79, 889 Jefferson St., Galesburg, died at 10:28 AM Tuesday, December 25, 2007 in the emergency room of Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born May 12, 1928 in Bellaire, OH, the daughter of William Dawson. She married Benjamin E. Dragoo in Trenton, NJ. He survives.
Also surviving is a son, Marc E. (and Charlotte) Dragoo, Clearwater, FL, 2 daughters, Tami Dragoo, Alpha, IL and Jamie Dragoo, Galesburg, a brother, David Dawson, Alliance, NE, a half sister, Irene Taylor, Bellaire, OH, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.
She worked for the State of Illinois for 21 years, first for the former Galesburg State Research Hospital and then for the former Zeller Mental Health Center in Peoria. She retired on January 1, 1999.
She graduated from Bellaire High School in 1947. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Galesburg. She enjoyed bowling and golf.
Funeral will be 11:30 AM Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Scott Grulke will officiate. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 PM Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Elk’s Crippled Children’s Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.