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Irma Crank

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Irma Mallory Dellinger Crank, the daughter of the late Melvin and Irene Runyon Mallory, was born in Fairbury, Ill. on Feb. 27, 1926 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Jan. 29, 2002, at the age of 75. Mrs. Crank lived in Central Illinois for many years and moved to Dexter 20 years ago. On July 19, 1945, she was united in marriage to John Dellinger, he preceded her in death. On Sept. 30, 1978, she was married to Clifford "Van" Shepler, he preceded her in death. On Oct. 9, 1984, she was married to Henry Harmon Crank and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1988. Surviving are nine sons, Melvin Howard Dellinger of Clinton, Ill., James Duran Dellinger, Roscoe Allen Dellinger and Francis Gene Dellinger, all of Lincoln, Ill.. Lyman Dale Dellinger of Gap, Pa., Marvin Lynn Dellinger of Dexter, Paul Duane Dellinger and Calvin Ray Dellinger, both of Annapolis, Ill., John Albert Dellinger of Milwaukee, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Charles Mallory of Roby, Mo., Donald and Mac Mallory, both of Dexter; Jim Mallory of Ocean Springs, Miss., Lonnie Mallory of Kenton, Miss., Ken Mallory of Mary Esther, Fla., and Dennis Mallory of Lantana, Fla.; two sisters, June Bowman of Dexter and Ruth Tippen of Bloomfield; five step-brothers; and two step-sisters. Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Allen Duane Dellinger and three brothers, Duane, Daniel and Gerald Mallory. Visitation will be held at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 2 with Rev. Gary Teel of Dexter officiating. Interment will follow at the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Son Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

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