Bede Megrew


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Posted Online: Dec. 31, 2012, 5:58 pm
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Memorial services for Bede E. Megrew, 60, of Davenport, are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Davenport. Cremation has been accorded. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Halligan-McCabe-DeVrie, Davenport.
She died Dec. 28, 2012, at her home.
She was born May 8, 1952.
Surviving are her husband, Sandy; children, Aundrea Petty, Eldridge, Sherry Smeltzer, Davenport and Randy, Bettendorf; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister, Diane Schreck, Des Moines.












 



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