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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men. 1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.