Rebecca J. Manuel Gallivan, 69, Champaign, formerly of Mansfield, passed away at 2:31 a.m. Saturday (May 12, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield. The Rev. Sharon Monroe will officiate. Inurnment will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Gallivan was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Champaign, daughter of Kenneth “Tune” and Ellen Firke Manuel.
Survivors include her mother, Ellen Manuel, Mahomet; her significant other, Jerry Kuykendall, Champaign; one daughter, Tina (Steve) Joergens, Arcola; two grandchildren, Gerri Bernard, Australia, and Cory Joergens, Arcola; two step-grandchildren, Stephanie (Thommy) Joergens Garrison and Stan (Lacey) Joergens, both of Tennessee; two brothers, Richard (Sandy) Manuel, Mansfield, and Linden (Teri) Manuel, McKinney, Texas; and one sister, Patricia Crosby, Urbana.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Rebecca was assistant to the directors of the Illinois EPR Research Center at the University of Illinois. She was also administrative support for the International EPR/ESR Society. She also provided information for visitors and students from all around the world.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed flower gardening, meeting new people and spending time visiting with old friends.