Kathleen "Kip" Painter-Majeski, 56, of Silvis, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be at noon Saturday at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Kathleen Painter was born on Jan. 21, 1956, in Moline, the daughter of Frank and Darleen DuPre Painter. She attended John Deere School, East Moline, St. Mary's School, East Moline, and graduated from United Township High School. She married Arnold Majeski on Sept. 15, 1979, and together they had a son, Adam. She had worked at Mallard Maintenance and did custodial work at the bank and nursing home in Prophetstown. Kip enjoyed drawing, crocheting, decorating and staying in touch with her friends and family. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Adam and April Majeski, Montgomery, Texas; granddaughter, Autumn Sproull; her father, Frank, East Moline; sister, Therese James, East Moline; brother, Steven Painter, Havana, Ill.; nephew, Nathan; and nieces, Kristin, Megan and Katie; and her cat, Rosie. She was preceded in death by her mother. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.
Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done to sidewalks, shade trees, fences and gardens by hogs that are running at large about town. 1889 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Cleveland was elected air knight captain of Rock Island Division Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias. 1914 -- 100 years ago: B.W. Wilson, authority on birds and their habits, spoke at the weekly luncheon at the Rock Island Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The famous Dionne quintuplets have been invited to visit King George and Queen Elizabeth in Toronto on May 22, but Papa Dionne thinks their majesties should include the Callander nursery in their tour. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ever been smothered by funny stuff? Well more than 2,600 people were last night when two boys named Tom and Dick Smothers took a "rocky, twisting road to folk music" in Davenport Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Moline residents soon may be asked to recycle part of their garbage and might even get paid for it.