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Wilson, Barbara J.
Barbara J. Wilson, 77, of 653 N. Cedar St., Galesburg, Ill. died at 2:14 a.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born on December 20, 1934 in North Henderson, Ill. to Oral D. and Lena J. Larimer Wilson.

Barbara is survived by one brother, Wayne E. "Gene" Wilson of Galesburg; one sister, Irene Taylor of Alabama and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Melvin Wilson and two sisters, Josephine Murdock and Roberta Baxter.
Barbara worked as an LPN in the OB/Delivery Department at St. Mary Hospital for 44 years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Galesburg High School and the LPN Program at St. Mary's Hospital, LaSalle, Ill. Barbara was a loving sister and aunt to all. She was very loving and caring towards her family and friends. She touched many lives through her warm heart and reassuring spirit. In her free time she enjoyed baking and taking care of others.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Sarah Wanck officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Cremation will follow services. A private family burial will be Friday in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.
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