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Ericson, Rose Ann
Rose Ann Ericson, 90, formerly of 227 Walnut Ave., Galesburg, died at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Marigold Health Care Center.

She was born August 2, 1921 in La Fayette, Ill., the daughter of John and Nellie Talbot. She married Jean S. Ericson on March 18, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1962.

She is survived by a son, Ron Ericson of Austin, Texas; four daughters, Cynthia (and Ray) Garcia of Temecula, Calif., Janet (and Dean) Purchase of Cameron, Ill., Debbie Ericson of Galesburg, and Sharon (and Ted) Ruder of Altona, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary in 1970; four brothers; and seven sisters.

Rose Ann was a homemaker and also worked as an in-home health aide. She graduated from Kewanee High School in 1940 and attended Carl Sandburg College. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for 55 years. She was also a member of the Galesburg Women's Club and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Club.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Daniel Siems will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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