Deaths, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 09, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Costas, Judith Jo Ann, 71, Muscatine; Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Muscatine.
De Leon, Corazon H., 75, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Deffenbaugh, Rose B., 74, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Dujakovic, Velimir, 66, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.
Ham, Jacil, 80, Aledo; Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo.
Johnson, Bettyann, 70, East Moline; Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.
Pople, Cheryl Ann Enderle, 74, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Ruch, Evelyn Frances, 85, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
Thomas, Eleanor C., 93, East Moline; Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.
Valentine, Kenneth E., 53, Bettendorf; Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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