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Joan Taber

February 22, 1934 — November 22, 2021

There will be a celebration of life gathering for Joan M. Taber, 87, of LeClaire, on Saturday, December 4th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. 12th Street, LeClaire, Iowa. Inurnment will follow at Glendale Cemetery, LeClaire, Iowa.

Joan passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Iowa Masonic Health Care Center, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Joan Marlene Thornton was born on Thursday, February 22, 1934, in Marquette, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and May (Ruckhaber) Thornton. She married Richard “Dick” Taber on October 2,1950 in Davenport. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1994. She enjoyed working on her flower beds and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children; Kathy (Arnold) Truelson of LeClaire, Iowa, Dick Taber and his partner Brad Mumm of Durant, Iowa., grandchildren; Christian Taber, Frankie Heston, Bret Taber, Kory Heston, seven great-grandchildren and a brother; Tony Thornton of Princeton, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter; Debra Sue Taber, six sisters and two brothers.

Memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life Gathering

Saturday, December 4, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire, Iowa

200 S 12th St, Le Claire, IA 52753

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