Dorothy Lucille (Russell) Berkshire, 96, of Lincoln, formerly of Litchfield, passed from this life on Wed., Dec. 9, 2020 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, IL. She was born on July 1, 1924 in Atwater, IL, a daughter to William Bonney and Mabel Blanch Russell. Dorothy married Jesse V. Berkshire on July 7, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. She lived her life in Witt, Litchfield, Atterberry, Petersburg, and then in Lincoln, IL. Dorothy was a homemaker, a volunteer (Pink Lady) at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, and also worked in the cafeteria at Porta School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading her Bible, and her family. She was a unique person and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. She is survived by:
1 son, Randy (Dana) of Lincoln, IL
1 daughter-in-law, Lois (Berkshire) Peper of Raymond
4 grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Kurtz; Michael Berkshire; Jim (Karen) Berkshire; David Wayne (Helen) Berkshire
3 great-granddaughters, Tiera (Jonathan) Begley; Taylor Berkshire; Ada Kurtz
2 great-great-grandchildren, Hugh Berkshire and Skyler Begley
2 nieces, Maralyn Hammond and Bonnie Russell
1 nephew, Jim Russell
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse; 3 brothers, Oliver “Bud” Russell; Boyd Russell; William “Billy” Russell; 2 sons, Larry and J. David Berkshire; 1 daughter in infancy, Bonnie Jean; 1 daughter-in-law, Barb.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be held on Sat., Dec. 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Tim Searby will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. Memorials may be designated to St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary.
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