Dorothy Pillion

Obituary of Dorothy Pillion

Dorothy T. Pillion

(nee Mahoney)

Age 95, died on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her home in Morris, IL with family at her side. Born February 4, 1921.

Preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle (nee Stickler) Mahoney and her father, Laurence (Leona) Mahoney; her husband, Joseph of 62 years; 3 sons, Joseph, Raymond, and William; one great-grandson, Aidan Bone; one sister, Berneice; one infant brother, Clifford.

She is survived by four children, Robert (Arla) of Lafayette, LA, Rita (Raymond) Slattery of Joliet, IL, Richard of Kingman, AZ and Mary Ann (Robert) Leasure of Morris; daughter-in-law, Linda Pillion of Irving, TX; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; niece, Karen (Hugh) Wheeler of Portland, TN and a nephew, Larry Edwards of Bradenton, FL.

Born in Mitchell, South Dakota, Dottie (as she was known to her friends) moved to Ottawa, Illinois at the age of 16 to be a cook for a prominent family where she developed her love for cooking. She married her husband and they moved to Joliet to raise their children. As a widow, she moved to Morris to be near her son and daughter where she lived for several years.

A Mass of Christian Burial to Celebrate Dorothy's life will be Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 516 E. Jackson Street in Morris, at 10 a.m. Fr. Ed Howe will be officiating. As it was Dorothy's request, cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Vitas Hospice would be appreciated. Final internment will take place at a later date at the Ottawa Cemetery. Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Morris in charge of arrangements. Visitation WEDNESDAY MORNING 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. For more information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit her Memorial Tribute at