Georgia Louise Murray Hank

September 23, 1931 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Georgia Louise Murray Hank Obituary

Georgia “Louise” (nee Rubison) Murray Hank, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away on October 3, 2023.

Louise was born on September 23, 1931, in Center, Missouri to William Russell and Elizabeth Alberta (nee Couch) Rubison. She was raised and educated in Missouri. Louise attended the Hannibal School System in Hannibal, Missouri.

Louise was married to Harry Eugene Murray on January 23, 1948, in Hannibal, Missouri. To this union five children were welcomed, Harry Russell, Paula Louise, Kathryn Elizabeth, Carol Ann, and Bryan Eugene. The family traveled to Galesburg, Illinois in 1953. When Harry began working for Western Stoneware the family moved to Monmouth, Illinois in 1955. The family made their home at 1002 East Euclid Avenue.

During this time Louise was active in her children’s activities including Cub Scout Den mother, Girl Scout leader, and Sunday School teacher at the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth. She helped at school activities her children were involved with as a Garfield Elementary PTA member and Room Mother. While her children were at Monmouth High School she attended and helped with many activities they were involved with. She would assist with Harry’s business – Custom Miller located in Monmouth. She and Harry enjoyed entertaining friends at their home and boating on the Mississippi River through the years.

1968 and 1969 brought hard times for Louise when Harry had to be placed on one of the first dialysis machines at their home with the help of Mayo Clinic. The community supported the family with fundraisers to purchase the machine which she later donated to Monmouth Community Hospital. Harry passed away in September of 1969.

Louise began working for the Chamberlain and Ambrose Medical Office. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends as well as playing golf. She was married to Roger Hank on August 13, 1971. Louise was also a member of the Eastern Star. Traveling, reading, and collecting elephant statuettes were some of her favorite pastimes.

She became part owner of Hank Real Estate. She also owned and helped run the Western Stoneware Showroom and the Gold House Antiques. She and Roger moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she worked for the Urology Associates and Belk Department Store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They returned to Galesburg in 1987 where she worked for Sears Department Store for several years. She was active in the United Methodist Women Society Circles.

As her health began to fail, she moved to the Monmouth Nursing Home in 2018. This is where she lived her final days. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth and Galesburg. Louise enjoyed visits from the members of the churches while she lived at Monmouth Nursing Home.

She is survived by her children, Paula Louise (Larry) Coats of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Kathryn Elizabeth Coursey of, Galesburg, Illinois, Carol Ann Murray of San Clemente, California; and Bryan Eugene (Linda) Murray of Monmouth, Illinois. The grandchildren surviving are Harry (Heather) Blumberg, Joseph (Lauren) Blumberg, James (Layla) Coats, Robert (Jennifer) J. Coursey, Matthew C. Coursey, Megan (Adam) Dubin, Melinda Sue (Nicolas) Murray Gomez and Rebecca Louise (Tim) Murray White. Great-grandchildren surviving are Eden Blumberg, Hannah Blumberg, Harrison Blumberg, Russell Coats, Sadie Coats, Lachlan Coats, Pierson Coats, Teagan Coats, Adriana Gomez, Paige Meier, Quinn White, and Abygail White.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry Eugene Murray; son, Harry Russell Murray; husband, Roger Hank; brother, Fred Rubison and son-in-law, Stephen Coursey.

Cremation rites were accorded. Interment will be held at the Monmouth Municipal Cemetery. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 11:30 a.m. at the Monmouth Municipal Cemetery. A lunch will be provided following the service at the Monmouth First United Methodist Church. All friends and family are welcome. Memorials may be given to the Monmouth First United Methodist Church, Louise Murray Hank Emergency Fund, 221 East Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462.

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Graveside Service
October 27, 2023

11:30 AM
Monmouth Cemetery
720 N 6th St
Monmouth, IL 61462


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