Deaths, March 26, 2013

Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 6:27 pm
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Austin, Hazel L., 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Bruce, Ricky A. "Gainey," 50, Viola; Dennison, Viola.
Castro, Rebecca, 93, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Damhoff, Carole D., 88, Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Duckett, Robert James, 88, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Farley, Frederick Dale, 78, Blue Grass; Weerts, Davenport.
Harkness, Terry D., 64, Silvis; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Hartman, Norman, 67, East Moline, Van Hoe, East Moline.
Hugart, Margaret E., 103, formerly Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Jameson, Sarah Jean, 79, Muscatine; George M. Wittich-Lewis, Muscatine.
Jones, Phyllis "Jonesy," 97, formerly Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Justus, Henrietta, 101, formerly Chicago; Wendt, Moline.
King, Mary Ann, 60, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Kramer, Dorothy E., 96, resident of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, formerly Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Malone, Eileen Agnes Longner, 80, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Mc Creight, Kenneth H., 83, Dacono, Colo., formerly Rock Island.
McNalley, Mary, 69, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Mitchell, Anna May, 86, Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Nelson, Gloria D., 71, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Waechter, Joseph Mayes, 89, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Walker, Vickie Rae, 59, formerly Rock Island; Wyman, Mesa, Ariz.


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  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.

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