Frances Lamont, 101, of Moline, died Feb. 2, 2019, at Heartland Care Center, in Moline. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Rafferty Funeral Home, in Moline, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in East Moline. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to Sacred Heart Church of Moline’s stained glass window fund.
Frances was born July 6, 1917, in Atkinson, the daughter of Levinus and Ilo May (Kildow) Hoogerwerf, the second of four children. Her family moved several times as she grew up, from Atkinson to Milan to Moline. She graduated from Sacred Heart grade school in 1934 and was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church, in Moline.
She married Delber Thomas Lamont on Feb. 3, 1940, and together they raised three children. During her marriage, she also was a working mother.
Frances enjoyed gardening, sewing, and refinishing old furniture, but one of her greatest joys in life was painting. In the 1960s, it was oil painting, and in the 1970s, it was watercolors.
Survivors include son, William and Pauline (Krauel) Lamont, of Geneseo; daughter, Gail (Lamont) and Greg Ator, of Bettendorf, Iowa; grandchildren, James and Bryanne (Holtz) Lamont, of Mountain Home, Idaho; Heather (Lamont) and Michael Adams, of Troy; Delber Lamont, of Navarre, Fla; Ashley (Ator) and Zach Vander Meeden, of Ft. Collins, Colo; and great-grandchildren, Jarod Lamont, stationed in Korea with the U.S. Air Force; Addison Adams, of Troy; and Sierra and Isabel Vander Meeden, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; nephews, James and Patty (Weed) Hoogerwerf, of Milan; and Larry Lamont, of Moline; and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, George, Esther and Lucian; her husband, Delber Lamont; and her daughter, Carol Lamont.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Heartland Care Center and Heartland Hospice Care for their compassionate care during her stay.