June 27, 1935 - November 11, 2020
Sybile Joan (Gurley) Dickerson, 85, of Ullin, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Parkway Manor-Liberty Village of Marion, IL. Joan was born, June 27, 1935, in Ullin, IL, the only child of William Gurley and Gladys (Stoner) Gurley Cogger. Joan attended the Ullin Schools and graduated from Ullin High School in 1953. After graduation, she accepted a position with the Illinois Tuberculosis Association in Cairo, where she remained for eight years. She met Richard Dickerson in Ullin, and they were later married on June 24, 1961. They lived with Joan’s mother Gladys, until their home was built on Ullin Avenue in 1964. They resided there together until Richard's death in November of 2019. They were devoted to one another while married for over 58 years. Joan loved antiques, and collected them for years with her husband Richard. They bought and sold many collectibles in several states from their motor home. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling. They enjoyed many tours with the Chevrolet Motor Corporation including trips to San Francisco, Detroit, Reno, Las Vegas, and Orlando. They were awarded an extended trip to Caracas, Venezula, South America, and the Dutch Island of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. Joan was an accomplished pianist, who gave piano lessons in her younger years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ullin. Joan is survived by her sister-in-law, Justine Dickerson; niece, Jane (Russell) Frizzell; nephews, Bob (Robin) Dickerson and Tom (Kerry) Dickerson; cousin, Beverly Kay Rendleman and cousin, Bill Carr. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Dickerson; and brother-in-law, Clinton Dickerson. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, outdoors at the Ullin Cemetery. A graveside service will held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow. Crain Funeral Home in Ullin will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Ullin Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the graveside service.
Sybile Joan (Gurley) Dickerson, 85, of Ullin, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Parkway Manor-Liberty Village of Marion, IL. Joan was born, June 27, 1935, in Ullin, IL, the only child of William Gurley and Gladys (Stoner) Gurley Cogger.... View Obituary & Service Information
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