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Gillenwater, Jean Ann
Jean Ann Gillenwater, 62, of Jackson, Tenn. passed away Wednesday evening, February 29, 2012 at Jackson General Hospital.

Jean was born July 28, 1949 in Galesburg, Ill. the daughter of Clifford and Shirley Kalb. She married Jim Gillenwater on August 4, 1968 in Galesburg. Their son Eric was born on October 24, 1971.

Jean is survived by her husband, Jim; son, Eric (and Kelly) Gillenwater of Hoboken, N.J.; mother, Shirley Kalb and sister, Patricia Hebard, both of Galesburg. She is preceded in death by her father.

Jean was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1967. She spent many happy years in Galesburg until she and Jim relocated to Jackson, Tenn. in 2005. In Galesburg, Jean worked for 12 years at Kirlins Hallmark in Sandburg Mall until her move to Jackson. She also briefly worked at Gale Products.

Jean was passionate about tending to her garden, home decorating, and crafting along with being an avid sports fan and loved her St. Louis Cardinals. Although she and Jim lived in Jackson for the last seven years, Galesburg was always considered home. Jean will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Jim Ecklund will officiate. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Her family requests that memorials in Jeans honor be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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