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Margaret Dolores "Lolly" Nordstrom Keith
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1921
Saline County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 2012
Adams County
Illinois, USA

Dolores "Lolly" Keith, 90, of Good Samaritan Home, formerly of 1232 N. 22nd St., Quincy, died on Monday (June 4, 2012) in the home.

She was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Salina, Kan., a daughter of Leonard Franklin and Elizabeth "Liz" Duncan Nordstrom. She married Joseph "Joe" Keith on Aug. 3, 1939. He died Nov. 17, 1988.

Lolly was a graduate of Quincy High School. In the past she had worked part-time at JCPenney's in the men's department.

Lolly truly enjoyed being a homemaker and baby-sitting for her grandchildren. She was proudly independent and was most content staying at home and taking care of her house and yard. She liked bowling and fishing.

Most recently, she appreciated the way her caregivers at Good Samaritan Home lovingly treated her as if she were a member of their family.

She is survived by her children, Betty Tedrow, Sherry (J.D.) Schmalshof, Peggy Dailing, Dotty (Rod) Niehoff, Mary Kay Harbison, Becky (Dana) Joiner, and Joseph R. Keith, all of Quincy, Nancy (Larry) Avery of Boulder, Colo., and Annie (John) Bocke of Wausau, Wis.; 21 grandchildren, Shelly and Cheri Higgins, John Duesterhaus, Nancy Williams, William (Lisa) Duesterhaus, Christopher Duesterhaus, Elizabeth (Burke) Busbey, Tina (Ron) Elliott, James Schmalshof, Adam Avery, Angie Avery Lewis, Karen Hopps, Sharon Flashinski, Shana Hummel, Pat Keith, Jason Harbison, Tiffany Robinson, Britty Keith, Lacey Nichols, Bo and Ashley Joiner; four stepgrandchildren, Mary (Steve) Calcagno, Angela (Mark) Robinson, Brenda (James) Niedermeier and Stephanie (John) Johnson; 26 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Joseph, and her parents, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Shawn Harbison, Joseph Duesterhaus and Mary Higgins; a brother, Leo Arvid Nordstrom; two sisters, Dorothy Lenington and Mary Speir; and two sons-in-law, Philip Duesterhaus and Stan Higgins.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, conducted by Chaplin Steve Disseler. Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

VISITATION: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Good Samaritan Home or to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.


Condolences may be expressed online at

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 7 to June 10, 2012
Family links: 
  Leonard Franklin Nordstrom (1893 - ____)
  Elizabeth Duncan Nordstrom (1894 - 1986)
  Joseph Keith (1914 - 1988)
  Leo Arvid Nordstrom (1917 - 1919)*
  Margaret Dolores Nordstrom Keith (1921 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Boniface Cemetery
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Angela Avery
Record added: Jun 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91602927
Margaret Dolores Lolly <i>Nordstrom</i> Keith
Added by: Angela Avery
Margaret Dolores Lolly <i>Nordstrom</i> Keith
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