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Mary M. Carson
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Obituary for Mary M. Carson

Mary M. Carson, 89, of Knoxville, formerly of Galesburg, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.

Mary was born on August 22, 1927 in Chicago. She married William H. Babcock, Sr. in 1945. She later married Lincoln Carson on June 24, 1953 in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death in 1989. Mary worked at General Mills for 39 years, retiring in 1992. Mary was an active member of her Catholic church while living in Chicago and later at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Galesburg. She loved to play bingo.

Mary is survived by three grandsons, Raymond (Beth) Babcock, James Babcock, and Josh Mulkey all of Galesburg; two granddaughters, Marybeth Smith of New Windsor and Sheila Ann (Carl) Farris of Augusta, IL; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson. Along with her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by her son, William Henry Babcock, Jr. on September 21, 2016; three sisters, Helen, Katie, and Annie Anna; one grandson; and one brother.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Galesburg.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401





1:00 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery

801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery

801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Memorial Contribution

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

2401 N. Broad St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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