METAMORA - Dorothy C. Braun of Snyder Village in Metamora, formerly of rural Washburn, died at 8:55 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Born on July 26, 1915, to the late William and Catherine Winkler Jones in Partridge Township, Woodford County, Ill., she married Roland G. Braun on March 31, 1935. He passed on Sept. 19, 2001.
Dorothy was a true farmer's wife and a published poet.
She belonged to the Lacon-Sparland United Methodist Church, The Peoria Poetry Club and The Peoria Rock Hounds.
She is survived by her children, Roselyn (Ray) Thielbar of Ely, Minn., John (Valerie) Braun of Morton and Marilyn (the late Larry) Simmons of Streator. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was also preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one grandson.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery in rural Washburn.
Memorials can be made to her church.
Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com.