We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Betty Derickson

A funeral service will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 for 79 year old Betty Derickson of Chester, IL who died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at her home in Chester, IL.

Betty was born November 30, 1933 in Cora, IL, the daughter of John James Shemoney and Ruby (Lindsey) Shemoney Crawford. She married Frank Derickson on November 15, 1952 in Piggott, AR and he survives of Chester, IL.

Also surviving are two daughters, Vicki Search of Chester, IL and Brenda Gallagher of Atlanta, GA. One sister, Melba Mifflin of Murphysboro, IL. A sister in law, Cleo Shemoney of Ellis Grove, IL. A brother in law, Donald Derickson of Chester, IL. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two brothers in law and one nephew.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Sunday, August 18, 2013 and after 7:30am Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral for 79 year old Betty Derickson will be held at 11am Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Rev. Edwin Reuter officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, IL.

Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Chester, IL or to TIP Hospice, 702 Chesnut, Murphysboro, IL 62966.