Dorothy A. Yager, age 81, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 PM – Monday, September 26, 2016, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. Burial will be in the South Bend Cemetery near Rafetown, Illinois. Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service. In loving memory of Dorothy, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Dorothy was born on March 6, 1935, in Rafetown, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur Lee and Goldie Agnes (Milam) Deckard. She worked at AMF in Olney for many years and was a home heath caregiver.
Dorothy was a member of Scott Avenue Christian Church. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by: Children – Vivian (Edd) Thompson of Kanapolis, North Carolina; Gordon Yager of Newton, Illinois; Valerie (Sonny) James of Lexington Park, Maryland; Dawn (Buddy) Pollock of Concord, North Carolina; Dee Ann Yager of Newton, Illinois and Garth Yager of Colorado, 7 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and Sister – Charlene Farris of Flora, Illinois
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son Greg Yager; daughter Mona Lou Yager; grandson Cory Miller; brothers: Milton, Arthur and Larry; sisters: Emma, Irma, Margaret and Jane.