Greta “Barbara” McCoy


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Greta “Barbara” McCoy, 78, a resident of Davenport will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division Street, Davenport.

Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will begin Wednesday at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Following the prayer service, the family will greet friends until 7 p.m.

Barbara passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park. She died surrounded by her family after an extended illness and courageous battle with cancer.

Greta Barbara Hengl was born June 10, 1932 in Davenport, a daughter of Michael and Greta (Harlow) Hengl. She was united in marriage to William Roger McCoy on Dec. 22, 1951 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport. Bill preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2004.


Barbara was a wonderful housewife and homemaker, and lovingly raised her boys. After the children had grown, she worked for Thirty Lanes Bowling Alley for over 10 years. She enjoyed the time there, meeting new friends and reacquainting with old friends.

She loved spending time with her family; she especially enjoyed spoiling the grandchildren. Barb had a special bond with her sister Roedean; they spent many happy times together, often their time spent together was shopping! She also cherished a quick trip to the boat, to try her luck.

Memorials can be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or to Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Susan, Dave and Karen, Gary, all of Davenport, and Randy and Suzanne McCoy, of Georgia; her nine grandchildren, Stephanie (Bill) Turner, Matt, Peggy (Steve Hintermeister), Greg (Nikki), Doug (Penny), Emily (Scott) Christner, Jevin, Austin and Kylie McCoy; ten great grandchildren, and a sister, Roedean Glaspell, Davenport, and a brother, Richard Hengl, DeWitt and her god-daughter, Denise Peek.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Mickey Harms, and a brother, Michael Hengl.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Barbara’s obituary at

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