Delores Dudas, 84


Delores Dudas, 84, of Illiopolis  died on Monday morning, Nov. 27, 2023, at her home.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec.16, at the Illiopolis United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date. Park Funeral Home in Rochester is  assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Dudas was born on May 6, 1939, to the late Omar and Viola (Halford) Walch in Raymond and graduated with the Lincolnwood High School class of 1957. She married Dale L. Dudas of Staunton on Feb. 14, 1960, and he preceded her in death on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.

Mrs. Dudas retired from Formosa Plastics in August 2003, where she worked for Borden Chemical & PLastica as EPA/ OSHA Clerk for 25 years. She was a member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary for 22 years. She was involved in many areas of the Illiopolis United Methodist Church. Mrs. Dudas was very active in the United Methodist Women, being a Sunday school teacher for many years and church treasurer for over ten years. She also published a newsletter for the church.

Mrs. Dudas was a member of the Illio Gals and the Kitchen Band of Illiopolis. She loved collecting dolls and glass dishes. She also loved to crochet and did many items for the church. She will be missed by her family, friends and the community.

Mrs. Dudas is survived by her two sons, Dayton (Sue) Dudas of Tennessee and Devin (Laurie) Dudas of Springfield;  nine grandchildren, Destine (Steve) Asselin of Florida, Dawn Dudas of Bloomington, Nick (Jessie) McKinney of Tennessee, Mailynne (Christian) Calvin of Tennesee, Krystal Dudas of Tennessee, Michael and Ericka Dudas of Pleasant Plains and David Dudas, Heather Dudas, Timothy and Crystal Dudas, all of Springfield; 11 great-grandchildren, Brayden Robertson of Bloomington, Aiden and Addison McKinney, Presley, Chrislynne, Sloan, and Skye Calvin of Tennessee, Erin, Brynne, and Avery Asselin of Florida and Benjamin Dudas of Springfield; brother, Richard (Beverly) Walch of Springfield; nephews, Kevin Walch and Chris Heather of Springfield and one niece, Tammy Bourmatnov of California; and many cousins, of whom Mrs. Dudas was the oldest.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dudas was preceded in death by her brother, Don Walch and his wife Mary.

Memorial donations may be made to the Illiopolis United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left online at