Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Alava, Leonida R., 80, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Griffin, La Verne W. , 95, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Gustafson, Catherine F., 84, Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Hillyer, William L., 72, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hoffman, Erline, 90, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Horeth, Scott H., 69, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Hovey, Doris M., 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Rogers Shebesta, Beatrice "Bea," 101, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Turner, Kenneth, 96, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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