Dorothy Lucille Whittington, 88, of Erie, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Good Samaritan Village in Geneseo. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 15 at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Geneseo. Father Michael Pakula will celebrate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. A visitation for Dorothy will be from 10-11 am (1 hour prior to the service) on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Dorothy L. Whittington Memorial fund.
Dorothy was born on October 5, 1925 in Pesotum, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Downs) Shackelford. She was united in marriage to Ernest Whittington on April 24, 1945 in Hooppole, IL. He preceded her death on February 9, 1993. Dorothy worked for several years for the Erie School District. Dorothy was a member of St. Malachy’s Catholic Church and the Geneseo Moose Lodge.
She is survived by her son Rodney Whittington of Erie; grandchildren: Brian Whittington, Victoria (David) Thomas, Jessica Whittington, Joshua Whittington, Mathew Whittington, Jeremiah Beven, Jed Beven, Kendra (Ben) Paul, Cassandra Beven, Nathan Whittington, Zachary Whittington; great grandchildren: Colton Whittington, Hunter Thomas, Cole Thomas, Cooper Beven, Peyton Paul, James Beven, Jeremiah Beven, Cyrie Beven, Samantha Harvey.
She was preceded in death by her Husband Ernest, and three children: Kenneth Whittington, Ernest Whittington, Jr., and Brenda Danks.