Otis S. Derry Of Astoria Dies

Otis S. Derry, 66, of Astoria died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 1989, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Woodland Township, a son of Newton B. and Pearl Gould Derry. He married Anna Lee Pickering on Aug. 26, 1938, Keokuk, Iowa. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gene Derry of Bardolph; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Patricia) Windsor of Astoria and Mrs. Lynn (Elaine) Moses of Peoria; nine grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three brothers, Ben, Bernard and Donald Derry, all of Astoria; three sisters, Darlene Waggoner and Dorothy Brillhart, both of Astoria, and Ferne Conner of Turlock, Calif.; one stepbrother, Jack Parr of Vermont; and two stepsisters, Nelda Herriford of Ipava and Flossie Danner of Adair.

Two brothers preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Summum Christian Church, Astoria Lions Club and Teamsters Local 710. He was a retired truck driver.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Summum Christian Church with Collis Trone and Jim Comstock officiating. Burial was in the Summum Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Summum Christian Church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/17/1988

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