Dorothy A. Folkers, 86, of Taylorville passed away at 12:14p.m. On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in her home.  She was born on June 20, 1932 in Coffeen, the daughter of Vourse and Jessie (Smith) White.  She married Dwight Folkers on June 20, 1953 in Coffeen.  Dorothy worked for the State of Illinois, Secretary of State's office and also taught piano lessons for many years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville. Dorothy had a great love for music which she passed on to her son, Michael.  She greatly enjoyed attending concerts in which he and his wife, Daniela performed.  Dorothy also loved trees and enjoyed planting and caring for a variety of species in her backyard.  She was a voracious reader and had a special interest in history that led to her taking many college courses to learn all she could about world history. Dorothy's greatest passion was reading and studying the Bible.

She is survived by her husband: Dwight Folkers of Taylorville; son: Michael Folker (Daniela) of Arlington Heights; grandson: Christopher Folker of Arlington Heights; sister: Nadine Roe of Plano, Texas and Richard White (Mary) of Stillwater, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service for Dorothy will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Following the service, inurnment will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton.  A visitation will be held from 10:30 until 11:30 on Friday in the funeral home.


McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Dorothy, or condolences to her family, may be left online at

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