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George I. Inness, 85, of Galesburg, Illinois died 10:35 p.m. Wednesday,
November 27, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
born August 16, 1934 in Galesburg to Henry V. and Grace (Metcalf)
Inness. He married Marcy Charlet, March 6, 1960. She survives.
surviving are three sons, Michael (and Lisa) Inness, James (and Eileen)
Inness, and John (and Kim) Inness all of Galesburg, two brothers, Robert
(and Monica) Inness, and Richard (and Pam) both of Galesburg,
two sisters, Joanne Muck of Rockford, Illinois and Jane Youngquist of
Galesburg, seven grandchildren, Crystal (and Ian) Johnson, Patrick
Inness, Michael V. Inness, Forrest Inness, Jacob Inness, Noah Inness,
and Grace Inness and two great grandchildren, Beck
and Hendrik Johnson. He is preceded in death by his parents.
graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952. He attended Iowa State
University, Ames, Iowa where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon
fraternity. He and the members of the TKE’s got together every
year for 60 years. He was a farmer his entire life and owned and
operated Inness Farm Supply. He retired in 2005. He was a member of
First Baptist Church in Galesburg where he was a board member and a bus
driver for 40 years. He was a member of 4-H, F.F.A.
and was involved with Shorthorn Cattle exhibits throughout the United
States. He served on the American Shorthorn Association Board as
director and two years as president. He, his parents, and brothers
hosted the Farm Progress Show in 1972. He was a member
of Galesburg Rotary, and was involved with Galesburg Regional Economic
Development Association. He was a volunteer for C.A.S.A. He enjoyed
fishing in his pond and caught a 7 ½ pound Large Mouth Bass with his
grandson, Michael. In George’s words, “I’ve had
a fun life because of the good Lord and my wonderful wife. I am lucky
she asked me to marry her” “I am mostly proud of my sons and daughters
in law.” Family was important to George especially his grandchildren
and the closeness he shared with his brothers
and sisters. He was highly respected by his nieces and nephews. .
Celebration of Life service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019
at First Baptist Church in Galesburg. Rev. Bob Myers will officiate. A
luncheon will be served following the service for friends
to visit with the family. A private committal service will be in
Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to First Baptist
Church or Galesburg Rescue Mission. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral
Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel is assisting
the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at