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Rico, Lorraine L. Thomas
Lorraine L. (Shawgo) Thomas Rico, age 83, of Galesburg and formerly of Monmouth, died at 1:05 pm Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born on June 5, 1928 in Monmouth, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Skees) Shawgo. She married Raymond Thomas and he preceded her in death in 1960. She later married Federico Fred Rico and they divorced.

Lorraine is survived by one daughter, Sherry (and Brad) Derry of Abingdon; two sons, Terry (and Nancy) Thomas of RR Abingdon and Robert and (Chris) Thomas of Knoxville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Shawgo in California and Roland Ronald Shawgo in Iowa; one sister, Loretta Harp of Rock Island.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and six brothers.

She was a homemaker and had also worked in the Dietary Department at Cottage Hospital for 15 years. She had lived in Galesburg the past 58 years and prior to that in Monmouth. She enjoyed her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Cremation will be accorded. Private family service was held at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Prairieland Animal Welfare Center or the Western Illinois Kidney Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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