Robert Handley


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Retired Lt. Col. Robert Harold Handley, 86, of Bettendorf, died Nov. 11, 2012, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Rock Island National Cemetery. Meet at Runge, Davenport, by 1:30 p.m. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday at Runge.
He was born Dec. 18, 1925.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria M. Martin Handley; children, Robert P., Lubbock, Texas, Linda J., Bettendorf, Lori A. Gunn, Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






(More History)