Mary Evelyn Galor Obituary

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Mary Evelyn Galor age 68, of Lanark, Illinois died Sunday, January 24, 2010 at FHN Hospital in Freeport, Illinois. An open house will be held in her memory at the family home, 117 E. Locust St, Lanark, Illinois on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Mary was born January 27, 1941, in Sterling, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Marion (Smith) Topp. She attended Sterling Schools. Mary was married to William “Bill” Galor on February 18, 1967 in Sterling.

Mary worked at Elkay in Lanark as a spot welder for twenty years. She also worked as a cook at the Hi-Way Café in Lanark, Mary loved being a homemaker and spending time with her grandchildren. She had a passion for flower gardening and bowling.

Mary is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband William “Bill” Galor of Lanark; one daughter, Janice Majors of Lanark; ten sons, Jerry (Sheila) Galor of Rockford, Illinois, William “Bill” (Cathey) Allen of Kingsville, Texas, Robert “Bob” (Brenda) Allen of Sterling, Illinois, Doug (Julie) Galor of Loves Park, Illinois, James (Tina) Allen of Freeport, Illinois, William Galor II of Lanark, Brian (Patty) Galor of Mt. Morris, Illinois, Christopher Galor of Polo, Illinois, John (Tina) Allen of Lanark, and Patrick (Kathy) Galor of Mt. Morris; twenty – eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Gala) Topp of Sterling, and Donald (Linda) Topp of Sterling; and one sister, Ada (Rich) Phillips of Golden Valley, Arizona.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Irene Nelson; and two grandsons in infancy, William David and Dustin Edward.

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From: Lea (Gallentine) Fowler

February 2, 2010

I worked with Bill at Elkay from 1991-1999 & he spoke often about Mary. Even though I never met her I wish to pass my condolences along to Bill & the rest of the family.

From: Sherrie Williams Martin

February 2, 2010

Dear Bill and Family; It's been a very long time since I've spoken to Mary but she was always in my thoughts. I am her cousin, originally from Sterling, IL. My parents were Uncle Louie and Aunt Cleo Williams, Howard's sister. We all will miss her dearly. Drop a line so we can keep in touch. God bless and be... Read More

From: Greg Peterson, Class of '80

January 29, 2010

Janice, John and family. Please accept my sympathies for the passing of your mother. I remember her being at many school events at Chadwick. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

From: Rebekka Berlongieri

January 29, 2010

I did not know her as a person, but her grandson Brandon is a dear friend of mine. I am sorry for the loss you have been experiencing. I give to you my sympathy and condolences.

From: Bob & Pat Briska

January 28, 2010

Bob and I are saddened to hear of Mary's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.
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