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, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.