DEXTER - Irma Mallory Dellinger Crank, 75, died Jan. 29, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare.
Born Feb. 27, 1926, in Fairbury, Ill., daughter of the late Melvin and Irene Runyon Mallory, she lived in Central Illinois for many years before moving to Dexter 20 years ago.
On July 19, 1945, she married John Dellinger who preceded her in death. She and Clifford "Van" Shepler were married Sept. 30, 1978, and he also preceded her in death. On Oct. 9, 1984, she married Henry Harmon Crank who died June 19, 1988.
Survivors include: nine sons, Melvin Howard Dellinger of Clinton, Ill., James Duran Dellinger, Roscoe Allen Dellinger and Francis Gene Dellinger of Lincoln, Ill., Lyman Dale Dellinger of Gap, Pa., Marvin Lynn Dellinger of Dexter, Paul Duane Dellinger and Calvin Ray Dellinger of Annapolis, Ill., and John Albert Dellinger of Milwaukee, Wis.; seven brothers, Charles Mallory of Roby, Donald Mallory and Mac Mallory 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 stepbrothers and two stepsisters; and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Duane Mallory, Daniel Mallory and Gerald Mallory; and one grandson.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gary Teel of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.