Deaths, Jan. 4, 2013


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Beinke, Jessica, 30, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Bennett, Melba M., 87, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Braack, Dale E., 72, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Brawner, Agnes, 91, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Ellis, Geraldine W., 97, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Ewen, Warren G., 87, LeClaire; Weerts, Davenport.
Gosa, Cynthia "Cindy," 50, Vernon, Ala.; Norwood, Sulligent, Ala.
Helm, Franklyn D. "Del," Eugene, Ore., formerly of Moline.
Lafferty, Beverly J., 71, Moline.
Mercer, Sharon L., 68, Colona; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Nolin, Peter Carl, 2, Prairie City, Iowa; Coburn, Prairie City.
Northey, Frederick J. "Fred," 78, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Parrish, Harry Lewis "Lew," 77, Nelsonville, Ky., formerly Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Pickering, John A. "Jack," 84, Kewanee and Neponset; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Sims, Patricia L., 53, Davenport; Schroder, Colona.
Watt, Bernice R. "Bea," 101, Fort Myers, Fla.; Harvey-Engelhardt, Fort Myers.
Wood, Nora K., 70, Fulton; McDonald, Fulton.

















 



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