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|Thelma "Idabell" McGriff, age 93 of Galesburg, Il. died Monday June 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM at Cottage Hospital.
She was born April 6, 1919 in Oskaloosa, Ia. the daughter of John H. and Willa A. Fishburn Oliverson. She married Emmitt Willard McGriff on October 26, 1943 in Oskaloosa, Ia.. He preceded her in death September 5, 1964. Also preceding her in death were her son George McGriff and her daughter Jean McGriff.
Idabell is survived by one son Bruce McGriff of Naperville, Il. seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She attended Oskaloosa High School before moving to Galesburg in 1943. She was a seamstress at George's Men's Wear in Galesburg for six years then worked independently for a number of stores before working for the Continental Clothing Company for eighteen years. She was a member of the First Church of God.
Idabell loved spending time with her family. Her hobbies were crocheting, crossword puzzles and playing the harmonica.
Cremation is to be conducted with a Graveside Service at 10 AM Friday June 29, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Dennis J. McQuown, officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the First Church of God.
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