Funerals, Nov. 15, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 14, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Beam, Joyce E., 84, formerly Rock Island; 2 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Glover, Kenneth A., 71, Donahue; 9:30 a.m., Chambers, Eldridge.
Helms, Thomas H., 87, Davenport; 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic, Davenport.
Janicki, Joseph M., 96, Kewanee; 2 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic, Kewanee.
McNalley, Marjorie S., 97, East Moline; 10 a.m., Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.
Pratt, Bernadene, 92, Neponset; 2 p.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Replogle, William J. "Roger," 69, Milan; 6:30 p.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Ripperton, Clayton James "Rip," 80, Silvis; 11 a.m., Trimble, Moline.
Willems, Keith B., 53, New Windsor; 10:30 a.m., St. Anthony's Catholic, Matherville.


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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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