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 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.