Celebrating the life of Dorthy DePratt Murray
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She was active as a volunteer and sometimes as a board member in many groups including NAACP, Center for Prevention of Abuse, St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, WCBU, Peoria Area Friends of International Students, ICC Foundation Board and Planned Parenthood. Recently with Global Village, a fair trade store in Peoria Heights and as a volunteer tutor in Dist. 150 schools. Dorothy loved music and the theater. She played and used to teach piano. She supported the Peoria Symphony and local jazz and blues artists. Her acting career had its start with the lead role in the Bradley production of Trouble in Mind in 1995. She then played small roles in a number of Cornstock Lab shows.
Dorothy was a beautiful, loving, and compassionate woman with a true gift of friendship. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.
Her remains will be cremated and a celebration of her life/memorial service will be held at UU Church, 3000 W. Richwoods Blvd. in Peoria Sat. Mar. 15 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any of the organizations listed above. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. is assisting the family with arrangements.
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