Iona M. Derrickson, 86

Date Published: 
Dec. 29, 2017

Iona M. Derrickson, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. She was born in Ocean View, Del., on May 29, 1931, daughter of the late Ulysses Hickman and Manie (Tyre) Hickman. She was a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church and a member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, Derrickson was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver M. Derrickson; three sons, Oliver Duke Derrickson, Stephen Dean Derrickson and Robert T. Derrickson; a sister, Florence McCabe; and a brother, Louis Hickman. She is survived by a son, Richard Norris Derrickson of Dagsboro, Del., and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was scheduled for Dec. 27, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del., with interment at Millville (Del.) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Mariner’s Bethel U.M. Church; 81 Central Ave.; Ocean View, Del., or to Millville Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary; 35554 Atlantic Ave.; Millville, Del., 19967. Condolences may be sent online at