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Dorothy Jean Bush Ledbetter


1924 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Jean Bush Ledbetter Obituary
Dorothy Jean Bush Ledbetter 1924 - 2018
Springfield, IL—Dorothy Jean Bush Ledbetter, 93, of Springfield, passed away at 10:42 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in the care of Covenant Hospice in Panama City, FL.
Dorothy was born December 14, 1924, in Virginia, the daughter of Elmer Bernard Millner, Sr. and Beulah Enola Ivey Millner. She married Lester Ray Bush on May 23, 1941, they eloped after graduation. Lester preceded Dorothy in death on October 17, 1966. Dorothy married Everett Ledbetter on April 23, 2003, at Springfield Southern Baptist Church when they were both 80 years old.
Dorothy graduated from Virginia High School in 1942. She worked as a beautician for over 50 years. She was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist Church. Dorothy enjoyed collecting dolls and had over 250 in her collection.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Carol, Richard, E.B. and Dale Millner; four sisters, Geraldine Ihlenfeldt, Justine Lowe, Mary Millner, and Frances Millner; and one step-son, Everett Nolan Ledbetter.
She is survived by her husband, Everett Ledbetter of Springfield; two daughters, Sandra Kay (husband, Charles) Howard of Anderson, SC and Linda Sue (husband, Butch) Prince of Springfield; three grandchildren, Shelly Jean Gresham of Springfield, Susan Lynn Bowen of Panama City, FL, and Scott Earl Morehead of Charleston, SC; four great-grandchildren, Erica Bowen of Panama City, FL, Miranda Christine Gresham of WV, Kyle Joseph Gresham of Springfield; one great-great-grandchild, Dawn Kelly Lee Goines; and several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren that she dearly loved; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 Route 4, Chatham.
Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Staab Polk Memorial Home, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Keppler officiating.
Burial will follow at Farmington Cemetery near Farmingdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Southern Baptist Church, 225 N. Grand Ave East, Springfield, IL 62702.
Please visit staabpolkmemorialhome.com to offer your condolences.
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2018
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