|Bernadine L. Stoneking, 78, of Galesburg, died at 12:39 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was born September 8, 1934 in Gilson, Ill. the daughter of Reece A. and Eileen B. Conner Pickrel. She married C. Eugene Stoneking on November 4, 1952 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death July 30, 1995.
She is survived by a son, Gary (and Cheri) Stoneking of Olathe, Kan.; three grandchildren, Jessica, Zach, and Lucas Stoneking; three great grandchildren, Abby, Alivia, and Easton; and two brothers, Raymond (and Dorothy) Pickrel and Forrest (and Joyce) Pickrel, both of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Bernadine graduated from Galesburg High School. She retired from Gale Products after 20 years. She then worked part-time for Wareco Convenience Store.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Gilson Cemetery with Rev. Jon Sibley officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.