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Hensley, Beverly
Galesburg, Beverly Jean Hensley, 77, of Galesburg, formerly of Abingdon, died at 4:37 am Friday, February 25, 2011 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg.

She was born on March 10, 1933 in Galesburg, the daughter of E. Wayne and Mary (McCone) Melton. She married Robert Courson. She later married Jim Hensley.

Bev is survived by her four daughters, Debbie Raymond of RR Abingdon, Roxanne Courson of Galesburg, Lawanna (and Mike) Westlake of Burlington, Iowa and LaDonna (and Tolan) Pica of Tel-Aviv, Israel; two grandchildren, LaDana Featherston and Sal Pica; two brothers, LeRoy (and Helen) Melton of Abingdon and Jerry (and Colleen) Melton of RR Abingdon.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She graduated from Abingdon High School in 1951. She was a homemaker and worked at the former Western Auto in Abingdon and later at Peoples Do-It Center in Galesburg for several years. She had lived in Abingdon and Galesburg most of her life and also in New Jersey for eleven years. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, horseback riding and line dancing.

Cremation will be accorded. Graveside service will be at 11:30 am Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Abingdon Cemetery. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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