Funerals today, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 10, 2013, 6:37 pm
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Adams, Jimmie Lee Sr., 69, Rock Island; 1 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Bell, Shirley, 81, Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Berberich, Timothy M., 47, Davenport; 3:30 p.m., Gloria Dei Presbyterian, Rock Island.
Carpenter, Jim L., 66, Silvis; 1:30 p.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Gildersleeve, Joe David, 77, Geneseo; 10:30 a.m., Vandemore, Geneseo.
Lawton, George R., 82, Walcott, formerly Davenport; 11 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
McKenzie, Eileen R., 88, formerly Milan; 10 a.m., St. Maria Goretti Catholic, Coal Valley.
Riley, Louise M., 85, Geneseo; 10:30 a.m., St. Malachy's Catholic, Geneseo.
Sterritt, Elinor E., 88, Galva; 11 a.m., Rux, Galva.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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