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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
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