Jacqueline A. "Ann" Meier, 65, of Moline, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in her home. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Visitation is one hour before the services. Memorials may be made to the Animal Aid Humane Society, Moline. The former Jacqueline Ann Williams was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Queens, N.Y. She was adopted by Raymond and Aletha Carter Williams at an early age. She graduated from Centerville High School, Centerville, Iowa, in 1965. She married Marion "Tom" Hayes and later married Jeffrey Dean Meier on Dec. 14, 1986, in Centerville. She lived and worked in Muscatine, Iowa, for many years and had a lengthy career in sales and operations management in the recycling and waste management industry before retiring a few years ago. She loved music, having played keyboards and sung in bands for many years, and enjoyed cooking. Ann is survived by her husband, Jeff; a daughter and son-in-law, Deidre "Dee" and Donald Thomas, and a granddaughter, Savannah Thomas, all of Dallas, Texas; and stepchildren, Angi Meier, of Mahomet, Ill., and Christopher Meier, of Mattoon, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tom Williams. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.