BYRON – Doris I. Case, 96, of Byron, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Neighbors Rehabilitation Center in Byron.
She was born May 14, 1917, in Mount Morris, the daughter of Fred J. and Blanch M. (Waterbury) Stull. She married Robert D. Case on Feb. 14, 1940. He died in 1976. Doris was a member of United Church of Byron and a former member of Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, where she taught Sunday school for 26 years.
She farmed with her husband in the Byron area for more than 36 years. She was a 4-H leader, a longtime member of Ogle County Home Extension, and served many years on the election board for Marion Township. Doris was an excellent seamstress, and made most of the clothes for her three daughters. She also hand-quilted a full size quilt for each grandchild. She enjoyed her flower gardens, but family was most important to her. Holidays were not complete without her homemade fudge and divinity.
Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Bowers of Byron, Lynne (Stan) Wahl of Stillman Valley, and Roberta (Jerry) Parks of New Lenox; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 30 step-great-grandchildren; 39 step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Ohman of Rockford; and a brother, Fred Stull of Rockford.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, three sisters, and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Byron, with the Rev. Michael Mulberry officiating. Burial will be at Stillman Valley Cemetery. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to United Church of Byron and Neighbors Rehabilitation Center.
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