|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1932|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2007|
Mrs. Twila Maxine (Macky) Foster Westergard, 75 of 1091 Lane Ave. died at 11:08 am Monday, September 17, 2007 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
She was born on January 28, 1932 in Bushnell to Willy & Erma Chambers Johnson. She married Sala Foster in 1950, but divorced in 1972. He preceded her in death. She married Robert "Bob" Westergard on August 14, 1979. He survives.
She is also survived by one son Ricky (and Linda) Foster of Abingdon; one grandson, Anthony (and Jessie) Foster of LaGrange, Missouri; one brother, Chuck (and Elsie) Johnson of Abingdon; two sisters, Donna Lane of Galesburg and Karen Lankford of New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Bernita Johnson and Sharon Smith; and one brother, Wayne Johnson.
She was a graduate of Abingdon High School and Browns Business College, where she learned to type 162 words per minute with no errors.
Maxine worked at the Admiral Corporation for over 20 years. She later worked as an executive secretary for a private business and attorneys in Texas.
During her years in Abingdon, she was an active member and past president of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary, past member of the Sunshine Girls; and an active member and officer of numerous Bowling Leagues. She was a charter member of the Abingdon Historical Society.
Maxine was married to Sala Foster for approx. 22 years. They lived in Abingdon for the majority of those years, where they raised Rick. Maxine later divorced Sala, and set out for adventure in Arkansas and Texas. She met and married Bob Westergard, and they settled in Sachse, Texas for over 25 years. They returned to Illinois, in July, 2006, due to Maxine's failing health.
Cremation will be accorded. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Private burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Sep 19, 2007
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