Eloise Beyer


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Eloise M. Beyer, 74, a resident of Davenport, were Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.

Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park. Eloise died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Eloise Mary Coughlin was born Jan. 6, 1936 in Davenport, Iowa a daughter of John and Pearl (York) Coughlin. She graduated from the former Immaculate Conception Academy.

She was united in marriage to John M. “Jack” Beyer, Jr. on May 10, 1956, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1995.


She was a member of St. John Vianney, and had been a member of the Catholic Service Board. She was an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer for Handicapped Development Center, and was a past president of the Board of Directors.

She was devoted to her family, and enjoyed the time spent with her children; her passion in life was her grandchildren. Eloise enjoyed playing cards as a hobby; the moment the game began it was “game on”! She especially enjoyed playing euchre, and it was euchre that would bring out that competitive spirit. Looking into her eyes you could see a twinkle and a feisty demeanor, but underneath it she was full of love.

Memorials can be made in her honor to Assumption High School or the Handicapped Development Center.

Survivors include a son, Kerry J. Beyer, Davenport; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Andrew Sandoval, Davenport; Wendy Beyer, Bettendorf; Amy and Wyatt Phillips, Davenport; Linda, “Kiki’ and Todd Hopkins, Davenport; and Bubby and Jim Freyberger, Rock Island; eleven grandchildren, a great grandson, and sisters, Marilyn (Dick) Chatfield and Kathy Wailand, all of Arizona.

In addition to her husband, Jack, her parents and a brother, Michael J. “Punky” Coughlin, also preceded her in death.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Edwin Motto, Dr. Fietsam, and Dr. Robken, for their care and compassion at the time of Eloise final illness; and to the staff and medical teams at Genesis Medical Center; as well as special thanks to Dr. Motto’s office nurse, Eva, for all the comforting words and the friendship shared with Eloise.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Eloise obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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