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Obituary for Lois Pogue

Lois Rose Ann Pogue, 93, of Galesburg, died at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg.

Lois was born June 25, 1923 in the family home in Rio, IL the daughter of Harley E. and Rose V. Conrad Nelson. She married Robert M. Pogue on October 25, 1947 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1987. Lois is survived by two daughters, Ginny (Roger Sears) McLaren of Galesburg and Cindy Pogue of Arizona City, AZ; two sons, Ted (Nadine) Pogue of Galesburg and John (Christine) Pogue of Northfield, MN; as well as 6 grandchildren, 9 great grand children, and 5 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, Lois was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Dale Nelson.

Lois first worked for Intrastate Telephone Company and later working for Butler Mfg. She retired from the Animal Disease Lab in 1988. Lois was a longtime active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She also volunteered with St. Mary's Auxiliary for many years. Lois was a charter member of the Elkettes. She also loved playing bridge and reading. Another of her favorite hobbies was visiting nursing homes and sharing her homemade baked treats.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory. The rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Rev. William T. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Galesburg. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401





4:00 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

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St. Joseph's Cemetery

Monmouth Blvd
Galesburg, IL 61401

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