Funerals today, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
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Doescher, Kathryn J., 83, Fulton; 10:30 a.m., Second Reformed, Fulton.
Ghys, Frank A. Jr., 74, Coal Valley; 1:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran, Rock Island.
Jones, Phyllis "Jonesy," 97, formerly Bettendorf; 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran, Davenport.
King, Mary Ann, 60, Kewanee; 1:30 p.m., Rux, Kewanee.
Leone, Giuseppe "Joe," 71, Rock Island; 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Rock Island.
Mitchell, Anna May, 86, Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa; 2 p.m., Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Thompson, Charlotte J., 94, Davenport; 10 a.m., Holy Family Catholic, Davenport.
Traub, Sharon K. "Crouse," 67, Colona; 6:30 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
VerStraete, Betty A., 89, Moline; 2 p.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Vickers, Donald "Donnie" Jr., 39, Port Byron; 10 a.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Waechter, Joseph Mayes, 89, Davenport; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport.
Watson, Diann, 48, Davenport; noon, Harvest Time Family Worship, Davenport.
Watters, Robert L., 99, Coal Valley; 10 a.m., First Evangelical Free, Moline.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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