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Barbara J. Tawney

August 6, 1937 — September 30, 2022

Davenport

Barbara J. Tawney

Funeral services for Barbara J. (Stewart) McMillan Tawney, 85, of Davenport, will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2022 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.  Burial will be in Andalusia Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Please wear your favorite football attire. Memorials may be made to No Foot Too Small.  Barb died Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

 

Barbara Stewart was born August 6, 1937 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a daughter of Elmo and Josephine (Siegartner) Stewart.  She married Jerry McMillan, Sr. in 1953 until his passing.  She later married Eugene F. Tawney, Sr. in 1964.

 

Barb worked for many years at Wonder Bread. She most recently had worked for Addus HomeCare.


Barb adored her large family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a diehard Denver Broncos fan, even naming her cat, Elway. She also was a Nascar fan especially the Earnhardts. She spent many of her birthdays at the Mississippi Valley Fair, loved to camp, and enjoyed playing darts.

 

Survivors include her children: Michael McMillan, Moline, Victoria (Mike) Aguirre, Pamela Aguirre, all of Davenport, Jerry C. (Sandra) McMillan, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, Eugene F. (Athena) Tawney, Jr., Davenport, and Annette (Jamie Banfield) Carmody, Eldridge; sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren with two on the way, and one great-great grandchild on the way; a brother, William Stewart, Illinois City, Illinois, and many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband Jerry, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Rik Aguirre, great-grandson, Rowan Joseph Aguirre, her parents, and a sister, Marilyn Bremer. 

 

A special thank you to Barb’s granddaughter, Andy Eldredge-McMillan, who provided great care and comfort during the final chapter of Barb’s journey.

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Visitation

Monday, October 3, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 3, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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