Juanita Harmon


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Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Juanita M. Harmon, 92, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Friendship Manor in Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Pastor Mark Frazee will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery in Hot Springs, Ark. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Friendship Manor in her memory.
Juanita was born Sept. 7, 1921, in North Adams, Mich., daughter of Herbert and Mabel Perkins Blanchard. She married Donald A. Harmon in September 1941 in Wauseon County, Ohio. Juanita worked as a homemaker, and previously worked at Petersen Harned Von Maur in Davenport as a photographer.
She enjoyed golfing, oil painting and dancing and was active in the various communities where she lived.
She will be remembered by her two sons, Gregory (Linda) Harmon, Rock Island, and Gary Harmon, Trinidad, Colo.; her grandson, Scott Harmon, Rock Island; her brother, Ray (Jan) Benn Jr., Addison, Mich.; and her sister-in-law, Rose (Don) Harmon-Callicott, Hot Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Andrew Blanchard, Norbert Blanchard; and sister, Eileen-Blanchard Bates.
Online condolences may sent to Juanita's family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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