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Brown, Dawn
Dawn L. Brown, 87, of 943 S. Pearl St. Galesburg, Ill. died 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born June 9, 1923 in Carroll, Iowa to Sherman and Birdie Gleason Christofferson. She married Willis C. Brown October 15, 1958 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death January 5, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Parker and LaVina Cobern both of Peculiar, Mo., four brothers, Ray Christofferson, Phillip Christofferson of Biggsville, Ill., William Christofferson of Oneida, Ill. and James Christofferson of Gulfport, Ill., four sisters, Charlotte Dixon of Galesburg, Ruth Blyleven, June Taylor of Mo. and Gerna McGraw of Mo., two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents a son Kenneth DeRuiter, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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