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posted: June 24, 2014

  • by: WHPO Editor

Deloris Mae Robertson, 92, of East Lynn

Deloris Mae Robertson, 92, of East Lynn, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at Hoopeston Regional Health Center.
Deloris was born on September 6, 1921, in Bismarck, the daughter of Mack and Carrie (Young) Simpkins. She married Harold W. Robertson on December 7, 1958, at the East Lynn Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on February 4, 1989.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brother- Floyd, Chester, Harry and Homer Simpkins, four sisters- Maxine Mayfield, Minnie Lanman, Myrtle Simpkins and Dorothy Thomas, and her special cat- Mitzi.
Deloris attended grade school and high school in Henning. She worked at TRW, area canning companies and as a farmer’s wife. Deloris was a past member of East Lynn Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Farm Bureau and Women’s Bowling League in Hoopeston. She enjoyed cake decorating, working in her yard, gardening, restoring antiques, making fudge and crocheting.
A Celebration of Deloris’ Life will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Andy Maxwell officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in East Lynn Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Deloris’ name to the Hoopeston Animal Shelter. The family has entrusted the Brown-Alkire Funeral Chapel to assist them in honoring Deloris’ life. Memories or photos may be shared with her family on Deloris’ memorial page at: