Edith Tweed

Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2014, 7:20 pm
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Edith R. Tweed, 87, of Aledo, formerly of Keithsburg, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center West, Davenport.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, with visitation one hour prior, at the First Christian Church in Keithsburg. The Rev. Chuck Reynolds will officiate. Interment will be at Greenmound Cemetery in Keithsburg. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the Keithsburg Playground Fund.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1927, in Canada, the daughter of Grant Elmer and Maud Whitehall Truman. She graduated from high school and then attended the former Moline Public Hospital Nursing School as an LPN with high honors. She married Allen Wayne Tweed on Oct. 10, 1946, in Keithsburg. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1988.
She worked a short time for Mercer County Hospital and Mercer County Nursing Home as an LPN. She enjoyed painting, sewing, crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Keithsburg and its Christian Women Fellowship.
Surviving are a son, Anthony Joseph Tweed, Moline; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Tweed, Keithsburg; three granddaughters, Angela (Sam) King, New Boston, Amanda (Jason) Kilgore, Monmouth, Rebecca (Shaun) Tippie, Keithsburg; seven great-grandchildren, Derek and Caleb King, Collin and Isabella Kilgore, Carson and Cannon Tippie, and Tyler Tweed. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Mike Tweed; one brother (and sister-in-law), Duane (Joan) Truman; and one grandson, Joey Davidson.
Online condolences may be left at dennisonfuneralhome.com.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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