Michael Elsbury


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 5:34 pm
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Michael Todd Elsbury, 49, of Andalusia, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m., at Heritage Wesleyan Church, 4801 44th St., Rock Island.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Michael Todd Elsbury was born in Moline on Nov. 4, 1963, to Floyd and June Parker Elsbury. He was an over-the-road truck driver, and did telemarketing for Tri-State Windows & Siding Company.
Survivors include his mother, June Elsbury, Andalusia; sisters, Marian Adams, Lebanon, Tenn., and Darlene (Lloyd) Corwin, Illinois City; and brothers, Jeff (Pat) Elsbury, Moline, Randy (Rosann) Elsbury, Port Byron, and Terry (Kasia) Elsbury, Taylor Ridge.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Elsbury.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wendtfuneralhome.com.














 




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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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