Edra Hamric

Posted Online: Aug. 27, 2014, 8:12 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Edra E. Hamric, 80, of East Moline, passed away Aug. 25, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.
Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and private services will be held at a later date.
Edra was born Feb. 18, 1934, in Paden, Miss., the daughter of William and Lucy Long Butler. She married Willie J. Hamric on April 26, 1951, in Fulton, Miss. He passed away in August 1986.
Edra enjoyed going to church, participating in church activities and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry, East Moline, and Michael, Silvis; grandchildren, Alena, Keith, Stefanie, Brittney and Alexis; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Edra was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a daughter, Machele Hamric.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at schrodermortuary.com.


Local events heading

  Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.

(More History)