Dorothy 'Jean' Laughead


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 7:50 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Dorothy "Jean" Laughead, 87, formerly of Moline, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at OSF Hospital, Peoria, Ill.
She will be buried next to her huband on Arsenal Island, Rock Island. Services are pending.
She was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Wm. Henry and Edna Emma Biebigheuser Rueter. She was a graduate of Quincy High School and Gem City Business College. In 1947 she married C.W. "Bill" Laughead. The couple raised three childern.
Jean worked as a secretary for John Deere and as a sales clerk at JC Penney.
She is survived by her children, Robin (Kathy) Laughead, Zwingle, Iowa, Donald Laughead, Moline, and Janet Berfield, Peoria; four grandchildern, Elyse Laughead, Amber Laughead, both of Davenport, Laura Berfield, Chicago, and Tom (Elizabeth) Berfield along with two great-grandchildern Lillianne and Flora Berfield of Louisville, Ky. She was preceeded in death by her husband Bill; her brothers, Kennith, Maurice and Donald; and her beloved sister, Wilma.












 




Local events heading








  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.




(More History)