Evelyn McGrath

Posted Online: April 10, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Evelyn Edelen McGrath, 55, of Davenport, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at St. Mary's Healthcare, Davenport.
Memorial services are 6 p.m. Friday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport, with visitation 4 p.m. to services. Cremation rites were accorded. Inurnment is private.
She was born June 4, 1957, in Arlington, Va., to Andrew Rapp and Dorothy Evelyn Ward Edelen. She married Thomas McGrath. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her children, Victoria McGrath, New Jersey, Andrew McGrath, Des Moines, Iowa, and Brendan Lampkin, Davenport; sister, Andrea R. Edelen, Davenport; special friend, Matthew Tarnow, Milan; aunt, Louise Makle; and niece, Hilary Gerdts.


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