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00 1 Quad-City times Sunday, OctOber 4, 2020 B11OBITUARIES DAVENPORT Nora J. Dvorak October 29, 1934-October 3, 2020 daVeNPORt Nora J. dvor- ak, 85, a resident of daven- port, died saturday, October 3, 2020, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Funeral services and a mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m.

tuesday, October 6, 2020, at st. Paul the apos- tle Catholic Church, davenport. the mass will be livestreamed by visiting obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com and clicking the link. Burial will be in mt. Calvary Cemetery, Oxford, iowa.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 6:30 p.m. monday at the Halligan-mcCabe-deVries Funeral Home, dav- enport. masks and social distancing will be adhered to out of respect to Nora. in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to attacking trafficking, diocese of davenport immigration Pro- gram, or st. Joseph indian school, south dakota Nora Joanne Reynolds was born on October 29, 1934, in Ox- ford, iowa, a daughter of William H.

and mary (smith) Reyn- olds. she was united in marriage to Philip J. dvorak on de- cember 29, 1956, in Oxford, iowa. He preceded her in death on February 12, 2013, after 56 years of marriage. Nora attended marycrest College and earned a degree in Childhood development from iowa state university.

she worked as a social worker for Gerard of iowa in mason City and for the iowa department of Human services. she retired as the director of Refugee Re-settlement Program for the di- ocese of davenport in 1999. she resettled hundred of families from Vietnam and Bosnia. Nora was an active parishioner at st. Paul the apostle Cath- olic Church, and part of their social action Committee as well as the she also was a part of Quad City interfaith, Churches united, One Church One Child of iowa, iowa Catholic Conference and their subcommittee on immigration, the dav- enport Civil Rights Commission, davenport Community advi- sory Panel, attacking trafficking, a founder of the Big Broth- ers-Big sisters Program in davenport, and a member of the scott County New Born safe Haven.

there have been 45 babies and counting that have been rescued as a result of this law. Nora was a ass as described by her grand- daughter. although she accomplished a great deal in her life- time of service to others, she remained very humble. she was the proud recipient of the among award during the Pacem in terris Peace and Freedom award ceremony at st. ambrose university and was on the list of people to pray for at the Vatican.

Nora loved athletics, particularly iowa Hawk- eye football. she was also an amazing seamstress. survivors include her children: Virginia dvorak, Rancho mi- rage, California, Laura (Joe) Cullen, iowa City, iowa, William (Julie) dvorak, Cape Coral, Florida, and mark (marti) dvorak, Waseca, minnesota daughter-in-law, Cherie dvorak (Philip, deceased), Columbus, Georgia, son-in-law, Jim Juhl (ann, de- ceased), Littleton, Colorado; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; and a brother, Rev. William Reynolds, Newton, iowa. in addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by children: Philip dvorak and ann Juhl, a grandson, Jim Juhl, her parents, and siblings: John Reynolds and mary Volk.

may they rest in peace. Please leave the family our stories and memories of Nora at www.hmdfuneralhome.com. Nancy M. Noth August 23, 1925-September 17, 2020 daVeNPORt Nancy m. Noth, age 95, passed away peacefully on thursday, sep- tember 17, 2020, at the Lu- theran Home, Wauwatosa, Wis.

Nancy was born on august 23, 1925, in davenport, iowa, to Harold and Grace Noth, the third of their three children. Nancy graduated from im- maculate Conception acade- my and marycrest College in davenport, and then moved to New york City, where she spent most of her adult life. Nancy had a long career there with union Carbide Corpora- tion, walking to and from work in midtown manhattan from her upper east side apartment. Following her retirement from union Carbide, she worked for several more years at the Hele- na Rubenstein Foundation, also in New york City. in 2012, she moved to Wisconsin to be nearer to family.

Nancy is survived by her nieces and nephews: William (mar- cia Baumhover) of des moines, iowa; Peter of Kansas City, missouri; Christopher (Janet) of davenport, iowa; Katherine (James) shadid of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; and anne (Hen- ry) Chiu of Brookfield, Wisconsin. she also is survived by nine great-nieces and nephews. she was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers donald and James; her dear sister-in-law, Rosemary; and two nieces-in-law, andrea (dolan) Noth and susan (devlin) Noth. during her time in New york, Nancy came back to dav- enport regularly. she was there for every holiday, and each year joined Jim and family vacation in door Coun- ty, Wisconsin.

she stayed close to her family, knew her nieces and nephews well, and was loved by all of them. in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to long-time church, the Church of saint Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington avenue, New york Ny 10065. Private burial will be in mt. Calvary Cemetery. Halligan-mc- Cabe-deVries Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hmdfuner- alhome.com. Michael J. Gimbel April 18, 1920-September 26, 2020 daVeNPORt michael J. Gimbel, 100, of davenport, died saturday, september 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. a private mass of Christian Burial for mr.

Gimbel was held at Holy Family Catholic Church, davenport, officiated by his nephew, Bishop Christopher Glancy C.s.V. Burial took place at mt. Calvary Cemetery, dav- enport. there will be a public celebration of his life, pending the resolution of the pandem- ic. Halligan-mcCabe-deVries Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or the Gimbel Fami- ly scholarship at assumption High school. michael Joseph Gimbel was born on april 18, 1920, in dav- enport, iowa, the only child of Joseph C. and mary irene (Fly- nn) Gimbel. Following his passing, mike was raised by his grandparents, michael and Bertha Flynn. He graduated from st.

ambrose academy in 1938 and st. ambrose College in 1942. mike proudly served our country in the army during World War ii from 1943 until 1946. He was primarily stationed in england and France. michael was united in marriage to margaret mary Glan- cy on October 14, 1943, at st.

Catholic Church, daven- port. they have shared a lifetime of marriage and memories. mike worked for the united states Postal service, retir- ing in 1978, as service director of separation and delivery. mike was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish. He was also a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus He enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, reading and play- ing cards.

He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, attending his first game in 1927. He always saved vacation time until fall, hoping to watch the Cubbies postseason play. survivors include his wife of almost 77 years, margaret, davenport; children and their spouses: mary irene (George) Pitcher, dr. michael J. (Ruthann) Gimbel ii, all of Bettendorf, Kathleen (Richard) Ott, Bloomington, illinois, dr.

James (san- dy) Gimbel, davenport, and Patricia (Paul) tunink, urbandale, iowa; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. michael was preceded in death by his parents and a daugh- ter-in-law, mary anne Gimbel. may they rest in peace. Online remembrances may be expressed at www.hmdfu- neralhome.com. JoAnn P.

Jay July 24, 1934-October 2, 2020 daVeNPORt Joann Pa- tricia Jay, 86, of davenport, iowa, died on Friday, October 2, 2020, at silvercrest Garner senior Living, davenport. Private family graveside services will take place at a lat- er date at davenport memorial Park Cemetery. in lieu of flow- ers, memorials may be made to the Quad City Botanical Cen- ter, Rock island. mcGinnis-Chambers Fu- neral Home of Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements. Joann Patricia Kerr was born on July 24, 1934, in Chicago, illinois, the daughter of John and mary (danley) Kerr.

she married terry R. Jay on June 20, 1953, in Northlake, illinois. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2007. Joann was self-employed as a beautician for more than 20 years. she also worked at the davenport City Office for 7 years and at davey tree expert Company as a secretary.

Joann was a member of asbury united methodist Church, Bettendorf. those left to honor her memory include her children, deb (Paul) Hayes, alison (darrel) Bernhardt, Claudia (au- gust) Landis, Brian (Jill) Jay, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. she was preceded in death by her parents and husband, terry and close friend and companion, Richard Whisler who had recently passed away. Condolences may be expressed to the family by viewing obituary at www.mcGinnis-Chambers.com. Helen Hebbeln June 24, 3, 2020 daVeNPORt Helen Heb- beln, 94, of davenport, iowa, died saturday, October 3, 2020, at Ridgecrest Village, davenport.

a private graveside service will be held at this time at the Rock island arsenal Nation- al Cemetery with a memori- al service to be held at a later date. memorials may be di- rected to the Nursing Fund at Ridgecrest Village. Online con- dolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com. mrs. Hebbeln was born in 1926 in davenport to a.

R. and Vera Bruns. she married Jack e. Hebbeln in 1948 in daven- port. He preceded her in death december 16, 2013.

she was a graduate in Fashion design and enjoyed designing cloth- ing and sewing her designs. she also enjoyed home de- sign, gardening, landscaping, cooking and fishing. she was a member of P.e.O., several book clubs and Jewel Club. she and Jack lived on the family Century Farm near dix- on, iowa, for 25 years. they developed extensive acres of woodlands, gardens and lakes and it was known to the grand- children as the Place on Helen taught her fami- ly that Follows that in life you combine cre- ativity with practicality.

she was a quiet person, but when she spoke, everyone listened. survivors include her daughters, sue (steve) Hughes of madison, and Jennifer (Henry) Boeke of Colorado springs, sons Jim (debbie) Hebbeln of Fort Collins, Colo. and Chris (Juanita) Hebbeln of Boise, idaho; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister: denny dudley of iowa City, a special niece, Jan Harper of Bettendorf. in addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim and Paul Bruns; a special friend, Cathy Gripp, and her furry friends. the family would like to extend special thanks to Ridge- crest Village for their compassionate and personal care of Helen, especially in her final days.

Bert A. Murphy January 24, 1935-August 28, 2020 daVeNPORt Bert a. mur- phy, 85, of davenport, iowa, passed away on Friday, au- gust 28, 2020, at the Bick- ford assisted Living Home in davenport. a private family memori- al service was held at mcGin- nis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. For extend- ed family and friends, a cele- bration of life will be held at a later date.

in lieu of flow- ers, memorials may be direct- ed to asbury united methodist Church in Bettendorf or Read- ing is Fundamental. Bert was born on January 24, 1935, in Chicago, illinois, the son of Bert and Helen murphy. On June 26, 1960, he was unit- ed in marriage to Patricia L. murphy in Centerville, iowa. Bert earned his and degrees in education from the university of iowa and was a high school science teacher for more than forty years.

He taught in madrid, iowa, for sev- eral years before moving to the Quad Cities, where he taught for many decades at Pleasant Valley High school. Bert be- longed to the Free masons and also a member of asbury unit- ed methodist Church, where he attended Bible study with the a.R.m.s. Group. those left to honor his memory are sons todd (Beth) mur- phy of Fairfax, Virginia, matthew (Lorena) murphy of LeClaire, iowa; grandchildren, matthew ii, madeline, Rachel, and me- gan murphy; brother-in-law, Jim Houser of Perry, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Paula (Biff) Franks of mcLean, Virginia, Kelly (tom) Jerosch of Falls Church, Virginia, Chad (Christa) Houser of Hiawassee, Georgia, Kurt (allyson) Houser of dun- woody, Georgia. in addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia L.

murphy; a daughter in infancy, michelle; his sister marilyn Owen, brother-in-law donald Owen, and his sis- ter-in-law, Cyndi Houser. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by vis- iting obituary at www.mcGinnis-Chambers.com. MILTON Joanne Schlegel July 16, 1935-October 1, 2020 miLtON, iowa Joanne schlegel, 85, of milton, iowa, passed away on October 1, 2020, at her home. she was born on July 16, 1935, in east moline, illinois, to mac and marie Poelvoor- de Johnson. Joanne married Raymond schlegel on June 16, 1962, in moline, illinois.

they lived in the Quad Cities for most of their married life, but retired to Van Buren Coun- ty where they owned land. Ray preceded her in death on april 21, 2017. Joanne was a minister with the assembly of God Church. she spent a significant amount of her life officiating weddings and funerals, holding church services in nursing homes, providing pastoral care to those in the hospital and facilitating bible studies. Joanne also had a food and clothing ministry for many years.

she enjoyed do- ing all sorts of needlework, including crocheting and sewing. Joanne loved life and spending time with family and friends, playing dice, dominoes and card games for hours on end. she is survived by a son, steve Kazenske (melody) of Le- Claire, iowa, a daughter, Paula Venema (michael) of Clive, iowa; six grandchildren, Harmony, adrien, amanda, shayna, dalton, alex; eleven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, marty Johnson of Columbus, Georgia and Ralph Johnson of atkinson, illinois. she was preceded in death by her parents, mac and ma- rie Johnson; her husband, Ray schlegel; a sister, maxine malstrom; two grandchildren, Nathan and Logan; and a great-grandson, Jaykob. in accordance with her wishes, her body has been cremat- ed and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

me- morial gifts can be made to Good samaritan Hospice or to the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.pedrick- funeralhome.com. ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Northern Ire- land-born poet Derek Mahon, whose verse brought consola- tion to many during the coro- navirus pandemic, has died, his publisher said. He was 78. publisher, Gal- lery Press, announced his death on Friday.

Irish media said he died Thursday at his home in Kinsale, southwest Ireland, after a short illness. One of poems, Is Going to be gained new fame when it was read at the end of main news program in March as the coronavirus outbreak took hold. description of looking out a window at daybreak and re- flecting that sun rises in spite of struck a chord with many anxious people. DEREK MAHON, 78 Author of poem that consoled during pandemic dies ASSOCIATED PRESS VERO BEACH, Fla. Don Ryce, a labor lawyer who with his wife be- came a leading advocate for missing children af- ter their 9-year-old son was abducted, raped and murdered in South Flor- ida, died Saturday.

He was 76. The cause of death was natural and not related to the new coronavirus, the Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Preda- tory Abduction said in a statement. The center that Ryce, and his wife, Claudine, opened in honor of their son provides blood- hounds to police agen- cies to help in searches, pushes for changes in legislation and raises awareness about missing children. Their son, Jimmy, was abducted after getting off a school bus in South Florida in 1995 when Juan Carlos Chavez forced him into a car at gunpoint, took him to a trailer and raped him. Jimmy was fatally shot and dismembered.

A three-month search by police and volunteers ended with the discovery of his remains in 55-gal- lon drums in a farm field in Miami-Dade County. Chavez was arrested several months later, and he was executed by the state of Florida in 2014. A petition drive by the Ryces led President Bill Clinton in 1996 to sign an executive memoran- dum requiring federal buildings to post pic- tures of missing chil- dren. DON RYCE, 76 Florida lawyer who became advocate for missing kids dies.

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