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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.