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Edith Dickey

December 3, 1925 — July 7, 2016

Eureka- Edith Valeria Dickey, 90, of Eureka passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 07, 2016 at Maple Lawn Health Center.

She was born December 3, 1925 in Wyanet, IL the daughter of Glenn and Edith Hazel (Boyce) Olson. She married Clarence Dickey on December 28, 1946 in Manlius, IL. He died April 30, 2008 in Eureka.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Burdette and Verne.

Surviving is one daughter, Diane (Max) Pierson of Macomb, IL; two sons, Donald (Barbara) Dickey of Jerseyville, IL; Alan (Babette) Dickey of St. Charles, IL; one sister, Beverly (Harold) Schroeder of Mahomet, IL; six grandchildren, Eric (Suzanne) Pierson, Amanda (Andy) Bell, Rachel Dickey, Gwen (Jason) Brunaugh, Glenn Dickey, Todd Dickey; and six great-grandchildren.

Edith graduated from (ISNU) Illinois State Normal University in 1947 with a bachelor's degree in business education. She used that education to teach at Eureka High School from 1968 to 1979. She also did bookkeeping work for her husband at Dickey's State Farm Insurance Agency. She was a member of Eureka Christian Church and its Golden Circle Class for over 60 years. She was also a member of AAUW (American Association of University Women), CWF (Christian Women Foundation), and 20th Century Book Club.

Edith enjoyed golfing, sewing and crocheting. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2016 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Pastor Lucy Maier will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Eureka Christian Church or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.)

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


JUL 11. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral service

JUL 11. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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