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Bill Worden "Red" Dallas

Worden, Bill (Red), 86 of Dallas City, IL went home to the Lord on Wednesday. He was born in Galesburg, IL to Irene Alderfer and Jewell Brian Worden. He graduated from Dallas City High School. Upon completing high school he promptly joined the US Navy. He served in World War II aboard the USS Muckingum and the USS Kennebec. Following his navel discharge he drove a semi-truck and was a diesel mechanic. He later worked for Hayes International as an airplane mechanic. Upon leaving Hayes he spent his time working on his chicken farm in Blount County, AL and raising his most treasured possession and best friend, his daughter Sharon. After farming he went to work for Case I H in Burlington, IA where he worked in tool and die. He retired from Case in 1989. After retirement he traveled all across the US and Canada. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider as he owned several throughout his lifetime. He was a member of First Christian Church in Dallas City, IL and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by both parents; brother, Gerald Worden; sister, Virginia Worden; son, Kenneth L. Worden; and granddaughter, Linda Stienmates. He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Worden; daughter and best friend forever, Sharon W. Denson (Johnny); daughters, Robin King (James); Carolyn Rosenboom (Don); Kay Russell (Gary); grandchildren, Susan Stewart (Clark, Megan, Cori); Kenneth L. Worden Jr.; Christina Whitten; Kevin VaLeu (Tracy); Lisa Baugher (Matt); Lora Gregg (Jamie); Lee Rosenboom and 19 great grandchildren. Services to be held at First Christian Church in Dallas City, IL on Thursday, January 23, 2014 with family burial at Durham Cemetery in Hancock County, IL. The family wishes to thank Amedisys Hospice of Sylacauga for the wonderful care and support given, especialy thanking Christy, Tonya, Cindy, Scott and Ken. Visit online at www.kilgroefuneralhome.com Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.

Published in St. Clair Times on Jan. 22, 2014
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