Dorothy A. Rayburn, 89, of East Peoria, formerly of Havana, passed away at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria, Illinois at 3:20 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born November 3, 1926 in Havana to John and Wilhelmina (Weimer) Kastendick. She married Earl Rayburn on June 4, 1949 in Bath, Illinois. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1999.
Mrs. Rayburn is survived by three sons: Ronald (Julia) Rayburn of Morton, Dennis (Cheryl) Rayburn of Warrensburg, Randy (Vickie) Rayburn of Marquette Heights, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Edna Herrmann of Chandlerville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and six brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Rayburn was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Matanzas where she was a member of the Ladies Aide and the Couples Club, along with her husband. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She had worked as a cook in the Havana school system for many years, retiring in 1986.
Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016 with visitation one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow the services at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. Rev. Brian Lesemann will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com.
Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.