Dorothy Edna Mae Ahl, nee Bevirt, 83, of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of rural Caseyville, Ill., born Feb. 4, 1930, in Belleville, Ill., passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Mercy Skilled Nursing Center in Creve Coeur, Mo.
The only child of Erroll and Anita, nee Siebert, Bevirt, Dorothy grew up on the family farm in rural Caseyville. She met her husband, Robert, at a VFW Dance in his hometown of August, Mo. They married in June 1954, and lived most of the next 60 years in Chesterfield, Mo.
A beautiful and sophisticated young woman, Dorothy dreamed of becoming a model. She enjoyed arts and crafts, and was a dedicated volunteer at Children's Home Society of Missouri. She was a loving mother, always offering open arms and endless hugs to family and friends alike. Dorothy had a generous spirit, was very involved in the lives of her grandchildren, and always put the needs of others above herself.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Ahl of Chesterfield, Mo.; her daughter, Priscilla Ahl of St. Louis, Mo.; her son, Robert (Jane) Ahl of Webster Groves, Mo.; and her four much-loved grandchildren, Anita, Zachary, Trevor, and Michael.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to Children's Home Society of Missouri or to Dent County Animal Welfare Society (DCAWS) and will be accepted at the funeral home. The online guestbook may be signed at www.wfh-ofallon.com
Always dressed in pink, Dorothy would appreciate those attending her funeral to come dressed in pink.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, 102 W. Washington St., O'Fallon, Ill.
Friends may also call after 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the funeral home.
Funeral: Service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O'Fallon, Ill., with the Rev. Mike Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Caseyville, Ill.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 10, 2013