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 Harriet A <I>Siddens</I> Dorsey

Harriet A Siddens Dorsey

Gifford, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Apr 2013 (aged 92)
Paxton, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Penfield, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100000852 · View Source
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Harriet A. Dorsey, 92, of Paxton died at 5:43 a.m. Saturday (April 20, 2013) at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 407 W. Pells St., Paxton, with Father Jose Kadukunnel officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, rural Penfield.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton.

Harriet was born March 6, 1921, in rural Gifford, a daughter of Roy L. Siddens and Ida M. Johnson Siddens. She was married to John H. Dorsey on Sept. 6, 1940, at Holy Cross Church, Champaign. He died on May 14, 2002. They were married 62 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Sarita (Kenneth) Pankau of Champaign; three sons, John W. (Roxanne) Dorsey of Milwaukee, Wis., Michael (Joan) Dorsey of Fairbury and James Dorsey of Champaign; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Cler of Gifford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Willis and Ronald Siddens; and two sisters, Helen Walston and Louise Tierney.

Harriet graduated from Rantoul High School in 1939. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. Everyone loved her pies and candies.

Her hobbies included reading, especially mysteries, quilting and handwork.

She was employed at the Illinois Knights Templar Home for several years and also worked in food service in the Paxton school system. She also did volunteer work for her church and nursing homes.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paxton, and the CCW.

Memorials may be made to her church or a charity of the donor's choice.

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  • Maintained by: Janet S. Alvis
  • Originally Created by: Russell Kasper
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100000852
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet A Siddens Dorsey (6 Mar 1921–20 Apr 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100000852, citing Saint Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, Champaign County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Janet S. Alvis (contributor 47058712) .