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Erma Jean Dover, 86, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8:15 A.M. December 4, 2017 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born October 1, 1931 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Alonzo & Eva (Glasco) McMillin. She married James Albert Dover on May 25, 1954 and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1996.
Mrs. Dover is survived by her children, Mavis Loss and husband, Allen of Centralia, Illinois, Ronda Joy Pearman of Woodlawn, Illinois, and Lisa Stuehlmeyer and husband, Larry of Irvington, Illinois; siblings, Colleen Frick and husband, Dean of Bonnie, Illinois, Jim McMillin and wife, Betty of Rector, Arkansas, Stanley McMillin and wife, Jeri of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Lonnie McMillin and wife, Lana of Lennon, Michigan; grandchildren, Brian Moore of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Ashely Moore of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Lauren Schultheis and husband, Mitchell of Carbondale, Illinois; several great-grandchildren and expecting another one soon; nephew, Marvin Frick and wife, Sandy of Bonnie, Illinois; niece, Charla Walls and husband, Mark of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Erma was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. She worked in food service for several places over the years and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She cared for several elderly people over the years and was always willing to help others.
A private family service will be held and no public services will be scheduled.
Memorials: Abner Cemetery
Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit www.newellfunealhome.com for more information.
Published on December 4, 2017
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