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 Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.