OREGON – Delores Miriam Edwards, 87, of Oregon, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon.
Born June 14, 1931 in Baileyville, IL, the daughter of Christian J. and Mabel R. (Wubbena) Drake. She got married to Clarence Dale Edwards on November 24, 1951 at Forreston Grove Church; he preceded her in death on May 26, 1999.
Delores was a 1949 graduate of Forreston High School. She retired in 1996 from Farm Credit Service after serving as the customer service representative for more than 30 years. Delores was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oregon. The church was a vital part of her life. She served in many capacities in the women’s organization, altar guild, choir, and various committees.
Survived by her daughter, Pamela Sue Edwards of Geneseo; her son, Andrew Dale (Martha) Bowles Edwards of Bettendorf, Iowa; her grandchildren, Alan Bowles Edwards, David Bowles Edwards, and Angela Bowles Edwards; and her sister, Eleanor (Bill) Tucker of Sioux City, Iowa.
Also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Marlene Palmer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30pm Saturday, March 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oregon, with Pastor Rich Tomlinson, of the church, officiating. Burial will take place at Chapel Memorial Park in Dixon. Visitation is Friday from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the church.
Memorials in Delores’ name may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris, or Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
A special thank you to the physicians and staff at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris, and Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon.
Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.