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Barbara I. (Wolfe) Lyons

September 27, 1923 ~ June 10, 2018 (age 94)

A Requiem Mass for Barbara I. Lyons, 94, a resident of Erie and formerly of Davenport will be 10:00 am Friday, June 15, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 516 Fillmore Street, Davenport. Her son Fr. John Lyons, F.S.S.P. will be the celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Rosary will be at 7:00 pm. Burial will be in the National Cemetery Rock Island Arsenal.

Barbara died peacefully Sunday, June 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family, at her daughter, Kate’s home in Erie.  

Barbara Irene Wolfe was born September 27, 1923 in Fulton, Illinois a daughter of Edward Lucien and Catherine Elizabeth “Irene” (Duggan) Wolfe. She married Edward Joseph Lyons on February 3, 1951.  He preceded her in death April 30, 2011. They were blessed with 60 years of marriage.

Barbara received a degree in nursing from the Mercy School of Nursing and worked as
an RN for many years.  A loving wife, mother and grand-mother, she cherished her Catholic faith and taught her children to do the same.

Memorials can be made to SmileTrain or Fraternity of St. Peter (F.S.S.P.)

Those left to honor her memory include her ten children and their spouses, Ellen (Joe)
Valencia, Joseph (Catherine) Lyons, Fr. John Lyons, F.S.S.P., Daniel Lyons, Kathleen “Kate”
Lyons, Mary (Gary) Ewert, David (Jackie) Lyons, Christine Lyons, Paula (Thomas) Barbato,
Diane (Mark) Wolf, thirty-three grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, and sisters,
Patricia (Bill) Reagan and Kay Lent.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ed, grandson, Mark Lyons, and
siblings, Jim, Mary, John and Betty.


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