Funerals today, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 13, 2012, 6:17 pm
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Deffenbaugh, Rose B., 74, Davenport; noon, Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Hecht, Mary Jane, 94, West Burlington, Iowa, formerly Moline; 11 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran, Mediapolis, Iowa.
Hunter, Jon B., 66, Rock Island; 7 p.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Lessard, Helen L., 75, Moline; 1-4 p.m., Garden Center, Riverside Park, Moline.
Long, Dorothy B., 82, Davenport; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Manche, Leah Francene, 28, East Moline; 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Pople, Cheryl Enderle, 74, Rock Island; noon, South Park Presbyterian, Rock Island.
Reynolds, Dorothy E., 63, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., 1st Assembly of God, Bettendorf.
Stulir, Viola "Vi," 95, East Moline; 1 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic, Silvis.
Vyhnak, Norma J., 80, Davenport; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.


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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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