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Dorothy Pugh




Dorothy Pugh

Dorothy Pugh

Dorothy Lenore Pugh, 83, Warrensburg, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Fair Havens Christian Home, Decatur, Ill.

She was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Shelbyville, Ill., to Forrest and Irene (Smith) Roe.

The family later moved to Decatur, Ill., where she attended Decatur High School before graduating from Ft. Worth High School, Ft. Worth, Texas.

She married Jack Alan Pugh on Feb. 13, 1951, in Decatur.

She was an employee of the US Army Signal Depot, Decatur, and later worked for Kemper Insurance, the Illinois Power Company, and the United States Census Bureau.

She retired from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

She was a licensed private pilot with time at the controls of a Douglas DC-3 passenger plane.

A volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, she earned her 7,000-hour pin, and knitted more than 700 tiny stocking caps for newborns to wear home.

She also was active in the Christ Care Stitchers, the Linus project, and the Warrensburg United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, David (Michelle) of Archbold, and Jack Edwin (Jackie) of Warrensburg, Ill.; a foreign exchange daughter, Marisa Barbero of Majorca, Spain; two granddaughters, Caitlin Pugh of Quincy, Mass., and Lauren Pugh of Shiloh, Ill.; step-granddaughter, Andrea (McGinnis) Hamm of Cerro Gordo, Ill.; stepgrandson, Dustin McGinnis of Warrensburg, Ill.; brother, Jack (Linda) Roe, Virginia Beach, Va.; brother-in-law, Bill (Billie) Wicker of Covington, Ind.

Memorial services are Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, Ill. Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials to the Warrensburg Fire Department or the Warrensburg United Methodist Church. www.Brintlingerandearl.com.


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