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Pauline E. Dorathy

January 26, 1918 - September 20, 2011

 

PAULINE E. DORATHY, 93, of Litchfield Park, AZ formerly of Prophetstown, IL died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Litchfield Park Assisted Living Home in Litchfield Park, AZ.

Pauline was born January 26, 1918 in Morrison, IL, to Claus and Elsie (Dykhuizen) Ottens. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. Pauline married Arlyn J. Dorathy, Sr. on May 29, 1940 in Nashua, IA. He died January 4, 1992. She worked as a cook at the Prophetstown Elementary School and was a bank teller in Prophetstown. She also had been an Avon Representative for several years. Pauline was a member of the Methodist Churches in Prophetstown and Morrison and active in the United Methodist Women group. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen (William) Gerveler of Avondale, AZ; seven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one sister, Nora Bush of Urbana, IL and one brother, Stanley Ottens of Mt. Carroll, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlyn; two daughters, Susan Kennedy and Corinne Osborne; one son, Arlyn Dorathy, Jr.; two brothers, John and Ellis Ottens.

Funeral Information

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM - Wednesday � September 28, 2011 at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church � Prophetstown, IL

OFFICIATING: Rev. Thomas Moe � Pastor of Prophetstown United Methodist Church � Prophetstown, IL

VISITATION: 12:30 PM until the time of service at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church � Prophetstown, IL

INTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery � Prophetstown, IL

THE BOSMA-GIBSON FUNERAL HOME, 320 LAFAYETTE STREET, PROPHETSTOWN, IL IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

MEMORIALS: Established  http://www.bosmarenkes.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/115731/obit/Pauline-E-DorathySeptember 23, 2011

Pauline E. Dorathy

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — Pauline E. Dorathy, 93, of Litchfield Park, formerly of Prophetstown, Ill., died Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Litchfield Park Assisted Living Home in Litchfield Park, AZ.

Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday,  September 28, 2011 at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church in Prophetstown, IL. The Rev. Thomas Moe, pastor of Prophetstown United Methodist Church in Prophetstown, IL, will officiate. Visitation is at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church in Prophetstown, IL. Interment is at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown, IL.

Memorials have been established. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline was born January 26, 1918, in Morrison, IL, to Claus and Elsie (Dykhuizen) Ottens. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools.

She married Arlyn J. Dorathy, Sr., on May 29, 1940, in Nashua, IA; he died January 4, 1992.

Pauline worked as a cook at the Prophetstown Elementary School and was a bank teller in Prophetstown. She was also an Avon Representative for several years.

She was a member of the Methodist churches in Prophetstown and Morrison, active in United Methodist Women group. She was also a member   of Order of the Eastern Star.

Pauline liked gardening and traveling, especially to visit her grandchildren and great grandchildren

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen (William) Gerveler, Avondale, AZ;  seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nora Bush, Urbana, IL; and one brother, Stanley Ottens, Mt. Carroll, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arlyn; two daughters, Susan Kennedy, Corinne Osborne; one son, Arlyn Dorathy, Jr.; and two brothers, John Ottens, Ellis Ottens.

Death date: Sept. 20, 2011

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