Newton Derry Of Astoria Dies: 88 Kin Survive

ASTORIA—Newton B. Derry, 83, of Astoria, died Thursday evening in Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville, after a long illness.

He is survived by 88 relatives.

A lifetime resident of the Astoria area, he was born Feb. 8, 1884 in Astoria, son of Edmond and Almeda Rogers Derry. He was married in 1905 to Pearl Gould, who died in 1932. Sept. 15, 1943 he married Edith Beam Parr, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Darlene Waggoner and Mrs. Dorothy Brillhart, both of Astoria, Mrs. Fern Parr Conner of San Jose, Calif.; six sons, Ben Derry of Smithfield, Willis, Vernon and Donald, all of Astoria, Otis of Kansas City, Mo., and Bernard of East Peoria; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Nelda Herriford of Ipava, Mrs. Flossie Danner of Adair, and Mrs. Wanda Averill of New Berlin; two stepsons, Jack Parr of Vermont and Dean of San Jose, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters died earlier. 

He was a member of Summum Christian Church, where services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow, the Rev Danny Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Summum Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 this afternoon in Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria.


Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 12/2/1967

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