Toulon – Beverly A. Dorsey, 81, of Toulon, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Toulon, IL.
She was born on June 11, 1933 in Muscatine, IA., the daughter of Cecil F. and Lettie I. Newcomb. She married H.R. Dorsey on June 29, 1958, in Muscatine, IA. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1991.
Those left to honor her memory include two children, Randy Dorsey of Toulon and Jill Ernst and husband, Paul of Dunlap; daughter-In-Law, Sue Dorsey of Toulon; four grandchildren, Kelsey and Kyle Ernst of Dunlap, Stephanie and Tyler Dorsey of Toulon; three sisters, Margie Seright of Muscatine, IA, Betty Tompkins and husband, Paul, of Durant, IA, and Clara Stratton of Muscatine, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Barry A. Dorsey; four brothers and two sisters.
Bev was a faithful Christian, prayer warrior, and member of the Toulon United Methodist Church for over 55 years, where she had served as Sunday School Teacher and reception/event planner for many years. Over the years, Bev enjoyed cooking, baking, and collecting cook books, but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family, including sharing some memorable vacations with her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful, caring mother and grandmother with a generous giving spirit. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
A funeral service to celebrate Bev’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Haskell-Hott funeral homes in Toulon. Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Toulon United Methodist Church.