SPRINGFIELD – Dorothy Ione Wolfe, age 91, of Springfield died at 12:10 am, Monday, July 19, 2010 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 10, 1919 in Virden, IL, the daughter of Chester Emmet and Bonnie Ethel Kelley Allen. She is survived by her daughter Winona I. (Lyle Keith) Welch and one son, Clinton L. ‘Bud’ (wife, Betty) Wolfe both of Springfield. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren, 1 step great great grandson, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dorothy graduated from Virden High School in 1938, and was a member of First Christian Church in Virden, IL. She married William L. ‘Jack’ Wolfe in 1938, he preceded her in death, in 1974. She was also preceded by her parents, a daughter, Norma K. Bahlow, two sisters, and one brother. She was employed at Memorial Medical Center as a dietitian retiring in 1986.
Dorothy has been a resident of Springfield since 1965, formerly of Virden.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of funeral services at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home, with Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Memorial Medical Center.
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