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, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.