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Derry, Darlene R.
Darlene R. Derry, age 85 of rural Galesburg, died at 5:08 pm Sunday, April 8, 2012 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

She was born September 14, 1926 in Elgin, the daughter of Omer and Bessie (Carpenter) Dickson. She married Irvin J. "Irv" Derry on April 29, 1944 in Waukegan. He preceded her in death December 23, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Darlene is survived by one daughter, Cheryl (and Sam) Parkins of rural Berwick; two sons, Larry (and Debbie) Derry of rural Galesburg and Dennis (and Betty) Derry of Midwest City, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

She grew up in the Elgin and Waukegan areas. She had lived most of her adult life near Galesburg. She retired after working 30 years at Gale Products in Galesburg. She was of the Baptist faith. Her hobbies included gardening, feeding and watching birds, baking, fishing, deer hunting and mushroom hunting.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Burial will follow in Silent Home Cemetery near Cameron. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Care Center of Abingdon. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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