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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.