Dorothy Rudolph


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy E. Rudolph, 85, a resident of Davenport will be Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 516 Fillmore St., Davenport. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. A prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to begin the visitation. Mrs. Rudolph died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Dorothy Elizabeth Rogiers was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Moline, Ill., a daughter of Ben and Bessie Mae (Reams) Rogiers. She was united in marriage to James B. Rudolph on May 8, 1965. He preceded her in death July 10, 2004.

She had been employed as a secretary by the Walter Bledsoe Coal Company for 23 years.  Prior to this she had been employed as a legal secretary at the Rock Island Arsenal, where she worked with the chief engineers and chief scientist.

Dorothy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society, National Secretaries Association, American Business Women’s Club, and Moline Women’s Club. She had been a member of the U.S.O. during World War II where she played piano at various functions.


In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

Survivors include step-children, James West, Colorado Springs, Colo., JoAnne Connors, Lake Forest, Ill., Ann Johnson, Olathe, Kan., Jan Leinbach, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Marion Thompson, Moline, a niece and two nephews, Elizabeth Thompson, and James (Molly) Thompson, Chicago, and Thomas (Leslie) Thompson, Moline, as well as special friends, Merit Norquist, Marge Davis, Jan Johnson, Betty Lange, and Michelle Walters. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Dorothy’s obituary at

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