Gerald McClanahan

Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
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Services for Gerald "Jerry" W. McClanahan, 71, Davenport, are 9:30 a.m., Monday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to services Monday. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
He died Jan. 16, 2013, at Clarrisa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf.
Surviving are his wife, Judith; children, Gary, Geneseo, Sandra Lyons, Maquoketa, Iowa, Robert, Trenton, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, including Maureen Keller, Davenport.


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1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
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