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Obituaries for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003

Obituaries for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003

Mary Ague

Mary Helen Ague, 79, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, where she was a member. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Alleman High School Capital Development Fund.

Mary was born July 19, 1923, in Spring Hills, Ill., to Francis and Florence Hummel Boone. Mary graduated from Geneseo High School in 1941. She married Kenneth Ague Sept. 16, 1950, in Rock Island.

Mary was a homemaker most of her life.

Prior to her marriage she worked as an operator, later becoming a service representative for Illinois Bell.

Mrs. Ague lived in Rock Island all her married life. She was a member of Women's Auxiliary Knights of Columbus 658 and Women's Auxiliary Telephone Pioneers.

Mary never allowed her physical limitations to limit her activities. She was an inspiration to all her family and many friends.

Mrs. Ague is survived by her husband, Kenneth; daughters, Kathy Ague, Rock Island, and Chris Fennesy, Moline; a son and his fiancee, Mike Ague and Lorri Roe, Romeoville, Ill.; three grandchildren, Dan and Tom Fennesy and Sarah Fennesy Stevens; special friend, Mike Fennesy; and a sister, Veronica Lindell, and a brother, Bill Boone, both of Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Vincent Boone.

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Marvin Fisher

Marvin H. Fisher, 84, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Feb 1, 2003, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island, where further arrangements are pending.

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Margaret Mary Jones

Margaret Mary Jones, 82, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at her home.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island, where she was a member. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan, or to the Visiting Nurse Association, Rock Island.

Margaret Mary Schneider was born May 29, 1920, in Keokuk, Iowa, daughter of Bernard and Bertha Maloney Schneider. She graduated in 1937 from St. Peters High School, Keokuk. Prior to her marriage, Miss Schneider worked for the former Swift & Co., Keokuk. She married Richard Jones Nov. 1, 1942. He passed away March 28, 1995.

Mrs. Jones was a happy homemaker and had many friends. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family and her cookies and licorice jar. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Evie and Tom Martin, Walcott, Iowa, Rita and Jack Herron, Villa Park, Ill., and Julie and Sherman Sweeney, Nancy and Joe Casillas and Gerianne and Craig Benisch, all of Rock Island; sons and daughters-in-law, Mick and Patty Jones, Moline, Dave Jones, Milan, Ken Jones, Moline, and Dan Jones, Houston, Texas.; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim Schneider, Keokuk, John and Jean Schneider, Keokuk, and Robert and Lillian Schneider, Elgin, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Rick; parents; sister, Helen; and a brother, Joe.

Although we are deeply saddened by her passing, we rejoice knowing she has joined her family at the Lord's side.

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Mary Beth Mitton

Mary Beth Mitton, 63, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, 3320 Kirby Dr., Houston, Texas. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston.

Mrs. Mitton was born in Rock Island. She graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1960 and worked as a nursing supervisor at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital for 32 years.

She was a caring and compassionate mentor and teacher, always putting her family and others first. She will be fondly remembered for her love of sewing.

Mrs Mitton is survived by her husband, Bill Mitton; sons, Sam Mitton and his wife, Lori, Dr. Bob Mitton and wife, Ana, and Jon Mitton and wife, Amy; grandchildren, Samantha, Ashley New, Mia, Anthony, Devon, Connor and Molly Grace; sister-in-law, Virginia Blaser Miller; special friends, Marjorie Steele and Stan Harris; and her beloved cats, Punky, Patch and Pinky.

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Elizabeth Ternoey

Elizabeth ``Betty'' Ternoey, 81, formerly of Rock Island/Milan, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at her home in Las Vegas, Nev.

Memorial services are Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island.

Further arrangements are pending at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island.

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Nellie Gustus

Nellie Gustus, 81, of Moline, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Parkview Healthcare Center, East Moline.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Esterdahl Mortuary, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Beacon of Hope Hospice Inc.

Nellie Park was born June 10, 1921, in Atkinson, daughter of Edward and Amanda Toline Park. She married Russell F. Gustus April 5, 1947, in Moline.

Nellie was a supervisor for 10 years at the former Petersen's Department Store, downtown Davenport, and SouthPark Mall, Moline, retiring in 1985.

Nellie was a member of First Christian Church, Moline, for 62 years.

Survivors (and spouses) are her husband, Russell; daughters, Tamra Showalter, Moline, and Toni (Richard Fomo) Gustus, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; grandsons, Scott (Beth) Showalter, Rock Island, and Todd Showalter, Moline; and great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Michael and Carl. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

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Edna Mae Poston

Edna Mae Poston, 90, of Moline, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Moline, surrounded by her family.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.

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Albert Weaver

Albert D. Weaver, 82, of Moline, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Manor Care, Davenport, Iowa.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Esterdahl Mortuary, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. today and one hour prior to service time on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Military rites will be conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or charity of choice.

Albert was born July 26, 1920, in Corydon, Iowa, son of Frank William Weaver and Goldie Fay Mattly. He married Beulah M. Payne in Unionville, Mo., July 26, 1941. She preceded him in death May 24, 1989.

Albert was a World War II Army veteran, serving for four years, including 20 months overseas. He performed duties as platoon sergeant in an infantry unit serving in France, Germany and Austria. He directed weapons platoons of 40 men including light machine guns and 60 mm mortars. He deployed troops and carried out tactical orders of the unit. He also directed training and instruction. Albert received the World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart Medal.

Albert worked as an auto mechanic for 40 years at many General Motors dealerships in the Quad-Cities: Kittler Motors, Harrelson Motors in Moline, Zimmerman in Rock Island and the former Bob Maloney Buick in Rock Island.

He was a former member of VFW Post 2153 in Moline and Moline American Legion Post 246. He and his wife were avid dancers.

Survivors (and spouses) include daughters, Connie (Wayne) Fowler, Bettendorf, and Sandra (Michael) Rickert, Ida Grove, Iowa; four grandchildren, Sara Fowler, Brian Fowler and fiancee Michele and son Mitchell, Angela (Steve) Fisher and Alex Rickert; great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Fisher; sister, Luella Brown, Seymour, Iowa; and brother, Elvin Weaver, Bettendorf.

He was preceeded in death by his wife; sisters, Verna Young, Edith Frazier, Leona Hickerson, Leatta Lyons and Helen Davis; and a brother, Vernon Weaver.

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Mary Wilt

Mary L. Wilt, 69, of Moline, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.

Arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, Moline.

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William DeTaeye

Services for William J. ``Bill'' DeTaeye, 78, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church East Moline. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, at VanHoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a liturgy service will be held at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Mr. DeTaeye died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Illini Hospital, Silvis,

Bill was born July 9, 1924, in Moline, the son of Alphonse and Mary Braet DeTaeye. He married Joan Sprout July 22, 1961, in Hampton.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he was stationed in the Pacific Theatre. He graduated from St. Ambrose College in 1949.

Bill owned and operated DeTaeye Insurance, Travel and Realty in East Moline, later OK Realty Ltd. He served on the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors. He belonged to East Moline American Legion Post 227 for 55 years.

Survivors include his wife, Joan DeTaeye, East Moline; daughter, Tracey DeTaeye, East Moline; sisters and brother-in-law, Marian Austin and Theresa and Leslie Schotka, all of East Moline; several nieces and nephews.

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Edna Bruner

Edna E. Bruner, 93, of Alpha, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at home.

Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Alpha. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation is noon to services.

She was born Feb. 27, 1909, in Waldron, Kan., to Roy and Nora Landfer Gould.

Survivors (and spouses) include daughters, Shirley (Leonard) Bird, New Windsor, and Dorothy Johnson, Rockport, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, and sisters; Wauneta Gould, Moore, Okla., and Goldie Richardson, Cheney, Kan.

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Edwin Doonan

Edwin L. Doonan, 61, of rural Aledo, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at his home.

His body was donated to science. A memorial luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hamlet (Ill.) Community Hall, followed by a time of remembrance. Arrangements are by Fippinger, Aledo. Private burial will be at a later date.

He was born March 11, 1941, in Moline to Elmer and Mildred Doonan. He married Judith Knock in 1977 in Rock Island.

Surviving are his wife; son, Eric, rural Aledo; sister, Martha York, North Fork, Calif.; and brother, James, Reynolds.

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Axel Erickson

Axel L. Erickson, 86, of Colona, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Burial is in Colona Township Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m.

He was born Sept. 17, 1916, in Colona, son of Alfred and Emma Lindquist Erickson. He married Charlene Waller Sept. 9, 1950, in Moline.

He was a farmer who loved farming. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 680 and a member of First Lutheran Church, Moline.

Survivors (and spouses) are his wife; daughters, Carol (Chuck) Elliott, East Moline, and Dianne (Mark) McGuire, Colona; sons, Richard (Lori), Atkinson, Alfred (Jan), Geneseo, and William (Diane) and Axel (Debora), both of Cambridge; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Jesse `Jack' Stickler

Jesse D. ``Jack'' Stickler, 79, of Port Byron died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gibson Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. In leu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice, Davenport.

Mr. Stickler was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Mystic, Iowa, the son of Roy E. and Audrey Haynes Stickler. He married Marjorie ``Lavon'' McDanolds on May 16, 1942, in Unionville, Mo.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had farmed in the area for 25 years and retired in 1980 from the Rock Island Lines Railroad. He also had been employed with the Rock Island County Forrest Preserve and Niabi Zoo.

Mr. Stickler was a member of the Countryside Christian Church, Port Byron, the Moline American Legion and the Quint City Camping Club. He had been named the Volunteer Citizen of the Year by the Colona Senior Citizens.

He enjoyed camping, traveling, his cat, Tinker, his dog, Oscar, and especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Robert Lund, Omaha, Neb., Nancy and Wayne Boyer, Davenport, Cathy and Willie Hemm and Barbara and John Waltman, all of Port Byron; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Tammy Stickler, Angelton, Texas, and Lenzy and Brenda Stickler, Port Byron; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Margaret Stickler, Mystic; a sister, Lelah Armstrong, Buhl, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Stickler; grandsons, Troy Stickler and Jason Boyer; and a brother Carl Stickler.

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Joel `Butch' Finley

Memorial services for Joel M. ``Butch'' Finley, 54, Davenport, are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.

He died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at his home.

Joel Martin Finley was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Moline to Deed and Betty Finley. He married Karen M. Clark Oct. 23, 1979, in Crown Point, Ind.

Surviving are his wife; son and daughter, Brian Finley and Janet Green, both of Coal Valley; adopted son, James Netherland Sr., Davenport; five grandchildren; and siblings, JoAnn Evans, Preemption, Patricia Skidmore, San Bernadino, Calif., and Rick Finley.

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Ruth Ann Jansen

Ruth Ann Jansen, 60, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Muscatine Care Center.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope United Methodist Church, Muscatine. Burial is in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. She was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Iowa City to Theodore and Guila Billick Jansen.

Surviving are sisters (and spouses) Susan (John) Ahern, Silvis, Janet Simmering, Wilton, Iowa, and Janelle (Roy) Nehas, Muscatine; brother, Jim Jansen, Iowa City; and several nieces and nephews.

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Jane Rowe

Jane K. Rowe, 81, of Davenport, formerly of Alma, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Arrangements are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

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Jane Stinogel

Ila Jane Stinogel, 68, of Davenport, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Genesis East, Davenport.

Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. today at Weerts, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park.

Jane was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Forest City, Iowa, to Stener and Edna Ree. She married Richard Stinogel in 1954. He died Dec. 30, 1990.

Survivors include daughters, Debra Stinogel Kalish, Boulder, Colo., and Sharon E. Stinogel, Savannah, Ga.; son, Richard Jr., Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren; and her mother, Roswell, N.M.

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