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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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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