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McKillip, Charlene R.
Charlene R. McKillip, 80, of 483 Hawkinson Ave., Galesburg, died at 10:33 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born July 20, 1929 in Galesburg to Milton and Leota Thompson Bellamy. She married J. Daniel McKillip September 25, 1954 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death March 17, 1993.

Surviving are four sons, Mark D. (and Susan) McKillip of Gilbert, Ariz., Kirk A. (and Carrie) McKillip, Tony D. (and Debbie) McKillip and Chris K. McKillip, all of Galesburg, a sister, Fran Conrad of Eldon, Iowa and 8 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Charlene graduated from Galesburg High School in 1947 and attended Brown's Business College. She worked for St. Mary's Hospital in the Patient Services department. She also worked for the former Wilkinson Office Supply Company, Galesburg. She retired in 1992. Charlene loved music especially the Blues. She also loved spending time with her family.

Cremation will be accorded. Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday July 15, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Kurt Carlsen will officiate. Celebration of life will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the chapel. Burial of cremated remains will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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