Dorothy Louise Adams, 85, of Crystal Lake, Ill., formerly of the Quad-Cities, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Crystal Pines Nursing Home in Crystal Lake. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com. Dorothy was born June 9, 1927, in Davenport, the daughter of Floyd and Carmen Carter Winckler. She graduated from Davenport Central High School. She married Robert W. Adams on July 9, 1948, in Milan. He preceded her in death on Dec.19, 1997. They lived in Aledo, where her husband had a retail milk business until 1959. While in Aledo she was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rainbow Girls organization. After living in Macomb and Peoria, Ill., the family moved to Moline in 1963, where Dorothy worked as the head checker at the Jewel Turnstyle store. Her husband's work later took her to Madison, Wis., Belleville, Ill., and Wheaton, Ill., before the couple retired to Ruskin, Fla. After her husband's death, she moved back to be near family and friends, spending time in Davenport, Hot Springs, Ark., Lititz, Pa., and the Chicago area. During her retirement Dorothy enjoyed painting, ceramics and golf, but her greatest love was for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those left to honor her memory include her children, Daryl (Martha) Adams, Barrington Hills, Ill., Dennise S. (Gary) Benear, Swansea, Ill., and Pamela J. (Earl) Snyder, Lititz; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne K. England.
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.