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Mrs. Connie M. (Short) Reading

January 24, 1945 ~ November 26, 2019 (age 74)


Connie Marie Reading, 74 of Galesburg, passed away at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at her home.

She was born January 24, 1945 in Galesburg, the daughter of Kermit and Ila (Robinson) Short.  She married Harold Morgan in 1963 in New York, New York.  She later married Gary Reading Sr. in 1977 in Galesburg.

Connie is survived by three sons, Harold “Skip” Morgan, Jr. of Mattoon, James Morgan of Galesburg and Nicholas (and Mandy) Reading of Galesburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Dixie Patterson and Sharon Farrell.

She lived in the Galesburg area most of her life.  She earned her GED and later graduated from the Carl Sandburg College Nursing Program.  She worked at United Facilities for 12 years and later worked as an LPN at St. Mary’s Square Living Center in Galesburg from 1999 until it closed.  She was of the Protestant faith.  She was very family oriented and enjoyed baking and cooking.

Cremation will be accorded.  To celebrate her life, family and friends are invited to gather at one of her favorite places, the Monmouth VFW #2301, 830 N. G Street, Monmouth, IL 61462 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Abingdon Chapel is assisting her family with arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
December 8, 2019

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monmouth VFW #2301
830 N. G Street
Monmouth, IL 61462


OSF Hospice

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