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Thurman, Barbara
Barbara Thurman, 90, of 103 E. Adams St., Abingdon, died at 1:47 am Sunday, January 23, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

She was born on December 16, 1920 in Avon, the daughter of Lloyd and Hilda (Witter) Aringdale. She married Clifford Thurman.

Barbara is survived by three daughters, Betty (and Rudy) Honeyman and Connie (and Oryn) Wood all of Abingdon, and Carol Erwin of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Nancy Stenger of Bushnell; twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Lloyd Aringdale, Jr. and one sister Pearl Shephard.

She had lived in Abingdon most of her life. She worked at Maytag in Galesburg for thirty years and retired in 1987. Her hobbies included cooking, reading and spending time with her family.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. Warren Cummins will officiate. Burial will follow in the Meridian Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to the John Mosser Public Library. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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