Remembering Loved Ones in Our Online Memorial

R. Joyce (Benbow) Thompson

R. Joyce (Benbow) Thompson, formerly of Galesburg, Canton IL and Stockton Ca,  passed away Sunday, Sept 1. Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL. Joyce was born in Galesburg on March 14, 1933 the daughter of James Prestren and Flavia Mary (Leef) Benbow. Joyce married John Thompson of Alexis IL, in 1956.  Together they had 4 children. Joyce is survived by Lori…
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Karen J. Swanson

Karen J. Swanson, age 79, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 10:43 P.M. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on March 15, 1940 in Galesburg, the daughter of Edwin V. and Alice I. (Cogswell) Ring. She attended and graduated from Knoxville High School. On September 25, 1982, Karen…
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Donald Eugene McGovern

Donald Eugene McGovern, 81, of Maquon, died at 9:33 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2019, at home. He was born June 10, 1938, in Galesburg, the son of Arthur John and Viola Lee (Wheeler) McGovern. He was married to Patricia Hummel. He later married Mary L. Roebuck on October 3, 1970, in Deadwood, South Dakota. She…
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Larry D. “Luke Duke” Lucas, Sr.

Larry D. “Luke Duke” Lucas, Sr., 77, of Galesburg, died at7:30 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 at home.Visitation for Larry will be 10:30 to 12 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg.  A repast will follow the…
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Melody K. Wells

Melody K. Wells, age 58, of Maquon, Illinois, died on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on November 17, 1960 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Marvin and Margaret June (Burlile) Riggs.  She was reared and educated in the Williamsfield and Yates City areas. …
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Manuel Gutierrez

Mr. Manuel Gutierrez, 86, of Galesburg, Illinois died 9:06 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2019 in his home.  He was born May 26, 1933 in Galesburg to Julio and Josephine (Martinez) Gutierrez.  He married Mary Medina January 26, 1957 in Galesburg.  She survives. Also surviving is his daughter, Sherri (and Tim) Downing of Columbia, South Carolina…
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Mary G. Lowman

Mrs. Mary G. Lowman, 86, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 1:47 am, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at her home. Memorial Mass will be 11:00  Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Deus-Dedit Byabato officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane…
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Betty Lehne

Betty Lehne, 81, of Galesburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:10 a.m. on August 29, 2019, at Seminary Manor. Betty was born in Chillicothe, IL on January 5, 1938, to William Taylor and Martha Lena (Heacock) Karrick. She grew up in central Illinois and attended Williamsfield High School. Betty had…
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Lester W. Vicary

Lester W. Vicary went to meet his LORD, surrounded by his loving family and friends, in Galesburg, Illinois, on August 30, 2019.Lester W. Vicary was born May 19, 1928 in Peoria, Illinois to Lester Vicary and Grace Jones Vicary. He married Vivian June Bradley in 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his…
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John A. Root

Mr. John A. Root, 68, of Wataga, Illinois passed away 7:36 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Peoria, Illinois. John was born November 14, 1950 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of George A. and MaryBelle (Harrison) Root. He married Janet Truman in 1993 in Galesburg, Illinois, she survives. Also surviving…
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Doris Eileen Herrin

Doris Eileen Herrin, 95, of Galesburg, died at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg. Doris was born February 8, 1924 in St. Augustine, the daughter of Patrick Henson and Garnet Verona (Babbitt) Hagan.  She married Robert Edward Herrin on February 8, 1944 in Peoria.  He preceded her in death on December…
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Mary Frances Smith

Mary Frances Smith, age 97, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 3:04 pm on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth. Mary Frances was born on October 23, 1921 in Monmouth, and is the daughter of John E. and Margaret Holland Smith. Mary Frances was raised in Monmouth and attended Immaculate Conception…
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