Adelaida “Mercy” Halen, 60, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after a long battle with renal and heart disease. A visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30 at Our Lady of Victory in Davenport, Iowa, followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service led by Monsignor Parizek. A private family burial of her cremated remains next to her husband will take place at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Adelaida “Mercy” Halen, 60, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after a long battle with renal and heart disease. A visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30 at Our Lady of Victory in Davenport, Iowa, followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service led by Monsignor Parizek. A private family burial of her cremated remains next to her husband will take place at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Mercy was born in Manila, Philippines on May 10, 1953, and relocated to the Quad Cities after she married the late Robert Halen in 1971. She lived and raised her four children in Park View, Iowa, and in Geneseo.

Mercy received a BA in business from St. Ambrose College and later founded multiple businesses in Iowa and Illinois, including two beauty salons and the Clinic Massage Institute, which was recognized as the first accredited massage therapy school in Illinois. She migrated to Arizona in 2002 and later returned to the Philippines, where she became a doctor of osteopathic medicine and opened the Myoskeletal Pain Therapy Center. Dedicated to teaching and healing people all over the world, Mercy was a sought-after speaker and instructor for natural medicine, reflexology and massage therapy.

She cherished her family and enjoyed traveling, being near the water, bowling, crochet and winning big at the casinos.

Survivors include her four children, Erich, Jennifer and Erron Halen and Tita Hershey. She was a grandmother or “Lola” to four grandsons and expecting her fifth grandchild. She also has two brothers and a sister in the Philippines. She was preceded in death by her parents.