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Dorothy Ruth Witherell

January 14, 1934 May 28, 2019
Dorothy Ruth Witherell
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Obituary for Dorothy Ruth Witherell

PEORIA – Dorothy R. Witherell, 85, died Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. She was born on January 14, 1934 to Richard and Helen Philhower Oaks in Miami, FL. Dorothy married Leonard Witherell Jr. on September 29, 1951 in Peoria, IL. He passed on September 5, 2010.

Surviving her are three daughters: Vicki Ashurst of Peoria Heights, IL, Linda (Steve) Hines of Arvada, CO, and Susan (Jeff) Ensinger of Peoria, IL, and one son, William (Bethany) Witherell of Peoria, IL. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Rob Witherell, and infant daughter, Karen.

Dorothy worked at Eagle Foods as a cashier for 20 years and retired from there in January of 1994.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Per Dorothy’s request, there will be no services held. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to TAPS No-Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Ln., Pekin, IL 61554.


Event Information

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Contribution

T.A.P.S. No Kill Animal Shelter


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