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Dorothy A. Eggemeyer of Chester

updated: 4/14/2021 1:38 PM

Dorothy A. Eggemeyer, 87, of Chester, Illinois, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Coulterville Care Center, in Coulterville, Illinois.

Dorothy was born Dec. 3, 1933 in Thebes, Illinois, to Loyd and Lola Gibbs Minton. She married Raynold Eggemeyer on Oct. 1, 1955 in Walsh, Illinois and he preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2010.

Dorothy was the business manager for the Sparta school district for 35 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Walsh, the Randolph County Homemakers Education Association, and the Red Hat Society.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Rudy (Julie) Eggemeyer of Chester and Cindy Eggemeyer of River Forest, Illinois; grandchildren, Lindsay (Jeremy) Mueller and Adam (Jessica) Eggemeyer; great-grandchildren, Mallory and Cara Mueller and Owen Eggemeyer; and a special niece, LeeAnn Conyers of Batesville, Arkansas.

Besides her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and stepmother.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Walsh, with Minister Debra Rathert officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, Illinois and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran Cemetery Fund or Hospice of Southern Illinois and can be mailed to Wilson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 217, Steeleville, IL 62288. To sign the guest book, visit