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Stinson, Dorothy C.
Dorothy C. Stinson, 86, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Rosewood Care Center.

Dorothy was born October 26, 1925 in Monmouth, Ill., the daughter of Leo P. and Marie Hilsenhoff Parke. She married Robert S. Stinson in Galesburg on July 4, 1959. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1978.

She is survived by two sons, David (and Ventura) Stinson of Galesburg and Mark (and Jodi) Stinson of Davenport, Iowa; five grandchildren; Nathaniel, Brittany, Andrea, Kaitlyn, and Jenna; a brother, Donald H. Parke of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two sisters, Edith Greenquist and Elizabeth Goad, both of Galesburg. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Dorothy was raised in Monmouth until 1942 when she moved to Galesburg. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1943. She was a homemaker and had worked as a cashier for Walgreen's for 10 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg. Dorothy enjoyed knitting and was a die hard Chicago Cubs fan.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Dr. Tom Larsen will officiate. Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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