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Dorothy Belle Buck

August 29, 1920 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 99)

Dorothy Belle (Friend) Buck, 99, of Litchfield, passed away on Sun., Oct. 6, 2019 at 5:12 p.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on Aug. 29, 1920 in Litchfield, IL, a daughter of Bert & Ida (Weber) Draper.  Dorothy married Raymond Walter Friend on Oct. 10, 1936 in Hillsboro.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1979.  She later married Leo Nelson Buck on June 13, 1987, in Phoenix, AZ.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 2002.  Dorothy and her husband Raymond owned Friend’s Grocery on Old Rt. 66 in Litchfield where Jubelts sits currently.  She also worked for the State of Illinois – Secretary of State Office for over 20 years.  After moving to Arizona, she worked for the State of Arizona – Food Stamp Division until her retirement.  Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Litchfield.  She was known to be a good cook and an immaculate housekeeper.  Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, traveling, & playing the nickel slots.  She is survived by:

2 sons,       Raymond “Ronald” (Brenda) Friend

                  Terry Friend BOTH of Mabelvale, AR

11 grandchildren

30 great-grandchildren

Several great-great-grandchildren

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; & 2 sisters, Beulah Holden & Lucille Poplar.

Funeral services for Dorothy will be held on Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.  Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials to Paws Care of Montgomery County. 


Donations may be made to:

Paws Care of Montgomery County
P.O. Box 25, Hillsboro IL 62049


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