Dodie M. Vandegraft
Dodie M. Vandegraft
  • March 12, 1926 - March 20, 2017
  • Normal, Illinois

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NORMAL - Dora "Dodie" Vandegraft, 91, of Normal, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Dodie was born March 12, 1926, in Downs, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Beulah Ferris Simpson.
Surviving are her children; Judy (Karl) Eminger of Princeton, IA; Bob Vandegraft of Normal; and Mark Vandegraft of Normal; two grandchildren, Jason Vandegraft of Chicago; and Kristin (Rev. Tim) Lorenz of Huntington, IN; three great-grandchildren, Abby, Noelle, and Oliver Lorenz. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Dodie was very close with family. She was always known as Aunt Dodie. She loved taking trips to Florida with her husband during the winter months. She was a very good cook and was known for her homemade noodles. She was very hardworking and loved to help her husband paint and update homes that he built.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial will follow the service in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at