Obituaries for Feb. 9, 2018

Darrell Dalton

CHAMPAIGN — Darrell F. Dalton, 81, of Champaign died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, (Jan. 28, 2018) at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

He is survived by five brothers, Jack Dalton, Gary Dalton, Don Dalton, Dan Slade and Jim Slade; and three sons, Joe Dalton, Tim Dalton and Jason Dalton.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Linda Goeggle, Debbie Clark and Gloria Swanson; and one son, Darrell Dalton Jr.

He was a member of the Champaign American Legion Post 24 and served in the U.S. Army.

Graveside services will take place at a later date at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign.

Karen Wicker

ATWOOD — Karen S. Wicker, 78, of Decatur, formerly of Atwood, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4, 2018) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, due to complications from recent lung surgery.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the First Baptist Church, 231 N. Illinois St., Atwood. Dr. Lanny Faulkner officiated. Burial followed in the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 E. U.S. 36, Atwood, is entrusted with the arrangements.

Karen was born on Sept. 15, 1939, in Atwood, the daughter of George and Mildred L. Davis Mayfield. She married Gene Robinson. He preceded her in death. She married R. Fred "Fritz" Wicker on Jan. 24, 1975, in Atwood. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2017.

Survivors include her daughters, Dawna Ulbricht of Atwood and Michelle (Jimmy) Steven of Tuscola; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson to arrive soon; stepdaughters, Tammy (George) Burns of Decatur, Candy (Mike) Loyd of Mansfield and Amy (Neil) Kane of Michigan; eight step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; nephew, Ronnie Mayfield of Oakland; and niece, Lee Ann (Jim) McCue of Charlotte.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gary Mayfield.

She was a retired bookkeeper and member of the First Baptist Church of Atwood. She and her husband enjoyed traveling in their motor home, fishing, boating and spending time with her many family members.

The family would like to thank her friends at Albany Place for their encouragement during the loss of her husband and recent cancer treatment.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Atwood.

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Allen Clark 'AC' Wood

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Allen Clark "AC" Wood (83) was born in Mahomet on March 6, 1934, and died Jan. 5, 2018.

He leaves his wife of 60 years, Shirley; five sons, Richard, Mike (Gail), Mark (Brenda), John (Connie) and Christopher (Cyndi); 18 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Allen was a Navy Korean War veteran, and worked at Hewlett-Packard for 23 years before starting his own electrical contracting business.

He loved his family, fishing, piloting private aircraft, being "Mr. Fix-It" and making people laugh.

Visitation was at Our Lady of Coronation Catholic Church in Grandview, Mo., on Jan. 16, 2018, at 10 a.m., with Mass at 11 a.m. and lunch served after Mass.

Memorial contributions are suggested to church food pantry or church renovation.

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