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Edwards, Shirley J.
Shirley J. Edwards, 86, of 280 E. Losey St. Galesburg, IL, died Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg.

She was born April 17, 1924 in Galesburg to John and Pauline S. Riley McGahey.
Surviving is a brother, Jay "Sonny" McGahey of Galesburg, three sisters, Patsy Mitchell, Bette (and Ray) Smith and Mary (and Bill) Galloway, all of Galesburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Isabelle Gibbs, Birdie Lietsch, Clarcey Sue White and Doris Ray and two brothers, Fredie and John "Whoopie" McGahey.

Shirley was a homemaker. She graduated from Galesburg High School. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She enjoyed her family. She loved fishing and won many fishing trophies.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday November 2, 2010 at East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Rev. John Carlson will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Bethany Baptist Church or Heartland Health Care Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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