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qctimes.com QUAD-OTY TIMES fj C Saturday, October IB. 2008 DJ Obituaries FUNERALS TODAY Anna Brooks, 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport. Jacqueline Frederick, 10:30 a.m., Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Iowa. Raymond Hummer, 1 1 a.m., Wendt, Moline. Joseph Allison Jr., 1 1 a.m., Ester-dahl, Moline. Austin Justice, 10:30 a.m.. Fry, Tipton, Iowa. Donald Koester, 10 a.m., Green-view Memorial Gradens Mausoleum, East Moline. Frances Krause, 1 1 :30 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kewa-nee, III. Ronald lass, 10:30 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, Iowa. Herbert Maley, 1 1 :30 a.m., Runge, Davenport. Allan Mather, 1 1 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Kewanee, III. Jean Mumm, 1 p.m., Bentley, Durant, Iowa. Elizabeth Wehrman, 10:30 a.m., Weerts, Davenport. Roger Wilslet, 1 1 a.m.; St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston, Iowa. Donald Woodley, 1 1 a.m., Lahey, Wyoming, Iowa. TOMORROW lokepa "Kepa" Ahuna, 2 p.m. memorial, Wagon Wheel, Bettendorf. Miles Clifton, noon memorial, Community Bank, Wilton, Iowa. Dathel Harms, 2:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, TampicoJII. PENDING Tate P. Churchill, 44, of East Moline died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Van Hoe, East Moline. Marcel G. DeFauw, 79, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of the Quad-City area, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Kays-Ponger, Port Charlotte. John Wayne Entwhistle, 88, of rural Morrison, III., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison. Arrangements are pending at Law-Jones, Thomson, III. Marguerite Fortenberry, 68, of Moline died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Rafferty, Moline. Dathel I. Harms, 84, formerly of Tampico, III., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Prophets Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown, III. Arrangements are pending at Garland, Tampico. Kenneth Wayne Howard Jr., 66, of Fruitland, Iowa, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis, Muscatine, Iowa. Scott A. Kerkhoff , 20, of Milan, III., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, in Milan. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly, Milan. Michael D. Marcus, 53, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Moline, died Oct. 13, 2008, in Apache Junction. Arrangements were by Mountain View Mortuary, Mesa, Ariz. Glenn R. Moore, 88, of rural Gene-seo, III., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital, Gales-burg, III. Arrangements are pending at Vandemore, Geneseo. Prentis B. Osborn, 80, of East Moline died Thursday, Oct. 1 6, ' 2008, at Roseword Care Center, Moline. Arrangements are pending at Wendt, Moline. EulaneL. Walker, 92, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa. Arrangements are pending at Carson & Son, Maquoketa. Nellie J. Wester, 74, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Muscatine Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Wittich-Lewis, Muscatine. Concepcion Lopez Zapata, 97, of Davenport died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Theodor Baetke PLEASANT VALLEY -Theodor August "Ted" Baetke, 93, a lifetime Scott County resident, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Riverview Manor,' Pleasant Valley. Celebration of life Baetke sprvires will be 1 P.m. Mon day, Oct. 20, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge, Davenport, where the family will greet friends from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Eldridge Fire Department or to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport. Ted was born in 1915 to Theodor and Bertha Baetke. He married Ruth A. Hamann on Sept. 7, 1940, in Davenport. Together, they farmed for 43 years in the Eldridge area, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. PayJ Lutheran Church. Ted was active in 4-H, the Scott County Farm Bureau, Knights of Pythias, Pluto Lodge 118, Eldridge, the Scott County Beef Producers, the Moose, and Eldridge Sportsman Club. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; daughters, Vivian (Gary) Buechner, of Rockford, El., and Mary (Dan) Murphy, of Leander, Texas; sons, Lon-nie Baetke of Davenport and Roger Baetke of Eldridge; grandchildren Margene (Rick) Johnson and Matthew and Lori Baetke, Melissa (Nick) Flenker, and Adam and Scott Baetke, Darcie (Ray) Mendoza and Timothy Murphy; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Johnson, Kaleb Johnson and Brooklyn Flenker; sister, Alma Dittrich, of Davenport; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Baetke-Heuer, of Princeton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond and Wilbert Baetke. Online condolences may be expressed to Ted's family by visiting his obituary . at www.WeertsFH.com. Ramona R. Baker BETTENDORF Private services were held for Ramona R. Baker, 63, of Bet tendorf at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Mrs. Baker died I- ,. ' Baker Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at her residence.- Ramona Ruth was born Aug. 9, 1945, in Davenport, the daughter of Herbert Lage and Dorothy (Boege) Lage. Ramona graduated from Pleasant Valley High School. She was united in marriage to James Earl Baker on May 17, 1962. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2006. Mrs. Baker was a Ham radio operator KBOURH and an avid reader, enjoyed fishing and loved dogs. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Beth Baker, Bettendorf; a son, John Baker, Davenport; and granddaughters, Jennifer Baker and Amanda Linhart, both of Davenport. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Brian. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Ramona's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com. Thomas Cervantes ROCK ISLAND Funeral services for Thomas J. "TJ" Cervantes, 65, Rock Island are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, Visitation is TO. Cervantes East Moline. 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at the conclusion of visitation. T.J. died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Trinity West, Rock Island, surrounded by his family. A memorial fund has been established for a donation "to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. He was born March 24, 1943, in Moline, the son of Thomas and Helen (Alatorre) Cervantes. T.J. retired from the former Case in Rock Island. He was a Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. T.J. loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed good Mexican food and music, and when he was able, he enjoyed playing pool and dancing. Survivors include his children, Thomas Cervantes Jr., Des Moines, Elizabeth Cervantes, Kenosha, Wisconsin, Ann Cervantes, Bettendorf, and Michael Cervantes, Mat-toon, 111.; and four grandchildren. His siblings and spouses include Mary Martinez, Atalissa, Iowa, Linda (Hig-inio) Casas, East Moline, Carmen (Enrique) Sandoval Sr., East Moline, Roseann (Fernando) Alejo, East Moline, Charles (Sara) Cervantes, Sil-vis, Richard (Maricela) Cervantes, Rock Island, Robert (Alesia) Cervantes, Silvis, Paul Cervantes, East Moline, and John (Kathy) Cervantes, Milar He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Patty, and brother, Roberto. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.van-hoe.com. Barbara Everett DAVENPORT Graveside services for Barbara E. Everett will be 1:30 p.m. Tues day, Oct. 21, 2008, at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends Everett from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Barbara passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at her residence following a 10-month, courageous battle with cancer. Memorials may be made to Genesis Visiting Nurses or a favorite charity. Barbara Ellen was born Nov. 14, 1943, in Barnes City, Iowa, the daughter of Clifford B. Grubb and Etta (Cruzen) Grubb. Barbara was employed as a secretary w:ith the 7th Judicial District, Department of Corrections in Davenport for 27 years, retiring on Oct. 16, 2008. She was a member of Local 3289 American Federation State, County Municipal Employees (AFSCME), where she had served as past treasurer. Barbara enjoyed gardening, reading and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Brad (Shawn) Everett, Grand Mound, Iowa; her daughters, Brooke (Mike) Dennison, Matherville, 111., and Michelle (Steve) Irwin, Davenport; grandchildren, Callie, Dakota, Megan, Leah and Jenna; her sister, Carol (Don) Nissen of Davenport; and nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Barbara's obituary at www.hmd-funeralhome.com. Anna Laing CLINTON, Iowa Anna E. Laing, 92, of Clinton, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Mercy North Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Monday 11 a.m. at the Pape Funeral La'ng Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.-m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Nancy Dethmann, Larry and Joan Laing, Amy and David Crock, and Eric Dethmann. Honorary pallbearers will be Phyllis Hochstedler, Nathan Crock, and Benen Crock. Anna was born Dec. 5, 1915, on the family farm in Clinton County, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Jurgersen) Jensen. She married David Laing on Dec. 14, 1940, in Clinton. He died in 1999. She was a dedicated homemaker. Anna and her husband farmed near the six-mile area for over 56 years. She loved baking, cooking and spending time with her family. Anna is survived by her daughter, Nancy Dethmann, of Clinton; son, Larry (Joan) Laing, of Spragueville, Iowa; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, seven brothers and a sister. Grace M. Murphy CLINTON, Iowa Grace M. Murphy, 86, of Clinton, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at the Alverno Health Care Facility. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. Murphy 20, 2008, at Prince of Peace Parish, Sacred Heart Church. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the service at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be at St. Ire-naeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Eric, Ryan, Troy and Matt, and great-grandsons, Alex and Austin Murphy. Memorials may be given to Prince ofjjPence Parish or itf t?n IS Alzheimer's Association. Grace was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Clinton, the daughter of James and Mary (Carew) Shanahan. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1940. She married Charles Murphy on Oct. 8, 1949, in Clinton. She was a dedicated homemaker but also worked at Schick Hospital, Telephone Company and National-By-Products. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, sporting events, musicals and wintering in Tucson, Ariz. Grace is survived by her husband, Charles, of Clinton; three sons, Dennis Murphy, of Butner, N.C., Timothy (Jan) Murphy of Iowa City, and Gerry (Trudy) Murphy, of Clinton; her daughter, Melissa Murphy of New York; four grandsons; two great-grandsons; and a sister, Betty Mona-han of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Joseph and Herb and three sisters, Mildred, Lorraine and Geraldine. Barbara O'Connell CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Barbara Jane Ryan O'Connell, 86, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, went to be with her beloved husband John on Oct. 16, 2008. Funeral X J Mass: Mon- O'Connell day 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church by the Rev. Mark Osterhaus. Burial: Mt Calvary Cemetery. A vigil service will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Teahen Funeral Home, where friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friends may also visit at the church on Monday after 9 a.m. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, on Feb. 15, 1922, to William Henry and Ethel Trainor Ryan, Barbara was the youngest of the five Ryan children which included her sisters, Mary Ethel (aka Sister Mary Georgianne), Will-farene (aka Sister Mary Andrew), Georgianne Ryan Nelson and William Henry Ryan named after his father. Barbara attended St. Matthew School and Mount Mercy Academy in Cedar Rapids, where the family made their home. She worked at the La Plant-Choate offices during the war and was attracted to a red-headed Irishman who was one of her brother Bill's best friends. She loved to dance and often spent time at the Hoot and Holler in downtown Cedar Rapids. It is there on Holy Saturday that John and Barbara became engaged. They always celebrated Holy Saturday as an important anniversary, Barbara always buying John a new tie on that day. They were married Sept. 21, 1946, after John returned from serving in the Pacific with the Navy in World War II. John and Barbara were married at Immaculate Conception Church and John worked at Peoples Bank downtown and went to college ontheGIbillatCoe. Their first born, Barbara, joined them on July 15, 1947. Ironically, one of John's best friends, Bill Green and his wife, Mary, lived in the upstairs apartment close to Coe's campus and their first born, Kathy Jo, was born the day before on July 14, 1947. John graduated from Coe in 1949 and their second child, Julianne, was born that November they often called her his graduation present. They had very little money but John continued to work as a bank teller until he could find a better job. One of the bank's best customers came to his window one day and offered him a position as a salesman for his advertising company. Robert Loftus promised that he would take good care of him and his young family. The advertising business was expanded to include lumber wholesale and John with Barb's help flourished. In 1953, John Joseph O'Connell Jr. joined the clan and a few years later Maureen Dominica, born on St. Dominic's feast day, became the youngest O'Connell girl. But the family was not finished for Barbara bore four more sons, William Ryan, Michael Patrick, Patrick Christopher and James Robert. Her children meant much to her and she attended as many concerts, basketball and football games, swimming meets and wreling events as possible. Barbara had many trials in her life but always had great faith. Her children were her inspiration and she would defend them with all of her abilities. She and John moved into "the Grande Avenue house" in December 1969 and it was Barbara's pride and joy. Most of her children were married out of that house and many good times were had by the whole clan and many of the younger boys' friends spent many hours content to be with she and John. She was especially close to her daughters and sons-in-law, Edward Joseph Lenz, Christopher Barry, Mary Jo Hennessy O'Connell, Sheryl Dais O'Connell and Dawn Kelly O'Connell and her future daughters-in-law, Brenda Dedecker and Mary Driscoll. Many grandchildren graced their lives: Laura, Lisa and E. Joseph Lenz and great-granddaughter Frances, Katie Beckett and Shaun and Ashley Barry, Kelly Barry and Fiancee Adam and Bailey Barry, Shannon and Nick Lampe, John Joseph O'Connell IV and his wife Angie, Ashleigh O'Connell and Casey O'Connell, Ryan and Colton O'Connell, Michael Jr. and Zachary John O'Connell, Candace and Brandon O'Connell and Megan and Shamus O'Connell. Barbara's special dedication to Our Lady of the Snows sent her on a pilgrimage to Southern Illinois in the mid-80s. She taught all of her children to respect their faith and to be especially kind to those like her two sisters who dedicated their lives to serving God. Bar-. bara knew the sacrifices made by them and even when she . was unable to participate herself John and the clan would be there to show their respect. Online condolences may be left at www.teahenfuneral-home.com. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to the Renovate and Renew Project at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2310 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Marjorie Pasturczak' EAST MOLINE Funeral services for Marjorie Pasturczak, 97, formerly of East Moline, are 2 p.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Easter Seals Crippled Children's Fund, Springfield, or First Christian Church, East Moline, where she was a member. Marjorie died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis. She was born Aug. 4, 1911, in Bessie, N.D., the daughter of Frank and Florence (Palmer) Foster. She married Stanley Pasturczak on Sept. 28, 1935, in Galena, 111. He died in 1987. She was a member of the East Moline Woman's Club and served on the library board. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and crafts. Most of all, Marjorie enjoyed being with her family. Survivors include her sister, Ann, of Sharpsburg, Ga.; brother, Neil Foster, Henderson, Nev.; a brother-in-law, Victor Pasturczak, East Moline; and numerous nieces and nephews. She Was preceded in death by sisters, Elinor Wittman and Geneveria Halvorson, and a brother, Frank Foster. Online condolences may be left for the family at wwwvanhoe.com. Mark Perrine HILLSDALE, 111.-Mark R. Perrine, 56, Hillsdale, 111., died Oct. 16, 2008. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Trimbles, Moline. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday. A memorial has been established. Send online condo lences to TrimbleFuneral-Home.com. Mark loved the outdoors, liked to hunt and fish, and was very knowledgeable about all things in nature. Survivors include his wife, Sue, a daughter and two stepchildren. HEARING MATTERS We con help! Complete hearing evaluations Hearing aids Conventional Call I Programmable Digital ' "Av Assistive devires FT nwaranraB jimp i WWMWTTTJ ;--jMfTiB ...l - Transferred prisoners moderate escape risks Officials defend Taylorville move from Pontiac By Kurt Erickson QUAD-CITY TIMES Springfield Bureau SPRINGFIELD Nearly one-third of the inmates transferred to a minimum-security prison in Taylorville on Friday are classified by the state as moderate escape risks. But the Illinois Department of Corrections continues to defend the transfer of medium-security inmates from Pontiac Correctional Center, saying that each of the 40 prisoners has been found appropriate for the move. "The criteria hasn't changed," corrections spokesman Derek Schnapp said. According to an internal state document obtained Friday, 27 of 40 prisoners who were bused from Pontiac to Taylorville are classified low escape risks, while the remaining 13 are listed as "moderate,'-' or one step below high escape risks. A review of the prisoners involved in the transfer shows they are serving time for crimes such as rape, drug dealing and aggravated battery. Prisoner David C. Maciel, for example, is serving a 12-year term after being convicted in 2002 of predatory criminal sexual assault in Du Page County. The document identifies the 43-year-old as a moderate escape risk. Prisoner Kurt C. Jagade, 54, is in prison for the fifth time since 1978. He began a seven-year sentence for burglary in April and also is classified as a moderate escape risk. The transfer of the inmates has become a flashpoint in the fight to stop the Blagoje-vich administration from closing the 137-year-old prison in Pontiac. On Thursday, the Fourth District Appellate Court denied an attempt to block the transfers, which affect the state prison in East Moline as well as Taylorville. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, union had sought to overturn Livingston County Circuit Judge Stephen Pacey's earlier decision in which he said he would not issue a temporary restraining order to stop the transfers. AFSCME contends that the moves signal the beginning of the closure of Pontiac as part of Blagojevich's push to open the mostly unused maximum-security state prison in Thomson. The governor says closing Pontiac would save an estimated $4 million at a time when the state's budget is more than $1.4 billion out of balance. AFSCME is considering its next step, which could include an appeal of the decisions to the Illinois Supreme Court. "We feel the law is on our side," AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall said Friday. Schnapp declined comment on the court decision. "We're still going to move prisoners when we need to," he said. Pacey's decision last week was based on a 2002 case in which AFSCME was unsuccessful in its bid to block the administration from closing a juvenile prison. Pontiac-area officials say closing the prison and losing its 600 jobs would devastate the community. Kurt Erickson can be contacted at (217) 789-0665 or kurt.ericksonlee.net Comment on this story at qctimes.com. today tar atiswtri to yn Marina, bis and Heori vmt amttims obottl , i i i mm ArJ-.. )V-a'U, J1IU.V..I1I f.H.... - .

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