Mary E. Hanson, age 90 of Galesburg, Ill. died Monday February 24, 2014 at Rosewood Health Care Center at 8:30p.m.
She was born June 16, 1923 in Galesburg, Ill. the daughter of Charles C. and Lila R. Watkins Palmer. She married Stewart D. Hanson May 4, 1946 in Galesburg, Ill. He preceded her in death February 3, 1981
Mary is survived by three sons Michael D. and (Carolyn) Hanson, Mark S. Hanson both of Galesburg, Ill., and Gerald L. and (Carol) Hanson of Springfield, Ill., one daughter Roberta Mather of Arlington Heights, Ill., and seven grandchildren Tim Mather, Bradley Hanson, Laura Higgins, Steven Hanson, Craig Hanson, Melanie Lind-Ayres, and Jamie Holtz, and eleven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter Nancy Lind, three brothers, and one sister.
She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1941 and was a physical therapy aid at Cottage Hospital for 21 years retiring in 1985. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, the Moose Lodge, the Elkettes , and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday March 1, 2014at Grace Anglican Church with Father Andy Ainley and Rev. Justin Lind-Ayres officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Elks Lodge #894.