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04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Christopher Allen Simms, 30, of Princeton, Iowa, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Inurnment is at Glendale Cemetery, LeClaire.
He was born Jan. 9, 1984, in Davenport, son of Jim and Lisa Shinn Hass.
Surviving are his parents; sister, Nichole (Jason Rock) Simms, Davenport, Kaylin Hass, Nederland, Colo., and Leah Andresen, Kansas City; grandfather, Ben Shinn, LeClaire; aunts and uncles; nephews; cousins; extended family and friends.

04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Kate Rice, 29, of Bettendorf, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was a devoted mother, loving daughter and sister to many.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 4 p.m. at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. A private family interment will occur at a later date.
Born Kathrine Ellen Doak on Feb. 26, 1985, to Samuel J. Doak and Lisbeth Figueroa-Doak, she was affectionately known as "Katie-My-Lady" and "Katie Bug" by the family. After graduating from Davenport schools, she married Dan Rice (later divorced) and gave birth to two amazing children, Amelia and Landon.
Kate's life was devoted to her children; she always was striving to provide the best for them. Kate also enjoyed training and playing with her pet macaws, Diega and Skittles, and energetic puppy, Roxy. She worked tirelessly to supply herself, her children and the ones she loved with life's finest luxuries.
Kate was a beautiful, bright young lady who was known to be a beacon of light for those around her. She was a strong woman, able to confront most situations with a smile and a witty comeback or sarcastic joke and had the ability to overcome most of life's most challenging circumstances. Kate was very adventurous and loved to blow off steam by spending time at the gun range and had many successful skydiving adventures.
Kate's family was large and her extended family even larger. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Those honored with keeping Kate's memory alive are her father, Sam (Beth) Doak, Leaf River, Ill.; and mother, Lisbeth Figueroa, Davenport; children, Amelia and Landon Rice; sisters, Desiree Border (Adam), Eryka (Dan) Driscoll, Heather Wiskow and Vanessa (Aaron) Hardy; brothers, Samuel H (Kari) Doak, Nicolas Doak (Mandy), Adam Doak (Ann Marie), Abraham Doak, Elijah Doak and Shane Wiskow. Kate also leaves behind a maternal grandmother, Viola Pacheco; and paternal grandparents, Sam S. and Peggy Doak. Kate was cherished by her nieces and nephews, Jack and Scarlet, Andrew, Gabbi, Alex, Anthony and Alyson. She leaves behind 25 aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; boyfriend, David Sparbel; ex-husband, Dan Rice; special friend, Bob Fangmann; honorary grandfather, Warren Langwith; and many, many more whom Kate touched through her brief time on this earth. Kate was preceded in death by a sister, Krista Cuppy, in 2001.
Online condolences may be left to Kate's family at
Memorials may be made to Daniel Rice for the further care and education of Amelia and Landon. We will all love and miss you so!
04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Jean F. Mueller, 92, of Davenport, passed away, Monday, April 14, 2014, at Davenport Lutheran Home.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Juanita Lagrone, 56, formerly of Davenport, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Harold A. Jones, 81, of Davenport, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at VA Medical Center, Iowa City.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
He was born April 20, 1932, in Davenport, to Harold and Leova Huston Jones. He married Jeanele Isenberger in 1955.
Surviving are his daughters, Linda Springmeier, Carol Morrissey, Nancy Kuta, Sandy McKinney and Susan Elias; brother, James; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Franch Jackson Jr., 74, of Florissant, Mo., a 41-year resident of the Quad-Cities, died April 12, 2014, at Mercy Skilled Nursing Center, Creve Coeur, Mo.
Services in celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Second Baptist Church-Family Life Center, Rock Island, or Springfield Church in Crystal Springs, Miss.
04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Additional survivors for Harvey E. Whipple, 78, of Colona, are his brothers, Richard (Nina) Whipple and Ron (Cora) Whipple.

04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Kimberly K. Mayer, 53, of Illinois City, died Monday, April 14, 2014.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Burial is at Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
She was born Dec. 2, 1960. She married Mike Mayer on Oct. 1, 2009.
Surviving are her husband; daughters, Amanda Caudill, Anna Lytle; stepchildren, Chris Mayer, Melonie Barnes; five stepgrandchildren; parents, Jeannie and Charles Buchanan; siblings, Trudy Ward, Jeff Buchanan, Doug Buchanan and Charmin Riedesel.

04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Surrounded by love, Raymond M. Howland, 83, of Galesburg, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014, at 1:22 p.m., at Galesburg Cottage Hospital with his wife of 63 years by his side.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Funeral services will be at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Larsen officiating. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post No. 285. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Galesburg Railroad Museum.
Born Sept. 27, 1930, to John M. and Hazel Harshbarger Howland, he remained a lifelong resident of Galesburg, graduating from Galesburg High School in 1948. Shortly thereafter, he met and married the love of his life, Marcellene Hulstedt, in Woodhull, on Oct. 7, 1950. During this time, he also served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1949-50 and 1951-53 during the Korean War and had said that if not for the love of his wife and children, he would have happily made it his career.
Raymond gave 43 years as a carman for the Burlington-Northern Railroad, retiring in 1991 and continuing his loyal support of the union throughout his life. He is remembered for his dedication to his own and many other children during the eight years he served as scoutmaster for Troop 262, as well as his 50-plus years spent polishing his hobby as an avid bowler. He also was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post No. 285 and a founding board member of the Galesburg Railroad Museum. Whether giving to career or hobby, as a husband or for his family, he gave all he had and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by three of his four wonderful children, David (Christine) Howland, East Galesburg, John "Jack" (Marilla) Howland, Colville, Wash., and Charles (Laura) Howland, Galesburg; as well as his dear sister, Alpha-Gay (Alfred) Hayden, Galesburg. He was blessed with the joys of 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Laid to rest before him were his only daughter, Sherry Kirkpatrick; his brother, J.R. "Dick"; and his sister, Kathy.
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04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Leon Trainor Jr., 90, formerly of Farmington, N.M., died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living, Silvis.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with the Rev. Dr. Lynne Carver officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299 and the U.S. Marine Corps. The family requests no flowers, but memorial contributions in Lee's name can be made to the Illowa Marine Corps League, Detachment 102, c/o American Legion, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport.
Lee was born June 4, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Leon and Ruth Barr Trainor. He was formerly married to Virginia Taylor, of Kansas City.
He graduated from Westport High School, Kansas City. He served in the Marines at Iwo Jima, escaping death four times. After returning from service, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts. He "wanted to create through writing" and worked part time at the Columbia (MO) Tribune newspaper. After college, he worked as a news reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, where he enjoyed scooping the Denver Post. He later transferred his skills to advertising, primarily with Trainor, Christiansen and Barclay in Kansas City, owning other agencies in southern California. He turned his marketing skills to retail by becoming managing partner of several outlets for the very successful Sunrise County Mobile Homes in southern California. After retirement, he returned to journalism, reporting and writing columns for the Mohave Valley (Ariz.) Daily News, the Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times and the San Juan (N.M.) Sun.
Leon was a gifted writer, beginning a novel about terrorism and America's first black president in the early '90s. He also was a proud Marine who played on championship basketball teams during his military career. He enjoyed sports and politics, helping market several political campaigns in Kansas City. He also enjoyed traveling to D.C. on a Quad Cities Honor Flight.
Survivors include his three sons, Steve Trainor (Gaye Dunn), Rock Island, Randy Trainor (Judy Parkinson), Champaign, Ill., and Mike Trainor (Dee), Kansas City; and Dorothy Anderson, beloved friend, Moline.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; and brother, Ray Trainor, Arizona.
Online condolences may be expressed to Leon's family by visiting his obituary at

04/15/2014, 6:48 pm Harold E. Wright, 73, of Coal Valley, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Coal Valley Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Harold was born on Jan. 28, 1941, in Lovilia, Iowa, the son of Mathew C. and Evangaline Johnson Wright. He married Anna M. Casper on March 21, 1959, in Unionville, Mo.
Harold worked for John Deere Harvester for 32 years, retiring as an assembler in 1998. He enjoyed yard work and bird watching. Harold was a true handyman and could fix anything.
Survivors include his loving wife, Anna; daughter, Lora (Jorge) Lopez, Chatham; sons, Kevin (Sindy) Wright, Coal Valley, and Allen (Annette) Wright, Colona; grandchildren, Caryn, Amanda, Alycia, Stacie, Andy, Amber, Amy and Brandon; six great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Lennie, Cookville, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and three sisters.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting