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Dora J. Beery 92, Decatur, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born March 16, 1922, in Portland to the late Walter and Berniece (Burger) Wilkinson.
Due to the death of her parents at an early age, Dora and her three siblings were raised at Mooseheart Home for Children.
She married Donald W. Beery July 5, 1946; he passed away Jan. 8, 2013.
Dora was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur.
She is survived by three granddaughters, Stacey (Steve) Lee, Steph (Jeff) Brite and Shelley Ortiz, all of Decatur; one brother, David Wilkinson of Summerville, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Zach and Jessica Lee; and Allie and Connor Brite.
Dora was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Hopper; one son, David Beery, in 1997; one daughter, Sandy Ortiz, in 1999; one grandson, Tony, in 1966; one brother, Harry; and a sister, Phyllis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan York officiating.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with a Moose memorial service following at 7 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to Mooseheart.
Online condolences may be made at www.haggardandsefton.com.