LINCOLN - Janie Dickerson of Lincoln, Illinois, formerly of O'Fallon, Illinois, died April 17, 2013 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
Mrs. Dickerson, nee Gilliland, was born in Macon, North Carolina, June 2, 1920. She attended Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She was a retired elementary and junior high school teacher, having taught 43 years, 25 in North Carolina and 18 in O'Fallon, Ill. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of O'Fallon, the St. Clair County Retired Teachers Association, and formerly served on the O'Fallon Planning Commission.
Mrs. Dickerson was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Dickerson, Sr., parents Lucie Shearin and James H. Gilliland, twin brother James D. Gilliland, and sister Virginia G. Bailey.
Surviving are her son William M. (Janice) Dickerson of Lincoln, Ill., granddaughter Phyllis Ann (Tom) Heleniak of Gilberts, Ill., great-grandson Rowan W. Heleniak, nephew Roy Bailey of Buckingham, Virginia, niece Carol Peterson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, cousins Betty Jean G. Woodruff of North Carolina and Maynard Haithcock of Virginia, one great-niece and one great-nephew.
Memorials may be made to The Christian Village, 1507 Seventh St., Lincoln, Illinois 62656, or First United Methodist Church, 504 E. Hwy 50, O'Fallon, Illinois 62269. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.schildknechtfh.com.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 10-11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in O'Fallon. A memorial service will be held May 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Dickinson officiating.
Private burial will be held at O'Fallon City Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home and Cremation Services, O'Fallon, Illinois.