Jacqueline A. "Ann" Meier, 65, of Moline, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in her home. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Visitation is one hour before the services. Memorials may be made to the Animal Aid Humane Society, Moline. The former Jacqueline Ann Williams was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Queens, N.Y. She was adopted by Raymond and Aletha Carter Williams at an early age. She graduated from Centerville High School, Centerville, Iowa, in 1965. She married Marion "Tom" Hayes and later married Jeffrey Dean Meier on Dec. 14, 1986, in Centerville. She lived and worked in Muscatine, Iowa, for many years and had a lengthy career in sales and operations management in the recycling and waste management industry before retiring a few years ago. She loved music, having played keyboards and sung in bands for many years, and enjoyed cooking. Ann is survived by her husband, Jeff; a daughter and son-in-law, Deidre "Dee" and Donald Thomas, and a granddaughter, Savannah Thomas, all of Dallas, Texas; and stepchildren, Angi Meier, of Mahomet, Ill., and Christopher Meier, of Mattoon, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tom Williams. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.