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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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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