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Kenneth E. Derry

May 26th, 1928 – May 15th, 2018

Kenneth E. Derry, 89, of El Paso, IL, formerly of Macomb and Ipava, IL, passed away at 6:25 am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Heritage Manor El Paso. He was born on May 26, 1928 in Ipava, the son of Leonard and Nellie (Cleer) Derry. Kenneth married Doris Lalicker on August 14, 1949 in Ipava, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are his three sons, John (and Jane) Derry of Brea, CA, James (and Sandy) Derry of Bloomington, IL and Mark (and Cindy) Derry of Lisle, IL, daughter, Joann (and Tom) Prunty of Glen Ellyn, IL, 11 grandchildren; Jason (and Alicia) Derry, Jennifer (and Nelson) Arblaster, Brian (and Terri) Prunty, Brad (and Anne) Prunty, Breanne (and Andrew) Holdorf, Candice (and Joe) Logsdon, Christopher (and Ashley) Derry, Brandon Derry, Andrew (and Melanie) Derry, Katie Derry, and Anna Derry, and 21 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his infant brother, Albert Derry.

Kenneth was a payroll clerk and purchasing agent for Peabody Coal, ASARCO coal companies and LTD Industries in Lewistown, IL. He later worked for Walmart in Macomb, retiring in 1998.

He served in the Illinois National Guard.

Kenneth was a member of the Berean Christian Church in Ipava, Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb, and Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington, IL.

Services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Brad Prunty and Brian Prunty will be officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be in the Ipava Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Berean Christian Church in Ipava, IL or Western Illinois University Campus Students for Christ and can be sent to Shawgo Memorial Home at PO Box 525, Astoria, IL 61501


May 16th, 2018

Condolences to the Derry family. Ken sounds like a wonderful person and has you as lasting tributes. Sincerely, Scott Brown

May 16th, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ken. He was the sweetest man and I cherish memories of him at MACC. Heaven gained a great one!!!

May 16th, 2018

The Derry family is in my prayers during this difficult time. May Ken’s soul Rest In Peace. Araceli Morales.

May 16th, 2018

Doris and Family, Our sincere condolences on Kenneth's passing.. May you find comfort in those many, many good memories... The Bloomington Walters

May 17th, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Losing a father was one of the hardest things I've ever had to endure. I pray you find comfort in all the memories you have of your dear father.
Donna Phelan

May 17th, 2018

So sorry for you and your family's loss, Mark. I will keep your dad, you and your loved ones in my prayers. Pete Ancona

May 17th, 2018

Praying for you and your family during this time of loss. May the memories of your father comfort you during this time. Thinking especially of you John, Jane, Mark and Cindy. -Stewart and Patti Humphry

May 17th, 2018

What a great legacy of leaders Ken leaves to serve God through the church. We are sad for seeing him go, but rejoice in knowing where he is going and for what he leaves behind. John & Faye Plunkett

May 17th, 2018

Prayers for comfort and peace at this time of loss. He is leaving a great Christian witness to all. We know we shall see him again and have a great reunion in Heaven. Maurie and Kathy cox

May 17th, 2018

Our condolences to Doris and the entire Derry family. When we lived in Macomb, wherever we encountered Ken, Doris or Sandy, they were 'bright spots of sunshine' for all of our family. Always a smile and friendly greeting to greeting to warm our hearts.

Paul, Rhoda & Adam Hayes

May 18th, 2018

My heart goes out to Doris and all of Kenny's family. It deeply saddened me to learn of his passing. I worked with him at MNB in Macomb and I could listen forever to his stories. I am so very sorry for your loss and will be keeping you all close in thought and prayer. Your loss is our loss too. God Bless and comfort you. Wanda Shannon

May 18th, 2018

Your family in in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all the wonderful memories and love help you through this difficult time. Amy Hamilton

May 18th, 2018

We are sorry for your loss, Mark and Cindy...keeping you and your family in our prayers at this difficult time. Much love to you all.
Kevin & Lori

May 20th, 2018

My Mom, Colleen Douglas so enjoyed Ken and Doris visiting together with her while living in Macomb and then receiving cards when she went to the nursing home. We are so sorry for your loss.

May 21st, 2018

Doris and family,
We are so sorry for your loss of a very dear man. You two were such good friends to mom and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - Ralph and Connie Sabetti

May 22nd, 2018

The Derry Family would like to express our gratitude to the Shawgo family (Jeff, Brad, and Bernard) for the excellent care and compassion shown to us during the entire process of celebrating Kenneth’s life. Jeff and Brad went above and beyond at the nursing home when picking up our loved one. Doris and Kenneth were treated with immense respect. Thank you for a very professional job while showing you care for the families of loved ones who have passed.

May 24th, 2018

So sorry Doris. Our deepest sympathy. Robert and Helen
Clanin Winter Haven, Florida

May 27th, 2018

Our deepest condolences to all of the Derry family. Michael and Tammy Martin

May 28th, 2018

We will miss Ken’s wisdom and his great story telling. We know God is with you granting the entire family peace at this time of loss. Sorry we couldn’t make the services for we would have enjoyed seeing the family and offering our condolences to the entire family. Bruce & Jo Anna Eidson

May 29th, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. He was a favorite neighbor in Macomb. Mary and Dale Thompson and family

December 18th, 2018

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