Funerals today, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 18, 2012, 8:14 pm
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Anderson, Shirley S., 78, rural Lisbon, Ill.; 11 a.m., Grace Lutheran, Morris.
Behncke, Burnelle Keith "BK," 92, formerly Davenport; 10:30 a.m., National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport).
Culbertson, Gertrude L., 94, Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
DeCoster, Mary Kay, 79, Moline; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart, Moline.
Fox, Frances L., 95, Rock Island; 1 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Jones, Belinda Jean, 61, Davenport; 11 a.m., Progressive Baptist, Davenport.
Roberts, Lillie M., 87, Davenport; 11 a.m., Grandview Baptist, Davenport.
Sheckles, Hazel, 93, formerly Keithsburg and Seaton; 6 p.m., Dennison, Aledo.
Ward, Carolyn M., 73, Woodhull; 10:30 a.m., Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Woodhull.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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