Bess Delk

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Bess Delk, 93, of Quincy, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 5, 2013) in Sunset Home.

She was born om Dec. 18, 1919, in Quincy, a daughter of Clarence and Clara Kaiser Featheringill.

She married Paul Delk on Feb. 26, 1942, in LaGrange, Mo. He died on March 24, 1985.

Bess was a Quincy High School graduate and was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church and the Women's City Club, where she loved to play bridge. She enjoyed playing golf, traveling with her husband and volunteering at the Blessing Hospital Tea Room.

Mrs. Delk was employed as the manager in the personnel department at Blessing Hospital for several years until her retirement.

Survivors include four nieces, Diane Boll (Jerry) of Quincy, Barbara Ligon of Peoria, Ann Fern (Jeff) of Grayslake, and Beth Gorsich (Tom) of New Berlin; two nephews, Phil Featheringill (Nancy) of Quincy and David Peeler of Springfield; a sister, Marjorie Peeler of Springfield; and several great nieces and nephews.

Bess was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Phil Featheringill Sr.; two sisters, Louise McCollum and Virginia "Ginny" Hotchkiss.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday in Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Grulke conducting. Inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Sunset Home or Vermont Street United Methodist Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.


Funeral Home
Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-3662
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2013