She was a homemaker, a cook at Mascoutah School, and a self-employed housekeeper for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Eastview Baptist Church, Belleville, IL.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ardell E. Fries, whom she married on May 4, 1947, and who died on May 2, 2002; and her parents, Clarence and Laura, nee Culli, Christ.
Surviving are one son, Michael (Linda) Fries of Millstadt, IL;
three daughters, Judy (Willard) Nelson of Lebanon, IN,
Sandy Fries of Indianapolis, IN,
and Nancy (Chris) Mourse of Swarthmore, PA;
six grandchildren, Russ Guthery,
Kristen (Robert) Sloan,
and Sarah Fries;
two great-granddaughter, Chelsea and Julleeanna Sloan;
three sisters and one brother;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Rick Koonce officiating. Burial will follow at Mascoutah City Cemetery, Mascoutah, IL.
So sorry for your lose. I am Johanna Ling’s daughter. I enjoyed our visits and talking about the birds that visited the feeder. Judy
Judy Kinane, Columbia, Illinois, 62236
My sympathy for your loss. Your mother was a real sweetheart. It’s been many years, but I still remember her kind and warm smile.
Frank Stoltz, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
I am so sad to learn today that Dorothy passed away more than a month ago and I didn’t know it. She was a special person and I was very fond of her. We had many long telephone conversations before she moved to Columbia and I missed her a lot after that. My sincere condolences to the entire family. Sending my love and prayers!
Sharon Sea Hamilton, O’Fallon, Illinois, 62269