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, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.