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.
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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.