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Dorothy Ann Maloney

March 9, 1944 March 13, 2017
Dorothy Ann Maloney
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PEORIA - Dorothy Ann (Bale) Maloney, 73, of Peoria passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Springfield, Illinois on March 9, 1944 to Mary Alice (Dodds) and George Bale of Auburn, IL. She married Thomas Maloney in 1966.

She is survived by her three children, Pamela A. Alwan (Joseph Jr.) of Princeville, Cindy R. Morris (John), and Thomas M. Maloney II (Erin), both of Peoria. She also leaves behind her twelve beloved grandchildren, Mason Alwan (Natalia Wojnarowski) of Chicago, Caitlin, Matthew, and Joseph Alwan III of Princeville, Jordan and Taylor Morris of Peoria, and Merrick, Aidan, Quinn, Brennan, Sloan, and Elliot Maloney of Peoria. She is also survived by her brother George Evan Bale of Springfield, cousin Alexandria “Pete” Dodds of Tucson, Arizona, and sisters-in-law Sandy (Rick) Kopp and Dianna Sue (Jerry) Twyman. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was very proud of her rural roots and the family’s Centennial Farm in Auburn, IL. As a young girl, Dorothy was active in 4-H, raising livestock, riding horses, and loved reading books. She graduated from Methodist College of Nursing in 1965.

When her children were growing up, Dorothy was active in the Hines School PTO, Christian Women’s Club, First United Methodist Church of Peoria, and Willow Knolls Country Club. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who never missed a family birthday and loved keeping track of and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

She was an avid student of current events, loved watching the news, and reading the paper every day of her life. She never missed the opportunity to vote in an election. She loved her country and was always interested in having a discussion about local, state and national issues.

Dorothy will be remembered for her devotion to her family, whom she loved with all she had. Her perseverance through her long battle with rheumatoid arthritis was admired by her family and all who knew her.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Staab Polk Funeral Home in Chatham, IL., with a one hour prior visitation. Pastor Mark Merrill will officiate. A private burial will take place at Cumberland Sugar Creek Cemetery in Auburn, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to OSF Hospice or the Arthritis Foundation. Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses who cared for Dorothy in particular Nurses Caring for People, who were angels caring for her in her final days.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

15

Mar

5:00 PM 3/15/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/15/2017 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

16

Mar

10:00 AM 3/16/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
Staab Polk Memorial Home

8855 IL-4
Chatham, IL 62629

Staab Polk Memorial Home
8855 IL-4 Chatham 62629 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

16

Mar

11:00 AM 3/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
Staab Polk Memorial Home

8855 IL-4
Chatham, IL 62629

Staab Polk Memorial Home
8855 IL-4 Chatham 62629 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cumberland Sugar Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

12360 Gordon Dr.
Auburn, IL 62615

12360 Gordon Dr. Auburn 62615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

OSF Hospice

530 NE Glen Oak Drive
Peoria, IL 61637-0001

Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)

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