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9/30/2013 1:15:00 PM
Dorothy L. Strawn
March 9, 1921 - July 10, 1942

Dorothy L. Strawn, 92, of Pawnee, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born March 9, 1921 in Springfield, the daughter of Gilbert Alvin and Nellie Mary Nokes Turley. She married H. Parker Strawn on July 10, 1942 at Camp Livingston, LA and he preceded her in death on September 26, 2000. Dorothy was a Charter Member of the Pawnee Christian Church. She lived her entire adult life in Pawnee.

Surviving are one son, Thomas (Margaretha) Strawn of Taylorville; one daughter, Mary Lou (Gregg) Erikson of Wayne, IL; three grandchildren, Tom Strawn of Taylorville, Amy Strawn of Springfield and Joel Davis of Libertyville; three great-grandchildren, Marshal Strawn, Reese and Parker Davis; one sister, Geneva Gatton of Belleville; six nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Deloris DeMichael.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon, with Rev. Aaron Griffith officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery.

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