Roger D. Dardeen

August 24, 1962 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 59)


Roger D. Dardeen, 59, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Wabash General Hospital with his family by his side.


He was born August 24, 1962, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of Harold Ray and Barbara (Garrett) Dardeen, Sr.  Roger graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1981 and then attended college.  He married Deborah D. Hawkin December 3, 2015, in Mt. Carmel.  Roger worked for Champion Laboratories.


Roger collected baseball and football cards.  His favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers and the North Carolina Tar Heels.  Roger was a family man and loved spending time with his grandkids.  He enjoyed life and was well liked.


Left to cherish Roger’s memory is his wife, Deborah; son, Jensen Dardeen of Mt. Carmel; step-children, Rob Lowe of Evansville, Indiana, Vanessa Lowe of Mt. Carmel, John Hughes of Mt. Carmel and Shannon Hughes of Allendale, Illinois, Zachary Thompson and Justin Mercer; father, Harold Ray (Wanda) Dardeen of Mt. Carmel; brother, Hot Dog (Karen) Dardeen of Mt. Carmel; three grandchildren, Maximus, Summer and Jeter; and fifteen step-grandchildren.


Roger was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Dardeen and brother, Bob Dardeen.


There will be a drive through visitation Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Short-Cunningham Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street.  Please enter on the Sixth Street side of the building. 


A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 11th and Plum Streets, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. 


COVID-19 precautions are recommended.


Memorial donations may be given to assist the family in offsetting expenses.  Please make check out to the funeral home and mail to Short-Cunningham Funeral Home, P.O. Box 397, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863 or go to the funeral home website with your donation.


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Drive Through Visitation
September 29, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Graveside Service
September 29, 2021

1:30 PM
Rose Hill Cemetery
Pear and 11th Streets
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863


Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes to help defray costs
527 N Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863
Tel: 1-618-262-4411

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