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7/2/1929 - 10/8/2017
Watseka, Illinois

Dorothy E. Barlow, 88, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

She was born on July 2, 1929 in Eldorado, Illinois, the daughter of Mike Prehara and Mary (Dietz) Prehara.

Dorothy married Clarence Barlow on November 7, 1947.

She was a Member of the IWQIU Union. Dorothy also enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and crocheting.

Surviving Mrs. Barlow is her sons and daughter-in-laws, Larry and Carla Barlow of Onarga, IL, Michael and Shirley Barlow of Goreville, IL; daughters and sons-in-laws, Janice and Michael Bonnell of Bourbonnais, IL, Deborah Barlow of Kankakee, IL, Linda and Michael Ryan of Bourbonnais, IL and Alan Hobl of Watseka; sister-in-law, Virginia Cotter of McCleansboro, IL; grandchildren, Alicia and Matt Laffoon, Jacob Barlow, Ellyn and Bob Harroun, Melissa and Jimmy Rix, Donnie and Charlotte Smoot, Todd and Lisa Oster, Bill and Cris Oster, Robert Humphrey Jr. (Dawn Heideman), Melinda and Sonny Bernal, Chad and Ramie Kolitwenzew, Katie and Troy Graves, and Mackenzie Ryan; great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Madisyn Laffoon, Brody and Evan Smoot, Parker and Henry Harroun, Roman and Jamie Boisvert, Tyler Humphrey, Nolan and Maddi Rix, TJ and Cam Eades, Carley and Kennedy Oster, Justin Cross, Logan Oster, Lucas, Isaiah, and Alexis Bernal, Owen and Layne Kolitwenzew, and Sophia and Penelope Graves; and many nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; daughter, Carolyn Oster; and siblings, Cecelia Prehara, Anna Prehara, Mary Huffstutler, Martha Moore, Leo Prehara, John Prehara, and Hazel Prehara.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.


Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka, with Father Michael Powell officiating.

Burial will follow on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Douglass Cemetery in Eldorado, Illinois.

Memorials in Mrs. Barlow's name can be made to St. Edmund’s Catholic Church or Donor’s Choice.

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