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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 (Thompson) on Feb. 14, 2007, who survives.
    He retired after 50 years as a coal miner and farmer. He was a member of the UMWA. Aaron loved the outdoors. Aaron and his wife Shirley enjoyed spending time dancing and camping at Harrisburg Lake. His joy was his wife and his little girl poodle “Angel.”
    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: Garry (Sandy) Clayton of Harrisburg, David (Vera) Clayton of New Haven, Jim (Carol) Clayton of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; a stepdaughter: Toby Hise of Eldorado; stepgrandson: James Clayton; and great-stepgrandson: Zane.
    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 or to the family at 410 W. Mable St., Harrisburg, Ill. 62946.
     

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