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Florence L. Collister


GALVA - Florence L. Collister, 80, of Galva, died at 11:57 PM, Sunday, January 19, 2014 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 23 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Karen Martin will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church in Galva.

She was born July 8, 1933 in St. Augustine, IL, the daughter of Charles and Johnnie (Ball) Knight. She married Dale Peterson in 1952 and they later divorced. She then married Thomas Smith in 1980 and he preceded her in death. She later married Donald Collister on September 29, 1990 in Galva. He survives, as do two sons, Dale Peterson of Galesburg and David Peterson of Galva, a daughter, Kristine Peterson of Prescott, AZ, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She also preceded in death by her parents, three daughters, Dianna LaVonne, Linda Leigh and Rebecca Sue, three sisters and three brothers.

Florence graduated from Galesburg High School. She had worked at RayMur Corp, Jacobson’s Bakery, Galva Super Value as a baker and the Galva Foundry. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, had a love for cats and pets and she enjoyed baking and was known for her coffee cakes. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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