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Obituary for Kenneth "Shorty" Dickerson
Kenneth “Shorty” Dickerson, age 83 of Oakland, IL, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Carriage Crossing in Champaign, IL. Kenneth was born July 18, 1933 in Tompkinsville, KY to Carl and Mae (Sims) Dickerson. He married Ruth Ellen Barrett on December 10, 1955 in Hume, IL. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He has owned and operated Triple H Grain in Oakland for many years. Kenneth previously served as mayor and city councilman for the city of Oakland, was a past trustee of the Oakland Fire Protection District, and served on the Coles County Regional Planning Commission. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, where he also served as trustee. He enjoyed working outside mowing and maintaining his yard. He is survived by three daughters: Kathy (Steve) Mills of Monticello, IL, Karen (Rick) Mauzy of Oakland, IL, and Karol (Mike) Beck of Oakland, IL; a sister: Cloe Dean Heller of Villa Grove, IL; six grandchildren: Stephanie (Nate) Logan, Kasey (James) Walker, Jamey (Tasha) Mauzy, Ashley Mauzy, Kyndall Croy, and Kimberly (Curt) Bergfeld; and six great-grandchildren: Carson and Caden Logan, Mason, Cameron and Kellen Walker, and Kasen Mauzy. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth Dickerson; a brother: Paul Dickerson; and a brother-in-law: Jack Heller. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland. The Rosary will be prayed prior to visitation, at 3:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Oakland-Hindsboro Charitable Foundation.