Deaths, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 11, 2012, 10:12 pm
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Foster, Helen E., 87, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Gavin, Evelyn, 78, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service, Davenport.
Helms, Thomas H., 87, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Hoffman, JoAnn, 77, Savanna, Ill.; Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, Ill.
Jennings, JoAnn M., 81, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Jones, Carl L., 82, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
McNalley, Marjorie S., 97, East Moline; Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory Ltd., Moline.
Nordstrom, Robert, 80, Geneseo; Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo.
Pewe, Nadine, 92, Eldridge, Iowa; Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, Iowa.
Raya, Jesus, 51, Moline; Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline.
Smith, Mary Lou, 82, Prophetstown; Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, Prophetstown.
Vanek, Charles J., 80, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Willems, Keith B., 53, New Windsor; Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home, Alpha.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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