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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.