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Dorothy E. Heller

April 3rd, 1918 – March 6th, 2016

Dorothy Evelyn (Chambers) Heller, age 97 of Table Grove, IL, passed away at 9:15 pm on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton, IL. She was born on April 3, 1918 in Farmers Township, Fulton County, IL, the daughter of Oma and Essie (France) Chambers. She married George W. Heller on December 8, 1937 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2014. They were married for 77 years.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Dorla (and Bill) Adamson of Bartonville, IL and Janet (and Lee) Cobb of Macomb, IL, her sons Rick (and Kathy) Heller of Canton, IL and Donald (and Becky) Heller of Ipava, IL, her daughter-in-law Violet Heller of Table Grove, IL, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sons Stephen (Steve) and Ronald (Ronnie) Heller, and 2 sisters, Mildred Hickenbottom and Marjorie Gilmore.

Dorothy attended North Hickory School and graduated from Table Grove Community High School. She worked as a care giver for Mrs. M. Ruth. She was a house wife and farm wife. She provided room and board during the operation of Camp Ellis.

Dorothy was active in the Fulton County Home Extension and the Table Grove Community Church for many years. She enjoyed bowling in the Vermont Bowl Ladies League, her flowers, and her friends at the Bernadotte Cafe'. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Pastor Tim Lindsay will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Table Grove Community Church, the Table Grove Rescue Squad, or the Bernadotte Park.


March 7th, 2016

So very sorry to hear about Dorothy. She is at peace now with George, Ronnie, and Steve. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Sending hugs and prayers your way. Randall and Sharon Stracker

March 8th, 2016

Sorry to hear about your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Max & Cindy McClelland

March 8th, 2016

Dorothy will be greatly missed by all.You're in our Prayers. Bruce and Karen White

March 8th, 2016

She will be missed by all. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Joe Hughes

March 8th, 2016

We are so very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing.
Mike and Pam France

March 10th, 2016

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Nancy Rutledge

March 11th, 2016

So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I enjoyed her visits to our office and talking about her parents and my "neighborhood".
Curt and Janet Rigg