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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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