Lois Barrett


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Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Funeral services and a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Lois L. Barrett, 89, a resident of Davenport, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, April 30, from 4 until 7 p.m.at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation that all are encouraged to attend. Following Lois' wishes, her body will be deeded to the College of Medicine, University of Iowa, after the visitation. Private burial will take place in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal at a later date.
Lois died on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing.
Lois Lucille Krupp was born on Oct. 20, 1923, in Iowa City, Iowa, a daughter of Earl Jacob and Gladys Morford Krupp. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1944; and was a member of the Scottish Highlanders, past president of the KKG sorority and was selected homecoming queen.
She was united in marriage to Dr. C. F. "Larry" Barrett, on Jan. 31, 1945, in Farragut, Idaho. They were blessed with more than 65 years of marriage; Larry preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2011.
Her memberships included Iowa Dental Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, Handicapped Development Center Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution and Springbrook Country Club, DeWitt, Iowa.
Lois was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma; she adored her family and cherished her time with each of them. Some of her fondest memories are of time spent with the family at their home at Springbrook. Lois will be remembered for her gorgeous smile, twinkling eyes and positive outlook on life. She was very supportive of Larry's many career, civic and philanthropic interests; she accompanied him to many meetings, lectures and committee obligations. Together they established numerous scholarships funds at various schools, including Assumption High School, St. Ambrose University, University of Iowa and Seton Catholic School.
More recently, Lois was enjoying her home at Ridgecrest Village, and she was comforted by the many friendships she was establishing there.
Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, the Barrett Scholarships at Assumption or Seton Catholic Schools or to St. Jude's.
Those left to honor her memory include children and their spouses, Geri and Bill Bowman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; David and Mary Barrett, Carmel, Calif.; Bill and Sharon Barrett, Davenport; John and Jane Barrett, Moline, and Kathleen and Tom Fashinell, Echo Lake, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Fern Hall, Sacramento, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, Lois Carron, Bettendorf, and Betty Wilder, White Bear Lake, Minn.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Lois's obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.












 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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