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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.