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Dorothy Rowley

May 15, 1922 — March 12, 2020

Dorothy Rowley

Normal - Dorothy I. Rowley, 97, of Normal, passed away at 8:47 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at her home.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at East White Oak Bible Church in Carlock. Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the church with Pastor Scott Boerckel officiating. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to East White Oak Bible Church Missions or to Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis (secondwindstl.org).

Dorothy was born on May 15, 1922 in Hudson, a daughter to Johnny Dean and Grace B. Wilson. She married Francis P. Rowley on March 14, 1942, he preceded her in death on April 2, 1993.

Surviving are her two sons, Ernie Rowley of Normal, Kenny (Gail) Rowley of Punta Gorda, Florida; daughter, Linda (Dave) McClure of Carlock; six grandchildren, Stacey (Jamie) Whitwood of Minnesota, Jacque (Ulysses) Celaya of Arizona, Loni Rowley of Normal, Luke (Lauren) McClure of Normal, Mark (Melanie) McClure of Bloomington, and Kevin (Reatha) McClure of Low Point; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Larry Rowley.

Dorothy was a longtime, active member of East White Oak Bible Church and especially enjoyed her small group. She retired from Citizens Savings & Loan in 1987. Dorothy was known for her delicious pies and celebrated family birthdays with angel food cakes. Her family brought her great joy and she will be greatly missed.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dorothy's caregivers and the OSF Hospice Team.

Visitation

MAR 15. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

East White Oak Bible Church
11922 E. 2000 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725

Funeral Service

MAR 16. 10:00 AM (CST)

East White Oak Bible Church
11922 E. 2000 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725

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