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Dorothy L. Ford


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Dorothy L. Ford Obituary
Dorothy L. Ford 1938 - 2018
Springfield, IL—Dorothy L. Ford, 79, of Springfield, died at 4:50 am, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at St. Joseph's Home. She was born on December 2, 1938 in Springfield to Joseph E. and Margaret L. (Shontz) Ford.
She is survived by her sister-in-law; Jane Ford of Springfield; one aunt, Anna Mae Ford of Springfield; six nieces and nephews and their families; several cousins including Camilla Dowling, and Special Friends, Barb Gremo, Barb Oakes, Les Eastep, and Sara Lieber.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Margaret Ford, and two brothers, John K. (Carol) Ford and Paul E. Ford.
Dorothy worked for thirty- three years for Illinois Bell primarily as a downstate computer programmer retiring at age 51.
She was a member of Telephone Pioneers and UCT, Phi Theta Kappa, and Al-Anon, where she mentored others. Traveling the world and researching family history were major interests in her life. Dorothy enjoyed reading, writing, movies, crossword puzzles, and had a quirky sense of humor.
Memorial Gathering: 3 – 6 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home - Springfield.
Memorial Service: 4:30 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home - Springfield with Monsignor John Ossola and Dee Stern officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the of Springfield at 2309 W. White Oaks Dr. Suite E. Springfield, IL 62704 or to Al-Anon at 420 N. 1st St. Springfield, IL 62702.
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Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from June 15 to June 16, 2018
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