Dorothy Opal Groth, 98, of Springfield, died at 10:05 a.m., on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at her home. She was born to Francis Marion Mohn and Sarah Jane Goff Mohn on April 22, 1914 in Illiopolis. She married Francis C. Groth Sr. on July 1, 1931 and he preceded her in death on September 8, 1961.
Dorothy is the mother of eight children. Four children preceded her in death, Donald Groth Sr., Larry Groth Sr. and her youngest child Jackie Groth Sr., and her daughter Patty Groth.
Surviving are four children, Francis “Sonny” (wife, Pat) Groth Sr., Dolores (husband, Clifford) Anderson, Dorothy “Boots” (husband, Herman “Ike”) Williams and Lynda Bressan (Companion, Michael Ducey), two daughter – in-laws, Barb Groth and Mary McKenzie, twenty-nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded her in death, Michael Groth and Tommy Davis.
She enjoyed family holidays together and a good game of Rummy. Dorothy was playing up until a week ago. She also loved her lottery cards. She will be greatly missed by family.
Visitation: 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 12 at Staab Funeral Home with Vaughn Beeman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.
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