MOUNT MORRIS – Dorothy V. Yocum, 99, of Mount Morris, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Pinecrest Terrace in Mount Morris.
Dorothy was born Jan. 22, 1915, in LaFayette Township, Ogle County, the daughter of Harry and Grace (Metzler) Yocum. She resided in Ashton most of her life. Dorothy formerly was employed by J.L. Clark Co., where she had worked for 31 years, first at the Ashton plant, then at the Stillman Valley plant, and finally at the Rockford plant. After her retirement, she helped with the American Red Cross blood drives in Ashton.
She is survived by one brother, Orville (Bill) Yocum of Franklin Grove; five nieces, Gracie (Tom) Grove of Dixon, Mary (Kim) Rick of Rochelle, Pam (Bill) Lundberg of Rockford, Donna (Raymond) Ward of Oregon, and Patti (Mark) Forrester of Franklin Grove; seven nephews, Melvin Yocum of Franklin Grove, Merle Yocum of Amboy, Dallas (Sandra) Yocum of Polo, and Delbert (Sharon) Yocum, Dennis (Karen) Yocum Sr., Larry (Kathy) Yocum, and Steve (Josie) Yocum, all of Franklin Grove; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Donald Yocum; and three sisters, Lois Wolf, Mary Jane Frakes, and Evelyn Yocum.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Pinecrest Terrace of Mount Morris for their loving care for Dorothy for the past 71/2 years, and the staff at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, for their loving support.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beverage Lyons Family Funeral Home, 601 Richardson Ave., Ashton, with the Rev. Richard Bright, Pinecrest chaplain, officiating. Interment will be at Ashton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial have been established to Pinecrest Manor and Serenity Hospice & Home.
Visit www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com to send condolences.