Helen Almanza


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Posted Online: April 12, 2014, 6:16 pm
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Helen L. Almanza, 60, of Rochelle, Ill., formerly of Milan, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Northwoods Care Center, Belvidere, Ill.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 12th Ave. W., Milan. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial will be at Edgington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the family.
Helen was born in Rock Island on Sept. 20, 1953, a daughter of LeRoy and Eva Terrill Linder.
Helen was a member at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She was dearly loved by many for her kind heart and witty humor. She loved to cook, read and play cards. Helen loved her family most of all.
Survivors include her daughters, Alicia (Rocky) Martinez, Plumas Lake, Calif., and Wendy (Barry) Gates, Rockford; grandchildren, Justice, Rocky Jr., Ahna, Eva and Emma; sister, Nancy (Ted) Roberts, Milan; and brother, Danny Luttrell, Arlington, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.













 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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