Nov 022010


Inez Marie Ambre, 82, a resident of Bettendorf, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at The Fountains Assisted Living Center, Bettendorf.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport, beginning with a prayer service at 4 p.m. that all are invited to attend. The family will greet friends after the prayer service until 7 p.m. There will be additional visitation on Friday at the church from 9-9:50 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass.

Inez Marie Schloemer was born on Dec. 9, 1927 to Florentius and Ellen (O’Neil) Schloemer in Davenport, Iowa. She was married Richard (Dick) Leo Ambre on May 22, 1954 in Davenport. She was a devoted wife and mother for 56 years.

Inez received her R.N. from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a surgical nurse at Mercy Hospital in Davenport. She grew up as a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in West Davenport, later was a member St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and most recently was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid gardener. In her younger days she enjoyed her travels to Europe and across the country visiting her grandchildren with Dick.

She is survived by her husband, Richard, and their eight children; daughters Cathleen (Jim) Seaman of Davenport and Mary Ellen (Phil) Sachs of Eagan, Minn.; and sons Mark of Davenport, Timothy (Linda) of Redmond, Wash., Paul of Davenport, Daniel (Mary) of Plymouth, Minn., Matthew (Maria) of Chicago and Rick (Eileen) Ambre of San Francisco, Calif. Inez also leaves behind twelve devoted grandchildren and her sister Mary Theresa Johnson.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Fran Haase, may they rest in peace.

A special thanks to all the dedicated staff at The Fountains Assisted Living Center and the Special Needs Unit.

Memorials may be made to the Handicap Development Center or the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Iowa.  

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Inez’s obituary at

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