|Birth: ||May 26, 1921|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2003|
Greene Prairie Press, Carrollton, Illinois
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Dorothy J. Erwin, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003.
She was born May 26, 1921, in Gary, Ind. to Walter H. and Grace (Wilkinson) Witwer. She married Byron L. Erwin Sept. 8, 1944 in San Diego, Calif. He died July 17, 1996.
Orphaned at the age of 11, she was reared in Mooseheart. She went to Copley Nursing School in Aurora and after graduation entered the Navy Nursing Corps, stationed in San Diego. It was there she met her future husband, who was also serving his country. She was discharged after their marriage with the rank of Ensign.
After settling in Greene County, she worked at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton for Dr. Wilson and later for doctors Caselton and Parcon. She was a charter member of Crawford Unit 1038 American Legion Auxiliary in Kane, a charter member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 1093 in Jerseyville and member of the Greene County Home Extension. She was a 50-year member of the Kane Baptist Church and served more than 40 years as a Sunday school teacher. She will be sadly missed for her smile, kindness and her love of people.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Robert Paden of Marshall, Mo. and Margaret "Mick" and Michael Hughes of Jerseyville; two sons and their spouses, John B. Erwin and Bev Rawe of Carrollton and Bill and Marsha Erwin of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Michelle Hughes, Patrick and his wife, Angie, Matthew Paden, Lezlie Paden, Megan Erwin, Kelly Erwin and Dale Rawe; three greatgrandchildren, Devon Paden, Grace Hughes and Grant Hughes; and a brother, Ralph Witwer of Portage, Ind.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Howard, Harry, George and Earl Witwer.
The funeral service was Aug. 24, at the Kane Baptist Church with burial at the Kane Cemetery. Casketbearers were Pat Hughes, Dale Rawe, Doug Bean, Matt Paden, Joe Meuth and Jeff Plato.
Byron L. Erwin (1923 - 1996)*
Created by: Judy Clark-Wick
Record added: Sep 11, 2010
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