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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.