Dorothy M. Childers

Dorothy M. Childers

Dorothy M. Childers, 86, of Washington, Ill., died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Riverview Care Center in East Peoria.

She was born on July 6, 1930, in Monmouth, the daughter of John and Stella Cannon Lee.

She married John Ray Childers on Oct. 7, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Pamela (Steve) Ristau and Terry Lee (Dorothy S.) Childers; three grandsons, Kenneth Ristau, Benjamin Childers and Brian Childers; six great-grandchildren; siblings John, Bill and Margaret Lee; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking and canning. She loved children and retired from Faith Lutheran Child Care after many years of service.

Funeral services were at noon Saturday, July 1, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.

Interment was in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.

Memorials can be made to OSF Hospice or to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington.

Her memorial website is available at, where condolences can also be sent to the family.

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