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Ralph Bottorff, 82, of 1307 Carrington Court, Quincy, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 18, 2012) in the Illinois Veterans Home.

Born July 1, 1930, in Adams County, Ralph was the son of Harry and Mary Reese Bottorff. He married Connie Guyatt on July 24, 1964, in Quincy. She survives.

Ralph was an active member of Central Baptist Church. He served on many committees and was a head usher and deacon. In 2006, he was voted deacon emeritus.

Ralph and his wife, Connie, were members of the Silver Dollar square dancing club for several years and was also a member of Teamsters Local No. 21.

He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars.

Ralph was an over-the-road truck driver for various trucking firms for many years. After retiring from driving he became a licensed real estate broker and owner of the Cardinal Reality in Quincy for 25 years, retiring in 2005 due to ill health. He received the Quincy Association of Realtor's Service Award in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; two sons, Michael Bottorff and Daniel Bottorff, both of Quincy; three grandchildren, Lindsey Lentz (Michael) of Liberty, Cameo Lynn Dufton of Riverbank, Calif., and Ian Patrick of Illinois; four great-grandchildren, Jack Lentz of Liberty, Donald, Cassie and Jasmine Dufton, all of Riverbank; a brother, Harry Bottorff Jr. of Loraine; a sister, Marilyn Mettermyer of Loraine; a nephew, Tom Bottorff of Mendon; a niece, Mary Ann Benzinger (Lyle) of Mendon; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; a cousin, Rose Marie Shanahan of Quincy and his faithful buddy, Izzy.

Mr. Bottorff was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Donald Bottorff.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ivan Greuter. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery with full military honors by the Quincy American Legion No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

MEMORIALS: Central Baptist Church or to the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2012
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