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Dorothy M. Kaufmann

October 7, 1928September 1, 2020

Dorothy Marie Kaufmann, 91, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Il. She was born on October 7, 1928 in Kinderhook, Illinois to George Robert and Lula Mae (Hinch) Eales.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Marion Robert Kaufmann, two brothers Lorne and Loraine Eales, five sisters, Alene Likes, Edith Oitker, Edna Brownlee, Bertha May Hardy, and Gloria Goodwin.

Dorothy is survived by two sisters, Georgia Etta Hutmacher of Springfield, Il., and Erma Garner of Canton, Il., sons Rick Kaufmann (wife Louise) and Greg Kaufmann (wife Katie), daughter Debra Bond (husband Mike), six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was an entrepreneur throughout her lifetime. She had a seamtress business in her years living in Springfield, Il. and was owner / cook for the "Country Cookin" restaurant in Virden and Girard, during the years she lived in Girard, Il. She lived in Quincy, Il. after getting married in 1947. The family moved to Springfield in 1967. She has been living at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield the last four years.

Dorothy was the "rock" in her family over the years. She really loved cooking for the holidays and family gatherings. She also enjoyed her grandchildren visit, and loved having them stay overnight on weekends. She was very caring and thoughtful. She enjoyed helping other residents at her Assisted Living facility and Nursing Home in her final years. She had a long and happy life, reminding her children the past few years that she "was ready to go any time". We were blessed to have her pass peacefully in her sleep.

The family would like to thank Lewis Memorial Christian Village for all the help and support over the past four years, with a special thanks to her Nurse, Christine, and Aid, Amanda.

No public services will be held. Bisch Funeral Home in Springfield Il. is assisting with cremation and funeral arrangements. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Girard, Il. Online condolences may be made at www.bischfuneralhome.com. The family will have a Celebration of Life gathering at a later date.


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Linda Barrow

September 3, 2020

So so sorry to hear of Aunt Dot’s passing. Deepest sympathy,hugs and prayers to Rick and family, Deb and family, Greg and family.. I’m sure they are having a big family reunion in heaven. God gained another angel for our family. Love you all!!💕🙏

Mindy Cloninger

September 3, 2020

I'll alway remember all the good times we had at Aunt Dot's and Uncle Marion's. They were so good to us kids. Spending summers with Deb, Rick and Greg in Quincy and then Springfield brings so many happy memories, water skiing, lake house, shopping, etc., that I will have for life. Always look forward to going to their house or for them coming to Canton. Aunt Dot was such a beautiful women who always looked her best. RIP Aunt Dot, love you forever.


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