Dorothy J. Grothaus, 88

Dorothy J. Grothaus, 88

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Dorothy June Grothaus, 88, of Carlinville passed away Thursday afternoon, July 20, 2017, at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care in Carlinville.

Dorothy was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Brighton, a daughter of William Arthur and Irene Marie Morrison Lawton.

She married Eugene J. Grothaus on April 27, 1946, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bunker Hill.

Dorothy was dedicated to her husband and raising her 10 children. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary #554, and Red Hat Society Chapter 63528, all in Carlinville, IL.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2001; sisters, Gertrude Morrow and Viola Freeland; and brothers, Ted Lawton, Leo Lawton and Bernard Lawton.

Private family services were held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Saturday, July 22, with Rev. Cliff Woodman officiating. Burial followed in the Mausoleum of Valor, Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville.

Dorothy is survived by her son, William (Fran) Grothaus of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Robert (Betty) Grothaus of Springfield; daughter, Patricia Rook of Royston, Ga.; son, David (Susan) Grothaus of Bella Vista, Alaska.; son, Dennis (Trisha) Grothaus of Fairview Heights; daughter, Peggy (Bill) Duerr of Allen, Texas; daughter, Judy (Ron) Tetzlaff of Carlinville; daughter, Kathy (James) St. John of Dripping Springs, Texas; son, Jim (Melinda) Grothaus Steeleville; son, Tom Grothaus Lebanon; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lester Lawton of Dorchester; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital.

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Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements.