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Hilda Tharp

Hilda A. Tharp, 91, of 1606 N. Kellogg St., Galesburg, formerly of Avon, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville. Born May 15, 1908, in Macy, Ind., to Wallace P. and Lillian Schindler Murphy, she married Donald E. Tharp on April 7, 1928, in Waukegan. He passed away Dec. 20, 1976.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Jack Tharp, one daughter, two brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Dolores) Starr of Galesburg; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

An Avon resident from 1963 to 1976, she owned a business there from 1963 to 1992.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Galesburg.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 30, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. The Rev. David Seitz officiated.

Visitation was held one hour prior to services at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Knox County Nursing Home.

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