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Hardister, Iva M.
Iva M. Hardister age 102 of 991 Parkview Rd. Galesburg, Il. died Sunday October 11, 2009 at 10:15 PM at Rosewood Health Care Center.

She was born September 29, 1907 at Winchester, Il. the daughter of Thomas A. and Daisy M. Evans Edmonson. She married James F. Hardister November 7, 1926 in Jacksonville, Il. he preceded her in death February 21, 1972.

She is survived by one daughter Shirley A. Hardister and one sister Naomi V. Waits both of Galesburg, two nieces Connie English and Donna VanUnnik both of Galesburg, and one nephew Bill Mitchell of Stockton, Ca.

She was preceded in death by one sister Stella Mitchell.

Iva worked for Montgomery Ward, the Parkway Drive Inn, and was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at the Community Center/New Horizons, a member of the First Christian Church and the Teamsters Auxiliary. Iva was an avid bridge player, she loved her family and her dog Ginger. She enjoyed social activities and traveling.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday October 14, 2009 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel with Rev. M.J. Fitch officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 at the chapel. Burial will be a Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Rosewood Care Center Activity Department or to the Prairieland Animal Welfare Society.
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