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Obituary for Dorothy D. Kurtz
Dorothy D. Kurtz 80, of Peoria passed away on Friday August 22, 2008 at Lutheran Hillside Village. She was born in Aurora, IL the daughter of Harold and Mary Renwick Beamish on November 28, 1927. Dorothy graduated from West Aurora High School and William Woods Collage in Fulton, MO. Following collage she lived in Seattle Washington and then moved to Illinois and married her husband Edward H. Kurtz in Aurora on June 18, 1949, he survives along with their three children: Craig (Judy) Kurtz of Versailles, KY, Janet (Tim) Bertschy of Dunlap and Nancy (Tad) Kerr of Dixon. She also leaves behind her seven grandchildren. Her parents and sister Joyce Sleinmetz preceded her in death. She lived in Aurora for 30 years and was an active member in Wesley United Methodist Church, was a member of the Jr. Woman’s Club and volunteered at Copley Memorial Hospital. In 1981 her and Ed moved to Gainesville, GA where she volunteered at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for 23 years, was a member of the Newcomers Club, Northeast GA, Golf Association, Phoenix Society, the Garden Club and was a member of Gainesville Methodist Church. In 2004 they moved to Peoria and she was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday September 6, at 11 a.m. at the Waters of Life Chapel at Lutheran Hillside Village 6901 N. Galena Rd. Peoria with visitation one hour prior to the service at the chapel. A reception and fellowship will follow the service. Memorials may be made in her name to the Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation or a charity of your choice. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.