Friday, July 22, 2011

 Kenneth Allen Dickerson, 65, of Chillicothe died at 11:20 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, at OSF St. Clare Nursing Home in Peoria Heights.

Born Dec. 17, 1945, to Donald and Grace (Ladd) Dickerson, he married Janet L. Carr on Sept. 4, 1976, in Chillicothe. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Troy Dickerson of Peoria; daughters, Jennifer Windover of Chillicothe and Erin (Heath) Kessling of Edelstein; stepdaughters, Sheri (Tony) Clay of Janesville, Wis., and Stephanie Marchand of Chillicothe; stepson, Michael (Kari) Ott of Peoria; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, George (Barb) Dickerson; and sisters, Janet (Bill) Nevitt and JoAnn (Cliff) Blunier, all of Chillicothe.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

He worked for Caterpillar in Mossville for 30 years, retiring in 1994.

He was a member and past president of the Chillicothe Historical Society.

He was also a member of the Chillicothe First United Methodist Church and its men’s club.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his church, where additional visitation will precede the service. The Rev. Ted Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

Memorials may be made to Rescue 33 or the Chillicothe First United Methodist Church.

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