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Obituary for Alice F. Poulos

Alice F. Poulos, 92, of Galesburg, died at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at home.

Alice was born January 23, 1925 in Cuba, IL, the daughter of George D. and Florence G. Steht Huff. She married Peter N. Poulos on March 22, 1950 in Palymra, MO. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2001. Alice is survived by four sons, Nick (Barbara) of Wheaton, David (Pim) of Thailand, Ronald (Brenda) and Larry both of Galesburg; one daughter, Sister M. Phillippa Poulos stationed in Cuba; and one sister, Betty Taif of Galesburg. Also surviving is six grandchildren, Matthew Poulos, Brittany Boston, Sean Poulos, Alysia Poulos, Peter Nick Poulos, and Andrew Poulos; and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Addison Boston. Along with her husband and parents, Alice was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Dirks.

Alice worked as a school secretary for 39 years, first working at St. Joseph's Academy and later Costa Catholic School. She retired in 2005. Alice was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling. Alice and Pete spent many years traveling throughout the US and Canada in their R.V. When her boys were active in scouts, Alice served as a den mother. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The rosary will be prayed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg, with visitation following from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Rev. William Miller will officiate. Private burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorials may be directed to Costa Catholic Academy, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, or to the American Cancer Society

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5:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401






6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401





10:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery

Monmouth Blvd
Galesburg, IL 61401

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

Costa Catholic Academy

Costa Dr.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Corpus Christi Church


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