Lyndia Yvonne Knapp, 76, of Raritan, IL passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019, at her home. She was born Tuesday, April 13, 1943, in Greenfield, SC the daughter of Forrest Lynn and Avis Mae (Warren) Westbrook. Yvonne is survived by her sons, Richard (Jennifer Kuehn) Knapp of Avon, Michael (Stacy) Knapp of Raritan; grandchildren, Mackenzie Wagner-Allen of Moline, Colton Knapp of Burlington, IA, Brooklyn (Slater) Scheurich of Ft. Hood, TX, Jaxson Knapp, and Sloan Knapp; 1 great-grandson Lincoln; siblings, Forrest Lynn Westbrook Jr. of Edmond, OK, Robert Lamont Westbrook of Norman, OK, William Loren Westbrook of Carney, OK, and C.K. Westbrook. She was preceded in death by her parents. Yvonne had a bachelor’s degree from OSU and her master’s degree at SIU. She taught at Syracuse, Union, and Spoon River College. She worked Economic Development in Henderson, Warren, and Schuyler counties in IL and Lee County in Iowa. She worked most recently at Eagle View Community Health Systems. She was a member of the Raritan Village Board, 4-H, and the Two Rivers Art Council. Yvonne was also part of the Western IL Regional Council and Stronghurst Boosters. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Wise Family Funeral Home Roseville, IL. Memorials may be made to the Family Outreach Community Center and or the Two River Art Council. Please sign the online guestbook at www.wisefamilyfuneralhome.com. Wise Family Funeral Home Roseville is in charge of the arrangements.
An Illinois woman’s photo was a second-place finisher in a national contest and because of that, a rural school district’s ag department will be getting some new educational materials.
The City of Galesburg named its next police chief today; Galesburg Police Department’s current Captain of Staff and Services Russell Idle.
The bulk of reconstruction on downtown Galesburg’s Park Plaza and adjacent parking lots should be finished by the end of September.
The 25th Annual Galesburg Heritage Days embark on Lake Storey Park August 17th and 18th.