Dorothy J Springer, 94, of Minier, Illinois passed away at 4:15 pm Monday, April 11, 2022 at The Christian Village, Lincoln Illinois.
She was born Dec. 7, 1927 in Metamora Township, Woodford County, to Ray and Anna Wehrli Garber. She married Orval F. Springer November 9, 1951 and he preceded her in death on January 16,2011.
Surviving are three daughters, Ila (Arlan) Yoder of Hesston KS, Connie (Paul) Krehbiel of Minier, IL, Linda (Dale) Thomas of Tremont, IL; one son, Scott (Trish) Springer of Roanoke, IL; ten grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three sisters, Leanna Knapp of Bloomfield IA, Clarabell Springer of Eureka IL, Kathy Garber of Morton IL; one brother, Ralph (Lynn) Garber of Morton IL; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval; an infant daughter, Angela; her parents; and sister Rae Jean.
Dorothy was a member of the Hopedale Mennonite Church, where she taught children’s Sunday School and Bible School for many years and served on various committees. Her family was an important part of her life and enjoyed spending time with them. She enjoyed serving at the Eureka EtCetera Shop for many years, was a devoted letter writer to many people, sharing her faith, and an avid prayer warrior.
A graveside service will be at 10:00 am Friday, April 15, 2022 at Mennonite Cemetery in Hopedale. A celebration of life service will be at 11:00 am Friday at Hopedale Mennonite Church in Hopedale. Pastor Jessica Litwiller will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, also at the church. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Peoria Rescue Mission or the Hopedale Food Pantry.
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