June Goodman, 86, of Aledo, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fippinger, where a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com. She was born Dec. 12, 1926, in DePue, Ill., to Albert and Eva Smith Noble. She graduated from Aledo High School and married W. E. Harold Goodman on April 4, 1947, in Marion, Va. He died April 5, 1969. She was employed in several different capacities at the former Fortner Shelter and Care in Aledo. She retired as administrator in 1982. June enjoyed crocheting, crafts and collecting angels. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Goodman and Kathy (Charles Lemon) Goodman, all of Aledo; two grandchildren, Paul Cooper, of Ohio, and Kevin Cooper, of Milan; four great-grandchildren, Kathy Jean and Caroline Cooper, of Davenport, and Bailey Dooley and Alexis Cooper, both of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and six brothers.
Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."