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Whitehead, Mary M.
Mary Margaret Whitehead, 59, of East Galesburg, Ill died at 2:25 pm Friday, September 9, 2011 at her home.

She was born January 16, 1952 in Galesburg the daughter of Robert and Georgia Anna Humphrey Fero. She married Harry F. Whitehead on March 25, 1983 in East Galesburg. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, James Lee (Angela) Adams JR of East Galesburg; her daughter Corisa R. (CJ) Van Beveran of East Galesburg; a brother Dale R. (Dee) May JR of Galesburg; a sister Rosa L. Fero of East Galesburg and seven grandchildren.

Mary worked as a bartender for several years. She worked for Merry Maids and also was a self employed cleaning lady. She later worked for Cottage Hospital in Housekeeping Department. She was a member of the East Galesburg Community Chapel. Mary enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, archery and softball.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Noon Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the East Galesburg Community Chapel. Rev. Milton Marquith will officiate. Memorials may be made to the East Galesburg Community Chapel, OSF Hospice or to the East Galesburg Volunteer Fire Department. Mary has chosen to donate her body to the SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale, Ill. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Cremation will be accorded. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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