June Goodman, 86, of Aledo, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fippinger, where a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com. She was born Dec. 12, 1926, in DePue, Ill., to Albert and Eva Smith Noble. She graduated from Aledo High School and married W. E. Harold Goodman on April 4, 1947, in Marion, Va. He died April 5, 1969. She was employed in several different capacities at the former Fortner Shelter and Care in Aledo. She retired as administrator in 1982. June enjoyed crocheting, crafts and collecting angels. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Goodman and Kathy (Charles Lemon) Goodman, all of Aledo; two grandchildren, Paul Cooper, of Ohio, and Kevin Cooper, of Milan; four great-grandchildren, Kathy Jean and Caroline Cooper, of Davenport, and Bailey Dooley and Alexis Cooper, both of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and six brothers.
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.