Funerals today, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Andich, Beverly A., 86, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island.
Beuse, Richard William "Dick," 83, LeClaire; 1 p.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Blanks, Verdia Mae, 89, Kewanee; 1 p.m., First United Methodist, Kewanee.
Cadogan, Karen K., 68, Geneseo; noon, Bethel Baptist, Port Byron.
Clark, John K. "Jack," 81, Eldridge; 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Griffin, Ruby E., 88, Silvis; 1:30 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Johnson, Robert "Bob" E., 84, Kewanee; 10 a.m., First Baptist, Kewanee.
Krantz, Gretchen A., 82, Aurora, Ill., formerly Moline; 10 a.m., St. Therese Church, Aurora.
Mather, Dorothy "Dodie," 93, Davenport; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Medley, Jeannette L., 86, Cambridge, formerly Woodhull; 1:30 p.m., Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Woodhull.
Paup, Lester Jr., 66, Moline; 10 a.m., Rafferty, Moline.


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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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