Janice J. Bartelt, 75, of Aledo, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center in Aledo. Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services are 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday prior to services at Fippinger's, where memorials may be left to Genesis COPD Rehabilitation Department. Online condolences can be made at fippingerfuneralhome.com. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, in Centerville, Iowa, to Norman and Leona Carter Butrick. She graduated from Maryville High School in Maryville, Mo., and attended Northwest Missouri State University. She married James E. Bartelt Oct. 1, 1965 in Maryville. Janice was a homemaker and was employed at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo as food service supervisor retiring in 1998. She was a member of Community Bible Fellowship and enjoyed photography, scrapbooking, acrylic painting, gardening and was an avid Cardinals and Bears fan. She is survived by her husband, Jim; three daughters, Michelle McDaniel, Aledo, Heidi (Chris) Hesthaven, Gig Harbor, Wash., Amanda (Adam) McMillin, East Moline; four grandsons, Michael and Kyle Wardlow, Clint McDaniel and Jacob McMillin; two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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.