- November 8, 1938 - March 31, 2015
- Granite City, Illinois
of Delores' Passing
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Delores F. Joplin, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:14 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. She was born November 8, 1938 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Herman and Beatrice (Garris) O'Dell. She married Earl L. Joplin on June 23, 1984 in Jonesboro, Georgia and he survives. She was a dedicated and loving homemaker, whom cherished tending to her home and enjoyed her days of working with crafts, cooking and sewing. She was a member of Women's Auxiliary of the Granite City American Legion Post #113 and the V.F.W. Post #1300. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by two children, Jesse Keller of Granite City and Jeannie and her husband, Chris DeMage of New Baden; four grandchildren, Jamie Jackson, Lindsay Montelongo, Dakota Keller and Josh Demage; one great grandchild, Jayda Jackson; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Irene and Richard Lux of O'Fallon, Illinois, Beverly and Dennis Smith of Granite City and Kimberly O'Dell of Pontoon Beach; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Weston and a brother, William O'Dell. In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the Granite City American Legion Post #113 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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