Dorothy B. Blair of Bucyrus

Dorothy B. Blair, 90, of Bucyrus, died Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Bucyrus Community Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born January 19, 1924 in Taylorville, Illinois to the late Troy and Leona (Parrill) Grant. Her family moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1938 where she graduated from Springfield High School in 1941. That next year she married R. Keith Blair and he preceded her in death February 13, 1992. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Clark.

She worked at Internal Revenue for two and half years and Illinois Bell Telephone for 22 ½ years before retiring in 1985 and moving to Bucyrus to be near family.

Dorothy was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Builders Sunday School Class, Sunday School teacher and Women’s Missionary Society. She delivered Meals on Wheels, served as an election worker for over 20 years and was a life member of Telephone Pioneers of America.

She enjoyed reading, corresponding with friends, embroidery work, crocheting, crossword puzzles and most of all, Dorothy enjoyed time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are her son, Dr. Keith D. (Peggy) Blair of Bucyrus; daughters, Donna (Wayne) Hadley of Baldwin, Wisconsin and Janet (Robert) Brown of Marion, Illinois;  grandchildren, Melissa (Kevin) Dick, Jennifer (David) Link and their son, Tyler, Krista Blair, Kurt (LeAnn) Brown, Adam (Heather) Brown and their two sons, Owen and Jack, Kristy Verhaest and her two children, Ben and Julia, Kelly (Jim) Standish and their four children, Brendon, Taylor, Matt and Evan, Scott (Michelle) Hadley, Susan Schmaedeke and Shelly Hadley and her two sons, Eric and Leo. Dorothy is also survived by her brother, David (Edith) Grant and family of Springfield; special nieces and nephews and close friends, David and Gennie Rios of Bucyrus.

Her family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Wise Funeral Service and Dorothy’s funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn UMC with Rev. Sarah MacDonald officiating. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 9-10 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ken Manning officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Illinois.

Arrangements in care of Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL

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