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Cathy Jean Cruse | obituaries

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Cathy Jean Cruse, 64, a resident of Davenport, Iowa, died Monday, March 28, 2022, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

Cathy was born Feb. 2, 1958, in Parsons, the daughter of Wilbur and Ruth (Slane) Cruse.

Cathy worked as a process server for HSPS Legal Services. She previously worked as a certified nursing assistant and operated her own personal day care for several years. To this day, many of the day care children who are now adults still look to her as a mother figure and for spiritual guidance. She adored all of her grandchildren and cherished spending time with them. Cathy was a farm girl at heart and loved horses. She was a woman of God and a powerful prayer warrior for many loved ones, friends and others in need. A few of her many favorite scriptures were Psalms 23, 91 and Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

She enjoyed being in her yard, gardening, cooking, animals and arts and crafts.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Henry McAden, Heather (Anton) Taylor, Brooke McAden and Candace (EuGene Hoefer) McAden, all of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren, Shakayla, Chantavia, Ramire, Araya, Brooklynn, Freddie, Anton “JuJu,” Kaedyn, Liberty, Logan, Leland and Lyrical; a great-granddaughter, Rhylee; and siblings, Ronald Shearer, Vicki Capstaff and Eric Shearer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Richard Shearer; and brother, Timothy Shearer.

A celebration of life will be from 1 to 4 pm Sunday, May 29, at the Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the family. A GoFundMe page has been established and can be viewed at

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