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DAVENPORT -- Services for Lois A. Ray, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ray died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. She was employed as a teller at Firstar Bank. Lois Carrier was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Scottsbluff, Neb. She married Macky Ray in Rock Island. He preceded her in death. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Downing, Rebecca Skiles and Jeanne Ray, and a son, Richard, all of Davenport; seven grandchildren; sisters, Merle Burkhart, Indianapolis, and Inez Carrier, Scottsbluff; and brothers, Dale and Ray Carrier, both of Scottsbluff, and Roger Carrier, Gering, Neb.
DAVENPORT -- Services for Alvin S. Jamieson, of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Mr. Jamieson died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Davenport Lutheran Home. He was employed as sales manager at Tri-City Equipment Co. He retired in 1982 after 32 years there. He was born Sept. 30, 1917, in Hiteman, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include sons, Dennie, Davenport, and Jeff, Sonoma, Calif.; and a grandson.
SHEFFIELD, Ill. -- Harry E. Hand, of Sheffield, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Oakwood Health Care Center, Kewanee. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Sheffield. Visitation is 9:30-11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery, with military services by H.F. Hortz Post 415 American Legion, Sheffield. Mr. Hand farmed for six years in the Sheffield area and then worked for 23 years at FS Service in Sheffield. He retired in1975. He was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Sheffield. He married Winona Lee in 1934 in Neponset. She died in 1995. During World War II, he served in the Army. Memorials may be made to Sheffield United Methodist Church or the Sheffield Rescue Unit. Survivors include nieces and nephews.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Gerald D. Gochanour, of Muscatine, will be 11 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Mr. Gochanour died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. He was employed as a sheet metal worker at Carver Pump, Muscatine, Douglas Aircraft in California and Uchtoroff, Davenport. He was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Muscatine. He married Catherine Gochanour in 1951 in Muscatine. She preceded him in death. He served six years in the Navy. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include sisters, Marilyn Stammer, Durant, Lois Cobert, Rock Island, and Arlene Hiett, Bettendorf; and brothers, William, of Florida, Robert, of Wisconsin, and Caroll, Monona.
IOWA CITY -- Briar Edward Lothridge-day-old son of Brian and Elizabeth Lothridge, of 1205 Laura Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. No services are planned at this time. George L. Gay Funeral Home and Crematorium, Iowa City, is in charge of arrangements. Briar Edward was born Dec. 29, 1998, in Iowa City. Memorials may be made to the Briar Lothridge Memorial Fund. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Brianna Lothridge, at home; grandparents, Joseph and Alberta Pratt, Washington, and Robert and Peggy Lothridge, Iowa City; and great-grandmothers, Jean Lothridge, Iowa City, and Katherine McCluskey, Bettendorf.
ALEDO, Ill. -- Richard Dale Elliott, of Aledo, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo. The Rev. Brent K. Phillips of the United Methodist Church in Aledo will officiate. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 6 p.m. by the Aledo Masonic Lodge 252 AF & AM. Memorials may be made to Aledo United Methodist Church or Aledo Masonic Lodge 252 AF & AM. He was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Detroit, Mich., to Ferdinand and Berniece (Willits) Elliott. He graduated from the former Reynolds High School and married Judith Dodson on Aug. 20, 1961, in Aledo. He was U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was formerly employed at the Sieg Co., Aledo, retiring in 1991, and was employed most recently as a salesman at Henderson Ford Sales, Aledo. He was a former member of the Aledo Exchange Club and was a member of the Aledo United Methodist Church and Aledo Masonic Lodge 252 AF & AM. He enjoyed his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Renee Elliott, Eldridge, Iowa, and Jay and Tracy Elliott, Aledo; grandchildren, Joseph and Breanna Elliott, Eldridge, and Grant and Kathryn Elliott, Aledo; his mother, Berniece Elliott, Edgington; sisters, Billie Thompson, Simi Valley, Calif., and Ruth Schreck, Bellflower, Calif.; and a brother, Nelson Elliott, Rock Island. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Ferdinand Jr.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Frederick Epstein, passed away Dec. 27, 1998, at his home. Born in 1914 in New York City, he married Ruth Shapera in 1945. He became a resident of Davenport in 1955, when he purchased radio station KSTT-AM. He was a Quad-City pioneer for top-40 radio, talk radio and produced country-western and rock music concerts for many years. Together with his wife, Ruth, he broadcast one of the first radio talk shows, "Conversation with Ruth and Fred," which aired daily for more than 15 years. Often controversial, always lively, the show created a forum for the discussion of important political and social issues of the times. Because of his commitment to causes for justice and equality, Mr. Epstein and KSTT were honored with awards from the Catholic Interracial Council, the Knights of Columbus and the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Epstein also owned radio stations KLGA, Algona, Iowa, and WXLP-FM, then based in East Moline. A graduate of City College of New York, he was a certified public accountant and held a law degree from St. Paul College of Law. He served in the Army during World War II, ending his service as a captain. He is survived by his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Melvin LaForce, Davenport, and Judith Epstein and William Ragsdale, Reno, Nev.; and grandchildren, David and Sophia LaForce and Deborah LaForce, all of Chicago. A memorial service is planned in the spring. Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
BUDA, Ill. -- Services for John M. Headley, of Buda, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Buda Congregational Church. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Neponset. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Mr. Headley died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Sheffield, is in charge of arrangements. He farmed until 1976 in Bureau County. He was born Jan. 23, 1912, in Neponset. He married Orpha Roberts in 1941 in Kahoka, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Buda-Neponset Rescue Unit. Survivors include his wife; sons, Dennis and Bernard, both of Princeton, Jack, Buda, James, Sheffield, and George, Sacramento, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lola Hasbrook, Kewanee.
DAVENPORT -- Services for M. Susan Mooney, of Davenport,
will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial
will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. at
Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a rosary at 4 p.m.
Mrs. Mooney died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Davenport Lutheran Home.
Mary Susan Howard was born Aug. 25, 1929, to Wayne and LaVergne (Drake)
Howard in Peoria, Ill. She married Thomas E. Mooney on June 2, 1951, in
Lacon, Ill. Susan attended DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., and Bradley
University, Peoria. She received her elementary education teaching degree.
She had taught elementary education before raising her family. She had
been active as a volunteer in earlier years and was dedicated to issues
dealing with children and education. She was a devoted wife, mother and
grandmother. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Care and Share, Assumption
High School or a favorite charity. Survivors include her husband, Thomas;
sons and daughters-in-law and daughters and sons-in-law, Patrick and Renee
Mooney, Lexington, Ky., Ann and Ed Durdan, Ottawa, Ill., Michael Mooney,
Gardner, Maine, and Carol and Brent Hagen, Denison, Iowa; and 11 grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson. May
they rest in peace.
DAVENPORT -- Services for Jeanette B. Huot, a resident of the Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm, Davenport, will be 10 a.m. today at the Kahl Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 9 a.m. until the time of services today at the home. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Huot died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at the Kahl Home. She had been an interior decorator for a number of years at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Jeanette Bernadine Huot was born Sept. 11, 1908, to Edward Alphonse and Frances Evangeline (Devlin) Huot in Davenport. She graduated from the now former Immaculate Conception Academy with music. She was a former member of the Legion of Mary and also had been an Ambassador of Mary. She also was a member of the St. Paul's Prayer Group. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Survivors include a sister, Virginia F. Huot, Davenport; a niece, Judy Purvis, and her husband, Harry, Richmond, Ky.; a nephew, Kirk C. Huot, and his wife, Mary, St. Charles, Ill.; and grandnephews, Christopher C. Huot and Kirk E. Huot, both of Glen Ellyn, Ill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward C. Huot. May they rest in peace.
DAVENPORT -- Services for Hazel Niebuhr, of Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Niebuhr died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at her home. Hazel Hertzner was born April 6, 1914, to Anton and Hannah (Folkers) Hertzner in Davenport. She married Hans Niebuhr on June 25, 1939, in Davenport. He preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1989. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruthann, in 1965. Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Davenport, where she was a member. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lewis, Davenport; sons, Donald Niebuhr, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Kenneth Niebuhr, Bettendorf; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rosemary Maley, Davenport.
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Thomas E. Hughes, of Rock Island, will be 10 a.m. Monday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military rites accorded by the Moline VFW. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Hughes died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at his home. He served in the Army for 30 years, which included service in World War II and the Vietnam War. He also had worked for 11 years as a baker at Dunkin' Donuts, Rock Island. Mr. Hughes was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Augusta, Ill. He married Doris Waples in 1946 in Quincy, Ill. She died in 1988. Memorials may be made to South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, or a favorite charity. Survivors include daughters, Pamela Hughes, Rock Island; Sherry McFall, Springfield, Ohio, and MaryJo Reed, Coal Valley, Ill.; six grandchildren; a sister, Betty Strawder, University City, Mo.; and brothers, Clyde Hughes, Jackson, Miss., and William Hughes, Winter Haven, Fla.
BETTENDORF -- Clarence C. Hillard, of Bettendorf, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Burial with military honors will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Hillard was born March 9, 1934, to Henry and Cordie (Seidell) Hillard in Davenport. He married Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Clark on July 8, 1955, in Bettendorf. He retired in 1985 as a supervisor after working for 31 years at Aluminum Company of America, Davenport. He served in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Hector and was honorably discharged in 1953. Mr. Hillard was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9128, Bettendorf. He enjoyed reading, bowling, playing blackjack and spending time with his grandchildren. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Survivors include his wife, Jackie; his daughter, Lorena "Lorrie" Long, Bettendorf; his grandchildren, Travis Leggett, Cody Long, Alicia Hillard, Ariana Hillard and Gregory Hillard; his half-sisters, Marion Malolf, Florida, and Gertrude Blaise, Louisiana; his brothers, Henry Hillard, Seattle, Wash., and Robert Hillard, Louisiana; his half-brother, Lawrence Bonney, Davenport; and his daughter-in-law, Anastasia "Staci" Hillard, Bettendorf. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Hillard, in 1991, and half-brothers, Everett Bonney and Harold Bonney.
ELDRIDGE, Iowa -- Services for Veronica E. Ranson, of Eldridge, will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Long Grove. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at St. Ann's Church, with a rosary at 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ranson died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm, Davenport. She and her husband had farmed for more than 40 years in the Long Grove area. Veronica Gillooly was born April 5, 1911, to James and Mary (Howe) Gillooly in DeWitt. She married George J. Ranson on Feb. 12, 1934, at St. Joseph Church in DeWitt. He preceded her in death March 28, 1995. She was a member of St. Ann's Church, a charter member of the church's Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the Diocesan Catholic Women. She also was very active in the Farm Bureau. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, bowling and visiting with family and friends. Memorials may be made to the church building fund. Survivors include daughters and a son-in-law, Sherril and Richard Ryan, Eldridge, and Dolores Ranson, Huntington Beach, Calif.; sons and a daughter-in-law, Jack and Carole Ranson, Long Grove, and Jim Ranson, Eldridge; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jo Ranson, Oct. 26, 1997. May they rest in peace.
KEWANEE, Ill. -- Services for Henry "Hank" Reiman, of Kewanee, will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation is 2 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Reiman died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at the home of his daughter in Vesper, Wis. He had owned Reiman's Harley-Davidson in Kewanee for 50 years. Mr. Reiman was born Sept. 14, 1913, in Saratoga, Wis. He married Mary Lininger in 1937 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. She died in 1991. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Pedersen, Vesper; three grandchildren; and two-great-grandchildren.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for James C. Davis, of Muscatine, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Davis died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. He had worked for 29 years at GPC. Mr. Davis was born March 13, 1948, in Muscatine. Survivors include daughters, Kristine Breckenridge, Panama City, Fla., Amanda Davis, Davenport, and Jennifer Anderson, Tipton; and his mother, June Davis, Muscatine.
STANWOOD, Iowa -- Services for Harlan E. Voelker, of Stanwood, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Stanwood Union Church. Burial will be in Stanwood Cemetery. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Chapman Funeral Home, Clarence, with Masonic services at 5 p.m. Mr. Voelker died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at his home. He was a farmer. Mr. Voelker was born May 22, 1913, in Olin. He married Evelyn Kreger in 1936 in Anamosa. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Donna Byersdorfer, Waterloo, and Sheryl Mullan, Stanwood; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Herren, Mount Vernon; and a brother, Melvin, Cedar Rapids.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Cleon M. Ferguson, of Muscatine, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in Wildason Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Ferguson died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Muscatine Care Center. He was a missionary for many years in Muscatine and Swaziland, Africa. He also started churches in Walcott, Stockton and the Wilton Bible Fellowship in Wilton. He also taught Sunday school for many years at the Ripley Trailer Court. Mr. Ferguson was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Marshalltown. He married Louise Brown in 1958 in Stockton. She died in 1995. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
FULTON, Ill. -- Services for Fred C. Turney, of Fulton, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in Fulton Township Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Turney died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Morrison Community Hospital, Morrison. He was a self-employed contractor for many years in Whiteside County. Mr. Turney was born Jan. 11, 1909, in Thomson. He married Johanna Brands in 1939 in Clinton, Iowa. She died in 1996. Memorials may be made to First Reformed Church, Fulton. Survivors include daughters, Marcia Carter, Morrison, and Sharon Wade, Arvada, Colo.; a son, Dale Turney, Morrison; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mae Strohecker and Dorothy Giedd, both of Lanark, and Blanche handle, Chadwick; and brothers, Paul and Glen Turney, both of Chadwick, and Edward Turney, Maquoketa, Iowa.