Dorothy Waldron

ESSEX—Dorothy Ruth Waldron, 82, of Essex, was called home and graduated to her heavenly mansion on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.
Born Oct. 21, 1934 in Ramsey, Illinois, Dorothy Ruth was a daughter of Ora Everett and Elsie May (Carlock) McCaslin. She was raised and educated in the country schools of Fayette County, IL.
Sister Dorothy was currently pastoring the Wilmington Pentecostal Church (Harvest Worship Center) on Route 53 in Wilmington, where she led the congregation for the past 15 years.
Dorothy, having been raised on a farm, loved the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, flowers, gardening and watching any form of wildlife. She was a strong woman of faith, who spent her life praising God. Dorothy lived and breathed praise, and was truly blessed every day that she lived.
Dorothy is the mother of Billy LeRoy Waldron, the late Gary Lee Waldon and his late wife, Jackie and Neta Dunn-Mihovilovich and her husband, James Mihovilovich Sr., of Winthrop Harbor, IL; Grandmother of Dawn (Mark) Gomilla, of Appleton, WI; Amber (John) Turner, of Battle Creek, MI; Jason Matthew Smothers, of Winthrop Harbor; Crystal (Matt) Doss, of Coal City and Joshua (Megan) Smothers, of Winthrop Harbor; great-grandmother of Blaine, Claire, Regan and Delaney; sister to the late Blanche and Kenneth Kay, Bill and Imogene McCaslin, of Texas; Velma and the late Jim Rhodes and Angie and Charles Carr, both of Wilmington; the late Reynold and Dorothy Eller, Eva Jane and the late Alvin “Sonny” Saunders, of Pana, IL and the late Caroline and James R. “Pete” Kay. Dorothy was also an aunt and cousin, as well as a friend to many.
Visitation will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of Life Celebration and Home Going Service at 12 p.m.
Dorothy will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.
Pallbearers will be: James Mihovilovich Sr., Jason Smothers, Joshua Smothers, John Turner, Matthew Doss, Mark Gomilla and Blaine Doss.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Dorothy’s memory to the Wilmington Pentecostal Church/Harvest Worship Center, 32111 South State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481.
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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.