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Dawdy, Dorothy A.
Dorothy A. Dawdy, 92, formerly of Knoxville, Ill. died at 4:36 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Seminary Manor.

She was born July 19, 1919 in Fairview, Ill. the daughter of Ross A. and Onie Ehresman Churchill. She married William M. Dawdy on January 21, 1939 in Abingdon, Ill. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1995.

She is survived by four daughters, Marilyn L. Boone, C. Jo (Norm) Blickem, and Janet K. (Stephen) Ritter, all of Knoxville and Patricia A. Godsil of Galesburg; seven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Thomas Dawdy.

Dorothy worked for Burlington Northern Transport for 20 years, retiring in 1977. She graduated from Abingdon High School and Browns Business College. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Knoxville Senior Women's Club. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Knoxville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. David Shreeves will officiate. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Private family burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Knoxville. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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