Kay Williams

Posted Online: June 25, 2014, 11:21 pm
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Kay Williams, 49 , of Rock Island passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the ARC Group Home on 12th Street in Rock Island.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday with a Christian Wake Service at 5 p.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the ARC of the Quad City Area, 4016 9th St., Rock Island, Ill. 61201.
Kay Denise Williams was born on Dec. 1, 1964, in Moline, the daughter of D. Michael and Judith A. Kincaid Williams.
Kay graduated from the Black Hawk Area Special Education District in 1983. Kay was a longtime participant of programs at the ARC of the Quad Cities. Since 2002, she had lived in the ARC group home on 13th Avenue in Rock Island.
Survivors include her father, Michael (Barbara Teigland) Williams; brothers, James (Melinda) Williams, Moline, Steven Williams, Tulsa, Okla., and Gregory (Diane) Williams, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; nieces, Jasmin (Paul) Ford, Bettendorf, Heather Williams, Seattle, Wash., Paula (Sean) Graff, Moline, Sarah (Dave) Senatra, Rock Island, Robert and Charlotte Austill, Tabatha Henley, all of Ft. Pierce; and 11 great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy; and her grandparents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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