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Derry, Emma J.
Emma J. Derry, age 89 of 330 Belleview Ct., Galesburg, Ill. died Thursday June 30, 2011 at 11:50 p.m. at Cottage Hospital.

She was born November 10, 1921 in Ipava, Ill. the daughter of Lawrence and Myrtle McLaren Robinson. She married Roland E. Derry on June 13, 1948 in Ipava.

Emma is survived by her husband; one son, Robin A. Derry of Galesburg; one daughter, Marsha L. (and Tommy) Grayson of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren, Cary T. Grayson, III, Michael R. Grayson and Jason R. Derry. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

She graduated from Ipava High School in 1939 and Western Illinois State Teachers College in 1943. She was an accounting clerk for Gates Rubber Company for 22 years retiring in 1985. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Church Circle 2, 39ers at Church, and the Tuesday Morning Sewing Fellowship.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday July 5, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. David Parker officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Ipava Cemetery in Ipava, Ill. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Online condolence may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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