Giles, Alice Marie Newcomb
Alice Marie Newcomb Giles, age 75 of East Galesburg, died at 5:33 pm Monday, November 26, 2012 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born on July 17, 1937 in Lacon, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Drusilla Estella (Brookman) Newcomb. She married Rollin E. Swanson in 1953.

Alice is survived by three sons, Rollin Eugene "Butch" Swanson, Jr., of Decatur, Alabama, Lloyd R. (and Liddell) Swanson of Decatur, Alabama and Scott Swanson of St. Petersburg, Florida; two daughters, Jody (and Sky) Huston of Davenport, Iowa and Robin Lynn Swanson of Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and one on the way; three brothers, Charles Newcomb of Miami, Oklahoma, Donald Schisler of Galesburg and Kenneth Schisler of Mikado, Michigan; one sister, Linda Herr of Des Moines, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Robert Newcomb and two sisters, Doris Hanlin and Sylvia Fox.

Alice graduated from Abingdon High School. She worked as the membership secretary at the Knox County Farm Bureau for 13 years.

Cremation will be accorded. To celebrate her life, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. Sarah Parker will officiate. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:00 pm Friday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to Guardian Angels Humane Society or Hospice Compassus. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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