Nancy A. Gaghagen

Sept. 13, 2017

DAVENPORT - Nancy A. Gaghagen, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.

Nancy was born May 18, 1929, in Davenport, the daughter of John T. and Grace (Grandy) Hillock. She was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” Gaghagen on April 19, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2006, after 59 years of marriage.

Nancy worked as a telephone operator for 17 years. She had a true enthusiasm for life, as she loved to live life to the fullest and on her own terms. She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling, and making baby quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nancy cherished her time spent with her children, grandchildren and grea- grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Carol (Tony) McGinnis of Rock Island; sons, Kim (Donna) Gaghagen of Chico, California, Rick (Rosa) Gaghagen of Davenport, and John Gaghagen of Davenport; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Vicki; son, Danny; brother, John Hillock; and sisters, Betty Wolffe and Grace Fulscher.

A celebration of life service will be held at Devils Glen Park in Bettendorf,on October 15, 2017, at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of your choice. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements.

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