Jeanne Walsh


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanne D. Walsh, 83, a resident of The Fountains in Bettendorf, will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Davenport.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home where a prayer service will be offered at 5 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Care and Share, Assumption High School or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Mrs. Walsh passed away Monday, Aug. 17 at Genesis Medical Center – East Campus following a brief illness.

Jeanne Delores Costello was born Sept. 28, 1925 in Davenport, Iowa to S. M. “Red” and Anna Julia (Bick) Costello. She married John Thomas Walsh on June 30, 1948 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2008.

Jeanne attended Immaculate Conception Academy and Marycrest College and graduated in 1947 with a B.S. degree in bacteriology from the University of Iowa. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.


She was employed by University Hospital in Iowa City, North American Van Lines, United Way, American Dairy Association, and for 25 years served at Catholic Charities and Project Renewal of the Diocese of Davenport.

At various times she was a Girl Scout leader, a Holy Family PTA officer, a member of Annie Wittenmeyer Chapter of Questers, president of the ICA Alumna, Mercy Auxilliary, and a 25 year member of the Catholic Service Board. She was a charter member of both Scott County and Blackhawk Genealogy Societies and a member of the Outing Club. Jeanne loved playing bridge and compiling family genealogy. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her time with family and friends.

Those left to honor her memory are her daughters, Kathy (Manuel Valladolid) of Albacete, Spain and Mary Jeanne (Randy) Walsh Wiese of Milan, Illinois; her granddaughters Ana Valladolid of Albacete, Spain and Rachel Valladolid of Durham, N.C.; a great-granddaughter, Ines Ahrazem; a sister Marjory MacDonald of Indianapolis, Ind. and her sisters-in-law Helen (Ray) VanSteenhuyse, Urbandale, Iowa and Mary Rita (Bill) Barron, Vinton, Iowa.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mrs. Walsh’s obituary at

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