Dec. 15, 1909 Brownstown Fayette County Illinois, USA
Jan. 4, 2012 Greenville Bond County Illinois, USA
Dorothy O. Anthony, age 102, of Greenville, formerly of Brownstown, passed away at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2012 at Fair Oaks surrounded by her daughter in law and grandchildren.
Dorothy Oleafa Oberlink, the daughter of John Lewis Oberlink and Philabena Edna Steinhauer Oberlink, was born on December 15, 1909 on the Oberlink farm near Brownstown. Her mother died when she was four and she was raised by her Oberlink grandparents. She attended Union one room school and Vandalia High School for one year then graduated from Brownstown High School. She then attended Brown's Business College in Centralia for a year.
Dorothy and James W. Anthony were united in marriage on May 22, 1932 in Brownstown and enjoyed over 44 years together before his death on November 14, 1976. They made their home in Greenville and she raised their son John M. Anthony here in Greenville. Dorothy owned and operated the Windswepte Gift Shop just north of the square for several years. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and was Past Worthy Matron. She was a charter member of the Utlaut Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and is the next to last survivor of the ladies group. She was very active in the Prairie Artists here in Bond County. She is also a charter member of her Church, the Central Christian Church of Greenville. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband James and her only child John M. Anthony.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter-in-law Elaine Anthony of Greenville who has so faithfully looked after her, 4 grandchildren: Holland (Melissa) Anthony of Greenville, Johnna K. (Lloyd) Scheuerman, Jama G. (Ken) Anthony-Petter, Jolaine M. Wolken, and 8 great-grandchildren: Delynn VanValin, James VanValin, Seth Scheuerman, Kyle Anthony-Petter, Daniel Scheuerman, Alicia Wolken, Kory Anthony-Petter, and Karly Anthony-Petter.
Dorothy is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Prairie Artists, a charter member of the Utlaut Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a charter member of her Church, the Central Christian Church of Greenville.