Darlene Harcarick Smith

Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2014, 7:20 pm
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On Aug. 21, 2014, Darlene Harcarick Smith, 85, passed away in Seattle, Wash. With her son and his family always near, she fought valiantly against a hidden respiratory illness.
Darlene was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Rock Island. She graduated from Rocky High in 1947. She resided in Carrollton, Texas, for 41 years with her husband of 46 years, Danny Smith. Darlene loved her career in banking and resisted retirement until 2011, when it became necessary for her to care for her husband. After his passing in 2011, she relocated to Seattle to be with her family.
She will be laid to rest with her beloved Danny in Carrollton on Friday, Aug. 29.
She is survived by her only son, Joe Shelton (whom she always called Bo), his wife, Jessica, and grandchildren, Mackenzie and Jake, all of Seattle; and stepsister, Carol Simatovich, Moline.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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