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Dorothy "Dot" J. Lancaster

March 6, 1922 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 96)


Dorothy J. “Dot” Lancaster, age 96 of Beardstown died Friday, November 2, 2018 at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

She was born March 6, 1922 in Beardstown, the daughter of Lester and Hazel Landes Lynn. She married George Lancaster on January 31, 1942 in Palmyra, MO and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1995.

She is survived by her daughter Georgia Ann “Georgeann” Gordon of Browning; five grandchildren Michelle (husband Joe) Weidner, Jennifer Taylor, Scott (wife Angie) Trone, Steve (wife Sally) Trone, and Ryan (wife Beth) Gordon; nine great grandchildren Ashley Weidner, Hannah Weidner, Ian Taylor, Taylor Trone, Jayme (husband Trace) Cooper, Madalyn Trone, Deni Trone, Tyler Trone, and Benjamin Gordon; three great great grandchildren Olivia, Gage, and Elias; and two sisters Betty Hammel and Peggy Greathouse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Gary Lancaster, three brothers Gerald “Abe” Lynn, Harry Lynn, Robert Lynn, and two sisters Hazel “Did” (husband Ed) Crawford and Patricia (husband Bob) Workman.

Dot graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1941. She was a homemaker and worked as a meter maid for the city of Beardstown. Dot enjoyed traveling, reading and embroidery but most of all cherished the time she was able to spend with family. She will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, November 5, 2018 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the services at the memorial home on Monday.

Memorials have been suggested to Beardstown Christian Academy.

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