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Agnes I. Vrooman

Died: Thu., Jan. 1, 2004

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Agnes I. Vrooman, 99, formerly of Bettendorf, died Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Crest Health Center,
Davenport. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Ridgecrest Village Chapel in Davenport. Gravesite services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Olin Cemetery in Olin, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Ridgecrest Foundation Koning Fund, 4130 Northwest Blvd., Davenport, IA, 52806.
McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf is
assisting the family with arrangements.
Agnes was born December 11, 1905 in Grundy
County, Iowa, the daughter of William & Edith (Stubbs) Boyer. On June 20, 1941, she was united in marriage to Howard Vrooman in Clinton, Iowa. He preceded herin death in October 1988.
Agnes was a teacher in rural Iowa schools before teaching at Lincoln School in Davenport for 13 years. She was active in the Retired Teachers Association, Plus 60 Club of the Quad-Cities, the American Legion Auxiliary of Olin, and Asbury United Methodist Church.
Those left to honor her memory include her sister Elma Horst, Davenport; her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean & Richard Prud'homme, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Donna & Jack Linden, Prescott,Arizona; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was precededin death by her parents and by two brothers, Virgil and Lowell.
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Judy Rands
   Posted Thu April 07, 2005
Bill and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to Agnes's family. May years ago, Agnes lived down the street from us in Bettendorf. Our daughter, Tiffany,, was in elementary school at the time, and Agnes became Tiffany's "adopted" grandmother, thru a program that the elementary school offered. Tiffany adored Agnes, as we did, and Agnes became a very important person in Tiffany's llife.

Many years have passed , and Tiffany is now a grown woman with 2 children of her own..lives in Arizona, and still talks of the times she spent with "Grandma Agnes".

There are many people that come and go in our lives...a few touch us in ways that change us forever....and make us better just from knowing them..and we just wanted to let you know that you mother/grandmother made a difference in Tiffany's life,and for this we are very grateful.

Thank you for sharing Agnes with us...she was a wonderful Christian woman, and we feel very blessed for knowing her.

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Sincerely,

Judy Rands

Sally (Cruise) Abbott
   Posted Thu April 07, 2005
Jean and Donna,
Our condolences on the loss of your mother. I'll always remember her as a kind, gentle woman whe had a pleasant word for everyone.
Our lives really entwined during our younger years with our Moms both being teachers and both involved in community clubs and activities together. Donna, do you remember when we were on the parade float for the Olin Centennial?
I also remember visits to your home after you moved to the Quad Cities.
I wanted you to know I was thinking of you. It seems so strange to have our parent's gone from us, but you can be certain our Mom's are sharing a discussion over a good book right now.
Fondly, Sally Abbott

Wilma (Leffew)Honn
   Posted Thu April 07, 2005
I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the family of Mrs. Vrooman. I was looking at the newspaper and as soon as I saw her, I told my husband "she was my teacher at Lincoln grade school. She was a very kind and careing person. I remember her well. She will be looking down at all of us. I still remember her. God Bless
Sincerely,
Wilma Leffew Honn

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