Mrs. Betty J. Stewart

67, of 795 Olive St., Galesburg, IL died at 12:25 AM Thursday, September 19, 2002 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born August 17, 1935 in Devil’s Lake, ND to Bertel and Josephine (Orseth) Thorkveen. She married Robert Keith Tousley July 19, 1958 in Mankato, MN. He preceded her in death. She then married Robert G. Stewart on August 9, 1984 in Galesburg, IL. He survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Randy Keith Tousley and Troy Allen Tousley, both of Galesburg, IL and Donald Brent (and Sharon Louise) Tousley of Portsmouth, VA, two step sons, Robert C. (and Teresa) Stewart of Dunlap, IL and Ralph E. Stewart of Peoria, IL, a step daughter, Julie C. (and Wallace) Penn of Peoria, IL, a brother, Tillford Thorkveen of Lumberton, TX and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
She worked at Knox College for 20 years as a secretary and property manager. She retired in 1985. She was then the manager of Galesburg Towers for 8 years. She retired in 1992. She graduated from high school in Devil’s Lake, ND and from the Salvation Army Training College in Chicago. She was a member of First Church of God, Galesburg. She was a member of the Accredited Real Estate Management Association. She had received numerous awards for property management.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday September 21, 2002 at the First Church of God with Rev. Derick Bacon officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be made to First Church of God.

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