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 Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground. 1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students. 1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.