DAVENPORT — A memorial service for Elinor F. Cloe, 90, of Davenport, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Davenport. Inurnment will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Mrs. Cloe passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park, Davenport. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.
Elinor Frieda Jones was born July 16, 1922, to Howard and Jessie (Blackburn) Jones at the family farm outside of West Branch, Iowa. She attended public school and Westtown Friends Boarding School in West Chester, Pa. Elinor volunteered at the Scattergood Refugee Hostel near West Branch. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology from the University of Iowa. While in Iowa City, she met her future husband and on Sept. 2, 1950, she married Darwin E. Cloe in Davenport. Together they resided in Davenport. He preceded her in death in 2006. Besides being a homemaker, Elinor worked for 18 years as a social worker for the Iowa Department of Human Services in Polk and Scott counties. She was an active member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Davenport.
She is survived by four daughters, Karen (Mike) Zelski of Clearwater, Fla., Lynn Day of Davenport, Wendy Cloe of Centennial, Colo., and Paula (Ed) Post of Blue Grass; a son, Gary (Karen) Cloe of The Villages, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven siblings.
Memorials may be directed to New Hope Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.Cunnick-Collins.com.