Sister Leona Mary Manning, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Johnston, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Humility of Mary Center, Magnificat Chapel, Davenport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel. She was born in 1922. She entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1943 and professed vows in 1946. Survivors include her sister, Rita Hettich. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and four sisters. Visit her obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.