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Mrs. Judith "Judy" (Reily) Pacey

July 24, 1936 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 84)


Mrs. Judith “Judy” (Reily) Pacey, 84, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 11:20 pm Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center.

She was born July 24, 1936, in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of John C. and Gertrude (severs) Reily. She married Fred M. Pacey on June 20, 1959 in Moline, Illinois.

Judy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Fred; her children, Kurt (Suzanne) Pacey of Alpharetta, Georgia and Tim (Susan) Pacey of San Diego, California; five grandchildren, Tanner Swayne, Blake Fisk, Macnair Pacey, Matthew Pacey, and Sydney Pacey; one sister, Nancy Hurdle of Lincoln, Nebraska; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Jack Pacey of Dahinda, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Judy graduated from Moline High School in 1954 and Knox College in 1958. She was a social worker at East Moline State Mental Hospital prior to marriage. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Chapter W PEO and Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. Judy was active in the Galesburg Cottage Hospital Service Guild. She served as president in 1977-1978 and then served on the Cottage Hospital board of directors for a number of years. Judy also was a realtor for Century 21.

Judy was a member of Soangetaha Country Club where she played golf (the only member of the family to record a hole-in-one), duplicate bridge and Mah Jong. She loved watching her boys playing sports. She enjoyed many ski trips with her family and traveling to many countries with Fred.

A Time of Remembrance will be from 4:00-6:00 pm Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Soangetaha Country Club. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Community Foundation, FISH of Galesburg or the Knox County Humane Society. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life Visitation
July 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Soangetaha Country Club
238 N Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401

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