FERN L. WALDROP 95 OBLONG, ILLINOIS
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2005 - PULLIAM
FUNERAL HOME, OBLONG, ILLINOIS
3:00 P.M. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2005 - PULLIAM FUNERAL
HOME OBLONG, ILLINOIS
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Fern L. Waldrop, 95, Oblong, Illinois died Tuesday February
15, 2005 at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois.
Fern was born on November 12, 1909 in Landes, Illinois and was the daughter
of William & Eva (Messenger) Kiplinger. After attending
school in Landes, she attended Bridgeport High
School. She graduated in 1929. Fern continued her eduation at
(Normal Teaching College)
Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois
where she graduated from that University. On June 24,1933 she
maried Burnis Waldrop
and he preceded her in death on January 8, 1972.
Fern had a very active life as an elementary teacher, a homemaker
of a grocery store. She was a member of Landes
United Methodist Church and later years attended Central United
Oblong, Illinois. At an early age Fern dedicated
her life to Christ and was very active in church work as long
as her health
permitted. Fern was also a member of the Retired
Teachers Association, Oblong Grange and Crawford County Republican
Women, she was
very active in voting. Her hobbies included knitting,
crocheting - in the winter of 2002 she crocheted large lily
of the valley
tablecloths for each of her grandchildren, quilting,
she was an excellent tort maker, gardening, tutoring and spending
with her family.
Surviving Fern are two daughters and son-in-law Lois
Ikemire & Paul Perkins and Marilyn & Jerry Smith; eight
grandchildren David & Tami Ikemire, Diana & Mike Woodard,
Cheryl Osborne, Carrie Osborne & David Fleek, Teri & John
Campbell, James T. & Lynne Smith, Valinda Smith & Mike
Plott and Wesley & Tricia Smith; sixteen great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews with a special
niece who was a care giver: Imogene Lindsey.
Fern was preceded by her parents, husband, two sisters:
Dale Fritz and Opal Camp and one son-in-law Charles Ikemire.
Burial will be in the Waggoner Cemetery, Landes, Crawford