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Whitaker, Julia F.
Julia F. "Juls" Whitaker, age 52, of 341 Douglas St., Knoxville, IL, died Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 3:20 a.m. at the Marigold Health Care Center.

She was born July 10, 1958 in Peoria, Ill. She was raised by Leo and Vivian Allen of Abingdon. They preceded her in death. She married Mike Whitaker October 6, 2006 in Galesburg.
Juls is survived by her husband Mike, three sons, Wesley Fields of Wataga, Ill. , Derek (and Krystle) Bearce and Jonathon Scott, both of Galesburg, three grandchildren, Quincy Bearce, Cody and Cassandra Fields, and a host of friends and loved ones.

She graduated from Abingdon High School in 1976. She worked as a bartender for many local pubs including Rail City, Grady's, and the Roadhouse. Juls loved her grandchildren, enjoyed her flower garden, and was an avid Cub fan.

A celebration of life will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday at The Brickyard in East Galesburg. Cremation will be accorded. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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