|Maxine E. "Mackie" Miles, 86, deeply loved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother of 1173 Brown Ave., Galesburg, died at 11:07 AM Wednesday, January 27, 2010 in Seminary Manor.
She was born August 9, 1923 in Galesburg, the daughter of Harold H. and Ilene B. McQueen Wicall. She married her beloved husband, John W. Miles September 13, 1943 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2005.
She is survived by her loving son, John Michael (and Shirley) Miles of White Bear Lake, MN, 4 grandchildren, John (and Jodi) Miles of Lino Lakes, MN, Jennifer Miles of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Brian (and Jill) Olson of Greenwich, CT, and Jillayne Olson of Phoenix, AZ, and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Grayce Gauthier.
Mackie was a secretary for Galesburg School District 205 for 23 years. She retired in 1982. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1941 and attended Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 65 years. She was a charter member of the Amondata Club, a member of Chapter HO of PEO, and the Friends of the Library.
Funeral will be 11 AM Monday, February 1, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Marilyn Anell will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 AM Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Galesburg Public Library Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.