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Ruby Wilkerson

Sunday, October 27, 2002

TAMMS, Ill. -- Ruby Wilkerson, 89, of Tamms died at 5:56 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau.

She was born Jan. 22, 1913, at Miller City, Ill., the daughter of Lloyd and Lulu Bowers Dillman. She was married to Jerry Wilkerson. He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1964.

Mrs. Wilkerson was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tamms.

Survivors include her daughter, Joan Angel Orsburn and husband John of Tamms; two daughters-in-law, Joan Wilkerson of Tamms and Ruth Wilkerson of Sun City, Ill., six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorene Saxe of Chicago and Mary Burman of Hollywood, Fla.; one brother, Charlie Dillman of Jonesboro, Ill.; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Jerry Wilkerson; a daughter, Geraldine Wilkerson; a sister, Gladys, and a brother, Lloyd.

Funeral services for Ruby Wilkerson will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms with Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Mount Vernon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday until time of services at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.