|Dorothy E. Patton, 96, of Galesburg, died at 5:28 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2013 at Seminary Manor.
She was born March 12, 1917, in Monmouth, Ill., the daughter of Ira and Hallie (McKelvie) White. Her first husband, Wilbert Gess, preceded her in death in 1984. She later married C. J. "Pat" Patton on February 14, 1991, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death January 6, 2006.
She is survived by two daughters, Jo Ellen (Ralph) Wenzel-Marquis of Bradley, Ill. and Linda (John) Kearns of Crete, Ill.; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three sisters, Coyleen Cullen of Texas, Greta Plummer of Ariz., and Billie Moss of Galesburg; along with extended family members. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard Gess and a brother, Jimmy White.
Dorothy was a receptionist at Maytag for 18 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Covenant Church.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Tom Ek will officiate. Visitation will be 1 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Private family burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.