Ivor Humes McGuire, 76, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Cox Health System South, Springfield. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is at the Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ivor was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Rock Island, a son of Harold and Gladys Humes McGuire. He married Carmen Mendoza. He graduated from Rock Island High School, where he was an All-State and All-American football player, and also was a graduate of Northwestern Illinois University, Evanston. Ivor worked in radio and television advertising sales and was a partner in the former Mosenfelder's Clothing Store in Rock Island. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and football and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. Ivor was an amazing father, grandfather, husband and friend. His love for life and passion for family was un-measureable. He often spent time telling stories about his childhood and sharing his life-learned experiences. He greeted people with the expression, "Hey, you!" Survivors include his wife, Carmen; sons, Jon McGuire, Ian (Melisa) McGuire and Charles (Imelda) Griffith; daughter, Dayna Seiber; grandchildren, Jake and Elizabeth McGuire, Scott and Melissa Mowery, Greg, Charlie and Mason Ivor Griffith, and Mia McGuire; and his brother, Larry (Georgia) McGuire. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Kevin McGuire. Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.