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Witherell, Virginia L.
Virginia L. Witherell, age 84, of Galesburg and formerly of Abingdon, died at 4:55 am Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.

She was born on April 11, 1927 in Bricktown, Illinois, the daughter of Jerry T. and H. Imo (Braun) Witten. She married Harold D. Witherell on July 3, 1948 in Coldbrook.
Virginia is survived by her husband, Harold; three sons, Richard (and Julie) Witherell of Abingdon and Alan (and Shelley) Witherell of Ankeny, Iowa and Larry Witherell; one daughter, Celia (and Larry) Ottoson of Littleton, Colorado; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1945. She worked in the office at the former Gale Products for six years, was a realtor for 10 years and was a bus driver for Abingdon School District Unit 217 retiring in 1987.

She was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #235 in Galesburg and had served as Worthy Matron three times.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Tuesday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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