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, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.