Dorothy A. Newburn

Dorothy A. Newburn, 92, of Altamont, passed away at 3:51 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in her home.

Dorothy was born on February 7, 1925 in Lostant, IL the daughter of Melvin and Emma (Polenski) Smith. She married James E. Newburn on June 23, 1962 in Wenona, IL and he survives.

She was previously employed by William Gilman, MD, Wenona, IL. Dorothy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont. She loved to spend time outside and garden.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Jean (David) Munson of Decatur, two grandchildren, Brian (fiancé Lindsey) of Gillespie, and Craig Munson of Champaign; two nephews and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Esther Schoon and one brother, Gaylord Smith.

Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Bernard Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 21st at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.

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