BURNA — Deloris Jean Phelps Dunkerson, 75, of Burna, Ky., passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2012, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
Mrs. Dunkerson was a member of Glendale United Methodist Church in Glendale, Ill., and attended McMurray Chapel United Methodist Church in Smithland, Ky.
Mrs. Dunkerson worked in her early years as a dental assistant to Dr. Patrick Turner in Paducah. She later went to work for the University of Kentucky Extension Service in Smithland.
Mrs. Dunkerson was an expert seamstress, weaver and tailor, a wonderful cook, and a devoted wife of 53 years.
Mrs. Dunkerson is survived by her husband, Homer Dunkerson; one brother, Jerry Phelps and his wife Judy of Robbs, Ill.; an uncle, John Rushing, and an aunt, Carrie Wise, both of Simpson, Ill.; and one nephew, Jay Phelps of Robbs, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norris and Helen Rushing Phelps, and her stepfather, Cecil Emerson.
Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Hampton Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Grimes officiating. Burial will follow in Hampton Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 217, P.O. Box 4, Burna, KY 42028.