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Dorothea Mae Grider, 90, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living in Paxton, Ill.
She was born Aug 11, 1932, in Ogden, Ill. Dorothea married James Everett Grider Sr. on Aug. 18, 1951, in Coronado, Calif.
Dorothea is survived by her children, Danny (Rita) Grider, Barbara Anderson, Daughter-in-law Pat (JR) Grider, Jolene Grider, and Patti Grider; his grandchildren, Jim, Jennifer, Jeff, Christina, Jill, David, and Nick; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son JR, and sons-in-law John Anderson and Ken Rauckman.
Dorothea was employed as a secretary at the University of Illinois until her retirement in 1994. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, watching sporting events, and was an avid reader.
A memorial visitation will be held in Dorothea’s honor from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, followed by a brief memorial service at 6pm., at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign, Ill. A private inurnment will take place at Prairieview Cemetery in Savoy, lll.
Memorial donations may be made in Dorothea’s name to the organization of the donor’s choosing. Please join her family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com