Vera Limbert


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Vera Limbert, 76, a resident of Coralville, formerly of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial will take place in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday in the Gathering Space at the church. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Limbert died Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Vera May Holton was born on June 10, 1933 in Northfield, Massachusetts, a daughter of Ralph and May (Weston) Holton. Vera was a 1957 graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Nursing. She was united in marriage to James A. Limbert on July 12, 1958 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2003.

Vera was a nurse at both Genesis East and West Campuses (formerly St. Luke’s and Mercy Hospitals) for 44 years. She retired in 1995. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, the Altar and Rosary Society, and was a Red Hat Lady. Vera enjoyed activities such as ceramics, Knitting, boating, reading and most of all, spending quality time with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her optimistic, caring and loving attitude.


Memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Survivors include her son, Daniel (Shari) Limbert, Marion, IA; grandchildren, Daniel Limbert, Jr., Matthew Limbert, Lauren Limbert, and Nicholas Limbert, all of Marion,; great-grandchildren, Ava and Brady Limbert; a brother, Joseph (Karlene) Holton, Vermont; sisters-in-law, Audrey Limbert, Wisconsin, and Gerry Holton, Portland, Maine; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, James, an infant son, James, a sister, Dr. Ruth Holton, and a brother, Clinton Holton. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Vera’s obituary at


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