CHARLESTON, IL – Dorothy Pearl Honn, age 93 of Charleston, passed peacefully in her sleep on Monday, August 3, 2020 at her Villas of Holly Brook home. The funeral service, celebrating her life, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston with Pastor Jeremy Harminson officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon. Visitation will be held Monday from noon until service time. Monetary gifts in her memory may be made to the Walnut Grove Christian Church or to a charity of the donor’s preference. Gifts may be left at the visitation/service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Dorothy was born on June 27, 1927 in Seven Hickory Township, Coles County, Illinois. Her parents were Charley G. and Sylvia (Walters) Jones. She became the wife of Joseph A. Honn on March 2, 1947 and they were blessed with 51 years of marriage before his death on March 3, 1998. She is survived by three children, Charleen R. Anderson (Phil) of Charleston, Darrell J. Honn (Sue) of Davenport, Iowa, and Jantha L. Vickers (Steve) of Satsuma, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Tyson Wingler (Angie), Stacey Harminson (Jeremy), Callie Davis, James Anderson, Stuart Honn (Sarah), Shelley Honn and Kaleb Vickers (Libby); 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward Jones (Barbara) of Orlando, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded by a daughter, Sharon Kaye Honn; a sister, Juanita Thompson; and her stepmother, Edith Jones.
Since her childhood, Dorothy has been a member of Walnut Grove Christian Church. Through the years, as a woman of faith, she was actively involved in various church programs including the Eunice Women’s Fellowship Group. She also volunteered with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Guild. China painting and water aerobics were hobbies and activities in which Dorothy enjoyed and readily participated in.
Dorothy worked alongside Joe for 32 years on the family farm and also cherished her role as a homemaker, creating a warm and loving home for her family. Following their retirement from farming, Dorothy and Joe spent their winters in Mission, Texas where they faithfully attended Central Christian Church and worked as volunteers at the Rio Grande Children’s Home. Following Joe’s death, Dorothy continued to winter in Texas.
Dorothy loved her family dearly and nothing warmed her heart like the words “Grandma Dot” as she was affectionately referred to by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fond and loving memories of Dorothy will always be cherished by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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