Delores Miriam Edwards, 87, of Oregon, Ill., died Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Serenity Hospice Home, in Oregon, Ill. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Oregon, Ill. Pastor Rich Tomlinson, will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Memorial Park, in Dixon. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church; Pinecrest Manor, in Mt. Morris; or Serenity Hospice & Home, in Oregon. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, in Oregon, assisted the family with arrangements.
Delores was born June 14, 1931, in Baileyville, the daughter of Christian J. and Mabel R. (Wubbena) Drake. She married Clarence Dale Edwards on Nov. 24, 1951, at Forreston Grove Church. He died 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.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Sue Edwards, of Geneseo; son, Andrew Dale (Martha) Bowles Edwards, of Bettendorf, Iowa; grandchildren, Alan Bowles Edwards, David Bowles Edwards and Angela Bowles Edwards; and sister, Eleanor (Bill) Tucker, of Sioux City, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and a sister, Marlene Palmer.