Funerals today, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
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Doescher, Kathryn J., 83, Fulton; 10:30 a.m., Second Reformed, Fulton.
Ghys, Frank A. Jr., 74, Coal Valley; 1:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran, Rock Island.
Jones, Phyllis "Jonesy," 97, formerly Bettendorf; 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran, Davenport.
King, Mary Ann, 60, Kewanee; 1:30 p.m., Rux, Kewanee.
Leone, Giuseppe "Joe," 71, Rock Island; 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Rock Island.
Mitchell, Anna May, 86, Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa; 2 p.m., Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Thompson, Charlotte J., 94, Davenport; 10 a.m., Holy Family Catholic, Davenport.
Traub, Sharon K. "Crouse," 67, Colona; 6:30 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
VerStraete, Betty A., 89, Moline; 2 p.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Vickers, Donald "Donnie" Jr., 39, Port Byron; 10 a.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Waechter, Joseph Mayes, 89, Davenport; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport.
Watson, Diann, 48, Davenport; noon, Harvest Time Family Worship, Davenport.
Watters, Robert L., 99, Coal Valley; 10 a.m., First Evangelical Free, Moline.


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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