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McIlravy, Dorothy L.
Mrs. Dorothy L. McIlravy, 90, of 968 Steakhouse Rd, Knoxville, Ill. died 9:22 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

She was born September 13, 1920 in Morrison, Ill. to Fred and Mabel Twombly Kemmer. She married Robert P. McIlravy October 14, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death July 19, 1991.

Surviving are two sons, Fred McIlravy of Knoxville, Ill. and Larry (wife Karen) McIlravy of Abingdon, Ill., a daughter, Sandra (Husband Vern) Glisan of Abingdon, two brothers, Kenneth Kemmer of Morrison, Ill. and Robert (wife Anne) Kemmer of Flagstaff, Ariz., two sisters, Mildred (husband William) Horaney and Vera Horton, both of Galesburg, two granddaughters, Sherry McIlravy and Tammy King and two great-grandsons, Joseph and Jacob King.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Laurie Broadfield.

Dorothy was a nurse's aide for the former Research Hospital in Galesburg and a homemaker. She attended First Church of the Open Bible, Galesburg. She enjoyed fishing and cooking. She loved her grandchildren and was the love of her children's life.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Knoxville Cemetery. Rev. Don Reynolds will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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