Dorothy Dodson

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Dorothy Dodson, 92 of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 9:32 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her home.
She was born in Greenview, Illinois, on August 14, 1920, the daughter of John W. and Eva S. (Godbey) Downey. She married Donald R. Dodson June 11, 1943 in Petersburg, IL. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1988.
Dorothy was a member of St. Boniface Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Friends of the Library. She worked as a teacher in the Edwardsville Public School for 21 years, retiring in 1987, and she worked at the Edwardsville Public Library for many years.
Survivors include her children: Ann Cecile (Richard) Moss, of Collinsville, John Robert (Pam) Dodson, of San Antonio, TX, Mark Dodson, of Sun City, AZ, Steve (Rachel) Dodson, of Astoria, NY, Tony (Peg) Dodson, of Gulf Port, FL, and Andrew Dodson, of Glen Carbon; a sister, Laura Carrado, of Sun City, AZ; 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Dodson; a brother, William Downey; and five sisters: Pauline Downey, Elizabeth Kanallakan, Louise Downey, Mary Downey, and Eleanor Downey.
Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Saksa Mateer Funeral Home in Edwardsville. An evening service will follow at 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Additional services will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Petersburg, IL.
Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Greenview, IL.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Edwardsville Public Library.
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Saksa Mateer Funeral Home
210 North Kansas Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-7577
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Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from June 25 to June 28, 2013