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Olson, Ruby Pauline "Polly"
Mrs. Ruby Pauline "Polly" Olson, 87, of 2345 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, died at 2:50 PM Thursday, December 24, 2009 in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.

She was born December 24, 1922 in Galesburg to Fred and Etta Myrtle Kelly Ingles. She married Richard W. Olson June 16, 1943 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death October 29, 1998.

Surviving are 2 sons, Stephen Richard (and Sharon) Olson of Batavia, IL, and Kenneth Carter Olson of Peoria, IL and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and one sister.

Polly was a homemaker. She joined Galesburg's Election Commission December 1, 1974 as an Assistant Chief Clerk, then appointed to Chief Clerk February 20, 1976 and retired in 1980. She graduated from Galesburg High in 1940 and graduated from Brown's Business College. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She was very active in P.E.O., Republican Women's Club and Bridge Club.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, January 4, 2010 at the First Lutheran Church. Rev. Paul Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials can be made to her church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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