Bloomington - Dorothy J. Davenport, 97 of Bloomington, passed away at 12:09 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Martin Health Care in Bloomington.
A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be at a later date at Westminster Village in Bloomington. A private burial will be on Friday, October 26 in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington with Rev. Rick Tindall officiating. Memorials may be directed to Second Presbyterian Church or Westminster Village Foundation. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dorothy was born on January 30, 1921 in Taylorville, Illinois, a daughter to Dr. William and Anna Shaw. She married Irving J. "Dave" Davenport in San Diego, California on January 12, 1944. He preceded her in death in 2008.
Surviving are her children, Stephen W. Davenport (Diane Coutu), Belle Isle, Florida and Judith A. (Steven) Lehmann, Bloomington: grandchildren, Todd W. (Erin) Lehmann, Tracy A. (Simon) Crawford; great grandchildren, Alexis Lehmann, Richard Lehmann, Brady Crawford, Chase Crawford and Peyton Crawford.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Dr. William R. Shaw; and sister in-law, Elizabeth Shaw; brother in-law, Lynn Davenport; and sister in-law, Marjorie Davenport.
Dorothy is a graduate of Pawnee High School and the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, The Dozen Club, Chapter HP PEO, Bloomington Country Club and Second Presbyterian Church.
Before marriage, Dorothy was a librarian at the State of Illinois Library in Springfield, Illinois. After marriage, her family was her treasure and her lifelong " career". As the wife of a naval officer, Dorothy moved numerous times before settling, after retirement from the Navy, in Bloomington, Illinois. She and "Dave" shared the love of traveling both in the United States and abroad with family and friends.
Family and friends were the " treasures" of her life, as previously mentioned and Dorothy was a treasured blessing to her family and friends. Her smile and the twinkle in her eyes lit up so many lives. She will be missed beyond words!
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2025 E. Lincoln Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
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