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Olson, Helen R.
Helen R. Olson, age 94, of Knoxville, Illinois, formerly of Maquon, Illinois, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:55 A.M. at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois.

She was born on February 27, 1915 in Maquon Township, Knox County, Illinois, the daughter of James Edward and Blanche Elizabeth Burkhalter Platt.

She married Floyd L. Olson on August 18, 1939 in Canton, Missouri.

He preceded her in death on June 26, 1970.

Surviving are:

Son: Gary (Jeannine) Olson of Midvale, Utah;

Daughters: Linda (Dennis) Crouch of Galesburg, Illinois; Marianne (Arthur) Gillham of Mindoro, Wisconsin;

Grandchildren: Nathan (Natasha) Crouch of Decatur, Illinois; Andrew Gillham of Moscow, Idaho; Eric Olson of Portland, Oregon; Natalie (Stephen) Suda of LeClaire, Iowa; Justin Gillham of LaCrosse, Wisconsin;

Sister: Emma Mae Bloomer of Maquon, Illinois;

Preceded in death by her parents and one infant daughter.

She attended Fruit Hill School and graduated from Maquon Community High School on May 24, 1933. On October 11, 1938, she graduated from Galesburg Cottage Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois, retiring in March 1980.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois with Visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M.

Pastor Kirk Kendall officiating.

Burial in Maquon Cemetery in Maquon, Illinois

Memorials may be made to Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois.

On-line condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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