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Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 1998 1:00 am

Troy Cole

Troy D. Cole, 26, Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Rock Island and Davenport, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Doctors Hospital, Wentzville, Mo., from injuries received in a car accident.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, where further arrangements are pending.

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Betty Jefferson

Betty Jean Jefferson, 52, Rock Island, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island, after struggling with a lengthy illness.

Private funeral services will be held. Burial is in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island. A memorial fund has been established.

She was born July 24, 1946, in Lexington, Miss., the daughter of Stella Bacon and Willie Campbell.

She was a loving and devoted mother and is survived by daughters and a son-in-law, Tina Moore, Rock Island, Monica and Lawton Moore, Decatur, Ga., Wendy Sanders, Rock Island, LeeAnn Sanders, Minneapolis, and Stacey Jefferson, Rock Island; a son, Anthony Jefferson, Rock Island; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Adolph Toye

Adolph J. Toye, 84, of 2003 38th St., Rock Island, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at home.

Services are 1:30 p.m. today at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial is in National Cemetery, Rock Island, with military rites conducted by Moline VFW Velie Post 2153.

Visitation is 12:30 to service time at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.

Mr. Toye was born June 24, 1914, in Aarsele, Belgium, the son of Prosper and Selma DeVreint Toye. He married Alda Wilson Feb. 8, 1947, in Osage, Iowa.

He was employed at the former John Deere Plow Planter, Moline, as a laborer for 36 years, retiring in 1972. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include the widow; sons, Michael Toye and David Toye, both of Moline; four grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Holmquist, Big Stone City, S.D., Angie Sheka, Grafton, Iowa, and Bernice Leggett, East Moline. He was preceded in death by twin sons and a brother, Omar Toye.

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Edward DeClercq

Services for Edward C. DeClercq, 49, East Moline, are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline.

Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. A memorial fund has been established.

Mr. DeClercq died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at home.

Mr. DeClercq was born Sept. 19, 1948, in Moline, the son of Alois ``Weiss'' and Florence Sansale DeClercq. He married Sheela Sawyer Sept. 19, 1970, in East Moline.

He worked as an assembler at John Deere Harvester. He loved baseball and played in many local softball leagues in the area.

Survivors include daughters, Amy Jo DeClercq and Cari Ann DeClercq, both East Moline; his parents, East Moline; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann and Jim Minson, East Moline, Barbara Barlow, Silvis, Anna Marie and Joel Oltman, Geneseo; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Janeen DeClercq, Clinton, Iowa, Joe and Sharon DeClercq, East Moline, Albert DeClercq, East Moline, and David DeClercq, Moline. He was preceded in death by a brother, John.

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John Brubaker

John M. Brubaker, 77, Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly of Galesburg, died Sunday, July 30, 1998.

Services are 11 a.m. today at Haisley-Hobbs Chapel, Fort Pierce. Burial is in White City (Fla.) Cemetery.

He was born in Rock Island. He was manager of methods engineers in Laundry Equipment Manufacturing.

He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 40, Fort Pierce, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Moose Lodge 248, Fort Pierce.

He was an active volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, Marion Brubaker; a son, Randy Brubaker, Boca Raton, Fla.; a stepson, Todd Evans, Fort Pierce; stepdaughters, Brenda Cady, St. Augustine, Fla., and Judy Cady, Milan; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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Nancy Haiduck

Nancy P. Haiduck, 65, of 1303 8th Ave., Fulton, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

A funeral liturgy outside of Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton. Burial is in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. today at Bosma-Renkes, Fulton. A memorial has been established.

She was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Charleston, Ill., to Victor and Lucille Jourdan Parkison. She married William A. Haiduck Feb. 16, 1952, in Charleston.

She was a longtime Democratic election judge.

Survivors include her husband; mother, Charleston; daughters, Susan Krueger, Fulton, and Cynthia Ryan and Sally Nelson, both of Clinton, Iowa; sons, Michael Haiduck, Minneapolis, and John Haiduck, Chicago; 12 grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Parkison, Tunkhannock, Pa.

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Howard Kiel

Visitation for Howard R. Kiel Sr., 57, Colona, is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.

Mr. Kiel died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at his home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Clinton, Iowa, the son of James and Margaret Hughes Fortune. He married Donna Standefer Aug. 28, 1965, in East Moline.

He worked as a painter at John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed billiards and fishing.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Howard Kiel Jr., Colona, Jim and Dana Kiel, Colona, and Brian and Debbie Kiel, Davenport, and five grandchildren.

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Willis `Bill' Koenes

Willis ``Bill'' Koenes, 82, of 1815 4th St., Fulton, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial is in Fulton Township Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to First Reformed, Fulton.

He was born in Fulton to William and Katie Huizenga Koenes. He married Pauline Geerts May 12, 1955, in Fulton.

He had worked for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce weigh operation at Agri Industries for 11 years.

He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include his wife; stepson, David Ammon, Albany; stepgrandchildren Lori Swift and Brian, Jerry and Tammy Ammon; six stepgreat-grandchildren; a

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Ruby Rose

Ruby F. Rose, 74, Erie, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

Graveside services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Erie Cemetery. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Erie Ambulance Service. Gibson Funeral Home, Erie, is in charge of arrangements.

The former Ruby Francis was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Erie, the daughter of Edward and Ada Quade Francis. She married Fred Rose July 13, 1970, in Galena. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She retired in 1975 from the former East Moline State Hospital.

Mrs. Rose enjoyed playing bingo and going to yard sales.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Rose; a son, Jon Mitton, Rapid City, S.D.; a stepdaughter, Toni Montgomery, Dixon, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a brother, Loren Francis, Erie. She was preceded in death by two sons, a grandchild, a sister and a brother.

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Thomas Stone Sr.

A memorial service for Thomas James Stone Sr., 72, Holly Hill, Fla., will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church, Geneseo.

Mr. Stone died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Zeita Wolfe

Services for Zeita M. Wolfe, 87, formerly of Tampico, are 2 p.m. Wednesday at at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. Burial is in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is noon to service time. A memorial fund has been established.

She died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.

She was born in Dunlap to Frank and Mabel Rasmussen. She married W. Harrison Wolfe Dec. 19, 1934, in Princeton, Ill. He died April 11, 1981.

She was a waitress and cook at Tampico restaurants as well as a farm wife. She was a member of Yorktown Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary June Rippy, Sterling; grandsons, Lonnie Robinette III, Rock Falls, and Lynn Robinette, Sterling; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Cauldwell, Edelstein, Ill., and Loulou Thompson, Walnut, Ill. She was preceded by a sister, Vera Beachler.

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Rollin Burkhart

Rollin L. Burkhart, 78, Davenport, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Arrangements are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

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Norman Covert

Norman J. Covert, 61, LeClaire, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at home.

Memorial services are 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson Funeral Home, LeClaire. Inurnment is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, Silvis, at a later date. There is no visitation.

He was born Aug. 29, 1936, in Spring Valley, Ill., to John and Frances Cieslak Covert. He married Billie Ratliff Sept. 9, 1964, in Chicago.

He worked as a pattern maker for several years last employed at Voss Pattern Co., Davenport. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1954.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Crystal Gariepy, Tucson, Ariz., and Dee Covert, Bettendorf; sons, Michael, Minneapolis, and Ronald, Davenport; sisters, Regina Horton, Arlington, Va., Colleen Genung, Moline, and Sherri Brown, Davenport; and three grandchildren. He was preceded by his father and brother.

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Marjorie Crabbs

Marjorie L. Crabbs, 85, Davenport, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at home.

Services are 1 p.m. today at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. to service time. Memorials may go to the Alzheimers Foundation.

Marjorie Bryant was born Aug. 13, 1912. She married Jack A. Crabbs Feb. 4, 1935. She was a sales person for Austin Crabbs Furniture, retiring in 1986.

Surviving are her husband; son, Jack Crabbs Jr., Fullerton, Calif.; daughters, Sandra L. Anderson, Burnsville, Minn., and Sharon E. Hickenbottom, Davenport; and seven grandchildren.

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Richard DeGeeter

Richard G. DeGeeter, 73, of 904 S.E. Sharon Drive, Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of the Quad-Cities, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Iowa Lutheran.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Roman Catholic Church, Ankeny. Burial is in Ankeny Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the church. A memorial fund will be established. Ankeny Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Atkinson. He married Margaret Campbell Sept. 4, 1953.

He was employed as a terminal manager of Standard Forwarding, retiring in 1987. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Kim Heston and Lynn Carter, both of Ankeny; five grandchildren; and a brother, Joe DeGeeter, Atkinson.

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Sandra Klemme

Sandra A. Klemme, 62, Princeton, Iowa, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Genesis, East, Davenport.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Princeton Presbyterian Church. Burial is in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nelson Funeral Home, LeClaire.

She was born April 11, 1936, in Macomb to Irvin and Leta Ruth Harry McGaughey. She married Larry Ellis in 1954 in Macomb. She later married Jerry Klemme.

She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her parents, Macomb; a daughter, Valerie Day, Princeton; sons, Kent Ellis, Princeton, Keith Ellis, LeClaire, and Mark Ellis, Kansas; a sister, Cindy Moon, Macomb; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Clarence ``PeeWee'' Louck, Princeton. She was preceded by two brothers and a son, Steve, in 1993.

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Dr. Edwin Motto

Dr. Edwin A. Motto M.D., 75, Bettendorf, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at home.

Arrangements are pending at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.

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Harold O'Dell

Services for Harold R. O'Dell, 80, Bettendorf, are 10 a.m. today at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Bettendorf Public Library.

Mr. O'Dell died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at Genesis West.

He was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Harold Roy and Lanore Reed O'Dell. He married Pearl Hanson in 1950 in Des Moines.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold Jr. and Kazuko O'Dell, Edwardsville, Ill.; and a sister, Margaret Jane Eyre, Columbus, Ohio.

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Kenneth Sederstrom Sr.

Kenneth L. Sederstrom Sr., 79, Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Davenport, died July 31, 1998, at home.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Burial is in Arlington (S.D.) City Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Johnson-Henry Funeral Home, Arlington. Memorials: Heart and Lung Association or Sioux Valley Hospital Hospice.

He married Beverly Johannsen in Davenport. He had owned and operated Westinair Lounge, Davenport, and worked at Woolworth's and Beyers Bakery, Davenport.

Survivors include his wife; daughter-in-law Marilyn Sederstrom, Davenport; stepchildren Pat Lane, Davenport, and Glen Johannsen, Olathe, Kan.; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; sisters Ione Olson, Arlington, and Maxine Wood, Madison, S.D.; brother Eugene, Hawarden, Iowa; and friends Doc White and Jean and Melissa Peterson, all of Davenport.

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