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White, Billie J.
Mrs. Billie J. White, 82, of 609 Cypress Lane, Galesburg died at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2010 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born September 1, 1927 in Sao Paulo, Brazil the daughter of William H. and Lucie M. Fulwiler Beattie. She married Donald H. White in Philadelphia, Pa. on September 9, 1950. He survives.

Also surviving is a brother, Charles G. (and Sherry) Beattie of Georgetown, Texas, a daughter-in-law, Lynnette White of Washington, Ill., three grandchildren and four great grandchildren and an adopted daughter, Carol Dilks of Reston, VA. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy L. White on April 14, 2007.

Billie was a dedicated homemaker and volunteer. She graduated from high school in Escola Americana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1944 and Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in 1949. She was reared in Brazil until college age and then moved to the United States. She has lived in Galesburg since 1963. She was a volunteer at Cottage Hospital and Cottage Corner, a member of the Altrusa Club and the Fortnightly Study Club. She was a long time member of the Railroad Days Committee and a member and past president of the former Visiting Nurses Association Board. Billie was a member of the Central Congregational Church and sang in the Church Choir.

Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Central Congregational Church with Rev. Thomas Heather officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the Central Congregational Church or to Hospice Compassus. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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