Dorothy Lorton
Dorothy Lorton
  • January 25, 1927 - December 11, 2016
  • Buffalo, Illinois

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Dorothy A. Lorton 1927 - 2016
Buffalo, IL-Dorothy A. Lorton, 89, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm while a resident a Lewis Memorial Christian Village.

She was born in Hillview, IL Jan. 25, 1927 the daughter of Thomas M. and Bertha (Baise) Callender. She married Allen O. Lorton, July 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death July 23, 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and her siblings.

Dorothy worked as a personal Nanny, and housekeeper, but she most enjoyed working with her husband as they served as directors of the Boy Scout Camp near Godfrey, IL and then as caretakers of the Powers Farm north of Springfield. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Dorothy was a member of South Tower Community Church.

Surviving are her two sons; Brad (wife Marian) Lorton of Williamsville, IL and Brett Lorton of Oklahoma City, OK. She has four grandchildren Bridgette (husband George) Robertson of Buffalo, IL, Aaron (wife Lisa) Lorton and Marcie (Jeff West) Lorton both of Williamsville, IL and Brian Lorton of Oklahoma City, OK. There are five great grandchildren and one great great grandson, two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Service: The Lorton family will greet family and friends at the Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 from 9:30 am until time of services there at 10:30 am. Pastor Charlie Carver will officiate. Burial will follow next to her husband in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Boy Scouts of America. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bischfuneralhome.comArrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 544-5424.