Beverly A. Andich, 86, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. Burial is at the Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities or to the American Cancer Society. Beverly Ann Shapiro was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Monmouth, the daughter of Harry and Freda Slaterdowsky Shapiro. She married Marvin S. Andich on May 27, 1948, in Davenport. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Pioneer Women-Na'amat, B'nai B'rith Women, the Beth Israel Sisterhood, Rock Island County Bar Association Auxiliary and the Jewish Federation L'Chaim program. Beverly served as an election judge for many years and in earlier years was active in the Audubon School P.T.A. and was a Cub Scout den leader. She was famous for her chocolate chip cookies. Beverly loved playing Mah Jong and gardening. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; children (and spouses), Stephen (Marla) Andich, Rock Island, Susan (Dan) Horan, Chicago, and Alan (Mary) Andich, Belleville, Ill.; grandchildren, Dori (Jonathan) McGhee, Sarah Andich, Lucy Andich, Sadie Horan, Genevieve Horan, Fraya Andich and Elliott Andich; and great-grandchildren, Aleja Andich and Xavier McGhee. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Irwin and Marvin Shapiro. Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Today is Monday, May 20, the 140th day of 2013. There are 225 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A petition is being circulated asking the city council to order awell bored in Market Square. It would be a great accommodation to the public. 1888 -- 125 years ago: At 1 p.m. on May 18 the Mississippi River flooded its banks atRock Island and destroyed the warehouse of the Rock Island Lumber Co. and damagedRock Island Arsenal power plant. Total loss is estimated at $100,000. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Residents of Sough Rock Island Township are circulating apetition favoring the annexation of that area to the City of Rock Island. 1938 -- 75 years ago: A group of state members of the National Grandmothers Clubmeeting in Rock Island are making plans to petition for the observance of a NationalGrandmothers Day. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Deere and Co. reported today that its U.S. and Canadian sales forthe first half of the 1963 fiscal year set an all time record of $323,716.628. 1988 -- 25 years ago: William G. Lawrence, first administrative director, has retired fromPECO Enterprises, Inc. Prior to his service at PECO, Mr. Lawrence was the civilianpersonnel officer at the Rock Island Arsenal.