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Roberta J. Connell

March 15, 1944 — May 9, 2020

Roberta J. Connell, 76, of Davenport, Iowa, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Davenport Lutheran Home.

Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Cremation Society of the Quad Cities. Memorials may be made to Genesis Medical Center in Davenport or Davenport Lutheran Home.

Roberta JoAnn Connell was born March 15, 1944, in Davenport, the daughter of Vincent and Mary Ellen (Garrity) Connell. She worked at Genesis Hospital in Davenport for many years. Bert was a kind hearted person who dedicated her life to helping other people and doing anything in her power to ensure their happiness. She loved dancing with her friends and laughing with her family.

Bert is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Sehmann of Davenport and Peggy Brissman of East Moline; her nephew, Brian (Anna) Brissman of Texas; her nieces, Amanda Brissman of Illinois, Sharon Sehmann of Florida, Ann Dunn of North Carolina and Barbara (Chad) Frisch of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Frances Connell, her brother-in-law, Robert Brissman, and her niece, Peggy Lamont. She was also preceded in death by her longtime significant other, Don Temple.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the phenomenal staff at Davenport Lutheran Home for treating Bert like she was a part of their own family and taking such excellent care of her during her stay.

Immediate family will gather for a Celebration of Bert’s life at a later date.

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