|Rebecca J. VanFleet, age 57, of Canton, Illinois died at 10:10 A.M. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois.
She was born on April 22, 1955 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Daniel and Norma Watters VanFleet.
Surviving are two sons: Michael (Michelle) Gooding of Canton, Illinois and Eric (Amanda) Gooding of Maquon, Illinois. Three grandsons: Michael Gooding, Jr., Hunter Gooding, and Ethan Gooding; two granddaughters: Christina Snyder and Mikalee Gooding; one great granddaughter: Eleanor Mendenhall. Her brothers and sisters: Lynn (Jeff) Miles of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; David VanFleet of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jeff (Deneen) VanFleet of East Galesburg, Illinois; and Carolyn (Jim) Sitter of Galesburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Steve VanFleet; one granddaughter: Alyssa Gooding; and a special friend: Roy Houk.
She worked as a cook in Dietary and Housekeeping in Princeton, Missouri at the Pearls II for 10 years, and then moved back to Galesburg, Illinois and worked for Hawthorne Inn and Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was recently baptized into the Christian Faith.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Maquon Cemetery in Maquon, Illinois. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. Interment will be in the Maquon Cemetery Maquon, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Family. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com