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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.