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Phyllis A. (Short) Hawkinson

August 28, 1946 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 74)


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 11:00 am Saturday, August 14, 2021 Covenant Church with Rev. Tom Ek officiaiting. Those wishing to attend the funeral "virtually" may watch the live broadcast at 11:00 am Saturday on the funeral home's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hinchliff-Pearson-West-Funeral-Directors-and-Cremation-Services-160333664037824.  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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Memorial Service
August 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Covenant Church
665 Dayton St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Video is available for this event

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