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Schmitz, Evelyn F.
Evelyn F. Schmitz, 69, of 1248 Florence Avenue, Galesburg, Ill. died at 11:03PM Monday, May 21, 2012 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

She was born on December 24, 1942 in Galesburg to Paul F. and Ruby E. Gratton Wade. She married Alfred F. Schmitz in Chicago, Ill. on June 22, 1963.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Alfred of Galesburg; two sons, Mark (and Tara) Schmitz of Galesburg and Nathan (and Jennifer) Schmitz of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four brothers, Walter (and Eileen) Wade, John (and Penny) Wade, Bob (and Sylvia) Wade, all of Galesburg and Bill (and Sheila) Wade of Nashville, Tenn.; six sisters, Sarah (and Ray) Mortimer of Monmouth, Ill., Kay (and Perry) Coziahr of Cambridge, Ill., Freida (and Tim) Woods of East Peoria, Ill., Debbie (and Tom) Canfield, Paula Wade and Susan Chandler, all of Galesburg; two grand-dogs and four grand-cats.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Wade and three sisters, Priscilla Alexander, Mary Viane and Ruby Clarke.

Evelyn worked as a jewelry associate in the Bergner's fine jewelry department and a receptionist at Munson Hybrids. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness. She enjoyed landscaping, gardening and crocheting.

Funeral services will be 11:00AM Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Mr. Walter P. Wade officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.
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