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Mack, Velda M.
Velda M. Mack, 80 of Galesburg, died at 12:22 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

Veda was born August 14, 1931 in Pocahontas, Ark., the daughter of Preston and Dovie Duke Bennett. She married Buell Mack on February 11, 1950 in Pocahontas, Ark. He survives.

She is also survived by a son, Rick (and Linda) Mack of Galva, Ill.; two daughters, Sandy (and George) Campbell of Roseville, Ill. and Marsha (and Davis) Biddle of Aledo, Ill.; two brothers, Joe (and JoAnn) Bennett of Abingdon, Ill. and Charles (and Ann) Bennett of Heber Springs, Ark.; a sister, Geraldine (and Walter) Bibbs of Ozark, Mo.; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters and one grandson.

Veda was raised in Pocahontas, Ark. until the age of 19 at which time she moved to Abingdon, Ill. After a few years in Abingdon, she and Buell moved to Berwick, Ill. and lived there for 50 years. In 2005 they moved to Galesburg.

She worked at the Blue Bell Plant in Abingdon for a number of years before purchasing B & V Grocery in Berwick. She then started Mack's Upholstery and worked doing this for 20 years. She later began cooking for the Abingdon Care Center and for the Monmouth Nursing Home. Her last employment was as a baker for Monmouth College for 9 years.

Veda was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church. She loved to collect all kinds of chicken figurines.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 in Berwick Baptist Church. Pastor Thomas Smith and Pastor Charles Bennett will officiate. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Berwick Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Berwick Baptist Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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