Deaths, Jan. 27, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:11 pm
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Bearce. William Kenneth "Bill" Jr., 72, Rock Island, formerly of Bushnell, Ill.; Clugston-Tibbitts, Macomb, Ill.
Beeth, Walter C., 96, formerly of Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Buskirk, Donna, 94, a resident at Lincoln Rehab Center in Decauter, Ill., formerly of Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
DeCrane, Diane S., 62, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Gibson, Barrie, 70, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Johnson, Thaddeus M. Sr., 84, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Jones, George T. "Tom," 87, Davenport, formerly of Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Jones, Wayne G., Waxahachie, Texas, formerly of the Quad-Cities area; West-Hurtt, DeSoto, Texas.
Marcussen, Jack O., 88, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Peisch, Patricia L., 75, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sharar, Donald, 91, Silvis, formerly of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
West, Mary B., 88, LeClaire; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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