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08/24/2014, 9:00 pm Nancy Eleanor Tunnicliff, 94, of Davenport, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Services in celebration of her life will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 12th and Main, Davenport. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Burial will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport, where Nancy has been an active parishioner since her arrival in Davenport in 1937.
Nancy Eleanor Jackson was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Renville, Minn., a daughter of Josiah Cleveland and Margaret Louisa Appleby Jackson. She attended the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, graduating in 1939. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by Hickey Brothers in Davenport, the Rock Island Arsenal during WWII and as a media buyer for Ramsey Advertising. Later, she worked as a legal secretary for Hoersch and Osborne in Davenport and as a technical manual editor at the Rock Island Arsenal, from which she retired in 1987.
On April 12, 1947, she was united in marriage to Philip H. Tunnicliff at Trinity Cathedral in Davenport. Philip preceded her in death in 1984. They raised twin sons, Scott and Kim.
Nancy's interests revolved around her family and her church. She was a member of the Daughters of the King at Trinity, an avid bridge player and a reader of American history. She served on the McKinley Elementary School PTA and as president of the U.S. Army Reserve Officers Association (ladies) in the mid-1960s. Nancy was also the primary caregiver to her mother, who lived with them from 1964 until her death in 1979.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Melita Tunnicliff, Bettendorf, and their children, Anna and her husband, Neil, and son, Philip; daughter-in-law, Ginny Tunnicliff, of Oak Park, Ill., and children, Alison, Graham and Ian; her brother, Harold (and Jeanne) Jackson, of Davenport; their son and daughter, Steve and Sherry; and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Kim Hunter Tunnicliff, in 2011; and an older sister, Constance Lundgren in 1981.
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08/24/2014, 9:00 pm Katherine "Katie" Molyneaux, of Davenport, died in peace at home Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, after a brief illness from metastatic squamous cell cancer.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport, with a rosary at 6 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 916 E. Rusholme, Davenport. The body is being donated to the Mayo Clinic.
Katie was born Sept. 17, 1933, and graduated from St. Clara's Academy, Sinsinawa, Wis., and the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., with a major in English. She and Dan were blessed with six children, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a stay-at-home mom for her early married years but embarked on a career as a travel agent at KDM Travel in 1977 with and for her daughter, Marie Frandsen.
She also took on many responsibilities for dances at St. Paul's and Assumption High School, past president of St. Paul the Apostle Auxiliary, Junior Board of the VNA and the St. Paul school bus organizer.
She was one of the original committee chairmen for what is now the John Deere Classic, organizing hundreds of volunteers for each tournament. Her post-tournament parties for the tournament committee members and volunteers were never to be missed and went on for many years. Highlights included Fuzzy Zoeller giving golf lessons to her son, Dan, in the backyard and hosting Payne Stewart after his first PGA win.
Some of her greatest joys were her husband, Dan, family gatherings, cards with friends, knitting, puzzles, travel with her husband, children and their families (particularly cruises), time in Florida, watching any tennis match, Notre Dame football, good food and preprandial cocktails.
Katie is survived by her husband, Dan, of more than 59 years; her children and their spouses, Lisa Hardy, Sioux Falls, S.D., Cathi (David) Brain, Kansas City, Mo., Marie Frandsen, Davenport, Meg (Jeff) Courter, West Des Moines, Anne (Pam Coon) Molyneaux, Davenport, and Dan (Jenny) Molyneaux, Bettendorf; her grandchildren and their spouses, Allison (Jordon Wiggins) Hardy, Megan (Mark) Henderson, Matt Hardy, Ben (Jordan) Hardy, Andrew Brain, Caroline Brain, Charlie Brain, Philip Brain, Nate (Jennifer) Frandsen, Andy Frandsen, Jack Courter, Kate Courter, Peter Molyneaux, Ellie Molyneaux and John Molyneaux.
Besides her husband, she leaves behind her sisters, Terese Nobis and Helen (Mario) Vanni; and her brother and sisters-in-law, Ann Spaeth, Rosemary Spaeth, Joe Hansen, Barbara Spaeth, Jane (Peter) Cannon and Carole (Joe) Dillon, plus numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Edith (Nussbaum) Spaeth; brothers, Bernard, Carl, Louis, Jim and Tony; sisters, Margaret Stegmaier, Susie Dougherty, Ann Marie Hansen; and her brother and sisters-in-law, Florence Spaeth, Otto Stegmaier, Eileen Spaeth, Charles Dougherty and H. Dick Nobis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Assumption High School Foundation or Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.
God and life are good!
May she rest in the bosom of Abraham.
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08/24/2014, 9:00 pm Mary R. Haffarnan, 79, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary.

08/24/2014, 9:00 pm Anthony "Tony" Nikolas Nagovan, 75, of West Bend, Wis., passed away unexpectedly at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Please meet at Holy Angels Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Tony's family would like to extend an invitation for a luncheon after the burial. The visitation will be today from 4 p.m. until a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute are appreciated. The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at
Anthony was born July 8, 1939, in Linwood, Iowa, to Sarah Ellen Smith and Michael Matthew Nagovan. Raised in Andalusia, he was a loving brother to Michael, Bill, Jim, Linda and Bonnie. Tony graduated in 1957 from Reynolds High School.
Tony married the love of his life, Sharon Kay Fitzpatrick, on April 19, 1961. She was his "my wife, my life, my love, my happiness" for over 52 years. Together they had seven beautiful children, Lisa (Leon) Birenbaum, Tia (Tony) Luangrath, Michael Nagovan, Myra (William) Dahms, Tonya (Jeffery II) Meverdan, Rena Nagovan and Patrick (Kathy) Nagovan. He lived in Rock Island and had three children before transferring to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1965 to an apartment. In 1966, Tony and Sharon purchased a house in Menomonee Falls, Wis., where Tony and Sharon were parish members at St. Mary's Parish. While living in Menomonee Falls, Tony and Sharon raised their family there until 2004. Tony and Sharon moved to West Bend, Wis., where he was a parish member of Holy Angels Parish.
In retirement, Tony and Sharon, traveled to Germany three times, Ireland, Austria, Italy, Hawaii and the Bahamas. His main hobby being his family, Tony also loved to cook and listen to music. Having a large collection of his movies, Tony loved anything John Wayne-related. Tony never missed an episode of "Hee-Haw" and continued to enjoy the television and variety show even in his last few years.
After living with Alzheimer's disease for 10 years, Tony became an advocate for Alzheimer's, winning the 23rd Annual State Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders' Courage Award in 2009. Tony was active in Alzheimer's participation in studies and research at Froedtert Alzheimer's and Dementia Clinical Trials and Madison's Wisconsin Comprehensive Memory Program. His final act of kindness upon his death was the donation of his brain to Wisconsin Brain Donor Program in Madison, Wis. Tony attended The 1022 Club set on Aurora Medical Center in Washington County for adults with memory problems in Hartford, Wis.
Tony was an integral part of his 17 grandchildren's lives, Mathew (fiancee Amanda Osborn) Birenbaum, Marie Birenbaum, Madelene Birenbaum, Jacob (significant other Alexia Horstmeier) Birenbaum and Samuel Birenbaum, Mitchell (fiancee Andrea Webb) Luangrath, Kaitlyn Luangrath and Vincent Luangrath, Joshua (Jillian) Dahms, Margaret (William) Schilling, Zachary (fiancee Yxa Mangini) Dahms, Rachael Dahms, Aaron Dahms and Hannah Dahms, Isabella Nagovan, Jeffery Jerome Meverdan III and Xander Fox Meverdan. He is the proud great-grandpapa of Brayden Denison, Emiliee Dahms, Connor Dahms, Lillie Dahms and Kameron Wilson. Tony is preceded in death by his mother, Sarah; father, Michael; stepfather, Edgar Smock; mother and father-in-law, Margaret and Charles Fitzpatrick. He is survived by Michael (Sharon) Nagovan; William (Ruth) Smock; Linda Bull; James (Mickey) Smock; Bonnie (Glen) Berkenbile; Shelia (and the late William) Azinger; Michael (Jill) Fitzpatrick; and Margie (Lawrence) Walsted.
For all the integral people who cared for Tony, his family would like to thank Dr. Lawrence P. Sullivan MD, neurology at Froedtert West Bend Health Center; The 1022 Club; Washington County Taxi Service bus drivers, especially Jennifer, Bob, Tom, Terri and Mike, who all went above and beyond for Tony; and the physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists at Mueller Therapy, especially Darla, Audra, and Dina for their dedicated care at the end of his life to improve his daily activities.
08/24/2014, 9:00 pm B. Ben Johnson, 90, of Cambridge, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Arrangements are pending at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Cambridge.

08/24/2014, 9:00 pm Funeral services for Emma Rynard, 95, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday.
Mrs. Rynard died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Emma McMurdo was born April 22, 1919, in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of John O. and Sara Wallington McMurdo. She married Ray A. Rynard on May 29, 1939, in Oltha, Kan. He died Jan. 18, 1990.
She and her husband owned and operated M&R Shoe and Sportswear, East Moline. She later worked for La Rose and Farrell & Farrell's, Moline. Emma had been an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, East Moline, where she had taught Sunday school and been a member of the church circles. She was past president of the John Deere PTA and the East Moline Women's Club. She had been a Girl Scout leader and counselor. She was past president of the Beulah Yancy Music Club and Honor Queen of Job's Daughters, Sedalia.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice (Bill) Cassling, East Moline; grandson, Eric Cassling; sister, Ruth Cornwall, Warsaw, Mo.; brothers, John A. McMurdo, Sedalia, and James O. (Mary Ann) McMurdo, Monroe City, Mo.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Yvonne Rains, Mary Margaret McMurdo and Betty Bergman; and brother, Thomas McMurdo.
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08/24/2014, 9:00 pm William Eugene Tanner Sr., 80, of Rock Island, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline.
A complete obituary will be in tomorrow's newspaper, and further information will be available at
08/24/2014, 9:00 pm John D. "Jack" Hunter, 83, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Moline.
Arrangements are pending at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline.

08/24/2014, 9:00 pm Vicki J. Baugh, 73, of Rock Island, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her home.
A Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Private inurnment services will be held in Beulah Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Vicki was born on Aug. 1, 1941, in Ottumwa, Iowa, a daughter of Albert and Mabel Thompson Brumbaugh. She married Glen Baugh Jr. on March 13, 1976, in Rock Island.
Vicki had worked in the paint department at International Harvester, Farmall Works, Rock Island, for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and her pets.
Survivors include her husband, Glen; children, Rick Welsh, Milan, Valerie (Tracy) Smith, Rock Island, Charles Welsh, Rock Island, and Curtis (Lorrie) Welsh, Rock Island; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dorothy Kempf, Alice Huff, Sue Smith, all of Ottumwa, and Charlotte Williams, Bloomington, Ill. Vicki was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Gene Reed and Albert "Corky" Brumbaugh.
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08/24/2014, 9:00 pm Harriett B. Paschall, 95, of Moline, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Moline.
Arrangements are pending at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline.
08/23/2014, 9:03 pm Nancy E. Tunnicliff, 94, of Davenport, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Arrangements are pending with Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.