92, 1250 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg, formerly of Knoxville, died at 2:35 PM Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in Rosewood Care Center.
She was born January 30, 1917 in Suez Township, near Aledo, IL, the daughter of Clendenin and Mabel Brownlee Brown. She married Everett Harter on May 25, 1937 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1985.
She is survived by a son, Gary (and Linda) Harter of Galesburg, 2 daughters, Connie (and John L.) Pruett of Knoxville and Linda K. (and Dale) Landon of Henderson, 7 grandchildren, Greg Pruett, Mike Pruett, Joel Pruett, Doug Landon, Jeff Landon, Tricia Harter, and Chad Harter, 6 great-grandchildren, Makenzie Pruett, Meadow Pruett, Madilyn Pruett, Kaylie Chewning, Ty Harter, and Bryce Harter, and a sister, Dona Brokaw of Aledo. She was preceded in her parents, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters.
Josephine was raised in the Aledo area and graduated from Aledo High School in 1935. She moved to Galesburg in 1935 and lived here until moving to Knoxville in 1951. She graduated from Morse Beauty School in 1937. She was a beautician for 60 years and operated a beauty shop out of her Knoxville home for 51 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Aledo. Josephine enjoyed dancing, sewing, flower gardening, and quilting.
Graveside service will be 2 PM Friday, July 24, 2009 in Knoxville Cemetery. The Rev. Milton Marquith will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Prairieland Animal Welfare Center or Guardian Angels Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.