Lorraine McElroy


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 9:21 am
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Funeral services to celebrate the life of Lorraine E. McElroy, 93, a resident of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport.
Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lorraine died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Senior Star, Davenport.
Lorraine Edith Snead was born on July 12, 1919, in Roanoke, Va., a daughter of James Wilton and Minnie Ingram Snead. She was united in marriage to Charles R. McElroy on March 12, 1945, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1985.
Lorraine worked for the National Tea Company. She retired from Petersen Harned Von Maur in 1980.
She was a member of the Lady Elks. Lorraine cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed bridge, traveling, being outdoors and reading.
Memorials may be made to Assumption High School.
Mrs. McElroy is survived by her daughters, Marsha McElroy Paxton, Davenport, Peg (John) McElroy Fraser, Iowa City, Cathy (Dean) Maupin and Julia Russell, both of Davenport; grandchildren, Victoria "Tori" Smeaton, Davenport, Kimberly (Ahsan) Koupal Hamid, Chicago, Elizabeth (Michael) Maupin Belsky, Rock Island, Kristen (Lt. John) Rose, San Diego, and Karli Koupal (fiance, Nat Graves), Chicago; great-grandchildren, Kendall and Connor Smeaton, Kennedy Rose, and Ella Belsky; a niece, Patricia (Louis) Dichiacchio, Maryland; and her family bridge partners, Jeanne Watson and Dorothy "Dottie" Tucker.
The family would like to thank the staff at Senior Star, and her nurses, Tonya and Diane, and her therapists, Tina, Sarah and Tiffany, for all the loving care and compassion they have shown to Lorraine.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents; two brothers and three sisters.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Lorraine's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.














 



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