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McKie, Gloria

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Gloria McKie, 93, of Galesburg, died at 6:11 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Cornelius, N.C.

Gloria McKie was born March 24, 1921 in Galesburg, the daughter of Dr. George and Mae Ross Rathbun. She married Rolland W. McKie on December 27, 1949 in Oneida, Ill. He passed away October 16, 1986 in Galesburg.

Surviving are two sons, William McKie (Janet) of Mountain View, Calif. and David McKie (Tana Talarico) of Auburn, Ind. and one daughter, Sandra McKie (Michael Magon) of Cornelius, N.C. Also surviving are one grandson, Jacob (Chelsey) McKie of Elyria, Ohio and one granddaughter, Cassidy Klein of Knoxville, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She graduated from Oneida High School and Monmouth College. She taught school at Yates City High School, Altona Public Schools, Alexis High School, and Galesburg Churchill Junior High School.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Galesburg, Westminster Circle, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Charter member of Chapter NK of P.E.O. Sisterhood and Knox County Retired Teachers’ Association.

A very special thank you to caregivers Rebekah Mount, Penny Smith, Tiffany Roberts, Linda Barnes and Carolyn Hildebrand.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Tom Ek will officiate. Visitation will be noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oneida Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Galesburg. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.