Mary Derk

Obituary of Mary Derk

Mary M. Derk, age 73, of Palmyra, Il. died Tuesday (November 22, 2016) at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville, Il.

She was born October 1, 1943 in Chicago, Il. daughter of the late Leonard and Alice Brennan Giroux.

She married Gerald “Jerry” Derk on April 3, 1971 in Chicago, Il. and he survives.

Also surviving are her siblings, Judy Depcik of New Jersey, Alice Nolan of Chicago, Il., Joyce Bruno of Florida and Bill Giroux of Chicago, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mary enjoyed making baskets, reading and going to casinos. She also loved to fish.

A private Funeral Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, Main Street, Palmyra, Il. 62674. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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