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GLASFORD ~ Dorothy M. Searle, 76, of Glasford, passed away at 9:12 a.m. Sunday, February 4, 2018 at her home.

Born April 27, 1941 in Jacksonville to Gerald and Maxine (Stone) Woods, she married John Searle on February 10, 1996 in Glasford.  He survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Tom (Donita) Sheckler of Glasford, Ronald (Sherri) Sheckler of Loami, Curt Searle of Glasford, Johnny (Angie Hammond) Searle of Glasford; three daughters, Lynne (Donald) Allen of Glasford, Lari (Mike) Perryman of Elmwood, Annette (Randall) Downing of Glasford; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, Gerald (Leann) Woods of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Susan Cheser in Allyn, Washington and four sisters.

She was a member of the Glasford Baptist Church.

Dorothy had worked for OSF St. Francis Medical Center as a Patient Care Tech, retiring in 2006 after 26 years.

A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy enjoyed shopping with her daughters, sewing, quilting and camping.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Paul Cook will officiate. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Lancaster Cemetery in rural Glasford.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Timber Hollis Fire Protection District, 401 S. Glasford Road, Glasford, Illinois, 61533.

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