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Swanson, Opal Margaret
Opal Margaret Swanson, 96 , of North Henderson, Illinois, died at 8:10 P.M. Thurs., May 27, 2010, at the Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.

She was born February 17, 1914 in North Henderson, Illinois, the daughter of Oscar and Esther (Wilson) Carlson. She was raised and educated in North Henderson and graduated from Altona High School. She later attended Brown's Business College in Galesburg.

Opal married Clarence Swanson in Indiana on September 21, 1935 and he died February 17, 1973.

Opal was a homemaker she also worked at the grocery store in North Henderson and at the Galesburg Clinic for several years.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in North Henderson and the North Henderson Floral Club.

Surviving are one son, John Michael (Harriett) Swanson of Flower Mound, TX; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Tues, June 1, 2010 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis with Rev. Jan Bengtson of the Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be Mt. Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson. Friends may call Tuesday morning at the funeral home where her family will be present one hour prior to the services. Memorials may be given the Alzheimer's Association, Heart Association or the Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
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