Rosetta Atwater-Wheeler

Posted Online: March 06, 2014, 6:11 pm
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Rosetta D. Atwater-Wheeler, 82, of Davenport, died March 5, 2014, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Memorial gathering is from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport.
She was born April 9, 1931, in Buffalo, to Albert Penrod and Carrie Burris.
Surviving are her husband, Jack; children, Tina Atwater, Sonja Hurto and Sue Colby, all of Davenport, Bob Griffin, Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters; and five brothers.


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