Velma W. Anderson, 85, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sherrard Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Velma was born on May 14, 1928, in Lamoni, Iowa, the daughter of Rutherford and Mary Hurst Shannon. She married Arlie "Shadow" Anderson on Sept. 6, 1955, in Iowa. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, gardening and bowling. Survivors include her children, Denise Anderson and Christine (Kelvin) Hipkins, both of Milan; grandsons, Kyle Hipkins and Chad Hipkins; and sisters, Betty Kelly, Colorado, and Mae Forsberg, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Vernon and LeRoy Shannon. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.
Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once. 1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed. 1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France. 1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion. 1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. 1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.