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Joan M. Dunmore - 86

4/7/1930 - 7/17/2016

Clinton, Iowa

Joan M. Carleton Dunmore, age 86 of Clinton, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center North surrounded by her family. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A private graveside service will be held at Springdale Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for Joan will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Joan was born April 7th, 1930 in Yonkers, NY, the daughter of Ted and Helen (Sullivan) Carleton. She was raised in Chicago, IL and always considered it her home town. Joan attended Mount St. Clare Academy in Clinton, IA graduating in 1948. She then attended Mount St. Clare College getting her AA Degree in 1950. Joan received a BA in nursing at St. Francis Hospital’s School of Nursing in Evanston, IL in 1953. Joan married John G. (Jack) Dunmore on October 16th, 1954 in Chicago. Jack passed away on October 10, 1993. She worked as an RN at Mercy Hospital and Wyndcrest Nursing Home, retiring in 1985. Joan was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church and Prince of Peace Parish. She loved spending time with her family, playing the piano and watching old movies. Joan was a diehard Chicago Bears fan and followed the Cubs. Joan is survived by her children, John Dunmore and Bill Dunmore of Clinton, IA, Helen (Tony) Gonzales of Moline, IL, Sandy (Byron) Stowe of Davenport, IA, Tom (Sandy) Dunmore of Freeport, IL and Michelle Dunmore of Madison, WI; her sister Dorothy Bass of Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack and her son Mark, on July 31, 2012. Online condolences may be left at



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  • Richard Williams

    on 07/18/16

    God bless you in your time of sorrow.
  • Delora Marran

    on 07/18/16

    Beautiful amazing woman. Prayers of peace and healing to the family. My love to you all.
  • Beth & Joe Bailey

    on 07/19/16

    My sweet Sandy and family - We send our love across the miles and hope that the amazing memories you have of hysterical laughter and fun with your Mom will carry you through the tough weeks ahead... Love you all, B and J
  • Michelle Simpson

    on 07/19/16

    Bill, Prayers for you and your family. Michelle, Jerome, Mike
  • Trudy and Gerry Murphy

    on 07/19/16

    To all of the Dunmore family: Gerry and I will always remember how kind your mom was. We know you'll have great memories.
  • Rhonda Schmidt

    on 07/19/16

    Family of Joan Dunmore...So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a sweetheart of a lady and always made me feel like a part of the family which meant the world to me. We always had a good laugh together. Rest in Peace Joan!
  • Sisters of St. Francis

    on 07/19/16

    We, the Sisters of St. Francis, have cherished memories of Joan during her years at St. Francis de Paula, Mount St. Clare Academy and Mount St. Clare College. We will pray for the repose of her soul. May the Lord who is ever faithful bring comfort to strengthen you in your sorrow. We extend our sympathy to the family.
  • Amy Parker

    on 07/19/16

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Ken Burn

    on 07/19/16

    May all the fond memories of your mother comfort you at this difficult time. You and your family, John, are in my family's thoughts and prayers.
  • Dennis Mathewson

    on 07/21/16

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." For more com- fort, I turn to the website at: (Search: Comfort)

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