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Lois L. Barrett
Lois L. Barrett
Funeral services and a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Lois L. Barrett, 89, a resident of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport.

The family greeted friends Tuesday, April 30, 4-7 p.m.at the Halligan-McCabe- DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. A prayer service was held Tuesday at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation, which all were encouraged to attend.

Following Lois' wishes her body will be deeded to the College of Medicine, University of Iowa, after the visitation.

Private burial will take place in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal at a later date.

Lois died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport, following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing.

Lois Lucille Krupp was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Iowa City, a daughter of Earl Jacob and Gladys Morford Krupp. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1944; was a member of the Scottish Highlanders, past president of the KKG Sorority and was selected homecoming queen.

She was united in marriage to Dr. C. F. "Larry" Barrett, on Jan. 31, 1945, in Farragut, Ida. They were blessed with over 65 years of marriage; Larry preceded her in death Sept. 30, 2011.

Her memberships included Iowa Dental Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, Handicapped Development Center Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Springbrook Country Club, DeWitt.

Lois was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and great grandma; she adored her family, and cherished her time with each of them. Some of her fondest memories are of time spent with the family at their home at Springbrook.

Lois will be remembered for her gorgeous smile, twinkling eyes and positive outlook to life. She was very supportive of Larry's many career, civic and philanthropic interests. She accompanied him to many meetings, lectures and committee obligations; together they established numerous scholarships funds, including those at Assumption High School, St. Ambrose University, University of Iowa and Seton Catholic School.

More recently Lois was enjoying her home at Ridgecrest Village; she was comforted by the many friendships she was establishing there.

Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, the Barrett Scholarships at Assumption or Seton Catholic Schools or to St. Jude's.

Those left to honor her memory include, children and their spouses, Geri and Bill Bowman of Colorado Springs, Colo., David and Mary Barrett of Carmel, Calif., Bill and Sharon Barrett of Davenport, John and Jane Barrett of Moline, Ill., and Kathleen and Tom Fashinell of Echo Lake, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Fern Hall of Sacramento, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, Lois Carron of Bettendorf and Betty Wilder of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Lois's obituary at www.hmdfuneral home.com.


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