Deaths, Nov. 20, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:35 pm
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Almquist, Elaine Mildred, 85, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Beall, Lawrence A., 68, Champaign, Ill.; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Cannell, Terrance "Terry" R., 56, Kewanee and Galva area; Rux, Kewanee.
Eklund, Oliver E., 87, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Eller, Mary E., 88, of Molinel Sullivan-Phillips, East Moline.
Kraan, Louise Maureen, 92, formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Krotz, Martha A., 77, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Neal, Charles "Wayne," 70, Olathe, Kan., formerly of East Moline; Penwell-Gabel, Olathe.
Godwin, Dale E., 74, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Gurung, Jal Maya, 72, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Hayes, Laurence, 90, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
O'Connell, Jacob "FARVA," 24, Buffalo; Runge, Davenport.
Phillips, Barry Sr., 53, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Powell, Jeffrey H., 52, Hillsdale.
Ross-Webb, Cynthia J. "Cindi," 55, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sevier, Carol, 78, East Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Sneed, Lillian G., 79, North Liberty, Iowa, formerly of LeClaire; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Threlkeld, Calvin G., 88, Port Byron; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Vaky, J. Russell, 100, Champaign, Ill., formerly of Rock Island.
Vargas, Andrea E. "Ann," 43, Davenpor; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Woolley, Pauline, 87, Moline; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Womack, Jared "Bear," 36, Milan; Wendt, Moline.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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