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 Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.