Dorothy “Dot” Ann Cheney 81, of Decatur, IL passed away at 11:38 a.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service to honor Dorothy’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021, at McCracken Dean Funeral Home, 308 E 2nd Street, Pana, Ill. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m., until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery Pana, Ill.
Dorothy was born January 11, 1940, in Millersville, Ill. the daughter of Melvin Ray and Katherine Elnore (Sloan) Lowe. She retired as an Account Executive from GE Cable after twenty years of service. She had formerly worked for Wabash Hospital, Dr. Walton’s office, and St. Mary’s Hospital. Dorothy was a member of the Kiwanee Ann’s, the Red Hat Society, and the Moose Club. She enjoyed traveling, collecting bells, and dancing. Dorothy was known for her wonderful smile.
Surviving are her children: Robert W. “Bob” Cheney (Peggy) of Springfield, Tenn., Shari L. Bowen (Gary) of Decatur, and John K Cheney (Janet) of Champaign, Ill.; sister: Barbara Oltmann of Nokomis, Ill.; brother: Charles Ray Lowe (Donna) of Yellville, Ark.; sister-in-law: Judy Lowe of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; brother-in-law: Norman Reed of Forsyth, Ill.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother: Wayne E. Lowe, and her sisters: Virginia Rhoten and Marjorie Reed.