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Edgar, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Edgar, 86, of 261 N. Linwood Road, Galesburg, Ill., formerly of Alexis, Ill., died at 11:50 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011 in Woodridge Supportive Living Center.

She was born August 17, 1924 in Warren County, Ill., the daughter of Albert Foster and Millie Britt Stemp. She married Lester Earl Edgar on August 20, 1942 in Monmouth, Ill. He survives.

Also surviving is a son, Roger (Cindy) Edgar of Peoria, Ill.; a daughter, Bonnie (Donald) McCracken of Abingdon, Ill.; four grandchildren, one step grandchild, eight great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren, and two step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
She was a member of Coldbrook Christian Church and served as custodian there for several years. She was a seamstress by trade, making and selling doll clothes. She graduated from Monmouth High School in 1942 and had lived in the rural Alexis area most of her life. Betty volunteered at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

Cremation will be accorded. Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Craig Robertson will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the spring in Warren County Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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