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 ROCK ISLAND -- Memorial services for Beulah Sandway Whyte, of Racine, Wis., formerly of Rock Island and Moline, will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Inurnment will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation is 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Whyte died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Racine. Beulah Fllmer was born in Hillsdale, Ill., to Louis and Edna Mae Simpson Fillmer. She married Marvin N. Sandway in 1938. He died in 1960. She was the mother of two sons, Cmdr. Karl "Marty" Sandway, who preceded her in death in 1986, and J. "Rick" Sandway, Moline. In 1988, she married Dr. Donald Whyte of Racine. She was a graduate of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill., and Augustana College, Rock Island. She was an English teacher at Washington Junior High School, Rock Island, for 34 years, where she was active in the Red Cross as a teacher sponsor for 30 years. She was an area director for 16 years for the People-to-People high school student ambassador program, taking high school students to Europe, including four around-the-world tours. She was an active member of the Rock Island Jayceettes, serving as president for a term. She was a member of Gamma Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Eastern Star of Rock Island, and the PTA. She also was a member of First Baptist Church, the Women's Club and the L&L Group of the Curling Club, all of Racine. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation or Racine Zoological Society. Survivors include her husband; a son, J. "Rick" Sandway, Moline; a daughter-in-law, Alexandra Sandway, Alexandria, Va.; a grandson, Lt. Cmdr. Gregory (Jackie) Sandway, Norfolk, Va.; a granddaughter, Darcy Sandway Schmidtke, Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Courtney Taylor Schmidtke, Madison Nicole Sandway and Connor Michael Sandway; a double cousin, Elaine Kruckenberg, Moline; nieces, Penney Lorentzen, Polly Claeys and Jane Lundquist; stepchildren, Gordon Whyte, Arlington, Len Whyte, Lake Forest, Calif., Elizabeth Schulze, Worthington, Mass., and Nancy Heintze, New York City; step-grandchildren, Chloe Schulze, Luke Schulze, Marina Heintze, Ryan Whyte, Kenzie Whyte; and "cousins by the dozens." She also was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Len, and sister-in-law, Jeanne Fillmer.
 
Gerald Rittenhouse
 
OVERLAND, Mo. -- Services for Gerald S. Rittenhouse, of Overland, formerly of Washington, Iowa, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis. Burial will be Thursday in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Rittenhouse died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in St. Louis. He had been a cab driver. Mr. Rittenhouse was born July 22, 1938, in Washington. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1959. Survivors include daughters, Pamela Novikoff, Darla Piceno and Patty Richardson; a son, Randy Rittenhouse; a stepson, Michael Pipkins; 15 grandchildren; and his parents, Marion Rittenhouse and Marjorie Brown.
 
Marianne Petersen
 
WHEATLAND, Iowa -- Services for Marianne Petersen, of Wheatland, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Free Lutheran Church, Wheatland. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery, New Liberty. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Mrs. Petersen died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Jackson County Public Hospital, Maquoketa. She was a homemaker. Marianne Siem was born April 14, 1917, in rural New Liberty. She married Leonard Petersen in 1935 in Davenport. He died in 1979. Survivors include daughters, Phyliss Womble, Davenport, and Delores Reiles, Evergreen Park, Ill.; sons, Elmer Petersen, Miles, Rudy Petersen, Davenport, and Jack Petersen, Oxford Junction; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
 
Arne Huhta
 
SILVIS, Ill. -- Services for Arne J. Huhta, of Palos Verdes, Calif., will be 1 p.m. today at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, Ill. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Mr. Huhta died Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Palos Verdes. Visitation will be one hour before the time of services. He was born Aug. 6, 1909, in DeKalb. He married Anna Marie Fane. The couple moved to California, where he worked as a stockbroker until retiring in 1994. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Survivors include a brother, Walter Huhta, DeKalb; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
 
Waneta Dykes
 
DAVENPORT -- Waneta Dykes, of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at St. Katherine's Living Center, Davenport. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. She was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Mercer, Mo., to Alto and Grace Waldron Dykes. She was a member of Riverview Freewill Baptist Church, Bettendorf. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include a son, Trilby Lee Whan, Quincy, Ill.; grandsons, Ted and Merl, both of Quincy; a great-granddaughter, Kelly, Quincy; and brothers, LeRoy Dykes, Erick, Okla., Charles Dykes Shrum, Blytheville, Ark., and DeWayne Dykes, Bettendorf. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a grandson, Timothy Whan.
 
Edward Macik
 
SILVIS, Ill. -- Services for Edward Macik, of 257 6th St., Silvis, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Mr. Macik died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. He was born Dec. 12, 1920, in East Moline. He married Mildred Miljush in 1944 in Moline. He retired in 1984 as a supervisor at McLaughlin Body Co., Moline, after 46 years. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Fund. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Cynthia Peterson, New Lenox, Ill., and Linda Fratzke, LaGrande, Ore.; a son, Edward, Milan; six grandchildren; and sisters, Ann Gould and Emily Nemetz, both of East Moline; and a brother, Joe, Port Byron.
 
William Hughes
 
DAVENPORT -- William C. Hughes, of Davenport, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center West Campus, Davenport, after a brief illness. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. There will be additional visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the Gathering Space at the church. William Charles Hughes was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Davenport, the son of Ralph Joseph and Gertrude Jennie (Green) Hughes. He married Mary Jayne Block on Sept. 25, 1948, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, where they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Hughes had been employed for 43 years at Industrial Engineering Equipment Corp., Davenport, where he served as an industrial salesman until his retirement in 1990. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Bill was a member of the church, the Coon Hunters Association at the Oak Hill Gun Club, of which he was a life member, the Moose, Center for Aging Services Inc., Plus 60 and the Durant American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life. Memorials may be made to the church or the church building fund. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jayne; and sons and daughters-in-law, John C. Hughes, Davenport, Michael J. and Theresa Hughes, Grand Mound, Iowa, Mark W. Hughes, Davenport, Jeffery J. and Audrey Hughes, Phoenix, and Gary C. Hughes, Davenport; seven grandchildren; and brothers, Robert F. Hughes, Dennis M. Hughes, David D. Hughes, all of Davenport, and Paul R. Hughes, Millington, Tenn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John "Jack," Thomas, Timothy and Ralph. May they Rest in Peace.
 
Arnold Kahl
 
CLARENCE, Iowa -- Services for Arnold Kahl, of Clarence, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Massillon Cemetery, Massillon, with military rites accorded by the Clarence American Legion. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Chapman Funeral Home, Clarence. Mr. Kahl died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City. He had owned and operated Kahl's Café in Clarence for many years. Mr. Kahl was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Clarence. He married Velma Baltisberger in 1942 in Kahoka, Mo. She died in 1993.
 
Ralph Anderson
 
GALVA, Ill. -- Services for Ralph C. Anderson, of Galva, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Galva. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Visitation is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rux Funeral Home, Galva, where Masonic rites will be accorded at 7 p.m. Mr. Anderson died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg. He was a lifelong farmer in the Galva area. He also was a Pfister Seed Corn dealer for 20 years and participated in many research programs. Mr. Anderson was born Dec. 30, 1917, in rural Galva. He married Lois Nelson in 1944 in Bishop Hill. Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Barbara Drummet, Prophetstown; a son, Chuck Anderson, Galva; four grandchildren; a sister, Burniece Strandberg, Altona, and a brother, Raymond Anderson, Peoria.
 
Effie Clausen
 
GOOSE LAKE, Iowa -- Services for Effie H. Clausen, of Goose Lake, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ascension Lutheran Church, Goose Lake. Burial will be in Reeseville Cemetery, Green Island. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Preston. Mrs. Clausen died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton. She was a homemaker and a cook for the Goose Lake schools. Effie Jones was born July 5, 1914, in Green Island. She married Harold Clausen in 1933 in Maquoketa. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Fern Ackermann, Bellevue, Peggy Stevens, Baldwin, Judy Soenksen, Princeton, and Patsy Farrell and Charlotte Pefferman, both of Goose Lake; a son, Richard Clausen, Goose Lake; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elsie Marburger, Clinton, and Maxine McNeil, Cedar Rapids.
 
Julia Dennis
 
KEWANEE, Ill. -- Private services for Julia M. Dennis, of Kewanee, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cavanagh & Schueneman Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. There is no visitation. Mrs. Dennis died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998, at Oakwood Health Care Center, Kewanee. Julia was born July 5, 1914, in Galva. She married Dale Dennis in 1933 in LaSalle. He died in 1970. Survivors include daughters, June Hull and Loretta Mahaffey, both of Kewanee, and Virginia Gilkerson, Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
 
Nyman Weber
 
ERIE, Ill. -- Services for Nyman G. Weber, of Erie, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Erie United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gibson Funeral Home, Erie. Mr. Weber died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown. He retired in 1977 after working for more than 30 years at International Harvester, East Moline. Mr. Weber was born Aug. 3, 1915, in Erie. He married Alice Pless in 1943 in New York City. He served in the Navy during World War II. Memorials may be made to Erie United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Laura Flaherty, Atlanta, Ga.; sons, William Weber, Los Angeles, and Henry Weber, Moline; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and brothers, Walter and Ralph Weber, both of Erie.
 
Clarence Barber
 
DeWITT, Iowa -- Services for Clarence Barber, of DeWitt, will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, with special military rites accorded by the DeWitt American Legion. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Barber died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport, after a long illness. He taught vocational agriculture at Coggan, Iowa, and DeWitt High School, and later taught junior high school math at DeWitt Central, retiring in 1989. He also was employed at Oscar Mayer and was a crop insurance adjuster. Most recently, he was employed at DeWitt Super Wash. He was born Dec. 16, 1926, in DeWitt. He married Emeline "Babe" Topinka in 1952 in DeWitt. He was an Army veteran of World War II. A memorial has been established. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Shelly Hanrahan, DeWitt; a son, Sheldon, Dysart; seven grandchildren; sisters, Ioma Steward and Jessica Hanrahan, both of DeWitt; and a brother, Lloyd, DeWitt.
 
Cyril O'Hara
 
WYOMING, Iowa -- Services for J. Cyril "Cy" O'Hara, of Wyoming, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oxford Junction. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7:30 p.m. today at Hayden Funeral Home, Wyoming, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Mr. O'Hara died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Mechanicsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He helped farm with his parents and had a radio and typewriter business. He was born Nov. 11, 1908, near Wyoming. He married Helen Edwards in 1934 in Baldwin. They farmed their lifetime on the family farm east of Wyoming. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ann Heilman, Phoenix; sons, Thomas, Cedar Rapids, and James, Port Orchard, Wash.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 
Verda Regennitter
 
TIPTON, Iowa -- Private services for Verda Dorothy Regennitter, of Tipton, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Burial will be in Inland Cemetery, Bennett. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Regennitter died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport, after a sudden illness. She farmed with her husband and was a homemaker. Verda Lavien was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Dixon, to Albert and Alice (Hein) Lavien. She married Arnold Rhea Regennitter on March 8, 1947, in Davenport. She attended Dixon County School. Verda was a member of numerous card clubs. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Al Weeks, Orlando, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Nancy Regennitter, Bennett; grandchildren, Jeff and Kelly Weeks, Ben Geringer and Cody Regennitter; and a sister, Lois Lilienthal, Tipton. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eldon Lavien.
 
Theodore Halberg
 
DAVENPORT -- Private family services for Theodore Rodney Halberg, of Davenport, will be held Thursday at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 26. There will be no visitation. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Halberg died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at his home. He retired in 1991 after 31 years as a machine builder at Kartridge Pak, Davenport. Theodore R. Halberg was born April 27, 1931, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Adolph LeMonye and Carmel Audrey (Blocker) Halberg. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association. Survivors include a son, Victor Halberg, Park View, Iowa; a very special friend, Wilma Halberg, who took care of him in a very special way; a sister, Sharon Buckley-Vaughn, Bettendorf; and grandsons, J.D. Halberg, Bettendorf, and Charles J. Halberg, Donahue, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Lee Halberg and Robert Halberg.
 
Laura Hanson
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Laura T. Hanson, of East Moline, will be 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, with a rosary to be recited at 4 p.m. Mrs. Hanson died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. During World War II, she was employed as a shipping clerk at John Deere Harvester Works. Laura Goethals was born Oct. 30, 1916, in East Moline, the daughter of Rene and Helen (Robaeys) Goethals. She married Ray VanDeWalle on June 5, 1935, in East Moline. He died April 24, 1980. She married Richard Hanson on April 22, 1982, in Moline. She was a member of the East End Bolders Club, Moline, and the Quad-City Times Plus 60 Club. She enjoyed dancing and playing cards with several card clubs. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Nanci Dies, Hampton, Ill.; grandchildren, David Ray, Nicole and Matthew; a brother and sisters-in-law, Camiel and Evelyn Goethals, Moline, Rosalie Goethals, Galesburg, Ill., Shirley Wilke, Minneapolis, and Charolette Castlegonie, Livonia, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Glen Settem
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Glen W. Settem, Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Morris Nilsen Chapel, Richfield, Minn. Burial will be in Fort Snelling Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Mr. Settem died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in Davenport. He retired as a grocery salesman. He was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Minneapolis. He served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps during World War II. Survivors include a special friend, Dorothy Olson; daughters, Jan Grunig, Madelia, Minn., and Marie Settem, Circle Pines, Minn.; a son, Craig Settem, Circle Pines; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Eileen Kueffner, Minnetonka, Minn.
 
Warren Alexander
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Warren Alexander, of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Mr. Alexander died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Davenport Medical Center. He retired in 1976 after 35 years as a bookkeeper, secretary and treasurer at Industrial Engineering Equipment Co., Davenport. He was born Nov. 15, 1913, in Mahaska County, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Lyda (Woods) Alexander. He married Elinore K. Kolb on Aug. 11, 1945, in Harlan, Iowa. Warren was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, at which he was a choir member for 48 years and also a member of its Eager Beavers. He enjoyed bowling with the Inter-Church Bowling League. His hobbies and interests included reading, cross puzzles and music. Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church. Survivors include is wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Jim Warner, Garden Grove, Calif., Jackie and Tom Mayne, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Sherrie Woods, Honolulu; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister.
 
Melquiades Tristan
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Melquiades Tristan, of 1346 17th St., East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, Ill., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Mr. Tristan died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis. He was employed by the packing department of Foremost Packing Co., East Moline. He was born Dec. 7, 1917, in Edna, Texas. He married Patricia Pardo in 1939 in Metamores, Mexico. She died in 1994. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include a daughter, Leonor Martinez, East Moline; three grand-daughters; sisters, Maria Tristan, Moline, and Guadalupe Tristan, Laredo, Texas; and a brother Iliginio, Colona, Ill.
 
Beulah Sandway Whyte
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Memorial services for Beulah Sandway Whyte, Racine, Wis., formerly of Rock Island and Moline, will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Inurnment will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Whyte died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Racine. Beulah Fillmer was born in Hillsdale, Ill., to Louis and Edna Mae Simpson Fillmer. She married Marvin N. Sandway in 1938. He died in 1960. She was the mother of two sons, Cmdr. Karl "Marty" Sandway, who preceded her in death in 1986, and J. "Rick" Sandway, Moline. In 1988, she married Dr. Donald Whyte of Racine. She was a graduate of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill., and Augustana College, Rock Island. She was an English teacher at Washington Jr. High, Rock Island, for 34 years, where she was active in the Red Cross as a teacher sponsor for 30 years. She was an area director for 16 years for the People-to-People high school student ambassador program, taking high school students to Europe, including four round-the-world tours. She was an active member of the Rock Island Jaycettes, serving as president for a term. She was a member of Gamma Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Eastern Star of Rock Island, and the PTA. She also was a member of First Baptist Church, the Women's Club and the L&L Group of the Curling Club, all of Racine. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation or Racine Zoological Society. Survivors include her husband; a son, J. "Rick" Sandway, Moline; a daughter-in-law, Alexandra Sandway, Alexandria, Va.; a grandson, Lt. Cmdr. Gregory (Jackie) Sandway, Norfolk, Va.; a granddaughter, Darcy Sandway Schmidtke, Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Courtney Taylor Schmidtke, Madison Nicole Sandway and Connor Michael Sandway; a double cousin, Elaine Kruckenberg, Moline; nieces, Penney Lorentzen, Polly Claeys and Jane Lundquist; stepchildren, Gordon Whyte, Arlington, Len Whyte, Lake Forest, Calif., Elizabeth Schulze, Worthington, Mass., and Nancy Heintze, New York City; step-grandchildren, Chloe Schulze, Luke Schulze, Marina Heintze, Ryan Whyte, Kenzie Whyte; and "cousins by the dozens." She also was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Len, and sister-in-law, Jeanne Fillmer.
 
Gertrude O'Dell
 
SEATON, Ill. -- Services for Gertrude O'Dell, of Seaton, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reiser-Trimble Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Mrs. O'Dell died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today. Gertrude Schroll was born Jan. 15, 1900, in Ohio Grove Township. She married Joseph G. O'Dell in 1923 in Seaton. He died in 1930. She worked at several restaurants in Aledo, baking pies in the 1930s and 1940s. She also worked at Virgil Fender Carpentry and Painting and at Seaton Cabinet and Supply. Memorials may be made to the Sunbeam United Presbyterian Church, Aledo. Survivors include special friends, Robert and Maribel Wingo, Seaton. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Grace, who died Oct. 6, 1998.
 
Jeanette Bailey
 
MOLINE -- Services for Jeanette Nelson Johnson Bailey, of Moline, will be 2 p.m. today at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, Moline. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. Mrs. Bailey died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at her home. Visitation is one hour before service time. Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of arrangements. Jeanette Nelson was born Dec. 26, 1913, in Moline. She married Carl R. Johnson in 1941 in Kahoka, Mo. He died of war injuries in 1947. She married John L. Bailey in 1960 in Chicago. He died in 1993. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include a daughter, Kay Johnson, Willowbrook, Ill.; a step-daughter, Judy McIntire, Mound City, Mo.; two granddaughters; and a brother, Donald Nelson, Moline.
 
Mary Geiger
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Mary L. Geiger, of 2010 17th St., will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Mrs. Geiger died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. She retired in 1975 after 25 years as a bookkeeper at Walgreen Drug Store, Rock Island. Mary Walsh was born July 22, 1915, in Burlington, Iowa. She married Thomas Barton in 1938 in Burlington. He died in 1966. She married Earl Geiger in 1982 in Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include daughters, Dolores Jackson, Fayetteville, N.C., and Mary Sue Truitt, Rock Island; sons, James Barton, Davenport, Dennis Barton, Rock Island, Kenneth Barton, Milan, Ill., and Thomas Barton, Denver; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Francis Walsh, Burlington.
 
Beverly Ekstrom
 
MORRISON, Ill. -- Services for Beverly M. Ekstrom, of 11700 Lincoln Road, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Morrison Chapel of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Visitation is 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Mrs. Ekstrom died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton, Iowa. She worked at various restaurants in Lyndon and Savanna for many years. Beverly Schrader was born March 5, 1920, in Sterling. She married Albert Ekstrom in 1967 in Galena. He died in 1996. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Church, Morrison. Survivors include a sister, Loraine Capella, Mesa, Ariz.; and a brother, William Schrader, Sterling.
 
Roberta Rigney
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Roberta L. Rigney, of 1308 26th Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at River Park Healthcare Center, Rock Island. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation is noon until service time. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Additional visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In earlier years, Mrs. Rigney was employed as a nurse at the former East Moline State Hospital and worked at the Rock Island Arsenal during World War II. Roberta Slayden was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She married Carl C. Dreon in 1943 in Davenport. He died in 1976. She married Alfred D. Rigney in 1978 in Galesburg, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Carla Benson, Milan, Ill., Linda Feeley, St. Louis, and Debra Hays, Galesburg; sons, Carl "Bud" Dreon, Queensbury, N.Y., and Michael Dreon, Davenport, Fla.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Clara Jackson, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; and brothers, William Slayden, Dallas, Patrick Slayden and Kenneth Slayden, both of Wood River, Ill., Kerrey Slayden, Erie, Ill., and Ronald Slayden, Bunker Hill, Ill.
 
James Bennett
 
Morris, Ill. -- Services for James P. Bennett, of Morris, formerly of Eldridge, Iowa, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eldridge. Visitation is 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport, is in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Bennett died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove. He owned Oakdale News Distribution, Westmont. He coached the seventh grade girls basketball team at Shabbona Middle School, Morris. He was born June 14, 1960, in Davenport. He married Gayle R. Green in 1980 in Eldridge. Memorials may be made to Moody Bible Institute Student Alumni Center. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Rachel, Allison and Elizabeth; and a son, Jordan, all at home; his mother, Barbara Bennett; and grandmother, Mae Davis, both of Eldridge; and sisters, Jeanne Hazen, Davenport, and Julie Walker, Eldridge.
 
Henry Escamilla
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Henry J. Escamilla, of Davenport, will be noon Thursday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home Chapel, Davenport. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Escamilla died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at his home. He retired in 1978 after 42 years at International Harvester, Farmall Works, Rock Island. He also played the drums for numerous Quad-City bands. He was born April 8, 1924. He married Peggy J. Fording in 1945 in Davenport. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Sharon Dixon, Atlanta, Marty "Sissy" Belliveau, Moline, Michele Escamilla, Davenport, and Benita Bester, Milan, Ill.; sons, Rick, Blue Grass, Mario, St. Louis, Ronnie and Jack, both of Davenport, and George, Rock Island; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
 
Sadie Odean
 
SILVIS, Ill. -- Private services for Sadie E. Odean, of 900 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, will be Saturday at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Mrs. Odean died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary Lt., Moline. An Eastern Star service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. by Moline Chapter 258, Order of Eastern Service. Sadie Elizabeth Peterson was born Nov. 4, 1904, in Moline. She married Herbert LeRoy Odean in 1938 in Clinton. He died in 1980. She was employed at the former Augustana Book Concern, Rock Island, from 1919-1935 in the bindery department for churches. Memorials may be made to Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Robert, Moline; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 
Lucy Snodgrass
 
CLINTON, Iowa -- Services for Lucy A. Snodgrass, of 213 13th Ave. S., Clinton, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cannon Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Snodgrass died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton. She worked at Swift and Co., Sarah Harding Home and Dairy Queen, all of Clinton. Lucy Hinz was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Gary, Ind. She married Donald S. Snodgrass in 1946 in Clinton County. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include daughters, Donna Snow, Morrison, Ill., and Cindy Snodgrass, Clinton; sons, John "Butch," Polo, Ill., Christopher and Robert, both Chadwick, Ill., and Michael, Clinton; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Wright, Elsie Robbins and Pat Howes, all of Clinton, Darlene Jennings, Blain, Minn., and Rita Hinz, of Illinois; and brothers, Albert "Gene" Hinz and Don Hinz, both of Clinton, Richard Hinz, Muscatine, and Gary Hinz, Spring Lake Park, Minn.
 
Gary Eichelberger
 
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa -- Services for Gary E. Eichelberger, south of West Liberty, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Church United, West Liberty. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. Mr. Eichelberger died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at his home. He was employed with McCrabb's in West Liberty for 22 years, having worked in accounting and as a marketing manager. He also was involved in Real Estate and insurance for several years. He was active with the Muscatine County Fair and Mississippi Valley Fair for many years. He was born Sept. 19, 1957. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include his mother, Helen Jean Eichelberger, and his father and his wife, Edward and Viola Eichelberger; and a sister, Peggy Eichelberger, all of West Liberty.
 
Vernon Kohlbeck
 
CLINTON, Iowa -- Vernon Peter Kohlbeck, of Clinton, formerly of Davenport, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Eagle Point Nursing and Rehab Center, Clinton. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary & Crematory, Davenport. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport. He was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Wisconsin. His wife, Christina, preceded him in death. He was employed as a laborer at several local foundries. There are no survivors.
 
Robert Shamp
 
SAVANNA, Ill. -- Services for Robert "Bob" Parrie Shamp, of Savanna, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Savanna Township Cemetery. Mr. Shamp died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. There will be no visitation. Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, is in charge of arrangements. He was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Rushville, Mo. He married Geraldine Marsh in 1947 in Superior, Wyo. He worked as an operating engineer for Rein, Schultz and Dahl. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Francine Molitor, Clinton, Iowa, Barbara Patterson, Tunnel Hill, Ga., and Robin Green, Savanna; sons, David, Mauston, Wis., and Michael, Mount Carroll; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
 
Florence Michels
 
BELLEVUE, Iowa -- Services for Florence M. Michels, of Bellevue, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellevue. Burial will be in the church's cemetery. Mrs. Michels died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Mercy Health Care Center, Dubuque. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at Kingery Funeral Home, Bellevue. There will be a scripture service at 4:30 p.m. Florence Deppe was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Bellevue. She married Orville Michels in 1945 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellevue. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Carol Keeney, Guthrie Center, Connie Taylor, Cheryl Current, Cora Sutton and Carma Thola, all of Maquoketa, Carla Caes, Wheatland, and Tammy Michels, Andrew; sons, Dean, John and Danny, all of Bellevue, Dale, Garland, Texas, and Dwain, Green Island; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rose Post, Dubuque; and brothers, Sylvester Deppe and Richard Deppe, both of Bellevue.
 
Marie Wilson
 
CLINTON, Iowa -- Marie N. Wilson, of Clinton, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton. Clinton Chapel of Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker. Marie Ocker was born Nov. 2, 1908, in Clinton. She married Roy W. Wilson in 1927 in Clinton. He died in 1974. Memorials may be made to the church or the Alverno Health Care Center. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Chase, Tampa, Fla.; sons, David and Peter, both of Clinton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.


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