- Clarence Boarts
- James Edgeworth
- Kathy Flores
- Elva `Jane' Sterner
- Roy Wallace
- Maxime `Max' Becherer
- Victor `Gene' Larson
- Eric Steenberg
- Gary Harrell
- Elsie Muriel
- Maude Cook
- John Lower Sr.
- Howard `Dutch' Grant
- Theresa Hall
- Genevra Medlyn
- Stephanie Miller
- Elva Sloan
- Bernice Stevens
- Ronald Bowman
- Kenneth Comer
- Harold Dunlap
- John Erickson
- Allen Schneckloth
- Eleanor VanderVennet
Services for Clarence A. Boarts, 88, Pasadena, Calif., formerly of Rock Island, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with the Rev. James K. Ramer, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island, officiating. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to service time.
Mr. Boarts died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital, Pasadena.
He was born Sept. 14, 1909, in Iowa City to Joseph and Gertrude Poggenpohl Boarts. He married Mary Louise Parcell Jan. 29, 1929, in Iowa City.
He was employed at the former Farmall Works, Rock Island, in plant security for 30 years, retiring in 1968.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. and Chaielin Boarts, Altadena, Calif; a grandson, Michael L. Boarts; and sisters, Mary Herman, Russell, Kan., and Edna Hess, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
James T. Edgeworth, 65, of 3524 24th St., Rock Island, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a wake service will be conducted at 7. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Mr. Edgeworth was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Chicago, the son of James S. and Ann Mahoney Edgeworth. He married Marlene A. Deardoff Nov. 23, 1957, in Rock Island.
He graduated from St. Ambrose College in 1959.
He had been an insurance claim representative, last working for the Farmers Insurance Group.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a grateful member of the Bettendorf Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed all sports, especially playing golf.
Survivors include his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Brian Dailey, Austin, Texas, Lisa and Tom Zmuda, East Moline, and Linda and Michael Bousson, Moline; sons and a daughter-in-law, Anthony James and Teresa Edgeworth, and Tom Edgeworth, all of Moline; grandchildren, Ellen, Megan and Michael Dailey, Eric, Katie and John Zmuda, and Mary Beth Bousson; his mother, Ann, of Michigan City, Ind.; and brothers, Richard Edgeworth, Michigan City, and Robert Edgeworth, Baton Rouge, La.
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Services for Kathy A. Flores, 41, of Rock Island are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial is in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the All God's Children Shall Have Shoes program of the Telephone Pioneers or to the family.
Kathy died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 11, 1956, in Moline, the daughter of Walter and Betty Lou Jones Kulig. She married Matthew Jager Jan. 31, 1976, in Davenport. She later married Thomas Flores July 26, 1986.
She worked as a service representative for Ameritech, Rock Island, for 14 years. She was an active member of Telephone Pioneers of America, having served in many functions, and was most proud of her involvement in the ``Shoes'' program. The Pioneers awarded her the Pete Lindquist award in 1995 for ``unselfish dedication on children's projects.''
Her children, stepchildren and grandchildren brought great joy to her life, and she loved to brag about them. No one enjoyed laughing more than Kathy.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Chad and Corey Jager, both of Rock Island, and Jeffrey Flores, Dover, N.H.; daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and Andrew Bogacz, Nottingham, N.H.; grandchildren, Kelsey, Lucas and Dillon; mother, Betty Lou Kulig, Rock Island; maternal grandmother, Bessie McLean, Rock Island; brothers, Michael and Steven Kulig, both of Rock Island; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, maternal grandfather, Earl Jones, and paternal grandparents, Stanley and Konda Kulig.
Services for Elva J. ``Jane'' Sterner, 77, of 2831 45th St., Rock Island, are 1 p.m. Tuesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.
Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Memorials may be made to First Evangelical Free Church, Moline.
Mrs. Sterner died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.
Elva Hammond was born April 7, 1921, in Ottawa, Ill., the daughter of Tony and Ethel Taylor Hammond. She married Leo Kedrowski Aug. 23, 1948, in Rock Island. He died in June 1968. She later married Orville Sterner April 5, 1991, in Rock Island.
She was a singer for more than 30 years with barbershop groups, including Sweet Adelines, Multichords and Soundsations.
She enjoyed crafts and sewing.
Survivors include her husband; daughters and sons-in-law Lonetta and David Emerick, Rock Island, Susan and Wayne Smithson, Geneseo, and Christine Aunan, Moline; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Twyla Lingard, Rock Island, and David and Sandie Kedrowski, Grant, Neb.; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Fae Wedeking, Rock Island. She was preceded in death by two children, Jeff and Kathy.
Roy T. Wallace Jr., 66, Darlington, Wis., formerly of Rock Island, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at his home.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island. Burial is in National Cemetery, Rock Island.
Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Wallace was born June 5, 1932, in Rock Island to Roy T. Wallace Sr. and Verda (Voss) Wallace.
He grew up in Rock Island and was a graduate of Rock Island High School. He attended Augustana College and finished his education at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., where he raised his family. He returned to Davenport for many more years and had spent the last year in Darlington, Wis.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved laughter, music and his grandchildren.
He had been employed with Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 33 years until his retirement.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Bill VonBrethorst, Jackson, Wyo., Lynne and Mark Johnson, Darlington, Wis., and Beth Steveson, Prescott, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Elizabeth Wallace, Littleton, Colo.; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He will be sadly missed by his children and grandchildren.
Maxime A. ``Max'' Becherer, 30, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at his home in San Jose, Calif.
A memorial Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to the Max Becherer Memorial Fund at St. Katharine's St. Mark's School.
He graduated from St. Katharine's St. Mark's College Preparatory School in Bettendorf and Knox College in Galesburg. He did graduate work at the University of Illinois and was employed at VLST Technology in San Jose. He was actively involved in forums promoting democracy in Vietnam.
Survivors include his parents, Michele and Hans Becherer of Moline; his sister and brother-in-law, Vanessa and Christopher Kieling of Portland, Ore.; and his grandmother, Mariele Becherer, Palm Beach, Fla.
Victor E. Larson, 69, Falls Church, Va., formerly of Moline, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Fairfax Hospital.
Memorial services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline.
He was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Moline to Carl and Florence Larson. He married Bertha Ann Modahl Jan. 17, 1953, in Maryland.
He graduated from Moline High School and Augustana College, where he served as president of Phi Omega Phi his senior year. He worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Economic Development Agency, retiring in 1986.
Surviving are his wife; daughters, Beth Sherk and Susan Harper; a son, Kevin; seven grandchildren; his mother, East Moline; and a sister, Doris Evans, Rock Island. His father preceded him in death.
Services for Eric A. Steenberg, 91, Moline, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church, Moline. The Rev. Richard Priggie will officiate. Private burial is in Greenview Memorials Gardens, Silvis.
The family will greet friends at the church following the service. Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Steenberg died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Spring Branch Health Care Center, Houston.
Mr. Steenberg was born Dec. 23, 1906, in Halland, Sweden, the son of John and Alma (Anderson) Steenberg. He came to the United States in 1927. He married Alice F. Burgeson in 1935 in Joliet. She died May 3, 1994.
He was a driver for Rock Island Ready-Mix Concrete Co. for 30 years, and previously worked at Ben K. Stilfield Construction Co.
He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and Vasa Lodge 288, Thor Lodge of Vikings.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Gail Steenberg, Houston; granddaughters, Britt Steenberg and Kristen Steenberg Harrell; and two sisters, two brothers, and nieces and nephews, all in Sweden. He was preceded in death by five brothers in Sweden.
Services for Gary W. Harrell, 42, East Moline, are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Harrell died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at home.
He was born July 25, 1956, in Moline to Donald and Laura Welty Harrell. He married Kimberly Ann Murphy Sept. 19, 1992, in Moline.
He was a security guard for the Quad-City Downs.
Surviving are his wife; son, Marcus Lyord, East Moline; goddaughter, Myranda Alaniz, East Moline; mother and stepfather, Laura and Orceneth Ray, Davenport; stepsister, Lisa King, and stepbrother, Corbin Ray.
Elsie Muriel ``Wendy'' Chapman, 53, Silvis, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Full Gospel Church of God, Silvis. Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary Ltd., East Moline.
Maude V. Cook, 91, Milan, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.
Arrangements are pending at Gibson Funeral Home, Port Byron.
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Services for John W. Lower Sr., 67, of 950 Asbury Court, Milan, will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, where he was a member. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a wake service will be conducted at 7:30. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Lower died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at his home.
He was born April 15, 1931, in Sumner, Mo., the son of John O. and Gertrude Burns Lower. He married Evelyn P. Newberry Sept. 16, 1950, in Rock Island.
John began his construction career in the late 1950s. He and his son have worked together as owners of Lower Construction Inc.
Over the years John has enjoyed his family of four children and five grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest. He and Evelyn, along with friends, organized the Acey Deuceys Square Dance Club. He also enjoyed bowling, car races, playing tennis and cards with friends, and snowmobiling at their cabin in Idaho.
Survivors include his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Trudi and Dale Matthews, Richardson, Texas, Terri and John McMaster, Eldridge, Iowa, and Tami and Barry Wolf, Rock Island; a son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. and Laurie Lower, Milan; grandchildren, Matthew Rice, Dallas, Sean Matthews, Richardson, Texas, Jeri McMaster, Ames, Iowa, and Jessica and Alyssa Lower, Milan; and a sister and brother-in-law, Venita and Raymond Smith, Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Albert Calsyn.
Howard ``Dutch'' Grant, 75, Galva, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial is in Galva Cemetery.
Visitation is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorials go to Messiah Lutheran Church, Galva Historical Society or Galva Park District.
He was born Aug. 1, 1923, in LaFayette, Ill., the son of Harold P. and Goldie Matson Grant. He married Corrine L. Ogburn Aug. 1, 1948, in Galva.
He had worked at Houghton Lumber Yard and Galva Foundry and later part-time at Hathaway's True Value, Galva. He had been a past city alderman and a former member of Galva Fire Department and Galva Lions.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark Grant, Galva; a daughter, Lynne Grant, Springfield; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Appell, Galva.
Theresa M. Hall, 74, Sterling, formerly of Tampico, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a 7:30 wake service. Memorials go to CGH Medical Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include sons James Hall, Rockford, and Russell Hall, Tucson, Ariz.; daughter Theresa ``T.C.'' Sizemore, Washington, Iowa; eight grandchildren; brothers Frank, Clinton, Iowa, Joe and John, both of Deer Grove, Ill., Ralph, Rock Falls, Nick, of Montana, Pete, DeKalb, and Michael, Homestead, Fla.; sisters Kate Jordan, Stickney, Ill., Connie Dominguez, Carlsbad, Calif., Dolly Bender, Los Angeles, and Liz Beelendorf, Naples, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Genevra E. Medlyn, 84, Aledo, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Lynncrest Manor Nursing Home, Aledo.
There are no services. Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 27, 1914, in Abbotsford, Wis., a daughter of Howard and Martha Jane Evans Maule. She graduated from Wauwatosa High School and married Thomas Medlyn. He died in 1988.
In her younger days, she was well known for her many extemporaneous speeches and impromptu readings throughout the Milwaukee area.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Patricia Maule, Aledo, nieces, Christine Rader and Candace Price, and nephews, Kevin and Michael Maule. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Dr. Duane Maule, and a sister, Vida Zaedell.
Stephanie J. Miller, 17, Seaton, died Friday, September 4, 1998, shortly after arrival at the Trauma Center at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Andalusia Road at Turkey Hollow Road in Rock Island County.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Reiser-Trimble Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial is 3 p.m. Monday in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown, Wis. Visitation is 5 to 9 tonight at Reiser-Trimble Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial fund to be established.
Stephanie was born July 7, 1981, in Salisbury, N.C., the daughter of Michael and Linda (Honeycutt) Miller. She was a senior at Aledo High School, where she was on the honor roll and had received the 1998 McKinley Award in art. She loved to draw and paint, and sold many of her paintings at the Light House in Keithsburg. She had worked at Mercer County Nursing Home for the past year.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Linda Mosley and Robert Collins of Bloomington, Wis.; a sister, Dawn Clark, of North Carolina; a brother, Brad Lee Collins, Bloomington; her grandmother, Kathleen Fields of North Carolina; two nephews, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Elva I. Sloan, 95, of Aledo, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo, with the Rev. Brent K. Phillips of Aledo United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Aledo cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be left there for the New Boston Historical Museum in the John R. Sloan Historical Building in New Boston or the Aledo Senior Citizens Center. There will be a family open house at her residence Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Elva was born June 3, 1903, in Mercer County, a daughter of Edward and Florence Nelson Pulliam of Petersville, Eliza Township. She received her education from Aledo schools, attended William and Vashti College in Aledo, and taught school in Mercer County.
Elva married John R. Sloan Sr. Oct. 27, 1924, in Eliza Township. They moved to Chicago, where her husband was a law-enforcement officer. During World War II she was employed in the Douglas Aircraft Plant, which is now O'Hare International Airport.
In 1958, Elva and John returned to Aledo, where she assisted in the operation of the old Mercer County Jail when her husband was sheriff of Mercer County from 1960 to 1965. In 1986 she moved to Plant City, Fla., to reside with her daughter while maintaining her residence in Aledo.
Elva was a member of the DAR and Aledo United Methodist Church and was active in many clubs and community activities, including the Democratic Women's Club, the Yellowbanks Rock Club, AARP and the Aledo Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Everett A. Sathern of Plant City, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, John R. Jr. and Marilyn Sloan of Ouray, Colo., John D. and Patricia Sloan of Denton, Texas; daughter-in-law, Barbara Sloan of St. Charles, Mo.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Last of Rock Falls, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Edward M. Sloan, and a grandson, Steven Lee Sloan.
Bernice Mae Stevens, 93, Annawan, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Montgomery County Nursing Home in Clarksville, Tenn.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Annawan Community United Methodist Church, Annawan, where she was a member. Burial is in Annawan Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home, Annawan, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Memorials may go to the church, Annawan-Alba Rescue Unit, or Montgomery County Nursing Home Alliance, Clarksville.
The former Bernice Moon was born Dec. 6, 1904, in Annawan to Raymond and Ella Mae Baldwin Moon. She taught school at Ferguson, McLaughlin, Annawan and Palmer grade schools in Henry County.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jone Bernice and David Burke, Clarksville, Tenn., and grandsons, Michael and Steven Burke.
Ronald T. ``Ron'' Bowman, 64, rural Eldridge, Iowa, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at home after a brief illness.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge. Burial is in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, Iowa. Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may go to the church, Shriners Children's Hospital, or the University of Iowa Men's Athletics Associations. Chambers and Sass Funeral Home, Eldridge, is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jan; daughters, Rhonda Brockhouse, rural LeClaire, and Sheila Baustian, rural Davenport; sons, Steve, rural DeWitt, and Scott, rural Donahue, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Betty Beck, Maquoketa, Iowa, Barbara Elmegreen, Eldridge, and Bernadine Rasche, Princeton, Iowa; and brothers, Richard, DeWitt, Robert, Waverly, Iowa, and Lavall, Phoenix. He was preceded in death by his father.
Kenneth L. Comer, 76, of Bettendorf, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
Harold W. Dunlap, 91, Davenport, formerly of Mount Carroll, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Meadow Lawn Nursing Center, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
Services for John R. Erickson, 86, Davenport, are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park.
Visitation is 10 a.m. to service time. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Davenport, where he was a 50-year member.
Mr. Erickson died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Ridgecrest Health Care.
He was born May 29, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Charles and Hilda Carlson Erickson. He married Orra Louise Cormany Aug. 6, 1932, in Fort Scott. She died July 3, 1993.
He was a branch manager of Western Casualty and Surety Co. and Western Fire Insurance Co., Davenport, for 44 years, retiring in 1974.
Survivors include daughters, Judy Cushman of Davenport and Nancy Murray of Walkerton, Ind., seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Allen Charles Schneckloth, 77, of Bettendorf died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, where further arrangements are pending.
Services for Eleanor K. VanderVennet, 90, of 4134 Northwest Blvd., Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial wil be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Alleman High School, Rock Island, or St. Anthony's Church.
Mrs. VanderVennet died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
Eleanor Katherine Volz was born March 23, 1908, in Davenport to George and Margaret (Marinan) Volz. She married George W. VanderVennet Aug. 4, 1936, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Davenport. Mr. Volz preceded her in death March 11, 1979.
She was a past member of the Catholic Service Board and the Scott County Bar Auxiliary, and a member of St. Anthony's Church, Daughter of Isabella, Catholic Women's League and Notre Dame Club of the Quad-Cities.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, George W. and Ann VanderVennet Jr., Wilmette, Ill.; daughters and sons-in-law, Marge and J. William Dale, Moline, Mary and Gene Ditch, Davenport, and Anne and Joseph Belden, Canton, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Fischer, Davenport; a nephew, and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Gertrude VanderVennett, a sister, Mary Volz, and brothers, the Rev. George Volz and Lester Volz.