Funerals, Dec. 28, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Barnes, Ethelwyn "Ethel" C., 89, Geneseo; 2-6 p.m., Barney's Bar and Grill, Geneseo.
Besse, Rodney E., 74, Erie; 11 a.m., Erie United Methodist.
Bosten, John J., 64, Cordova; 10:30 a.m., Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Boyer, Eugene "Bill," 86, Moline; 2 p.m., Wendt, Moline.
Bryant, Nancy E., 60, rural Geneseo; 10:30 a.m., Bethel Assembly of God, Rock Island.
Crockett, Kenneth E., 67, Newport News, Va., formerly Kewanee and Sheffield; 11 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Douglas, James C., 71, Little York, Ill.; 2 p.m., Little Cedar, Little York.
Henkhaus, Lynne Marie Kinate, 68, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., Christ the King Chapel, St. Ambrose University, Davenport.
Hollatz, Vernon H., 97, Geneseo; 10:30 a.m., St. John's Lutheran, rural Geneseo.
Kelly, Cindy Lee, 45, formerly Moline; 10 a.m., DeRoo, Moline.
March, Cora Bell, 81, Davenport; 11 a.m., Temple Baptist, Davenport.
Poelvoorde, Margaret Y., 89, East Moline; 11 a.m., St. Anne Catholic, East Moline.
Polk, Diana D., 69, East Moline; 1 p.m., St. Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal, Champaign, Ill.
Rolfs, Evelyn L., 94, Hope Creek, East Moline; 11 a.m. Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Sedder, Donald R., 67, Milan; 1 p.m., Hodgson, Rock Island.
Upton, Darrell L., 77, Moline; 1 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Van Bunnen, Anna Colleen, 88, East Moline; noon, Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wamsley, Brad W., 49, Davenport; noon, Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.


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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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