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Mrs. D. Jean (Parkinson) Clague

April 14, 1927 ~ September 8, 2018 (age 91)

Mrs. D. Jean Clague, 91, of Galesburg, Illinois died 1:33 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg. 

She was born April 14, 1927 in Galesburg the daughter of Wayne S. and Betty Irene Campbell Parkinson.  She married Lyle S. Clague on June 8, 1947 at the First United Methodist Church in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death November 19, 2013.

Surviving are two sons, W. Stewart (and Lynn) Clague of Vero Beach, Florida and David L. (and Debbie) Clague of Galesburg, two daughters, S. Jane (and Bill) Du Bois of Laura, Illinois and Amy J. (and Tim) Robbins of Victoria, Illinois, a sister, Miriam I McNeil of Wataga, Illinois, two granddaughters, Michelle Clague of Peoria, Arizona and Jesse (and Kenneth) Wakefield of Vero Beach, Florida, two step grandsons, Cody (and Danielle) Basham and Justin Basham (and Megan McVey), a great grandson and great granddaughter, Evan and Abigail Wakefield, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Jean graduated from Wataga High School, Wataga, Illinois in 1945 and attended Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois for two years.  She retired after 15 years from Heartland Health Care Center on December 19, 1996.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Galesburg where she had volunteered recycling greeting cards for sale in the Mission Gift Shop since 1997.  She also volunteered at Cottage Corner until 2009.  She had been a member of Naomi Circle, Home Culture Club, Camera Club, Home Extension, Audubon Club and Sigma Epsilon Sorority.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed hiking Lake Storey trails, gardening and touring birding sites throughout the United States with her husband.  Jean loved entertaining family and friends.  She maintained a daily journal for many years and kept in touch with friends. 

Cremation will be accorded.  A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel.  Rev. Mary Runge will officiate.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Galesburg.  Online condolences may be made at  

Donations may be made to:

First United Methodist Church

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