Alice W. Paulsgrove, 95, of Galesburg, died peacefully, at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL.
Alice was born on October 9, 1924, on the family farm near Raritan, IL the daughter of Ervin and Josie (Guy) Torrance. Alice worked for several years at the Raritan State Bank and later Burlington Truck Lines in Galesburg. She received her real estate license in 1965 and worked as a Realtor in Galesburg for many years.
Alice is survived by one son, Rollie (Cheryl) Paulsgrove of Galesburg; one daughter, Linda (the late Gil) Wells of Sun City, AZ; her grandchildren, Nichole (Russ) Idle, Jason (Jaclyn) Paulsgrove, Billie, (Lasse) Boerre, Lindsey (Kevin) Smith, and Melissa; her great-grandchildren, Tyler (Jillian) Brackett, Andrew and Ryan Brackett, Justin and Mallory Idle, Kate Coalbank, Dallas Smith, Helena, Claire, and Axel Boerre; and two brothers, George Torrance, Biggsville, IL and Ralph (Marilyn) Torrance, Terre Haute, IN. Along with her parents, Alice was preceded in death by a son, Ronald; one brother and two sisters.
She was an active member of D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the National Secretaries Association. She was of the Presbyterian faith. She enjoyed painting and tending to her flowers and garden.
Cremation will be accorded. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. A funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Mark Dexter will officiate. Burial will be in Raritan Cemetery, Raritan, IL. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Compassus. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.