Alberta A. Delahunt, 77, of Taylorville, died at 2:22 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, with her family by her side.


Alberta was born on September 22, 1938 in Palmer, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Oller) Skinner. She married Charles Delahunt on September 3, 1955 in Taylorville, and he survives. Alberta was a home maker for most of her life, and dearly enjoyed raising her children. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Meadow Manor and Taylorville Care Center, and also in the restaurant at North Lanes Bowling Alley. In her spare time, she truly enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and doing crafts. She attended First Baptist Church in Morrisonville.


Along with her husband Charles, Alberta is survived by her children: Gene (Cynthia) Delahunt of Little Rock, AR; Deborah (fiancé, Jim) Weber of Columbia, IL; Carol (Chris) Gardner of Decatur; Catherine (Rick) White of Taylorville; Karen (Joe) Riggs of Decatur; Betty (Brett) Rahar of Taylorville; Peggy Gesell of Taylorville; 20 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 7 siblings: Larry Skinner, James Skinner, Donald Skinner, Sheila Skinner, Mary Grandfield, Sue Hendricks, and Clarissa Hirtman; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and cousins. 


Alberta was preceded in death by her parents; son, John Delahunt; and siblings: Ruby Helms, Bill Skinner, Esther Woodkirk, Earl Skinner, Betty Skinner, Sherman Skinner, Brenda Skinner, and Clifford Skinner.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 at McClure Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27. Burial will take place at Nokomis Cemetery, Nokomis. Reverend Chad Foster will officiate. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Taylorville Public Library, 121 W. Vine Street. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


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