Dorothy E. Holland
Thursday, August 04, 1921 - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dorothy E. Holland 94 of McLean, Illinois passed away 5:25 AM February 10, 2016 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.


Services will be 10 AM, Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Becky Barrow officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 5 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to Guns Save Life, PO Box 51, Savoy, IL 61874.


Dorothy was born August 4, 1921 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of H. Ray and Dorothy Isla (Wilde) Buck. She married Carl W. Holland April 16, 1941 in McLean, IL. He passed away February 15, 2001.


Survivors include her children, Robert L. (Barbara) Holland, McLean, IL, Susan K. Lawler, Lincoln, IL; Marcia K. (Stewart) Shaffer, McLean, IL; Jack R. (Christine) Holland, Normal, IL; and Jill Rae Holland, Bloomington, IL; 18 Grandchildren, 23 Great-grandchildren and 1one on the way, and 3 Great-great-grandchildren with 1 on the way; sister-in-law, Virginia Abshire, Kenney, IL. Many Nieces and Nephews also survive.


She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, William Buck, son-in-law, Thomas Lawler, and 1 grandson, Ray M. Allen.


Dorothy attended Eureka College and worked at State Farm, Bloomington, IL. She enjoyed playing Bridge, the McLean Supper Club, bowling, watching squirrels, traveling and wintering in Florida with her husband. She especially loved her family and being a farmer’s wife.



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  • Cheryl (Crain) Whelan & Michael
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
To: Bob, Barb, Susan, Marcia, Stu, Jack, Jill & Extended Family: We are so sorry for our loss. Dorothy had a long full life & was a lovely person. We extend our love, thoughts & prayers to each of you. So sorry we cannot be with you at services. Mother is getting over her hip replacement. I broke my ankle & am casted with no weight bearing for 6 wks. & on a walker. Sincerely, Cousins Cheryl (Crain) Whelan & Michael; Henrietta Crain; Cindy (Crain) Newman, Tom & James Newman; & Alan & Teresa Crain
  • Donna Hammer
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
So sorry for your families loss. Dorothy was a joy to talk to, so glad I got to know her. She will be sadly missed here at LVOC.
  • Tammy Hillhouse Pistole
  • Friday, February 12, 2016
Dear Jill and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Todd and Tammy (Hillhouse) Pistole
  • Judy schneider
  • Friday, February 12, 2016
So sorry for the lose of your mother hope to see you all again soon
  • steve hawkins
  • Friday, February 12, 2016
Sorry for your loss, she was really nice lady. I cannot make the visitation or funeral because we are out of town.
  • Tammy Williams
  • Friday, February 12, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers
  • Scott Buck
  • Friday, February 12, 2016
Dorothy is a wonderful Mother and a hearty farm woman of the Great Cornbelt. Her spirit lives on, never let all the good things she did fade. Her bright spirit will be missed.
  • Jonni Karr
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
I will miss your smile . I enjoyed all those years of bowling,,,Lovely Lady, you be missed
My condolences to the family
  • Sue Hammitt
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
Bob, susan Marcia, Jack and Jill,
I was your baby sitter for years, So sorry to hear about your Mom. I am living living in Boise, ID.
You never forget those that have ment a lot in your life.

Sue Hammitt Griffin
  • Shula (Hammitt) Dodson
  • Sunday, February 14, 2016
Was very sorry to hear about your mother. I have a lot of very fond memories of her as I was growing up.
  • James Harnacke
  • Monday, February 15, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful woman. She was truly one of Gods finest creations and will be missed greatly . I will miss seeing her smiling face and hearing her sharp wit. God rest her soul and comfort those left to grieve and remind them of His promise of eternal life so that they may look forward to a joyfull reunion in Heaven.
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