Lois Doyle


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Lois Doyle, 86, a recent resident of the Fountains in Bettendorf, were Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation was Friday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home.

Lois died Saturday, Dec. 5, at University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.

Lois Greenwood was born May 31, 1923, in Farley, Iowa, the daughter of William and Annie (Horsfield) Greenwood. Lois attended Clark College and worked at Deere and Co. where she met James P. Doyle. They were married on June 19, 1948. Jim preceded her in death April 27, 1971.


Lois was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for over 60 years. She was employed by the Rock Island Arsenal for 15 years. Her interests included knitting, golfing, reading books on her Sony Reader, and volunteering with the Visiting Nurses Association, the Little Stone House, and the Catholic Service Board. She was an avid bridge player and loved the challenge of learning new competitive bridge conventions. Lois was as crazy about her seven grandchildren as they were about her.

Lois is survived by her four children: Kathleen (Steve) Stegmaier, Brighton, Mich., Peggy (Don) Van Slochem, Wellesley, Mass., Tom, Naples, Fla., Pat (Marla), Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and grandchildren Sarah and John Stegmaier, Tom, Maggie, and Elizabeth VanSlochem, Ryan and Brendan Doyle; sisters, Mona (John) Cosgrove, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Helen Toohey, Bettendorf, sisters-in-law Marion (Glen) Greenwood, Farley, Iowa, Sister Mary Diana Doyle, OP, Springfield, Ill., Helen (Jack) Doyle, Glenview, Ill. She was preceded in death by brothers Glen, Loras, Eldon, and Tom Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers or statuary, memorials may be made to the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging or Assumption High School.

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