Dorothy Gunter, 76, of Normal passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:40 a.m. at her residence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Wayman AME Church with the Rev. Charles Orr officiating. Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. on Friday at her church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to The American Cancer Society or Wayman AME Women’s Missionary Society. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting her family with arrangements.
Dorothy was born June 28, 1936 in Tiptonville, Tenn., a daughter of Charlie Garland and Mabel Moody. She married George R. Gunter on June 4, 1988 in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2001.
Survivors include her son, Michael Peterson of Normal; two stepdaughters, Sophronia (Roy) Bredlove and Deborah Gunter both of Frankfort, Ill.; one step son, Roger (Marilyn) Gunter of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Clarence (Ozella) Garland of Tiptonville; two sisters, Rev. Deloris (Marshall) Howard of Bloomington; Barbara (Troy) Jumper of Irving, Texas; two grandchildren, Tamora and Kandyce Peterson both of Virginia; six great grandchildren; six step grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Dorothy was a long time member at Wayman AME Church Women’s Missionary Society and past president of Church Women United. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and was an avid bowler for the Twin City Travelers Bowling League for several years. Dorothy was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.kiblerbradyruestman.com.
Rev. Wolford C. Price
The Rev. Wolford C. Price, 89, of McLean died at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting his family with arrangements.
Rev. Price was born on Oct. 22, 1925 at Oconee, Ill., a son of Raymond and Fannie Price Price. He married Jane Flowers on June 28, 1959 at Danville, Ill. She survives.
Other survivors include his son Carleton Price of McLean.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Rev. Price served as a minister in the United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions in his honor may be directed to the Preachers Aid Society or Mt. Hope Funks Grove Library.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
Mary Lou Sorokowski
Mary Lou Sorokowski, 81, of Normal, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Heritage Health Care in Normal.
A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington with Rev. Mark Warren officiating. Family will receive friends one hour before the services at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eastview Christian Church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary Lou was born Nov. 21, 1931 in Blytheville, Ark., to Samuel Morris and Frankie Mae (Epperson) Singleton. She married John S. Sorokowski on Dec. 31, 1953 in Blytheville. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Anthony (Sherry) Warrington of Molino, Fla.; John (Peggy) Sorokowski of Spring Grove, Ill.; one daughter, Julie (Brent) Heinold of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Shane (Amy) Warrington, Tara Thrasher, Jennifer (Brian) Johnson, David Sorokowski, Jamie Sorokowski, Tyler Heinold, Payton Heinold and Luke Heinold; seven great grandchildren, Morgan Warrington, Zane Warrington, Ariel Thrasher, Makayla Thrasher, Alex, Abigail and Anna Johnson; three sisters, Geraldine Keeling of Missouri; Doris Choat of Buncombe, Ill.; Annie (Bill) Enyart of Lansing, Mich.; one brother, Morris (Brenda) Singleton of Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.
Mary Lou graduated from high school in Blytheville. She was a member of the Eastview Christian Church and Spirit Lifters at the church
Mary Lou was actively involved in her church and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Online condolences can be made to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.