|Eleanor L. Empson, age 88 of Galesburg, Illinois formerly of Altona, Illinois died at 3:40 A.M. on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on December 1, 1924 in Princeville, Illinois the daughter of Irving and Dorothy "Amy" McKie Talbert. She attended and graduated Toulon High School. She married Burton "Burt: E. Empson on December 29, 1944 in Gallipolis, Ohio. He preceded her in death on September 4, 1996.
She is survived by her children: Daniel (Lori) Empson of Altona, Illinois; Amy Cantwell of Hawaii; Teresa (Keith) Fell of Oneida, Illinois; Kelly Empson of the Quad Cities, Illinois; Andrew (Toni) Empson, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Two sisters; Joy Walters and Janice White of Toulon, Illinois and two sisters-in-law Ruth Talbert of Galesburg, Illinois and Evelyn (Talbert) Baxter of Galesburg, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her husband Burton, son Burton "Casey", daughter-in-law Rosemary, son James, and infant brother Russell Talbert.
She worked at The Galesburg Mental Health and Research Facility. She loved to read, do needlework and go to The American Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Oneida, Illinois. Rev. Tim Anderson. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to time of service on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Altona Library or Knox County Humane Society. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com