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FAIRBURY — Darlene E. Bittner, 80, of Fairbury died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 24, 2015) at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, with the ministers of the Apostolic Christian Faith Church officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.

Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Fairview Haven Retirement Community or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Miss Bittner was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Fairbury, the daughter of Samuel and Lydia Zimmerman Bittner.

Survivors include two sisters, Emma (Peter) Schaffer and Jean Bittner; one brother, Merle Bittner; and one sister-in-law, LaVerne Bittner, all of Fairbury.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Bittner; two sisters, Betty Bittner and Cynthia Donelson; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Bittner.

She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.

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