compiled by Tina Denney/ QUAD-CITY TIMES



Robert Bertram, 87, East Moline, died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements pending at Van Hoe, East Moline.


Helen Marie Abel, 81, Rock Island, died Saturday at Silver cross nursing center, Rock Island. Visitation is 4-7 pm Wednesday at Hodsgon Funeral home, Rock Island where further arrangements are pending.

Dorothy Mary Anderson, 85, Rock Island, formerly of Orion, Ill. died Saturday at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Geneseo. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion, where further arrangements are pending.

Vivian Crowe, 85, Rock Island, died Sunday at the Kahl Home, Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan, Rock Island.


Mildred I. Howell, 91, Maquoketa, formerly of Monmouth, Ill., died Sunday at the Crestridge Nursing Home, Maquoketa. Arrangements pending at Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa.


Sarah R. Pitsch, 80, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Rock Island, died Saturday in Sarasota, Fla. Arrangements pending at Wheelan, Rock Island.



Bertha Allen, 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.

Irma Becue, 10 a.m., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sheffield, Ill.

Lawrence Bessant, 10 a.m., Vandemore, Atkinson, Ill.

Ineze Boothe, 11 a.m., Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, East Moline.

Gerhardt Christiansen, 2 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charlotte, Iowa.

Peter Clasen, 10:30 a.m., St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa.

William Cooper, 10 a.m., Rux, Kewanee, Ill.

Joan Cornilsen, 11 a.m., Lemke, Clinton, Iowa.

Frank DeCastaker, 10 a.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church, East Moline.

Rena Newman, 1:30 p.m., Morrison Christian Reformed Church, Morrison, Ill.

Robert Stoneburner, 1:30 p.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.

Doris M. Lawson

BETTENDORF — Celebration of Life Services for Doris M. Lawson, 62, Bettendorf, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, with graveside services at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

Mrs. Lawson died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at her home after a valiant and extended struggle from cancer diagnosed in 1994.

She worked at the Henry County Savings Bank in Mount Pleasant after graduating from Mount Pleasant High School class of 1958, and for several months after moving to Davenport she worked at Brammer Manufacturing Co. in Davenport. After their two daughters were in school, Doris started working with her husband in their insurance and financial services business. Doris served as the vice president of Lawson Financial Services, Inc. and Lawson Financial Advisory Corp. until her latest illness.

Doris Shellabarger was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Mount Pleasant, the oldest daughter, to Dwight D. and Marjorie I. (Mallams) Schellabarger. She married Kenneth E. Lawson on Sept. 28, 1962, in Mount Pleasant.

She was a member of the Questors adult class and the United Methodist Women at St. John's United Methodist Church in Davenport, and had been a member since 1963. Doris enjoyed watching classic movies on Friday nights presented by the Open Cities Film Society. Doris also had a life-long interest in bowling. She was on a bowling team while living in Mount Pleasant. After moving to the Quad-Cities she enjoyed bowling with her new friend, Darlyne Monner, until Darlyne's death in 1994. Even after Doris started getting sick, she enjoyed bowling and dinner with friends at the Davenport Outing Club. Doris also enjoyed seeing things grow and enjoyed working with her plants. Doris' other interests included genealogy, reading, cooking and cookbook and recipe collecting.

Doris joined her husband in his many interests and enjoyed car rallies sponsored by the Valley Sports Car Club, and the Headers Hot Rod Club. One of her greatest thrills was to ride in her brother Burton's 1958 Ford retractable convertible around the Indianapolis 500 race track in 1992 while attending a rod and custom show in Indianapolis, Ind. Doris enjoyed traveling and stopping along the way to see all of the sites and stopping to visit with friends and family members whenever possible.

Doris's father and two uncles were John Deere dealers in Mount Pleasant until the early 1960's. They were involved in the Old Threshers Reunion and had many displays of cars, and tractors and gas engines in the annual show. Doris almost never missed spending the first weekend of September in Mount Pleasant enjoying the many displays and activities. She and her brothers and sister have a 1914 LaCrosse line drive tractor that they operate in the show each year.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Foundation of St. John's United Methodist Church of Davenport, Old Threshers Foundation, or the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Lawson, Bettendorf; daughters, Vicki M. Poe, Nederland, Colo., and Sheri L. Jandik, New Virginia, Iowa; brothers, Wendell K. Shellabarger, Des Moines, and Burton D. Shellabarger, Woodward, Iowa; sister, Martha J. (Shellabarger) Ridenour; and mother, Marjorie I. Shellabarger, both of Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

W. Clair Slocum

MOLINE — Services for W. Clair Slocum, 92, Moline, formerly of Bondurant, Iowa will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Federated Church, Bondurant, with visitation one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be in Silent City Cemetery, Monroe, Iowa.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd., Moline.

Mr. Slocum went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center-West, Rock Island.

He was employed for 35 years at J.I. Case in Rock Island as a machinist and carpenter, retiring in 1972. He also worked for McLaughlin Body Co., Moline.

He was born Nov. 4, 1909, in Marion County, Iowa to Zachary G. and Bessie May (Waisner) Slocum. He married Ideal I. Viers on Sept. 26, 1936, in Rock Island. She preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 1970. He later married Genevieve Dawson Finch on Aug. 1, 1970, in Bondurant, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1991.

He was a 50-year member of Bethany Baptist Church in Moline and he was also a member of Geneseo Assembly of God. He was a kind and gentle man who loved woodworking and fishing. He was a die hard Cubs and Hawkeye fan. He was a wonderful father and truly the ideal grandfather. He was a man of very strong faith who truly lived it.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, Moline or Geneseo Assembly of God.

Survivors include daughters, Norma Anderson, Moline, Sandra Forster, Rock Island, and Deloris (Harry) Linn, Bondurant; sons, Dr. Lewis (Ardy) Finch, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, David (Joyce) Finch, Newton, Iowa, and William C. (Sharon) Slocum, Colona, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, George (Marian) Slocum, California, and Thomas Slocum, Geneseo, Ill.; sister-in-law, Inez Diekema, Newton, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Brad and Marilyn Gustafson, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Slocum, sisters, Anna Koons and Doris Lee, a granddaughter, Renae Forster, and a great-grandchild, Caitlyn Slocum.

Delores C. Jehring

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — Services for Delores C. Jehring, 80, Maquoketa, formerly of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Mrs. Jehring died Saturday March 16, 2002, at the Maquoketa Care Center. Delores Rohrer was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Davenport to John and Catherine (Haugh) Rohrer. She married Clarence Jehring on Feb. 28, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1991.

Delores was a homemaker and loved to play cards and bingo, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Craig Johnston, Maquoketa; three grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Damian and Angela Johnston, Green Bay, Wis., Darian and Jonquil Johnston, Madison, Wis., and Brandon and Rachel Johnston, Gilbert, Ariz.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Richard Fording, Davenport.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents and a sister in infancy.

Donald Kimbell

ROCK ISLAND — Services for Donald E. Kimbell, 79, Rock Island will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, where military rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Velie Post 2153 and American Legion Post 246, both of Moline, where he held memberships.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

He retired from Allstate Insurance Co., Moline in 1990 as a senior casualty claims adjuster.

He was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Wakefield, Neb., to Elmer F. and Ruth E. (Campbell) Kimbell. He married Virginia F. Nickels Aug. 21, 1949, in Davenport. She died Nov. 13, 1985. He married Donna M. Burke Cramm Sept. 16, 1989, in Moline.

He was a member of Beta Omega Sigma Fraternity at Augustana College, 94th Division Association and Friends of Rock Island Library. He was also an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and translating. He was a fine family man and friend to all. He left a lot of special people in his life who loved him dearly.

He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the 94th Infantry Division in Europe as a combat infantryman and as a company interpreter receiving the C.I.B. After the war he was recruited and employed by the Counter Intelligence Corps working in Europe for an additional 10 months.

Memorials may be made to the family or VNHA Pathway Hospice.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; sons and spouses, Scott F. and Teresa Kimbell, Coal Valley, Ill., and Fenn J. and Deborah Kimbell, Rock Island; step daughter and spouse, Selena and Cpt. William O'Brien, Arnold, Md.; grandchildren, Natalie and Benjamin, Rock Island, and Seth, Coal Valley; step grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher and Zachary O'Brien, Arnold, Md.; sisters and spouse, Lorraine Tieman, Moline, Gail and Clarence DeSmet, Rock Island, Shirley and Maynard Johnston, Sherrard, Ill., and Joyce Dawson, Moline; brother and spouse, Glenn and Alice Kimbell, Rock Island; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special Cramm family members.

Winifred Heist

GENESEO, Ill. — Services for Winifred D. Heist, 81, Geneseo, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aledo Cemetery, Aledo, Ill.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service time at the church. Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Atkinson, Ill. is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Heist died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport.

She had been employed at the Ward Drugstore in Geneseo as a clerk for several years. She later worked as a teller and bookkeeper at the Farmers National Bank in Geneseo, retiring in 1984.

She was born Sept. 1, 1920, in New Boston, Ill. She married Harris Kolsrud in 1946 in Moline. He died in 1976. She then married Bob Heist in 1984. He died in 1998.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Survivors include daughters, Delores Vozzella, Foxboro, Mass., and Darlene Diaz, Minneapolis, Minn.; sons, Reed Kolsrud, Camanche, Iowa, and Roger Kolsrud, Red Wing, Minn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Beulah Anderson

MOLINE — Services for Beulah M. Anderson, 95, Moline will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd., Moline.

Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rev. Parker Lewis III will officiate.

Mrs. Anderson died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island.

Beulah Swan was born August 12, 1906, in rural Prophetstown, Ill. to Levi J. and Fannie (Franks) Swan. She married George Anderson on Dec. 31, 1932. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1994.

Beulah was a dedicated mother and housewife.

She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, Moline. She was also a member of the Lady Eagles Auxilliary.

She enjoyed her time with her family and her friends from her church.

Memorials may be made to Hope United Church of Christ, Moline.

Survivors include a son, George (Judy) Anderson, Moline; two granddaughters, Debra (Robert) Parmentier, Moline and Kimberly (Stanley) Landuit, Lakeland, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jennifer, Moline, and Rachel and Emily, Lakeland, Fla.

Merry Jones-Tillman

GILBERT, Ariz. — Services for Merry Carol Hayslett Jones-Tillman, 46, Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Davenport and Moline, will be 11 a.m. today at the Gethsemene Park Apostolic Church, Mesa, Ariz. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.

She was a current resident of Kansas City, Mo., where she was an educator in the Hickman School District. She was residing in Arizona with her parents during the last days of her illness.

Survivors include her husband, William, Kansas City, Mo.; children, Loniece, Lonnie, Leon and Lance Jones, all of Mesa, Ariz.; parents, Arthur and Nadean Hayslett, Gilbert, Ariz; sisters, Celeste Fisher, San Martin, Calif., Renee Johnson, Fort Wayne, Ind., Annette Hayslett, Bethesda, Md., Colette Vesey, Davenport, Almar Garner, Gilbert, Ariz., Lori Bates, Mesa, Ariz., and Crystal Hayslett, Mesa, Ariz,; brothers, Allen, Gilbert, Ariz., Richard, Davenport, Russell, Gilbert, Ariz., Ivan, Albuquerque, N.M., and Kitrell Hayslett, San Jose, Calif.; and one grandchild, Sierra Jones.

Francis Donohoe

WEST BRANCH, Iowa — Services for Francis B. "Bud" Donohoe, 80, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, West Branch. Burial will be in St. Bridget Cemetery, Nolan Settlement.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Bernadette Church where a wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Donohoe died Saturday March 16, 2002, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa following a short illness.

He and his wife farmed in the area all their life.

He was born May 27, 1921, at Nolan Settlement, near Solon. He married Neva Jean Olddorf in 1946 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She died in 1987.

A memorial fund has been established.

Survivors include daughters, Mary Gordon, Iowa City, Kathy Leonard, Tallahassee, Fla. and Janelle Born, Coralville; sons, Robert and Brent Donohoe, both of West Branch, and Brian Donohoe, Iowa City; and a sister, Margaret Winter, San Diego, Calif.

Frankie Martin

KEWANEE, Ill. — Services for Frankie V. Martin, 82, Kewanee, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial will be in Osceola Grove Cemetery, Osceola, Ill.

Visitation is one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Martin died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Oakwood Health Care Center, Kewanee.

She was a homemaker.

She was born July 14, 1920, in Osceola, Ill. She married Harold L. "Billy" Martin in 1936. He died in 1997.

Survivors include nieces, Shirley Cravens, Kewanee, Pat Wohl, Peoria, and Lula Maddox, Long Island, N.Y.; a nephew, Robert Bishop, Iowa; and great nieces, Susie and Alicia Bent, Wyoming, Ill.

Robert Foster

CORYDON, Iowa — Services for Robert "Buck" Christy Foster, 66, Corydon, formerly of Centerville, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Lange Funeral Home, Centerville. Burial is in Philadelphia Cemetery, Mystic, Iowa.

Visitation is Wednesday with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

Mr. Foster died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Wayne County Hospital, Corydon, Iowa.

He worked at Oscar Mayer in Davenport and was a trucker most of his life.

He was born July 7, 1935, in Brazil, Iowa. He married Georgene Watts in 1952 in Milan, Ill.

He served in the Air Force from 1955-59.

Survivors include his wife, Georgene, Centerville; a daughter, Roberta Lynn Honabach, Bonnie Lake, Wash.; sons, Donald Wayne Foster, Robert Russell Foster, Centerville, and David Scott Foster, Centralia, Wash.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; a sister, Betty Brewer, Wheatland; and a brother, Larry Foster, LeClaire.

Donald Jensen

CLINTON, Iowa — Services for Donald L. Jensen, 81, Clinton, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig-Dennis A. Lemke Funeral Homes & Crematory, Clinton. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, with military honors conducted by the American Veterans Post 28.

Visitation is 1 p.m. Tuesday until the service hour at the funeral home.

Mr. Jensen died on Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Freeport Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Ill.

Donald was employed with Clinton Corn Processing, Clinton for 35 years, as a pipe fitter, until retiring in 1976.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1921, in Clinton, Iowa. He married Verna Mae Winegar in 1945, in Clinton. She died in1988.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army from July 7, 1942, until he was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1945. During his service, he was attached to the 90th Bomb Squadron organization.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Doden, Freeport, Ill.; a son, Eric D. Jensen, Eagan, Minn.; three grandchildren; brothers, Robert Jensen, and Kenneth Jensen, both of Clinton, Iowa; and sisters, Pauline Bond, Bloomington, Ind., and Janet Cleary, Dallas, Texas.

Edna Lohaus

CLINTON, Iowa — Mass of the Christian Burial Services for Edna S. Lohaus, 83, Clinton, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Parish, Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Clinton. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig-Dennis A. Lemke Funeral Homes and Crematory. There will be a parish vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lohaus died Saturday, March 16, 2002, in her home.

She was a homemaker.

Edna S. Buckingham was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Horse Cave, Ky. She married Leander F. Lohaus in 1941 in Monmouth, Ill. He died Jan. 3, 2001.

Memorials may be made to masses.

Survivors include daughters, Mary Jones and LeeAnn Birdsley, both of Clinton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Betty Lynch

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — Private Graveside Services for Betty M. Lynch, 71, Maquoketa, will be held at a later date from the Bridgeport Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services, Maquoketa. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.

Mrs. Lynch died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport.

In the early 1960's Mrs. Lynch had worked on the assembly line at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa. She then worked as a nurses aide at several nursing homes in Maquoketa for many years, retiring in 1991.

Betty Arterberry was born Dec. 10, 1930, in Maquoketa. She married Earl Lynch in 1967 in Nashua, Iowa.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy Shady, Maquoketa and Sally Stevens, Oklahoma; a son, Gary D. Hughes, Oregon; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in 2001.