Lucille Denhart


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille C. Denhart, 92, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport.  Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. you are invited to attend.

Mrs. Denhart passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at Ridgecrest Retirement Village.

Lucille Caroline Smith was born on January 31, 1920 in Sac County, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Janet (Frank) Smith.  She married Donald Denhart on June 9, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Church, Carroll, Iowa.  He preceded her in death in 2008.

She was a 1939 graduate of Iowa State Teachers College.  She also attended the University of Michigan and Marycrest College.  She was a third grade teacher at Madison School, Davenport for 18 years.  Prior to that she taught for 10 years in small towns in Iowa.


She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Iowa State Education Association, National Education Association, and Retired Teachers.  She enjoyed reading, traveling, golf, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Denhart, Collierville, TN and daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Fladlien, Muscatine, IA, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald Smith, Lake City, IA, and a sister, Marie Yost, Omaha, NE.

She was preceded in death by husband, Donald and her brother, Richard Smith.  May they rest in peace.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral or the Davenport Schools Foundation.

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

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