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GALESBURG - Cassie Friend, 45, passed away Jan. 3, 2019, and was cremated. She was born Feb. 18, 1973, to Jim and Lynn Powell. She married Derek Friend on Aug. 28, 1999. Surviving are her parents; her husband, Derek of Galesburg; three sons, Timothy Gossage, Alex Gossage and Justin Friend (Lizzy Driffill), all of Galesburg; one daughter, Brianna Friend (Brennon Dean); one grandson, Brentley Dean of Knoxville; her paternal grandmother, Margaret Powell of Galesburg; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Paul and Viola Jones; and her paternal grandfather, Jimmie Powell. She was a phlebotomist at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for several years. Cassie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson, and time with her "fur baby," Tinkerbell. She also enjoyed fishing, going to demolition derbies, bingo and her job at the hospital. There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Colonial Baptist Church, 1232 W. Fremont St., Galesburg, followed by a luncheon at the church. All family and friends are invited to attend. Donations may be made to the family through Watson Thomas Funeral Home or at the celebration of life, with cash or checks made payable to Ava L. Powell. Please include your name and mailing address.
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