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Phyllis A. (Short) Hawkinson

1946 - 2021


Mrs. Phyllis Ann Hawkinson, 74, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 10:25 am Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Allure of Lake Storey.

She was born August 28, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Robert E. and Martha G. (Baker) Short. She married Kenneth S. Hawkinson on August 10, 1968 in South Holland, Illinois.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 53 years, Kenneth; two daughters, Diane Elizabeth (Justin) Underwood of Sandy, Oregon and Christine Marie Swanson of Galesburg; her sister, Mary Habenicht of Beecher, Illinois; four grandchildren, Nathan D. Churchill, Marion E. Laraby, Lahna Glenn and Elissa “Evie” V. Swanson. She is preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Seraphin Swanson.

Phyllis graduated from South Holland High School in 1963 and Knox College in 1967. She worked as an insurance specialist for Dr. Crowell, Dr. Reed. She later worked for Dr. Richard Flacco beginning at the Bondi Building and eventually moving to OSF St. Mary Medical Center. Phyllis worked for Dr. Flacco for over 30 years, retiring in 2012. She also worked as a medical claims adjuster for All State Insurance Company. Phyllis was a member of the Covenant Church, the ladies Circle of the Church and has sung in the choir since 1972. She was an excellent baker, cookies being her favorite.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date at the Covenant Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Covenant Church. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com

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Kirrie Holden

May 29, 2021 7:52 PM

Christine, Diane, and Ken- I'm so sorry about. Phyllis.  She was never short on stories tell about the girls growing-up or taking care of Ken.  She clearly loved you all very much.  Mostly, I remember her talking about the grandchildren.  She looked so forward to Nathan's summer visits and getting to help with Evie, after she retired, was Phyllis's everything.  Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

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