Peoria - Dorothy Jean Dandles, age 83, of Bloomington, formerly Peoria, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington.
Born Feb. 14, 1931, in Covington, Tenn., she was a daughter to the late Freeman and Mattie Roper-Asbury. She married Archel Mack and later was remarried to Ernest B. Dandles. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Jean worked as a therapist for various medical clinics most of her life. She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Bloomington.
Jean enjoyed cooking and will be remembered for mentoring many young men and women over the years. Considered as a mother to everyone in the church and community, she was well loved and well known by everyone.
She is survived by nine children, Darlene Mortimer of Canton, Onia F. Mack of Riverdale, Ga., and Larry J. Mack, Archel Mack Jr. and Rickey Mack, all of Peoria, Gary L. Mack of Chicago, Karen (LeRoy) Linwood of Peoria, Christina (Louis) Barney of Lincoln and Devon V. Mack of Peoria; 43 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verlene Perry of Memphis, Tenn., and Ardelia Coleman of Halls, Tenn.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren and three brothers.
Visitation will be from noon today, May 10, 2014, until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, 2021 N. University St., in Peoria. Pastor David Wayne Brown of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will officiate, and burial will follow in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made in Jean's memory to the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 701 S. Oakland Ave., Bloomington, IL 61701.
Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, www.Davison-Fulton.com.