Mary Eichhorn
1923 - 2021
BORN
1923
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Galesburg
1070 West Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL
Mary Eichhorn
Galesburg - Mary Eichhorn, 97, of Galesburg, died at 11:20 p.m. January 22, 2021 at home with family.
She was born August 12, 1923, in Peoria, the daughter of Edward and Rena (Havens) Catcott. She married Robert G. Eichhorn on December 13, 1941, in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death March 30, 2017 after more than 75 years of marriage.
She is survived by three children, Thomas L. (Sara) Eichhorn of Newport Beach and Rancho Mirage, California, Priscilla (Robert) Lindstrom of Galesburg, and Barbara (Mel) Koffman of Colorado Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren, Robert (Molly) Eichhorn of California, Doug (Ashley) Lindstrom of Bettendorf, Iowa, Mary (Ryan) Rankin of Pensacola, Florida, Kristin (Chad) Yeager of Denver, Colorado, Brett (Kasey) Lohman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Breanna Lohman of Toronto, Canada; and seven great grandchildren, Caitlyn and Charles Eichhorn, Drake Lindstrom, Dax and Noa Rankin, and Jackson and Anna Yeager. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, and grands. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Scott Matthew Lindstrom; two brothers; and five sisters.
Mary and Bob owned and operated Eichhorn Jewelers in Galesburg from 1956 until 2017. Mary retired at 92, having enjoyed her role as the "Jewel of Main Street", where she loved her customers as her dearest friends.
Mary was raised and educated in Peoria, where she graduated from Peoria High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Soangetaha Country Club, L.T.Stone PTA, where she served as President, and the Amondata Club. Mary and Bob enjoyed many years at their winter retreat in Marco Island, Florida, where they had many friendships.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Due to guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and facemasks will be required with limited occupancy. Private family funeral services will be held with Pastor Katie Gallagher officiating. Those wishing to attend the funeral "virtually" may watch the live broadcast at 11 a.m. Wednesday on the funeral home's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hinchliff-Pearson-West-Funeral-Directors-and-Cremation-Services-160333664037824. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beacon of Hope Hospice or Galesburg Community Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.


Published by The Register-Mail from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2021.
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Rhonda K. & Sammie D. Watkins
Acquaintance
January 27, 2021
Always enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Eichorn when Violet and I went to the shop. I was fortunate to catch and wave to her out front of the shop in the car within the last few years. Such a special lady who will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to her family.
Sonya Jones
Friend
January 24, 2021
I met Mary and Bob along with their beautiful daughter Barbie at the Infinity + One, an underground dining establishment in Galesburg. I was a student at Knox College between 1968-1972. When I saw them sitting in a booth, I asked if I could no in them. Mary was the first to say yes. We talked about Galesburg and Peoria, about Eichhorn Jewelry and Crawford's Family Shoe Store and mostly about Barbie. Mary was the sweetest, kindness, gentlelady one could possibly imagine. I did have a date with Barbie and corresponded with her when she went back to Colorado for college. Over the years, I would return to Eichhorn Jewelry on the main street,in downtown Galesburg to visit with Bob and Mary. They both were so wonderful, so open and so loving to this,young guy from Peoria. I miss all three of them. Bob, Mary and Barbie. My heart goes out to Barbie on the loss of her father Bob and her wonderful mother Mary.
Russ Crawford
Friend
January 24, 2021
I'm so glad to have gotten to know Mary, Barb, and Pricilla when they shopped in Wiillow Haven. I have fond memories of talking with Mary and her excitement of finding new treasures. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many. I hope fond and loving memories bring peace and comfort to her family and friends.
Teresa Phillipson
January 23, 2021
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