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Dorothy Emma Gerhart


August 19, 2021

Dorothy Emma Gerhart, 94, of Raymond, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Burial will take place in McInturff Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, Illinois. Revered Roy Eller, Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of Litchfield, Illinois, will officiate.

Dorothy was born on February 10, 1927, to the late Roy and Merena (Jay) Koonce. She attended Vandalia High School, Vandalia, Illinois.

She worked as a dietary manager at Sundance Memorial Hospital, Sundance, Wyoming. She lived in Sundance for 35 years, Hillsboro and then Raymond.

Dorothy married Rex White, and they later divorced. She married Eugene Robert Gerhart on October 23. 1971, in Hillsboro. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2009.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Litchfield and the Calico Twirlers. She loved to square dance and read her Bible daily.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Kenneth "Gene" (Susan) White of Hillsboro, Sharon (Chuck) Davis of Chatham, Illinois, Daryl White of Hillsboro, Clayton (Veronica) White of Bar Nunn, Wyoming, Debra (John) Kuhn of Laramie, Wyoming, Diane Gerhart of Laramie and Robert (Vicki) Gerhart of Cheyenne, Wyoming; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Harold Koonce, Arlene Gerolis and Linda Townsend.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Donald Koonce, Bill Koonce, Bobby Koonce, Aline Trulock, Mary Koonce, Keith Koonce and Bonnie Koonce.

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