Donette 'Donut' 'Donnie' Phillips

Posted Online: April 11, 2014, 5:36 pm
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Our beloved sister Donette Sue "Donut" "Donnie" Phillips, 43, formerly of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Calvary Church of the Quad Cities, 4700 53rd St., Moline. Memorials can be made to the family to help with expenses.
Donette was born Sept. 30, 1970, in Rock Island, to Don L. and Rosalie Phillips.
Donette loved social networking, walks in the park and reading. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her daughter, family and friends.
She is survived by a brother, Gregg A. Phillips, New Boston; two sisters, Lorri L. Morris and husband, Douglas Morris, Rock Island, and Teri J. Phillips, Milan; along with nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.


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  Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.

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