Eva M. Dothager
Eva M. Dothager, age 89 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Noffsinger Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire, memorials may be made to Helia Healthcare Activities Department.
Eva Marie Stout, the daughter of Alpha Eugene Stout and Mabel Ruth Bell Stout, was born on March 3, 1924 in LaPorte, Indiana. Eva was raised there and attended the LaPorte public schools. She worked in a factory for a time then cared for Children. Eva and Cecil .
"Bob" Dothager were united in marriage on March 29, 1942 in Vandalia and enjoyed over 37 years together before his death on August 26, 1979. They are the parents of five children three of whom survive; Lisa (Robert) Ketchem of rural Smithboro, Steven Dothager of west of Greenville, and Donald K. Dothager of Greenville. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Nate Ketchem, Melody (Keith) Rensing, Kaysi (Jared) Hill, Crystal (Matt) Britt, Mary Kim (Stephen) Loeffler, nine great-grandchildren: Grace, Molly, Claire, Landen, Autumn, Sydney, Makenzie, Jaden, Tytus, and her last sister Marilyn (Jack) Olson of Rockford, Illinois.
Eva is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Judith in infancy, her son Larry K. Dothager on January 10, 2002, and ten sisters and brothers: Frances, Paul, Edna Mae "Suzie", George, Wayne, Agnes Faye, Donna, Dave, Melvin and Jim.
Eva and Bob lived in Florida for a time and raised their family in Pleasant Mound, Illinois. Eva was a homemaker, a seamstress for many years. Eva moved to Greenville in 1981 and was an accomplisher artist. She has made her home in Helia Health Care for the past ten years.
Eva was formerly a member of the Greenville First Presbyterian Church and is now a member of the First Christian Church of Greenville.
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