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Dorothy Ellen Goble

July 26, 1928 ~ October 9, 2020 (age 92)


Dorothy Ellen Hawkins Goble,92, passed to her eternal home at 1:07 PM on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Hawthorne Inn in Danville. She was born on July 26,1928 in Danville, the daughter of the late Melvin and Ellen (Snyder) Hawkins. She married Raymond Alfred Goble on June 9,1948. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1978. 

She is survived by five sons, Gary D. of Fithian, Keith E. (Norma) of Danville, Timothy W. (Penny) of Oakwood, Steve R. (Nancy) of West Lebanon, IN. and Mark A. (Arlene) of Danville, One daughter, Patricia ( Kevin) Weaver of Danville. She is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 22 great great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include her brother, Jim (Gloria) Hawkins of Oakwood and three sisters, Catherine Goble, Marie (John) Huffman and Vera (Pearly) Keller all of Danville as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two stepsons, Raymond Jr. and Ralph (Gene) Goble, two daughters-in-laws, a grandson, two great-grandsons, a great-granddaughter, five brothers and three sisters.

She was a 1946 graduate of Oakwood High School. She was a member of Old Union Church of Christ. She worked for J.C. Penny for several years as a salesclerk.

Dorothy lived on the farm all her life. Being a farmer’s daughter and then a farmer’s wife she knew what hard work was. After the milking was done, she would make her own butter and use the buttermilk to make her famous chocolate sheet cake.  Her family expected her chocolate cake at all the family gatherings. She loved to walk in the woods and hunt mushrooms in the spring.  She enjoyed camping and sitting around the fire at wiener roasts. Her hobbies were reading, crocheting, needle work, baking, cooking, rummage and craft sales.

A special thank you to Pat of Harbor Lights Hospice and all the staff at Hawthorne Inn who provided Dorothy with wonderful care. She loved her family and the family gatherings brought her such joy. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, IL, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834. Miles Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Allhands Cemetery with a Public Graveside Committal Service at 11:30 AM on Thursday, October 15, 2020. A Public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is kindly requested that those in attendance of the Graveside Committal Service and/or Visitation wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Harbor Light Hospice or the Hawthorn Inn resident activity fund.

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