Deceased Classmates & Guests

Mary E Wallaert (Wall)

Mary Ellen Wall, age 79, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA. The family will greet friends from 3:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16th at the funeral home. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or Toys for Tots.

Mary Ellen was born on December 4, 1944 in Moline, Illinois. She was the third child born to Jule and Edith Wallaert. Mary married George Richard Wall on February 6, 1965 in East Moline, Illinois. Mary attended Willard Elementary School, John Deere Junior High, and Moline High School, graduating in 1962. After graduation, Mary worked as an administrative assistant at Ametek Inc. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, Mary worked as an orthodontic office receptionist and as an orthodontic lab technician.

Mary enjoyed working outside in her beautiful yard and reading all kinds of books. She was also active golfing with George in her later years. Mary loved music and was usually the first one on the dance floor! She was a devoted Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes and Bettendorf Bulldogs fan. There was nothing Mary loved more though, than watching her grandkids play sports and do other activities. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. Mary was very social and never met a stranger! She enjoyed spending time at Sports Fans in Bettendorf with her friends and family. Mary had dear lifelong friends. She got together with her “club” friends every month for about 60 years. Mary and George enjoyed hosting many family holiday dinners and cookouts. Mary set a beautiful table and she cooked amazing dinners. She loved to entertain.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Wendy and Sean Coghlan, Argyle, Texas, son and daughter-in-law Andrew and Kami Wall, Bettendorf, Iowa, beloved grandchildren include Davis (Mary) Coghlan, Jarrell, Texas, William Coghlan, Grapevine, Texas, Jane Coghlan, Mesa, Arizona, Annalise Wall, Grimes, Iowa, and Andrew J. Wall, Iowa City, Iowa, brother Jerry Wallaert, Moline, Illinois, sister-in-law Judee Wallaert, Moline, Illinois, brothers-in-law Dr. Richard Wall of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thomas Egan, Minnetonka, Minnesota and many loved nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Wall, mother and father, Jule and Edith Wallaert, brothers James and Michael Wallaert, sisters-in-law Marjorie Wall Bingham and Mary L. Wall, nephew Ryan Wall, and niece Elizabeth Wallaert. May they rest in peace.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their kind and thoughtful care in her final days. Those planning to attend visitation and/or funeral may choose to wear red in her honor. Red was her favorite color, the color of love. We really loved you, Mom/Grandma/Grammy!! “We mean we reeeeally loved you!”

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01/11/24 08:23 AM #1    

Richard C. Anderson

Mary was one of Sylvia's "Moline" friends since their school days to their last days together having spent many "club" times together along with all the others who enjoyed their mutual friendships.  Mary and George threw the best gatherings and had the best real life stories.  Two more really good friends you couldn't have.  Mary's most enduring quality may have been that she took people as they were.  She really liked others.

01/11/24 12:34 PM #2    

Ken Storms

There have been an increasing number of obituaries for our classmates.  With a large class, that is to be expected as we approach 80.  Many of them I didn't know well then and have had no connection to since.  Mary is different.  We were classmates at John Deere and I had contact with her throughout high school.  She is someone i always looked forward to seeing at class reunions.  She was a warm friendly person who always made me feel good to see again.  This morning I opened the latest MHS email hoping that it would be another classmate I didn't know well.  Unfortunately, it wasn't.  Mary, I will miss you as will all of our classmates who you touched with your kindness all of these years.  RIP and love, Ken

01/15/24 12:53 PM #3    

Bob Willis

I could say "ditto" to Ken's comments about Mary.  I will always remember her for her smile & genuine interest in seeing you.  I didn't get to know Mary well......but, we spent a good bit of time together at the bowling alley the night that we graduated from MHS.  At the last reunion that I attended, Mary wanted to dance.  Her husband, George, didn't want to dance.  So, I said "Mary, come on....let's dance."  It was a fun time getting reacquainted with Mary & meeting her fine husband.  Didn't know that it was going to be the last time that I saw either of them here on earth.  Mary has joined George and no longer is suffering.  God bless!!  





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