Mildred 'Mili' D. Cooksey, 83, of Silvis, left this world to be with her Lord Jesus on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, with visitation 10 a.m. to services. Mili was loved by everyone she met. Mili grew up on a farm in Bonham, Texas. Mili was married to Leo V. Cooksey 1952-1977. Mili worked for USAF, John Deere, IBM for 35 years, North American Van Lines, and Home Instead, Davenport. Mili was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, drawing and painting. She taught Sunday school passionately at the Whole Truth Tabernacle and Jesus Church for 15 years. She is survived by her son, Charles D. Cooksey and wife, Mary, Moline; stepdaughter, Sarah Thomas, Silvis, Sandra Costello, Davenport; stepgrandsons, Jacob Thomas, Silvis, Brady Costello and Landon Costello, both of Davenport; and "grandson," Stephen VanDusseldorp. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Flo McCain, Bonham; brothers, Hugh and George McCain; sisters, Flo and Rose McCain. Share a message of sympathy at schrodermortuary.com.
Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.