DOROTHY G. CLOCK, 100 FREEPORT - Dorothy G. Clock, 100, of Freeport, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Parkview Home. Born September 8, 1912 in Freeport she was the daughter of Attorney Charles H. and Gratia (Waddell) Green. On October 8, 1936 she married Regnald C. Clock in Freeport. and he died May 30, 2003. Dorothy was the 5th generation of the Green and Waddell Families; all being early pioneers arriving here in 1835 and all were active in the growth of Freeport. Dorothy is the last of this family in Freeport. She attended Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, a member of Phi Omega Pi Sorority. After college she returned to Freeport and was office manager at the General Dairy, a cheese factory located on West Galena Avenue. From 1923 she has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church now United Presbyterian. In her younger days she was active in the Presbyterian Women's Association, holding Offices of Circle Chairman, President and Treasurer. Dorothy and her husband were Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee in 1970 when the Church was completely remodeled. She was active in Junior Amity Society, an officer of the Needlework Guild of America. She was a Pink Lady at Freeport Memorial Hospital, sorting and delivering mail to patients. She also was a volunteer in the Snack Bar, a small restaurant, serving home made soups and sandwiches to the visitors of the hospital, before the hospital enlarged and added a dining room. She was a member of the Hospital Women's Auxiliary and active in Meals-On-Wheels, at one time delivering meals and later organized workers from First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Y.W.C.A., the Freeport Art Museum and Historical Society. During WWII she was active at the Snack Bar at the Illinois Central Railroad Depot, greeting soldiers on the troop trains and handing out sandwiches, cookies and fresh fruit. She served on the Board of Directors for The Patio Theater from 1944 until it closed in 1969, holding office of President and then Treasurer. Her hobbies included Genealogy of her family and the history of Freeport, as well as historian for First Presbyterian Church. Dorothy is survived by her sister-in-law, Marjorie Shepoiser of Lawrence, KS and Marjorie's two sons, David (Josephine) of New York and Alan of California, and a brother-in-law, Dexter R. Barrett in California; her cousin John (Ruth) Waddell of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her sister Marjorie G. Barrett who died in California in 1997. Cremation rites were accorded. Her memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Parkview Home with Reverend Kathleen Luke of United Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum. There will be no visitation. Memorials have been established in her name for United Presbyterian Church and the FHN Memorial Hospital. Please Sign & View the Guestbook at www.walkermortuary.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2013
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