Funerals, March 18, 2014

Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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Belver, Nina G., 72, Moline; 2 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Collins, Elmer L., 86, Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Eberts, Karen L., 71, Oquawka, Ill., formerly Moline; 1 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Fowler, Mary E., 89, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Hodgson, Rock Island.
Green, Arline Martha, 93, Galva; 11 a.m., Messiah Lutheran, Galva.
Griffin, B. Diane, 47, Davenport; 5 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Gustafson, Betty L., 87, Moline; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Lord, Walter Harmon Jr., 90, Moline; 2 p.m., Rafferty, Moline.
McConnell, Lillian E., 94, Aledo, formerly Milan; 11 a.m., Taylor Ridge United Methodist.
McGowan, Virginia L., 77, Davenport; noon, Third Missionary Baptist, Davenport.
McRoberts, Juanita, 92, Milan; 11 a.m., Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Ridgeway, Louise, 102, Silvis; 11 a.m., Pedrick, Keosauqua, Iowa.
Roden, James "T" Theadore, 84, Colona; 10 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Shelton, James H., 87, Davenport; 10 a.m., Weerts, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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