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Howard "Boop" Derossett
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1932
Death: May 29, 2011

MURPHYSBORO -- Howard "Boop" Derossett, 79, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his home in Murphysboro.

Howard was born March 23, 1932, at Murphysboro, the son of Josh Derossett and Ida (Bitner) Derossett.

Howard married Anna Mae Downen on Oct. 15, 1955, in Cora Presbyterian Church.

He was a retired partner from J.T. Blankenship in Murphysboro.

Howard was a veteran of U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean conflict.

He was a member and a former elder of First Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro.

He was a member of Paul Stout American Legion Post 127, Murphysboro; Murphysboro Elks and a former police and fire commissioner in Murphysboro.

Howard is survived his wife, Anna Mae Derossett of Murphysboro; daughter, Anne (Allen) Crosby of Memphis, Tenn.; granddaughter, Molly Kate Crosby; two sisters, Violet "Toots" Glodo of Murphysboro and Sally Zimmer of Carbondale and several nieces and nephews.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, in First Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Charles Walden officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10 Thursday, both at the church.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro.

Arrangements are under auspices of Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava.

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Published in The Southern Illinoisan on June 1, 2011 
Evergreen Cemetery
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: AZLITE
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
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Howard Boop Derossett
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 Added: Jun. 3, 2011

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