Sharon Glassman

Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Sharon Glassman, 83, of East Moline, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home.
Sharon Grant was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Blue Island, Ill., the daughter of Raymond and Annie Belle Hamilton Grant. She was raised by her stepmother, Grace Ferguson Grant. She married Kenneth "Kenny" Glassman Oct. 7, 1951 in Silvis. He died Nov. 15, 2001.
She retired from the former International Harvester Plant, East Moline, in 1978
She is survived by her cousin, Gail Symons, Vancouver, British Columbia; special friends and caretakers, Theresa Reedy and Kim Smith, both of Rock Island, from Light House Home Care.
She and her husband will be interred in Rossburn, Manitoba, Canada.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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