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MARY E. HANSON, 90 GALESBURG - Mrs. Mary E. Hanson, 90, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, at Rosewood Health Care Center. She was born June 16, 1923, in Galesburg; the daughter of Charles C. and Lila R. Watkins Palmer. She married Stewart D. Hanson on May 4, 1946, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death February 3, 1981. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1941, and was a physical therapy aid at Cottage Hospital for 21 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, the Moose Lodge, the Elkettes, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Mary is survived by three sons, Michael D. and (Carolyn) Hanson, Mark S. Hanson, both of Galesburg, and Gerald L. and (Carol) Hanson of Springfield, Ill.; one daughter, Roberta Mather of Arlington Heights, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Tim Mather, Bradley Hanson, Laura Higgins, Steven Hanson, Craig Hanson, Melanie Lind-Ayres, and Jamie Holtz; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Nancy Lind; three brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Grace Anglican Church, with Father Andy Ainley and Rev. Justin Lind-Ayres officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Elks Lodge #894. Online condolences may be made at
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Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Galesburg
1070 West Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 343-2101
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014
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