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Blanche A. “Danny” Gavin

Blanche A. “Danny” Gavin, age 87, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at

> 5:04 pm on Saturday July 16, 2022 at the home of her daughter, Anne and husband Joe Bigger.

> Danny was born on August 26, 1934 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the

> daughter of Raymond William and Lois Hazel Cain Bevenour. Her early

> life was in Galesburg, and then her family moved to Monmouth where she

> attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School where

> she graduated in the class of 1952. Danny married James Patrick “Jim”

> Gavin on April 17, 1952 in Monmouth, Illinois and he preceded her in

> death on November 1, 2009. Danny began work at Monmouth Nursing Home

> as a nurses aide where she worked for a number of years. She then

> worked for Huskee Built Buildings in Monmouth as a bookkeeper for ten

> years. After this Danny was a bookkeeper for the National Bank of

> Monmouth for ten years. Lastly she worked as a Certified Nurses

> Assistant at Community Memorial Hospital of Monmouth. Danny enjoyed

> doing handwork and sewing and did alterations and sewing dresses for

> her family and others. She also loved gardening and riding her bicycle

> which she has done for more than 10,000 miles. She is survived by her

> daughter, Anne Bigger and Joe of Monmouth, IL. and three sons, Chris

> Gavin and Sherri of Galesburg, IL., Chuck Gavin of Billings, Montana,

> and Mike Gavin and Deb of Cedar Falls, Iowa. There are twelve

> grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren also surviving.

> Danny’s sister’s survive, Rosemary McKinney and Harold of Gladbrook,

> IL, Lois Jean Hanson and John of Galesburg, IL, and Kathy Johnson and

> Dave of Galesburg, IL and her brothers, Don Bevenour and Mary Ellen of

> Washington, Illinois and Jim Bevenour and Jessica of Rolla, Missouri. 

> Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband Jim, her son Greg,

> and two brothers, Bill and Joe.

>

> A Mass of the Christian Burial is planned on Saturday July 23, 2022 at

> 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church of Monmouth. A rosary will be

> recited at 5:00 pm on Friday evening at Turnbull Funeral Home where

> her family will remain and receive their friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

> Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery next her husband. In

> Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for her church,

> Immaculate Conception Church of Monmouth.

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