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Christensen, Martha Evelyn
Martha Evelyn Christensen, 73, 401 N. Kellogg St., Galesburg, died at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born December 13, 1936 in Chicago, the daughter of Edwin and Louise Matson Beaty. She married William Christensen on March 30, 1958 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth, Ill. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David (Becky) Christensen of Galesburg and Jeff (Pamela) Christensen of Augusta, Mich., a daughter, Karen (Steven) Hoybook of Coon Rapids, Minn., eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a sister, Carolyn (Dean) Patterson of Alexis, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Martha was a homemaker and also a teacher in Michigan for 30 years, retiring in 1998. She was a coach and officiated volleyball. She graduated from Monmouth High School in 1954 and Monmouth College in 1958. She did graduate studies at Western Michigan University. Martha was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed reading, playing piano, and gardening. She was also a volunteer at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Lee Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth. Memorials may be made to Gideon Bibles. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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