Funerals for Monday, March 18, 2013

Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 7:56 pm
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Monday, March 18

Angevine, Martin L. "Marty," 94, Geneseo; 11 a.m., Vandemore, Geneseo.
Clay, Sherry Lynn, 57, Moline; noon, Second Baptist, Rock Island.
Clifton, Karen K., 72, Monroe City, Mo.; 10:30 a.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Cygan, Josephine M. "Joy," 90, Bettendorf; 10:30 a.m., St. John Vianney Catholic, Bettendorf.
Hancock, Donald F., 84, Orion; 10 a.m., Orion United Methodist.
Hughes, Mary Jayne, 89, Davenport; 10 a.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic, Davenport.
Johnson, Arthurlene, 70, Davenport; 11 a.m., Progressive Baptist, Davenport.
Murray, Rita Eileen, 96, Rock Island; 10 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic, Rock Island.
Nerdahl, Joan Lois, 83, Moline; 10 a.m., Rafferty, Moline.
Reed, Herman J., 80, Rock Island; 1 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Smith, Shirley May, 86, Mesa, Ariz., formerly Rock Island; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Woodworth, Sharon R., 63, Kewanee; 11 a.m., Rux, Kewanee.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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