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Mathews, Ramona
Mrs. Ramona F. Mathews, 80, of 1230 E. Fremont St. Galesburg, Ill. died 2:50 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

She was born January 10, 1931 in Warren County to Carl E. and Ruby L. Graves Torrance. She married Leonard Scott in 1948 in Galesburg, then married Jack Tharp in 1954 in Galesburg. They both preceded her in death. She later married Vernon Speck Mathews in 1976 in Galesburg. He survives.

Also surviving is a son Roger L. Tharp of Palos Heights, Ill., three daughters Diana L. Hallstrom of Galesburg, Pamela S. (Billy) Jump of Canton, Ill. and Debra K. (Jeff) Oelberg of Wataga, Ill., two step sons Melvin (Donna) Mathews of Gilson and Paul (Ginger) Mathews of De Soto, Mo., a step daughter Rita (Marty) Smith of Abingdon, two brothers Wendell (Margie) Torrance of Galesburg and Duane (Terecia) Torrance of Macomb, Ill., a sister Darlys (Jack) Pugh of Columbus Junction, Iowa, six grandchildren Mike Hallstrom, Jim Hallstrom, Devin (Travis) McGarry, Ashley (Zack) Krulac, Christopher Jump and Ryan Oelberg, nine step grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ramona worked for the Burlington Truck Lines, Spoon River Mental Health and Inter Community Cancer Clinic. She retired in 1998. She was of the Methodist faith.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Father Thomas Janikowski will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the chapel. Burial will be in Raritan Cemetery, Raritan, Ill. Memorials can be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital Transportation Fund or charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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