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3/28/2018 10:19:00 AM
Delores M. McGehee-Sledge
May 7, 1934 - March 27, 2018
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Delores M. McGehee-Sledge, 83, of Wonder Lake, Illinois passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in her home. She was born on May 7, 1934 to Lloyd and Bernadine Smith of Palmer, Illinois, the eldest of twelve children.

Married to William McGehee in 1953, she was mother to fourteen children. She was a military wife and lived in Germany as well as several Army bases in the U.S. In her lifetime she has experienced the grief of the death of two of her children, (Deborah in 2009 and Donna in 2018). Following William’s death she married Ross Sledge and he also preceded her in death. Two of her sons have served in the U.S. Army with one of them serving in Vietnam. As with all families, she has lived through good times as well as bad times and if all experience is valuable, she was a truly wealthy woman.

Through all of it she remained extremely strong and always stubborn to the very end and was truly a loving mother, a devoted wife and a loving and caring sister and daughter. She was also called “mom” by many friends of the family who loved her and learned from her as well. The world will seem like such an empty place to so many who knew her, and she will truly be missed. With the suffering over the past two years from a truly horrible disease, it is a good feeling to know that she has gone on to get her rest and may now know true joy.

Delores is survived by her children: Billy Kerney of Wonder Lake, Robert McGehee of Wonder Lake, Edward McGehee (Annette) of Rosamond, Donald McGehee (Gloria) of Denton, Texas, Randy McGehee (Marie) of Wonder Lake, Timothy McGehee (Susan) of Dallas, Texas, and Michael McGehee of McCullom Lake; 24 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; siblings: Sharon Skinner (Benjamin) of Palmer, Cinda Hayes (Don) of Taylorville, Glenda Brewer of Taylorville, Karen Dorr (Roger) of Taylorville, Billene Lynch (Danny) of Florida, Vernon Smith (Sherry) of Pana, and Mary Ann Buchanan (Ken) of Taylorville; stepchildren, (children): Thomas Sledge, Evelyn Sledge, Brenda Sledge, and Spring Sledge; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; daughters: Deborah Sledge and Donna Brown; siblings: Theresa Hughes, Robert Smith, Ronald Smith and Richard Smith; and step-children: Audrey Sledge and Richard Sledge.

Visitation for Delores will be held from 5 until 7p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.

Following the service Delores will be cremated and an inurnment will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Delores, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.







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