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Gwendolyn F. STILWELL

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Gwendolyn F. Stilwell, 84, of Pittsfield, died Monday (Jan. 25, 2010) in Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield. Gwendolyn was born July 6, 1925, to Lloyd and Loretta Ducey Davis. She married C. Johnson Stilwell on June 1, 1947, at the St. Mary's Rectory in Pittsfield. Gwen was a district director for the Department of Agriculture for the Federal Crop Insurance in Pittsfield. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Altar Society, Community Center Board of Directors, Illini Community Hospital Board of Directors, PTA and Band Boosters, local ladies' Bridge Clubs, Pittsfield Women's Club, and Pittsfield Dance Club. She loved traveling to Bill and Peggy's home wherever he was stationed in the military, going more than 50 years to Branson, Mo. for shows and shopping. She loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Johnson Stilwell of Pittsfield; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy (William) Durall of Pittsfield; a brother, Jon L. (Joann) Davis of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Christina (Richard) Miskho of Seattle; and Brian Durall of Springfield; and one great-grandson, David. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pittsfield with the Rev. Rodney Schwartz and Gene Stilwell conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m.Thursday in Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. MEMORIALS: Pittsfield Community Center, the Illini Foundation or Calvary Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, e-mail: info@nieburfh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2010
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