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Dorothy A. Newburn, 92, of Altamont passed away at 3:51 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in her home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Bernard Ross officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
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.
Published on July 19, 2017
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