Dexter W. Harkness, 65, of 100 W. Pearl, Farmington passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 at 3:04 pm at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Born April 12, 1940 in Elmwood to Alden B. and Alta LaVonne (Fuller) Harkness, he married Donna L. Rusk Dec. 19, 1959 in Farmington. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters; Tammy (Raymond) Nagel, Connie (Lawrence) Wheeler and Candy (Brian) McVey all of Farmington, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother; Jerry (Jeanine) Harkness of Peoria and one sister; Marjorie (Ronald) Camp of Elmwood. Preceding him in death were his parents and four brothers. He was a meat cutter for several Kroger stores and then worked at Caterpillar in Mossville, retiring in 1997 with thirty years service. He enjoyed traveling, bowling and long camping trips. He was a member of the Farmington Loyal Order of the Moose #1571. Services will be Thursday, Jan. 12th at 1:00 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with Rev. David Swain officiating. Visitation will be Wed. Jan. 11th from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.