Dorothy Louise Adams, 85, of Crystal Lake, Ill., formerly of the Quad-Cities, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Crystal Pines Nursing Home in Crystal Lake. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com. Dorothy was born June 9, 1927, in Davenport, the daughter of Floyd and Carmen Carter Winckler. She graduated from Davenport Central High School. She married Robert W. Adams on July 9, 1948, in Milan. He preceded her in death on Dec.19, 1997. They lived in Aledo, where her husband had a retail milk business until 1959. While in Aledo she was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rainbow Girls organization. After living in Macomb and Peoria, Ill., the family moved to Moline in 1963, where Dorothy worked as the head checker at the Jewel Turnstyle store. Her husband's work later took her to Madison, Wis., Belleville, Ill., and Wheaton, Ill., before the couple retired to Ruskin, Fla. After her husband's death, she moved back to be near family and friends, spending time in Davenport, Hot Springs, Ark., Lititz, Pa., and the Chicago area. During her retirement Dorothy enjoyed painting, ceramics and golf, but her greatest love was for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those left to honor her memory include her children, Daryl (Martha) Adams, Barrington Hills, Ill., Dennise S. (Gary) Benear, Swansea, Ill., and Pamela J. (Earl) Snyder, Lititz; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne K. England.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.