Lillie Mae <I>Rhodes</I> Dorathy

Lillie Mae Rhodes Dorathy

Birth
Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Nov 1982 (aged 96)
Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 29094287 · View Source
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Lillie Mae Rhodes was born on November 8, 1886 in rural Prophetstown to Charles and Ada (Pemberton) Rhodes. She was a graduate of Lyndon High School and attended the United Methodist Church in Prophetstown.

Lillie married Jay Dorathy of Prophetstown on March 20, 1907 in Dixon at the Lee County Court House by Justice of the Peace, Mark C. Kellar, of Dixon. Their marriage came as a complete surprise to the many friends and relatives of the couple in this vicinity, as no one knew that they contemplated getting married when they left town that day. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rhodes, of Pense, Canada, and has a large circle of friends in this place. She has made her home in this vicinity nearly all of her life. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dorathy of Portland and is a fine young fellow who follows the vocation of a farmer. He has spent all of his life in this country and everyone speaks well of him. Mrs. Dorathy left Tuesday evening for a two months visit with her parents in Canada. After her return the bride and groom will go to housekeeping. The many friends of the newly married couple join with the SPIKE in extending congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.

Lillie taught at Portland School for two years.

She passed away at Prophets Riverview Center on Nov. 25, 1982 (Thanksgiving Day) at the age of 96. Services were held Sunday, November 28, 1982, at Gardner Chapel. Rev. Daniel Swinson, pastor of the Leon United Methodist Church, officiated with burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Florence) Waldbusser, Prophetstown; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Burdsall, Prophetstown; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; husband in 1961; one brother and one sister.


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  • Created by: Jana Oppendike
  • Added: 17 Aug 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 29094287
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lillie Mae Rhodes Dorathy (8 Nov 1886–25 Nov 1982), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29094287, citing Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jana Oppendike (contributor 46982326) .