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Richard H. "Dick" Dingerson

July 18, 1922 ~ September 27, 2015 (age 93)

   Richard H. Dingerson, 93, of Payson, Illinois, died Sunday (September 27, 2015) at North Adams Home in Mendon, Illinois.

   Born July 18, 1922, in Maywood, Missouri, Dick was the son of Walter and Edith Rueter Dingerson.  He married Phyllis Nichols on March 10, 1946 in Palmyra, Missouri.  She survives.

   A 1940 graduate of Mendon High School, Dick continued his education and graduated from Moberly Missouri Junior College.  He was a member of the Plainville United Methodist Church and a Charter member of the Union Local No. 201. Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling, pitching horse shoes and playing cards.

    Dick had been employed as a machine repairman at the Electric Wheel Division of Firestone for over 30 years, until his retirement in 1982.

   Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; three daughters, Richene Stotts (Wayne) of Payson, Donna Cramer (Paul) of Payson and Karen Uppinghouse (Mick) of Fowler, IL; one son, Allen Dingerson (Joyce) of Mt. Vernon, MO; 11 grandchildren, Allen Stotts, John David Stotts, Dawn R. Colton (Brad), Eric Stotts, Sarah Maas (James), Corey Stotts (Leigh), Ragan Stotts (Amanda), Michael Cramer (Sara), Mathew Cramer (Shelly), Jesse Uppinghouse (Amber) and Justin Uppinghouse (Erin); 28 great grandchildren; one sister in law Dorothy Nichols of Ursa, IL; and several loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Dingerson was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Plainville United Methodist Church with Pastor Sheri Renner officiating.  Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson and Thursday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the church.

   Memorials may be made to the Plainville United Methodist Church or to North Adams Home.
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