Dolores Lehman–Kelly


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores M. Lehman–Kelly, 92, a resident of Bettendorf, formerly of Davenport, will be 10 a.m.  Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Visitation will be Thursday, December 22, at the Halligan–McCabe–DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport, beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a prayer service that all are invited to attend.  The family will greet friends after the prayer service until 7:00 p.m.  There will be additional visitation Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service.

Dolores died Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center, Davenport.  She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.

Dolores Marie Striegel was born October 27, 1919 in Harper, Iowa, one of fifteen children born to Sylvester and Ollie (Clarahan) Striegel.  She was united in marriage to Elbert Lehman on July 31, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on May 23, 1973.  She later married Richard Kelly in June 1994.  He preceded her in death on February 18, 1995.


She had been a Teacher’s Aid in the Davenport School District at the former Johnson School.  She had also been employed by the former Peterson Harned von Maur.

Dolores had been a volunteer at the Davenport Museum and the Bettendorf Public Library.  She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and the Museum Guild.  Traveling, playing Bridge and watching the Cubs were a few of the things Dolores loved to do, but she especially cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities.

Those left to honor her memory include children, Alice Janssen, Rock Island, Maggie (Mike) Hoiseth, Davenport, and  Elbert “Butch” Lehman, Davenport; grandchildren, Kimberly (Harold) Vaughan, Michael Janssen, Lisa Rusk, Christopher Lehman, Jessica (Jeremiah) Birdsall, and Annette (Josh) Martinez.

She was preceded in death by her parents, fourteen siblings, husbands, Elbert Lehman and Richard Kelly, and a son-in-law, Kenneth Janssen.  May they rest in peace.

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

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