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Virginia Chandler

April 8, 2018


Memorial services celebrating the life of Virginia E. Chandler, 95, of Bettendorf, will be at 11:30am on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport.  Visitation will be from 10am until time of service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.


Mrs. Chandler passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at The Fountains, Bettendorf.


Virginia E. Riley was born July 29, 1922 in Colfax, IA, the eldest daughter of Frank and Pauline (Krohn) Riley.  She was united in marriage to Dean Chandler on June 16, 1944.  They celebrated over 73 years of marriage prior to his passing on June 21, 2017.


Virginia was a homemaker and also worked for many years in the school food service in both Carlisle and Davenport, IA.  She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting and needlepoint.  She loved the outdoors and took great pleasure bird watching.                  


Survivors include daughter Susan (Ken) Carpenter, Moline; sons Michael (Ellen) Chandler, Garrison, NY, and David (Susan Gosney) Chandler, Dundas, Ontario, Canada; grandchildren Krista, Paul, Daniel, Jon, Alexander and William; and six great grandchildren.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Marilyn Jennings and Josephine Riley. 


The family would like to extend a special thank you to their Fountains family for the wonderful care given to Virginia, and her husband Dean, over the years.


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