseo. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today.

WUERZBURGER, Evelyn I., 77, Keithsburg; 10 a.m. Monday, New Boston Methodist.
Visitation 1-5 p.m. today, Jinks, New Boston.