Dorothy Biggs

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Dorothy M. (Dottie) Biggs, nee Wright, 95, of Belleville, IL, born September 22, 1928, in St. Louis, MO, died Friday, October 13, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Dottie graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1946. She retired from McKesson Drug Co. after 35 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Dottie loved to play cards and go to lunches and dinners with friends. She was a member of the Elegant Swans and the Swansea Moose Lodge 1221. Dottie volunteered at Southwestern College and the Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP) in Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clayton Gilbertson; her second husband, Howard L. Biggs; her parents, Virgil Wright and Mary, nee Schults, Wright Arndt; her stepfather, Casper Arndt; and her aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her dear friends, Phillip “PJ” and Mary Sawyer, and their children, Alex and Ryan Sawyer; Tom and Brenda Sawyer; and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Stella Wagner Fund at St. Mary School. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.


4 Comments on Dorothy Biggs

Elaine said : Guest Report Nov 06, 2023 at 12:44 PM

One of my favorite people. Loved her stories.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Susan Kaffer Beelman said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2023 at 9:37 PM

Dottie used to live next door to us on 35th Street. She would come over and have coffee with my mother. Such a sweet and happy lady! She came to Cambridge House where my mother was a resident just before my mother died.

  • Alamo
  • Texas
Gloria said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2023 at 9:25 AM

Dottie was a good friend of my mother. She was a good friend who loved to tell a good story and have a good laugh. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Rita Uhl said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2023 at 8:16 PM

I didn’t personally know Dottie, but just read she is Academy of Notre Dame graduate, as am I. I’ve been trying to remember all of our graduates who pass. We’ve got a marvelous sisterly connection. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL

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