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McGraw, Bethaline Pearl
Bethaline Pearl McGraw, 88, of 128 S. Johnson St., Wataga, died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

Bethaline was born on March 4, 1921 in Abingdon, the daughter of Lloyd L. and Pearl Taylor Curtis. She married Raymond McGraw on October 30, 1945 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death. Surviving is her daughter, Sandra R. (Bob) Pavin of Drakesville, IA; a sister, Mabel Osbourne of Monmouth; 3 grandchildren, Shelley (Jack) Moore of Cape Coral, FL, Kevin Melton of Oneida, and Robin Melton of Galesburg; a step granddaughter, Shelly Melton of Rushville. Also surviving is 4 step great grandchildren, Courtney Melton, Ashante Dortch, Deja, and Lyric Williams; 3 step great grandchildren, Carissa and Breanna Moore, and Riley Clay. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Bethaline retired from OMC Gale Products after 35 years. She belonged to the Wataga Senior Citizens Group.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.watsonfh.net.
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