Deaths, Dec. 7, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 06, 2012, 5:09 pm
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Blust, Inez E., 79, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Fisher, Julie L., 46, Erie, formerly of Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Hanson, Sarah Bell, 91, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Hesler, Rodney L. "Buzz," 89, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Madison, Larry, 90, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Rapp, Gary D. "Beaver," 70, Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Scott, Jeffrey A., 59, Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Spragg, Robert I., 82, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Uhr, Grace A., 90, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.

















 



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