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Inez M. Bevard, 87, of Galesburg,
died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in Seminary Manor.
She was born September 8, 1931,
in Kenneth, Minnesota, the daughter of James and Milla I. (Remme) Wickwire. She married James O. Bevard on March 4, 1961, in
She is survived by her husband
of over 58 years, Jim; a daughter, Shirley (Leo) Buescher of Galesburg; two granddaughters,
Wendy (Dirk) Welch and Holly (Dave) Schofield; a brother, Bill (Lois) Wickwire of
Pinckneyville; and nieces and nephews. She
was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Douglas and Jack Wickwire; and
a sister, Berdella Smith.
Inez was a telephone operator
for Intra-State/Centel/Sprint Telephone Company for 35 years, retiring August 1,
1993. She was raised in Minnesota before
the family moved to Maquon. She had lived
in Galesburg since 1958.
Inez enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles,
playing Bingo, listening to music, and sewing. She also loved dogs and had several over her lifetime.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to
noon Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation
Services Galesburg Chapel. A brief prayer
service will be offered at noon by Rev. Jim Ecklund. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation
and prayer service. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.