1934 Dorothy 2017

Dorothy Ringger

October 29, 1934 — April 26, 2017

Dorothy Louise Stoller Ringger, 82, of Gridley, won her battle over cancer and entered into eternal life on April 26, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Gridley Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:30-7 pm at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to wear bright colors to celebrate Dorothy's bright love of colors and life.
Dorothy was born in Eureka, Illinois, on October 29, 1934 to Ezra and Martha Martin Stoller. She married Alvin Ringger on September 7, 1952 in Gridley, IL. He preceded her in death on December 12, 2012.
Surviving are one son, Rodney (Laura) Ringger of Metamora; three daughters: Beverly (Howard Curtis) of Eugene, OR; Keri (Al) Hany of Gridley; Beth (Tom) Schreiner of Golden Valley, MN; granddaughters, Rachael (Dan) Pearce of St. Peters, Missouri and Camille Schreiner of Minneapolis, MN. Also surviving are brother, Herb (Nancy) Stoller of East Peoria; sister, Doris (Robert) Meiss, of Peoria; brother-in-law, Tom Leman of Aurora, Colorado; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marjorie Meiss and Marlene Leman; and brother-in-law, Floyd Meiss.
Dorothy owned and operated the Chenoa Variety Store from 1962-1973. She also worked at Meadows Mennonite Home for five years and Harms Home Furnishings in Chenoa for 20 years. She was a volunteer at the Meadows Mennonite Home for many years.
She and her husband organized the Meadows Meadowlarks 4-H Club in 1965. It was the first club in McLean County to have both home ec and ag projects.
She was a member of the Gridley Apostolic Christian Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was a part of church choirs using her beautiful soprano voice. Her faith in Christ sustained her to the end of this life as she entered with blessed assurance into eternal life. She deeply loved her church family.
Dorothy was grateful to her doctors who encouraged her to live life to the fullest when she received her diagnosis in 2015. She took their advice and succeeded to "live in bliss" over the last two years. Her joy in life and acceptance of death was an example to all who knew her. She was deeply loved by family and many friends. She will be greatly missed.
The family wants to thank the staff at Advocate BroMenn Hospice Care and the Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke for their compassionate, professional and skilled care. Her hospice nurse, Shelley, and others became like family to her over the course of her care.
Memorials may be made to Advocate BroMenn Hospice Care, 303 N Hershey Rd, Suite C, Bloomington, IL 61704 or to Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, PO Box 530, Roanoke, IL 61561. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

Visitation

APR 28. 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Funeral Service

APR 29. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Gridley Apostolic Christian Church
319 E. Seventh St.
Gridley, IL

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