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Dorothy Flores

November 7, 1934 March 22, 2020
Dorothy Flores
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Dorothy M. Flores, 85, of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 4 PM at Proctor Endowment Home.

She was born November 7, 1934 in Evergreen Park, IL. to Raymond and Mary O’Connell Wolf, she married Dr. Richard Flores on June 28, 1958 in Fontana, on Lake Geneva, WI. He survives along with their seven children, Michael (Kate) Flores of Western Springs, IL; Daniel Flores of Appleton, WI; Patrick (Carmel) Flores of Morrison, CO; Kathleen (Margie) Burton-Flores of Richmond, CA; Eileen Rians of McKinney, TX; Corinne (Chris) DeTrempe of Granger, IN; and Colleen (Robert) McLaughlin of Westfield, IN. Twenty grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.

Dorothy graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Education. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority at the U of I.
Later she taught elementary education in the Elmhurst School District of Chicago for several years, before and after she was married.
Dorothy was a wonderful wife, mother, and even teacher to her own children, beside their formal education. When her children were grown she did volunteer teaching at St. Thomas Catholic School in Peoria Heights.

Dorothy was very active in the community and her church. She has been a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church since 1967 and has served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and sang in the choir. The parish Bible Study Group was of special interest to her. Also she was a member of the Peoria Religious Vocations Support Group and The Catholic Women’s League and the Peoria County Medical Society Alliance. She had been a volunteer at the Heartland Community Health Clinic for a number of years.

Dorothy liked to read and take walks, especially with her Golden Retriever. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. Sewing was one of her many talents, as was gardening. She loved to travel and made several trips with her husband to Ireland, the British Isles, Europe and Alaska. They made many trips throughout the continental United States as well. But her favorite trips were to see her seven children and their children.

In consideration of current public health concerns, a private family graveside service will be in Resurrection Cemetery. A celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Memorials in Dorothy's honor may be made to the St. Thomas Building Memorial Fund.

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Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas Building Fund

Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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