MONMOUTH, Ill. - Doris M. Dehner, 82, of Monmouth, passed away at the Monmouth Nursing Home at 6:12 a.m. Monday (Jan. 6, 2014).
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Doris was born June 18, 1931, in Kane, Pa., a daughter of William Arthur and Mabel Mae Ross Shall. She was raised in Burning Well, Pa., where she graduated high school. She was the "soul mate" of Robert L. Dehner, by which she had her children.
Doris attended both the First Christian Church and Grace Bible Church of Monmouth. She was a homemaker and later was employed for a number of years by the State of Illinois at the Galesburg Research Hospital in Galesburg until it closed. She then became a certified nurse assistant and was employed by Community Memorial Hospital in Monmouth. She then moved to Pennsylvania in 1983, where she did babysitting and cared for the elderly. In 2008, she returned to Monmouth to reside.
Doris never knew a stranger and her passion was her family and friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Dixie Churn and Denise M. Blackman, both of Monmouth; and four sons, Steven L. (Polly) Dehner of Bradford, Pa., William R. (Lori) Dehner of Colo, Iowa, Rodney Dehner of Monmouth and Larry Dehner of Bradford. There are 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren surviving. One brother survives, John Shall of Allegany, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son; a grandson; two brothers; and one sister.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Her family will receive friends for the hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home in Monmouth. The family will hold a memorial service in Bradford at a later date.
A memorial fund is being established for the Monmouth Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth.
Turnbull Funeral Home
301 S Main St
Monmouth, IL 61462
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15, 2014