Beverly A. Andich, 86, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. Burial is at the Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities or to the American Cancer Society. Beverly Ann Shapiro was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Monmouth, the daughter of Harry and Freda Slaterdowsky Shapiro. She married Marvin S. Andich on May 27, 1948, in Davenport. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Pioneer Women-Na'amat, B'nai B'rith Women, the Beth Israel Sisterhood, Rock Island County Bar Association Auxiliary and the Jewish Federation L'Chaim program. Beverly served as an election judge for many years and in earlier years was active in the Audubon School P.T.A. and was a Cub Scout den leader. She was famous for her chocolate chip cookies. Beverly loved playing Mah Jong and gardening. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; children (and spouses), Stephen (Marla) Andich, Rock Island, Susan (Dan) Horan, Chicago, and Alan (Mary) Andich, Belleville, Ill.; grandchildren, Dori (Jonathan) McGhee, Sarah Andich, Lucy Andich, Sadie Horan, Genevieve Horan, Fraya Andich and Elliott Andich; and great-grandchildren, Aleja Andich and Xavier McGhee. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Irwin and Marvin Shapiro. Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 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. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.