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Delawder, Rosaleen C.
Rosaleen C. Delawder, 87, of Galesburg, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born August 18, 1923 in Abingdon, the daughter of Harry and Evelyn Kays Dahler. She married John T. Delawder, Jr. on February 20, 1944 in Abingdon. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1997.

She is survived by two sons, John (and Linda) Delawder III of Galesburg and David (and Rita) Delawder of Godfrey, Ill.; a daughter, Ann (and Rick) Larson of East Galesburg; and two grandchildren, Scott and Eric Delawder. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one step sister.

Rosaleen was an executive secretary for Drs. Kaspar and Bobofchak for 24 years, retiring in 2001. She was raised in Abingdon and graduated from Abingdon High School in 1941. She had lived in Galesburg since 1950. She was a member of the Abingdon Congregational Church and attended Harmony Baptist Church in Galesburg. Rosaleen was a member of the Abingdon Garden Club and Class of 41 Group.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011 in Abingdon Cemetery. Ryan Bare will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to Cottage Hospital ICU, Cottage Hospital IMSU (Immediate Step Down Unit) or Harmony Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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