Dorothy Eckhoff

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Dorothy June Eckhoff, nee Beteoche, 96, of Belleville, IL, born May 13, 1924, in Hillsboro, IL, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Eckhoff was a secretary for the Federal Probation office in East St. Louis, IL, before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Eckhoff; and her parents, Louis John and Delores Caroline, nee Harkey, Beteoche; a brother, Don Beteoche; and a sister, Rose Marie Norber.

Surviving are her children, Dorothy Ann (Bill) Griffith, Melinda Jane (John) Wilt, and John David Eckhoff;
four grandchildren, Janice, Jason, Sara, and Jonathan;
ten great-grandchildren;
a sister, Peggy Jane (Paul) Westbrook;
and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank HSHS Hospice, and especially Nurse Angie and Nurse Michelle. They became family and we will never forget you, bet ya.

Memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private family services will be held at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.

Burial will be at Wares Grove Cemetery, Butler, IL.


2 Comments on Dorothy Eckhoff

Emily Marsh Wilson said : Guest Report Dec 05, 2020 at 7:59 PM

So sorry to read of Mrs. Eckhoff's death. I remember her from Jane's Douglas School days. She was always very nice to all of us. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Julie and Ted Samples said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Dave so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her when you brought her to school. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hold on to the good memories in your heart as this will help lighten the load.

  • Swansea
  • Ill.

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