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,
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
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
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.