Amy Blackwell Scott, 58, of Moline, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials can be made to National Marfan Foundation. Amy was born Dec. 27, 1955, in Moline, the daughter of F. Wayne and Margery (Marr) Blackwell. She married Mark Scott on Dec. 29, 1991, in Rock Island. She graduated from Western Illinois University. Amy was a realtor at the former Blackwell Realty and Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors. She was very artistic and enjoyed creating sculptures. Survivors include her husband, Mark; sisters, Jill (Ralph) Rosato, Los Angeles, Calif., Theresa Blackwell, Fairhope, Ala., and Ann (Tim) Slavin, Morrison; brother, Jeffrey (Liz) Blackwell, Coal Valley; nieces and nephews, Emily, Molly, Elizabeth, Maggie, Stephanie, Jay and Tom. Condolences may be left at RaffertyFunerals.com.
Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.