Kathleen "Kip" Painter-Majeski, 56, of Silvis, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be at noon Saturday at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Kathleen Painter was born on Jan. 21, 1956, in Moline, the daughter of Frank and Darleen DuPre Painter. She attended John Deere School, East Moline, St. Mary's School, East Moline, and graduated from United Township High School. She married Arnold Majeski on Sept. 15, 1979, and together they had a son, Adam. She had worked at Mallard Maintenance and did custodial work at the bank and nursing home in Prophetstown. Kip enjoyed drawing, crocheting, decorating and staying in touch with her friends and family. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Adam and April Majeski, Montgomery, Texas; granddaughter, Autumn Sproull; her father, Frank, East Moline; sister, Therese James, East Moline; brother, Steven Painter, Havana, Ill.; nephew, Nathan; and nieces, Kristin, Megan and Katie; and her cat, Rosie. She was preceded in death by her mother. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.