Pico, Eleanor

Eleanor “Jean” Pico, 101, of Galesburg died at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg.

She was born July 15, 1912 in Augusta, Ill. to Charles and Maude Young Phelps. She married Edward Pico November 26, 1943 in Galesburg and became the mother to his two children, William “Bill” Pico and Vernice “Vernie” Mendrek.

She is survived by her daughter, Vernie Mendrek of Galesburg; three grandchildren, Greg, Karen and Tracey; and three great-grandchilren, Amanda, Austin and Eric.
She is preceded in death by her husband Edward on June 28, 2006; a son Bill in 1984; and her parents.

Jean worked at Galesburg Order Buyers for 20 years. She was also an accomplished seamstress and knitter. She was a member of Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg and loved playing golf with all of her family.

Private graveside service will be Monday, February 17, 2014 at East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.