Dorothy M. Elder, 93, Vandalia

Dorothy Mae Elder, 93, of Vandalia, died at 3:09 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.

Private graveside services will be held in Pilcher Cemetery in rural Brownstown, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Private visitation is planned. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Pilcher Cemetery.

Mrs. Elder was born on Sept. 21, 1915, in Kankakee, the daughter of Thomas Albert and Sarah Jane Frakes Williams.

She was a retired nurse’s aide at Fayette County Hospital, was a member of First Baptist Church in Vandalia and was associated with the Fayette County Humane Society.

She is survived by sons, Tom Henna of Vandalia, Dale Henna and his wife Kay of Brownstown, Larry Henna and his wife Carol of Brownstown, Raymond Henna of Brownstown and Danny Hipsher of Vandalia; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and a sister.

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