Elba M. Hebbeln

Elba M. Hebbeln, 99, of West Bend, formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 in West Bend.

Gravesite services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at Oakdale Memorial Gar-dens, Daven-port. Iowa.

Those wishing to attend the service should meet at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, 644 River Drive, Bettendorf, by 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Bettendorf Presbyterian Church.

Elba was born July 1, 1907 in Albany, Ill., the daughter of James and Margaret (McDaniel) Montgomery, and was united in marriage to Elmer Hebbeln on Sept. 2, 1933 in Davenport.

He preceded her in death in 1962.

Elba was employed as a secretary for the Stafne & Lewis law firm in Bettendorf. She retired in 1972.

Her parents were founders of the Presbyterian Church where Elba remained active during the years she resided in Bettendorf.

She was an excellent bridge player who enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events.

Elba resided in Bettendorf until 2000 when she moved to West Bend, to be with family.

She was known for her kind heart and independent spirit.

She will be missed and loved for her great character and the courage she displayed in living her life.

Those left to honor her memory include her sister-in-law, Eloise Montgomery, of Durham, N.C.; her niece, Jene Goshaw (Alfred) of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and her children, David Goshaw of Chapel Hill and Christina (David) Hinkle, of Chapel Hill and their children, Annabelle, Katie, and Calvin; her niece, Diane Montgomery of West Bend and her children, Eric (Mindy) Fryklund of West Bend and Sonya Fryklund of Wauwa-tosa; her niece, Marilyn Pitznerís children, Jim (Sara) Pitzner of Maple Grove, Minn. and their children, Drew and Cole, Julie (Dana) Mattson and their children, Alexa and Heather, and Elizabeth Hilton.

In addition to her husband, Elmer, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Montgomery, and her niece, Marilyn Pitzner.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Elbaís obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.