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DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Neil Padgett, 60, Davenport, died Thursday, March
7, 2002, at his home.
Celebration of life at Weerts Funeral Home,Davenport. Burial will be
at Davenport Memorial Park.
He was born on September 8, 1941, in Muscatine to John Wilson Padgett
and Alice Louise Schomberg Padgett. He married Vicky (Kramer) McFate
on August 17, 1996, in De Witt.
He graduated in 1964 from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant then
moved to DeWitt. He was a teacher and a coach at Central Community
Schools in DeWitt for 35 years. He taught junior high science for two
years, driver's education until 1984 and the learning disabilities
class until 1999. He coached junior high football and basketball for
two years, was a boys basketball assistant coach from 1966 - 67 and
sophomore coach from 1967 - 69. He served as head coach from 1969
until retirement. He also coached sophomore baseball and was on the
He was a member of the Iowa Basketball Association. In 1981 he
coached the Iowa State Championship team in class 2A, was 1996 state
coach of the year and was inducted in the basketball coaches hall of
fame in 2001.
He traveled with his wife, taught basketball and golfing.
Survivors include his wife, Vicky Padgett, of Davenport; daughters,
Stacy Klinefelter and husband, Brian, of De Witt, Kelly Galloway and
husband, Scott, of De Witt, Kim Spain of Davenport, Lori McFate of
Salisbury, North Carolina, Jodi Clifford and husband John of
Bettendorf; a son, Chris Padgett of Chicago; his mother, Louise
Padgett, a sister, Kathryn Padgett, a brother, Riley Padgett all of
Letts; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Padgett.
LETTS, Iowa - Karen L. Padgett, 64, of Letts, died Saturday, April 8,
2006, at her home.
Service will be at the Zion Lutheran Church, 517 Sycamore Street,
Muscatine. Reverend Paul Ostrem will officiate. Honorary Bearers
will be Rita Becker, Marilyn Briner, Rose Carolan, Reita Driskell,
Arlene Loerch, Ann Kisner, Janet Martz and Deanna Maxson. Casket
bearers will be David Dehrkoop, Douglas Dehrkoop, Daniel Dehrkoop,
Kevin Hansen, Mike Paidar, and Thad Driskell. Burial at Letts
Visitation at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home,
Muscatine. Memorials, to be made to Muscatine Zion Lutheran Church
Trust Fund, Iowa City Hospice, American Cancer Society, or the
charity of donor's choice.
Karen was born on August 27, 1941, in Dysart, the daughter of Marvin
and Pauline Richards Dehrkoop. She married J. Riley Padgett on March
18, 1961, in Waterloo.
She was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart on April 12,
1942, and was confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in Waterloo on
April 3, 1955.
She graduated from Orange Township Schools in Waterloo in 1959 and
attended Muscatine Community College.
She worked as secretary to the superintendent of Orange Township
Schools. She retired from HON Industries after 26 years, where she
served as Administrator of the Pension and Retirement Plans.
Karen was a member of the Muscatine Zion Lutheran Church, women's
group, Altar Guild and also served on various committees. She was
also a member of the Chapter T of T.T.T., and volunteered at
Louisa-Muscatine Elementary Schools.
She enjoyed caring for her beloved grandson, baking and decorating
cakes and cookies, sewing, reading and flowers.
Survivors include her husband, J. Riley Padgett of Letts; one son,
Gregory B. Padgett of Letts; one daughter, Kristi K. Padgett Truitt
of Letts; one grandson, Nicolas J. Padgett-Truitt of Letts; two
brothers, Richard Dehrkoop and wife, Jan, of Marshalltown, and Roger
Dehrkoop of Buckingham; one sister, Joyce Hansen and husband, Robert,
of Dunkerton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Vicki Sue
Padgett, and a sister, Marlene Reid.
LETTS, Iowa -- N. Kathryn Padgett, 65, Letts, died Monday, May 9,
2005, at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine.
Service at the United Methodist Church, Letts. Reverend Kimberly
Bowles will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Gregory
Padgett, Christopher Padgett, Steve Schomberg, Carl Carlson, Randy
Townsley, and Jon Hafner. Burial will be at the Letts Cemetery.
Visitation at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation
Services, Columbus Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Letts United Methodist Church, Lutheran Homes, and the
American Cancer Society.
Miss Padgett was born December 20, 1939, in Muscatine, the daughter
of John W. and Alice Louise Schomberg Padgett.
She had worked as a nurse's aide at the Lutheran Homes, retiring in
2003 after 25 years.
She was a member of Letts United Methodist Church and Chapter T of the TTT's.
Survivors include her mother, A. Louise Padgett of Letts; a brother,
J. Riley Padgett and wife, Karen, of Letts; nephews, Gregory Padgett
of Letts, and Christopher Padgett and wife, Julia, of Evanston,
Illinois; a niece, Kristi Truitt of Letts; a great-nephew, Nicolas
Truitt; special friends, Erm Holt and Virginia Barrick; and several
aunts and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, J. Neil Padgett;
and a niece, Vicki Padgett.
LETTS, Iowa - Louise Padgett, 100, of Letts, died Monday, May 25,
2009, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
Service at the Letts United Methodist Church. Reverend Mike Townsley
and Reverend Kimberly Bowles will officiate the service. Honorary
bearers will be Deanna Clevenger, Kristi Padgett-Truitt, and Nicolas
Padgett-Truitt. Casket bearers will be Greg Padgett, Christopher
Padgett, Mark Bohling, Keith Padgett, Kevin Clevenger, and Steve
Schomberg. Burial will be in the Letts Cemetery.
Visitation at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Mercy
Louise was born on June 9, 1908, in Cotter, Iowa, the daughter of
Frederick C. and May Chown Schomberg. She married John W. Padgett on
April 11, 1936, in Mt. Vernon. He preceded her in death in 1993.
Prior to her marriage, she taught in Franklin Grove, Illinois, and
Sandy Grove School in Letts, Iowa.
She was a member of the Chapter T. of the T.T.T., Letts United
Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include her son, J. Riley Padgett of Letts; three
grandchildren, Kristi Padgett-Truitt of Letts, Gregory Padgett of
Letts, and Christopher Padgett of Algonquin, Illinois; one
great-grandson, Nicolas Padgett-Truitt; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine
Schomberg of Letts, and Emma Padgett of Dixon, Illinois; and several
nieces and nephews.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, J.
Neil Padgett, one daughter, N. Kathryn Padgett, one granddaughter,
Vicki Padgett, one brother, Max Schomberg; two sisters, Florence
Schomberg Raymond, and Kathryn Schomberg Goddard, and a
daughter-in-law, Karen L. Padgett.
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