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Obituary for Maxine Muehe

Maxine Muehe, 94, of Galesburg, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at Knox County Nursing Home surrounded by her family.

Maxine was born on January 29, 1923 in Lancaster, MO, the daughter of Nathan R. and Verna B. Forsythe Gibson, Jr. She married Thomas E. Muehe on January 7, 1957 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on January 30, 2003. Maxine is survived by four daughters, Melinda (the late Ed) Kempinski of Chicago, Annetta (Kevin) Chase of Galesburg, Karla (Michael) Burress of Pekin, and Deanna (David) Ollman of Galesburg; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one brother, Pete (Kathy) Gibson of Lancaster, MO. Along with her husband and parents, Maxine was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Maxine worked as a bookkeeper for the Galesburg Public Library for many years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the Galesburg Women's Club, Pilot Club, Carrousel and Bridge Club. Maxine also served as a girl scout leader for many years. She was an avid reader and an excellent seamstress.

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Galesburg. A celebration of life will follow at the Thomas Legacy Center, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401





11:00 AM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery

Monmouth Blvd
Galesburg, IL 61401

Memorial Contribution

Harbor Light Hospice


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