Death list for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Bartholomew, Gordon "Bart," 82, Sun City, Ariz., formerly East Moline.
Brown, Bonnie J., 70, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Carlson, Julie L., 53, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Claerhout, Susan Jane, 66, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Desert Hills, Scottsdale.
Clarke, Wanda, 88, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Kelly, Gracie K., 76, Davenport; Orr's, Rock Island.
Lindberg, Bonnie R., 85, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Newman, Herbert J., 67, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
O'Brien, David B., 44, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Osborn, Martin S., 74, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Stork, Patrick Charles, 48, Bancroft, Iowa; Runge, Davenport.
Strupp, Earl L., 93, Ridgecrest, Davenport, formerly Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Tomlinson, Susie E., 98, New Windsor; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Wetzell, Lois J., 76, Rock Falls; Garland, Tampico.

















 



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

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1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
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