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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Aaron Stricklin

  • Aaron Stricklin, 83 of Harrisburg, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Saline Care in Harrisburg.
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  • Aaron Stricklin, 83 of Harrisburg, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Saline Care in Harrisburg.
    Aaron was born June 8, 1931, in St. Louis to Shirley and Opal Dooley. He was adopted by Tom and Novis Stricklin after his mother’s death when he was an infant. He married Roberta Maxine Bryant on Feb. 9, 1950, who preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1997. He married the former Shirley (Steele) on Feb. 14, 2007, who survives.
    He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. Aaron loved the outdoors. He enjoyed spending his time camping on the lake and horseback riding.
    Aaron is survived by his wife Shirley Stricklin; two sons: Tom (Lavina) Stricklin of Harrisburg, Gaylon (Julie) Stricklin of Harrisburg; six grandchildren: Jacob Stricklin of Paducah, Ky., Ryan Stricklin, Alicia Stricklin, Jessica Stricklin, Rebecca Stricklin, Amanda Stricklin, all of Harrisburg; two great-grandchildren: Emery and Paisley of Rosiclaire; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Lila Case, Donald (Verna) Bryant, Mollie (Ronnie) Cunningham; stepsons: Gary, David, Jim and Tim Clayton; and stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Maxine.
    Per Aaron’s request cremation will be accorded and he will be inurned in the Bethel Creek Cemetery next to his wife, Maxine.
    Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway is entrusted with the arrangements. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

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