66, of 1546 Williams St., Galesburg, IL died at 1:45 PM Saturday, April 24, 2004 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center Galesburg, IL.
She was born October 25, 1937 in Williamsfield, IL the daughter of William and Doris Walsh Douglas. She married Leonard F. Mahnesmith in Cambridge, IL on March 26, 1955.
She is survived by her husband, three sons; Daniel (and Robin) Mahnesmith of Rio, IL, John Mahnesmith of Watage, IL and Lennie Mahnesmith of Galesburg, IL, one sister Barbara Renwick of Galesburg, IL, eight grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She was raised by her aunt Clara Douglas since she was three years old. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Mahnesmith.
She graduated from Galesburg High School and Carl Sandburg College. She worked for the former Galesburg Mental Health Center from 1974 to 1984, then Zeller Mental Health Center in Peoria, IL and later was a supervisor at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, IL until retiring in 1996.
She was a member of the First Church of The Nazarene, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the AFL-CIO.
Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. James Hazelwood officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at the Chapel. Burial will be in the Wataga (IL) Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.