Dorothy June Cronister
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Dorothy June Cronister, 91, of Springfield, died at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at St. John's Hospice.
She was born June 8, 1923, in Springfield, to Frank and Fannie Shomidie Kohlrus. She married Leroy Cronister on Nov. 1, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2005.
Her parents; two brothers, Frank and Mike Kohlrus; and two sisters, Mary Reichle and Anna Cole, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Joyce Bice of Springfield and Janice Lynn (Bruce) Cain of Humble, Texas; one son, Gary Lee (Carol) Cronister of Springfield; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a member of First Church of God. Dorothy worked at the State Journal Register as a switchboard operator for 21 years, and worked at Illinois National Bank as a receptionist for seven years before retiring. She enjoyed playing cards and cooking.
Visitation: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Kroft officiating. Burial will be at Taylor Cemetery in Riverton.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Hospice.
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