Lucy Broughton


Lucy Jane Broughton, 90, a resident of the Iowa Masonic Home, Bettendorf, formerly a longtime resident of Davenport and Blue Grass, died, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Iowa Masonic Home.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 417 Main Street, downtown Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. The family will greet friends Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport.  There will be a family led rosary at 6:00 p.m. followed by a time of sharing stories and family remembrances that all are encouraged to attend.

Lucy Jane Yates was born September 9, 1920, in Monroe City, Missouri, a daughter of George Grover and Maude Alice (Buckman) Yates. She was united in marriage to Leo Twyman Broughton on April 10, 1944 in Monroe City, Missouri. He preceded her in death just eight days ago, July 25, 2011; the family feels he went just ahead of Lucy to prepare a better place for them to set up housekeeping in heaven.

The kids remember their mom as being a very resourceful person.  She was green before green was popular.  Mom always had a garden and canned anything she could.  She made candles from left over paraffin.  She made lye soap and we kids had the whitest shirts. She sewed clothing and made quilts with the scraps.  Anything was fair game for supper, Mom cooked up frog legs from the frogs the kids got out of the pond.  She had a great love of bookkeeping.  Her creativity and resourcefulness are traits that her kids have inherited and cherished.  Lucy is also remembered by her kids a being very loving and compassionate with a great sense of humor.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Anthony Church.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jane Broughton, Davenport, Carol Broughton, Bettendorf, Margaret (Tom) Cunningham, Madison, WI, Catherine Broughton, Hoffman Estates, IL, Donald (Linda) Broughton, Apollo Beach, FL, Barbara (Craig) Hergenroether, St. Charles, MO, Patricia Wahlheim, Cedar Rapids, IA, Dr. Jacqueline (Stuart) Broughton- Armstrong, Rocklin, CA, Louis (Kimberly) Broughton, Dallas, TX, Leo Broughton, Jr., Dubuque, Mary O’Leary, Davenport, Joseph Broughton, Cedar Rapids, and John Broughton, Afghanistan; grandchildren: Daniel Cunningham, Stephen Cunningham, Maureen Ruoff, Doug Broughton, Nick Broughton, Chris Wahlheim, Jessica Smith, Tara Hergenroether, Zach Hergenroether, Amanda O’ Leary, Erin O’ Leary, Aaron Broughton, and Benjamin Broughton; nine great-grandchildren; and siblings, Elizabeth Yates Janes and Frances Yates Maddox, both of Monroe City, Missouri, Virginia Yates Holt Hurwitz, Carthage, Illinois, Gregory (Mary) Yates, Lees Summit, Missouri.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Leo T., a son, Michael Leo, and siblings; Mary Agnes Yates, Harry Yates, Rita (Yates) Maher, and George A. Yates.  May they rest in peace.

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

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