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 Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th Masonic District of Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle. 1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.