Deaths, March 31, 2013

Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 4:42 pm
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Barnes, Gevernia Schachel, 81, Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Bettendorf; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Bizarri, Natalie Jean, 87, Coal Valley; Schroder, Silvis.
Davis, Bonnie Lous, 58, Milan; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Haedrich, Alida "Lillian," 93, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Mack, George D., 91, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Morrison, Dr. Donald E., 81, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Petersen, Jerris G. "Jerry," 80, Donahue; Chambers, Eldridge.
Springer, Grace E., 92, Silvis; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Tucker, Beverly J., 84, Moline; Wendt, Moline.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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